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Diablo 3 – PvP Patch 1.1 and Design Update

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Blizzard recently posted of the continued effort on the PvP patch and some other interesting game play changes for us D3 fans.

At the start of the post they also put up some interesting stats, check ’em out:

  • On average players have created 3 characters each
  • 80% of characters are between levels 1 and 30
  • 1.9% of characters have unlocked Inferno difficulty
  • 54% of Hardcore players chose a female character
  • The majority of Hardcore deaths (35%) occur in Act I Normal
  • The most common level 60 build in the game is only used by 0.7% of level 60 characters of that class (not including Passive diversity)

The most used runes for each class at level 60 are:

  • Barbarian: Best Served Cold
  • Demon Hunter: Lingering Fog
  • Wizard: Mirror Skin
  • Monk: Peaceful Repose
  • Witch Doctor: Numbing Dart

I love all the Blizz games and enjoy them, but I am very synical when it comes to stats like these. It is always a case of, people are saying inferno is too easy yet our stats say only 1.9% of characters have unlocked inferno? Handy that. The stats are interesting anyway, 35% of all hardcore deaths occur in Act I normal, now I would really love to know how many deaths that has been so far.

Some other great news for Diablo fans is that the Gem system is going to be overhauled, up to the flawless square all gems are going to be reduced in cost to create, down to 2 from 3.

The part of the post concerning PvP was:

Of course, these are just a few of the more prominent issues we wanted to let you know we’re working on. In addition, we’ll be addressing a number of specific game bugs and other issues through future hotfixes and patches. We’re going full steam ahead on the PvP patch, which will also include a number of game changes unrelated to PvP, and we look forward to sharing more about that as we get closer to opening up a PTR, where you’ll be able to test out our changes — and enjoy mercilessly slaughtering one another in the PvP arena.

I can’t wait to step into the arena with a friend or two and start smashing heads!

It is also nice to know that Blizzard will be looking at making legendary items more powerful, whilst also showing us item level on each item so that we can compare them directly with equivalent level of armor.

If you want to read the full post then check it out over on the battle.net site: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4965215/Diablo_III_Design_Update_-28_05_2012

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