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Diablo III Patched

The Diablo III Website announces a new automatic patch is now available for Diablo III to update Blizzard's action/RPG sequel to version 1.0.3.b. This is for the Americas, and users are warned this will interfere with cross-region play until all territories are in sync. Here are the patch notes:

Auction House

  • Bug Fixes
    • The "Bid" and "Buyout" buttons will now be correctly grayed-out in the confirmation window when attempting to purchase an item with insufficient gold

Bug Fixes

  • General
    • Fixed a bug where leaving a heavily-populated General chat channel would prevent players from rejoining any General chat channel until they logged out and logged back in
    • Fixed several tooltip-related bugs that were occurring when viewing items with 2 or more sockets in the auction house and profile pages
    • Fixed a rare crash with tutorials on item pickup

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44. Re: Diablo III Patched Jul 10, 2012, 19:11 Dades
 
eunichron wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 17:52:
How is streamlining not a valid card to play? It puts more focus on the action, and less on whether or not you have built your character correctly. As I said, whether or not their design choices were successful is purely subjective. They could have played it safe and made another Diablo 2 clone as Runic and Grinding Gear have opted to do

Action RPGs are already about action oriented gameplay, the lack of customization and choice (no, I'm not just talking about attributes) just hurts its long term gameplay depth as we're now seeing. I don't view reduction as innovation. They reduced a lot of features from the previous games or replaced them in less meaningful ways with little gameplay testing.

This comment was edited on Jul 10, 2012, 19:19.
 
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