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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Revealed
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Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
A presence more sinister than any demon hangs over Sanctuary….

It watched from the shadows as a hero of nephalem lineage struck down Diablo, the Prime Evil, and trapped the demon lord within the Black Soulstone.

It waited in silence as the mortal armies of Sanctuary crushed the leaderless remnants of the Burning Hells and scattered them into the stinging winds of Kehjistan.

Now, as hope springs anew, its long vigil has ended.

Shrouded in mystery and imbued with a power as ancient as the universe itself, it comes to the war-torn world of Sanctuary. It cannot be stopped. There is no escape.

In its wake, only death will remain.

The next chapter in Sanctuary's epic saga has been unveiled. Prepare to take on Death itself in Diablo III's upcoming expansion set: Reaper of Souls.

In Reaper of Souls, players will explore haunting new environments and face down fearsome new enemies within and beyond the world of Sanctuary as they seek to unlock the mysteries of Malthael, the Angel of Death.

Stalwart adventurers can choose to continue their journey as one of five existing heroes—the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, or Wizard—or adopt the mantle of a new class: the Crusader, a fierce melee warrior whose command of the battlefield is matched only by his unwavering conviction.


Advance through additional levels of supremacy, mastering bold new powers of raw, demon-slaying potential along the way. Customize your strengths with an improved Paragon system. Battle your way through newly randomized 3D maps and epic new quests in Act V. And test your mettle in all-new game modes—including Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials—designed to provide players with a highly replayable (and highly rewarding) end-game experience.


For more information, check out the official press release and be sure to visit the new Diablo III: Reaper of Souls web page for feature details, screenshots, concept art, gameplay teaser trailer, and more.

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  1. Frolk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vutar View Post
    Is this the xpac where the add normal wasd movement so that the game is playable?
    WHY in the world would they add that? It would be terrible
  1. Tomana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frolk View Post
    WHY in the world would they add that? It would be terrible
    I second that question.
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spike` View Post
    my only question will be about this

    Loot 2.0

    this seems to be what their are promised about 1.09, will we still have 1.09 or their are forcing us to buy the expansion to have that? Blizzard Blizzard....
    They've already stated several times that those changes will be the next coming patch to the game and not a part of the expansion pack. Go look it up if you don't believe me.
  1. Smarra's Avatar
    OMG wheres the pre-order!!!!
  1. Ronnosh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lawow74 View Post
    "No one can stop Death."

    Real Money Auction House says otherwise, brah.

    Also, no Offline Play=No purchase from me. I refuse to support the Diablo franchise ever again as long as they force people to be online to play it.
    You'd figure that with Blizzard doing "Bind on Account" items now, that they could at least produce an offline mode with the stipulation that gear dropped will be account bound offline and that AH access is disabled when playing said offline toons.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    yeah yeah yeah but what about the pet?
  1. Magemaer's Avatar
    It's a trap
  1. lokithor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Smarra View Post
    OMG wheres the pre-order!!!!
    lol I was thinking the same thing, but had to find my flame retardant suit first.
  1. Bluegirl91's Avatar
    I am not buying this if the price is too high... 30 € at most for only ONE new act (okay, could be huge one, we don't know yet) and ONE new class (really sad... where's druid, necro, assa?)
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    Now I wish I had more time to play DIII.

    So people want soulbound items, wasd movement... why do people want Diablo to be WoW? I happen to like both... but I also like milkshakes and hot dogs, doesn't mean I want a hot dog milkshake.

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiclonus View Post
    You'd figure that with Blizzard doing "Bind on Account" items now, that they could at least produce an offline mode with the stipulation that gear dropped will be account bound offline and that AH access is disabled when playing said offline toons.
    No offline mode because hacks. Not just about items. Same reason you couldn't play your online chars in offline mode in D2. They'd have to make it so you need to roll a whole new char for offline play, and you could never play them online. Which sucks. It sucked in D2 as well, they wanted to avoid that shitty situation this time and since almost everyone has a net connection now, it made sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necrosaro123 View Post
    Its all about the money, the game is far for being a diablo series game. i'm not buying it until i see some REAL changes to the game system, other way...is going to be the same fail again at the cost of 60 bucks.
    Play it without using the AH and it's exactly like D2.

    Only with a lot of the shitty things you've forgotten about fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomana View Post
    Yeah, because in D2, useful uniques dropped all over the place... oh wait no, they didn't. The difference is not the drop rate (what was the DR of Tyrael's might in D2?) but the fact that D2 was tuned for single-player mode with no party and trade, which made even HC gameplay a snoozefest (minus the dreaded Disconnect boss, of course). D3 is tuned towards an online community and intense trading. Which is IMO a much tighter way to tune a game. Besides, even D3 can be completed in self-found mode (some people I know did that pre-Inferno nerf, mind you).
    I mostly agree with your post, but D2 was completely intended to be played in a group from Hell at least (even NM can be a pain to solo for some classes). I remember people asking on the forums about how they were supposed to solo Hell as a Lightning Sorc when every 4th mob was Lightning Immune, and Blizzard said "you aren't supposed to solo Hell"*.

    *(I mean, personally I soloed Hell on most of my chars, but it involved a lot of pack skipping, immune breaking and assorted BS that clearly was not the intended way to play the game)
  1. Phinkydo's Avatar
    Im guessing that since they are releasing all this info pre blizzcon that they must have a full agenda hmm this could mean some really cool announcements at blizzcon
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Haters. I have one thing to say. I AM GOING TO LOVE THIS EXPANSION OF D3. SO SUCK IT HATERS!!!!!!


    Death won't stop me. Well maybe cause a few respawns
  1. BlahBlahFrigginBlah's Avatar
    yea, im kinda pissed. loot 2.0 only on the expansion?

    sorry, but i'm not spending any more money to fix the game. was waiting for loot patch to re-install, but now its never gonna happen. fuck blizzard
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BlahBlahFrigginBlah View Post
    yea, im kinda pissed. loot 2.0 only on the expansion?

    sorry, but i'm not spending any more money to fix the game. was waiting for loot patch to re-install, but now its never gonna happen. fuck blizzard
    What WILL fix the game if you know so much.
  1. Lappie's Avatar
    yea, im kinda pissed. loot 2.0 only on the expansion?

    sorry, but i'm not spending any more money to fix the game. was waiting for loot patch to re-install, but now its never gonna happen. fuck blizzard
    the item patch will not require the expansion
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Death won't stop me.
    Except on Hardcore :P
  1. Puffman's Avatar
    I don't get the beef with the RMAH. There really was no way to stop people from selling in-game items for real money, just like in D2. Blizzard just streamlined the process and made it accessible.

    Now, the offline mode gripe I can understand, though.
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puffman View Post
    I don't get the beef with the RMAH. There really was no way to stop people from selling in-game items for real money, just like in D2. Blizzard just streamlined the process and made it accessible.

    Now, the offline mode gripe I can understand, though.
    and kept the drop rates low to influence players to use the RMAH

    regarding Reaper of $oul$ not a single fuck was given that day...LoD came with more features and that was like 10+ years ago...horrible game, already horrible xpack...it's not even a guess...it's knowledge...the only game Blizzard can keep people playing is SC2 but even MLG is like fuck it, SC2 is old hat
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    Holy crap, that was one sickass MF of a trailer. Most badass trailer ever, like...EVER?

    Blown away TBH.

    Almost makes me want to play even though D3 wasn't my cup of tea.
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    Holy crap, that was one sickass MF of a trailer. Most badass trailer ever, like...EVER?

    Blown away TBH.

    Almost makes me want to play even though D3 wasn't my cup of tea.
    it wasn't tea it's piss

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