Blizzard give detailed 'Design Preview' to Diablo III patch 1.0.3
Posted: 07.06.2012 12:29 by Simon Priest Comments: 2
The upcoming patch 1.0.3 for Diablo III is going to rock the boat in many good ways. Blizzard is tweaking drop rates in Hell and Inferno, and also plan to beef up Legendaries later.

The Inferno balance is also adjusting with Act II, III and IV sticking closer to Act I in difficulty. Repair costs for level 60s will skyrocket, while Blacksmith and Jeweller costs will plummet.

If you've spent a palace worth of gold on those gems and crafted pieces of gear then, well, consider it a learning experience. Blizzard acknowledges they were asking too much.

Whereas it currently costs 3 Flawless + 2000 gold + 1 Page to get a Perfect quality gem, the studio will be altering that to just 2 Flawless + 55 gold + 1 Page. Yes, that's right - just 55 measly gold. Covetous Shen has really been sticking it to us all these weeks. No word yet on specific price drops for our equally high priced Blacksmith.

For Patch 1.0.3 "class tuning is not a major focus" said Blizzard. They will be making some minor skills changes but they won't be overhauling anything as right now they want costs and loot drop rates, as well as difficulty ramps adjusted. For detailed information about what lies in patch 1.0.3. check out Blizzard's design preview blog.

The latest Diablo III patch is due later this month.
Related games: Diablo III (PC)

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By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jun 07, 2012
Not a big smile for me - oh a marketing troll that believes that posting crap in forums will actually yields visits - another website to block...

I think that the D3 1.03 patch will do some good, but I also believe that the nerfing could be a bit too much...
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jun 08, 2012
I am busy trying to get as much gold as possible... so this actually works a bit for me xD