Diablo PTR 2.3.0 Patch 2

New Card Reveals From Gamescom, New Mechanic: Joust + New Ranked Rewards

Gamescom Info - Infernal Shrines, Kharazim, Rexxar, Artanis, - Ability and Video Previews!

Blizzard Trademarks "Compete"
Blizzard appears to have trademarked "Compete" in the US and some EU countries. The description makes it clear that it isn't related to the WoW Expansion we are all waiting for, but instead an esports tool.



Overwatch Added to the Launcher
Overwatch was added to the launcher today. You can't actually install it, so it is just an advertisement for now.



Patch 6.2.1 PTR - Build 20363
Tonight's PTR build fixed a few things for mercenary mode and has been flagged as Release. We also learned that Patch 6.2.2 is coming in the future, so flying may be on the way soon!


Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ERR_BATTLEGROUND_JOIN_MERCENARY - Cannot join as a group unless all the members of your party are flagged as a mercenary.
  • WORLD_PVP_DESERTER - You cannot enter %s until your deserter debuff wears off.



Patch 6.2 Hotfixes - August 5
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrison
Followers
  • Talonpriest Ishaal's Last Rites ability should now correctly be considered a stun effect. The effect lasts 3 seconds when used against other players, and shares diminishing returns with other stun effects.

Raids and Dungeons
Hellfire Citadel
Hellfire High Council
  • Dia Darkwhisper's Mark of the Necromancer now deals 20% less damage. Additionally, applications of Mark of the Necromancer can no longer be delayed.

Items

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Last 12 hours! What's your best guess? South Seas? Trolls? Sargeras? Unnecessary spikes? (Muffinus)
Since you were able to say all of those things without being assassinated, it can't be any of those things.

I can never promise things will be perfect, but I can promise that much, much learning has happened. (Muffinus)
Please say you guys learned HARD from WoD?
I don't think it would be possible not to. (Muffinus)
What would you say are the main things that went wrong in WoD?
As a player, not a dev: I wanted less chores, more world content, more MMO content, more inexhaustible content. (Muffinus)

Look at MoP, no one asked for that and MoP was amazing, wasnt a big fan on the asian influences but yeah
MOP is a curious case, solid staying power through patches, dislike during it, love after it, much to reflect (Muffinus)

Hearthstone - New Cards, Jousting, and More!
Blizzard announced many new cards, a Joust mechanic, and more at Gamescom yesterday. Check out the full details on Hearthpwn.





Heroes of the Storm - New Heroes, Maps, and More!
Blizzard announced Kharazim, Artanis, and Rexxar are being added to the game as new Heroes, a new Battleground: Infernal Shrines, as well as many new skins and mounts. Check out the full details on HeroesNexus!



This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 6.2.1 PTR - Build 20363, August 5 Hotfixes, Heroes and Hearthstone Announcement started by chaud View original post
Comments 44 Comments
  1. Darth Belichick's Avatar
    Respect to the countdown.
  1. rcshaggy's Avatar
    Compete...
    Seriously what?
  1. Obsession's Avatar
    I'm more interested in the "Council of Glades" trademark...
  1. Weischbier's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Obsession View Post
    I'm more interested in the "Council of Glades" trademark...

    I missed that one. Any source?
  1. Velkran's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weischbier View Post
    I missed that one. Any source?
    Don't think that one turned out to be real. Usually if it's real then MMO-Champ would put it on their front page.
  1. throcha's Avatar
    I can never promise things will be perfect, but I can promise that much, much learning has happened. (Muffinus)
    One can only hope!
  1. mmoc87e47ae932's Avatar
    Trademarks for generic words should be banned, these are so low...
  1. arcaneshot's Avatar
    Perhaps we're getting Flight next week after all.
  1. Weischbier's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Velkran View Post
    Don't think that one turned out to be real. Usually if it's real then MMO-Champ would put it on their front page.
    Okay. Thanks
  1. serton's Avatar
    The very honest assessment of what went wrong with WOD was appreciated. All be it from one person.
  1. rcshaggy's Avatar


    Does anyone find this cute and adorable?
    Hype is killing me!
  1. Thallidomaniac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by arcaneshot View Post
    Perhaps we're getting Flight next week after all.
    Doubtful. Mercenary Mode has numerous bugs (i.e. you can't use opposite faction mounts with Mercenary Mode) that still have to be fixed.
  1. Laurcus's Avatar
    Dat ring buff... I am become prot pally, destroyer of raid bosses!
  1. Ukerric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weischbier View Post
    I missed that one. Any source?
    No one registered anything related to Glades or Prophet in France, where Blizzard EU is headquartered, and where they registered all their trademarks. While they can use the trick of having someone else register, then transfer the trademark once they reveal it, it's doubtful they'd take the risk of someone sniping them the trademark one day before the announce.
  1. mmoc0cb5e13600's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Haidaes View Post
    Trademarks for generic words should be banned, these are so low...
    they're not trademarking the word, they're trademarking an online esports platform that happens to be called compete, you could still make a breakfast cereal and call it compete if you wanted to
  1. mmoc552b376784's Avatar
    MOP is a curious case, solid staying power through patches, dislike during it, love after it, much to reflect
    Well, I for one distinctly remember thinking during the ToT patch: "this is perfect, my class feels perfect, I dread what Blizz might plan for the next xpac as change just for the sake of it."
    Wasn't fond of the 4+ faction dailies right at the start and the 14 months SoO at the end, but other than that: favourite xpac after WotLK.

    Should Blizzard introduce retro servers at one point in time I'd probably play on a WotLK and MoP one.
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    "Flying comes in 6.2.X" Next release is 6.2.1 with Mercenary Mode which was announced nearly a month after the flight annoucement. Right it really was going to be a "couple of weeks" before flight was implemented. Pull the other one Blizz.
  1. mmoc8cac68a89b's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by melech View Post
    they're not trademarking the word, they're trademarking an online esports platform that happens to be called compete, you could still make a breakfast cereal and call it compete if you wanted to
    Todays funniest answer

    I like!
  1. mmocd4da16d7d3's Avatar
    wait...patch 6.2.1 bring merc mode only? no flying still? need to wait another month or so for flying in patch 6.2.2?

    why two patches in development? #sigh
  1. papajohn4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by serton View Post
    The very honest assessment of what went wrong with WOD was appreciated. All be it from one person.
    Indeed... my only fear is that Blizzard's world content is....dailies.

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