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Diablo III 1.04 This Month

The Diablo III Website has the first of the promised updates on the upcoming version 1.04 patch for Diablo III, which they say "is still a few weeks away," though they later specify the fourth week of August. The post gives an overview of things they are changing, including removing the averaging of gold find for a group, shrinking the gap between normal monsters and Elite packs (making normals less of a joke and elites less of a nightmare), dealing with some of the more difficult affixes, addressing the insanely small chance of finding anything useful, making two-handed weapons viable, getting rid of enrage timers, improving future legendary items, and finding ways to make some unused skills more useful and/or appealing. Here's the summary:

These are really just a few of the topline systems changes we’ll be making in 1.0.4, and we hope you’re looking forward to them as much as we are. We’ll of course have a lot more info coming at you in the weeks ahead on Legendary items, classes and more, as well as some interviews we’ll be holding shortly before the patch goes live – which, by the way, is currently targeted for the fourth week of August.

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39. Re: Diablo III 1.04 This Month Aug 11, 2012, 19:54 Verno
 
Lots of good changes there, shame that a lot of them seem to be reversions. I'm more interested in how they are fixing the classes up. At least things are moving in the right direction now, that counts for something in my books. I can forget a bad launch period and some dumb decisions if they redo enough of the game to make it enjoyable. I still wish they had some more environment variety and randomizaton but oh well, maybe in the xpac.  
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