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Diablo III PTR Updated

Blizzard offers an updated set of PTR patch notes for the upcoming version 1.07 update for Diablo III. There is one new achievement listed along with a number of bug fixes for the action/RPG sequel, including some with the Public Test Realm itself. Arguably most significant is the change so that players are considered "elites" within the game, which will impact certain item effects in PvP combat. Looking beyond the release of this new patch in the live version of the game, a forum post from a Community Manager says Blizzard is working to address player complaints that characters are merely the sum of their gear:

We know that (for many players) its much more rewarding to gear up from items that you find while playing normally than it is to necessarily go through Auction House, and were working to make improvements in that area. There are a lot of ways we could attempt to reach that goal, and choosing the best one(s) to go with is not always a fast process. I want to encourage you all to continue to post your thoughts on the subject and I promise we will keep reading and relaying them.

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25. Re: Diablo III PTR Updated Jan 23, 2013, 14:07 dj LiTh
 
Creston wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 13:14:
Krizzen wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 12:00:
While Blizzard still "tries to make improvements" to the game wrecking Auction House we get a real money auction houseless Path of Exile just 4 hours from this post! Finally!

http://www.pathofexile.com/

Act 3 baby, yeah!

Oh, and it has a PVP match maker.

Out of curiosity, Path of Exile is going to be F2P, right? How do the Path of Exile devs plan to make money? I'm not being snarky, I genuinely would like to know. They've obviously put a ton of money into developing it, how are they planning on earning it back and paying for server upkeep etc?

Creston

I heard through visual customization, and creation of private invite only servers /w your own rules etc. I could be wrong though. But no pay to win.

<edit> ack late reply
 
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