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Diablo III Monster Power Detailed

The Diablo III Website has a preview of the Monster Power system for Diablo III, which is part of the upcoming version 1.0.5 patch for Blizzard's action/RPG sequel. They offer details on how the system works, and how it can be used to get better loot drops from the game.

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29. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 13, 2012, 18:24 Flatline
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 23:49:
Personally I've never been able to understand it, nor have I ever been able to understand how WoW did as well as it did, EQ in a Warcraft skin with lots of handholding and very little depth. Yet how many years now has it had 10 million plus subscribers?

I played EQ. It wasn't fun. WoW was fun for a while (never more than 2 months at a time apparently though according to my subscription history). They changed a *lot* of tropes for MMOs, at the time for the better, and they succeeded because of it.

Now, within Blizzard DNA, the original WoW felt basically like Diablo 3 online, with all the ripping off that they did from Diablo 2 with skills and the skill trees.
 
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28. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 13, 2012, 17:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Luke wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 03:32:

Looking at your name i do think you will succed in going back to this "game"

Looking at your name, Darth Vader might be your father?

 
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27. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 13, 2012, 03:32 Luke
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 19:34:
A bit more on topic, This system seems ok. I'll probably go back and play some D3 at some point in the distant future, I'm about 27 hours in to X-Com Classic Mode, everybody is a full colonel, every country except cowardly Russia is still with me and has satellite coverage, upgraded Interceptors are blowing UFOs out of the sky, the end draws near(?).

Of course, there's still my BL2 coop group moving at a snail's pace, TL2 and SoaSE Rebellion... it could be awhile. Nice to see Blizzard at least attempting to address some of their mistakes.

The real issue is still the drop rates designed around the existence of the AHs, as others have mentioned and that might never get fixed.



Looking at your name i do think you will succed in going back to this "game"
 
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26. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 13, 2012, 00:58 MisterBenn
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 17:41:
With great monster power comes great monster responsibility.

First you get the monster power, then you get the monster women!
 
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25. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 23:49 RollinThundr
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 17:23:
deqer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:49:
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:08:
I will said one thing, I don't miss Krowen telling everyone how great D3 is going to be and how great blizzard is.
Yeah, people need to start accepting the fact that Blizzard just isn't the same as it used to be anymore. Now that they are all big and king kong with tons of shares and partners; they're getting ahead of themselves now with their big ego and it's taking a toll for the worst.

I don't even think it's that. To an extent, constraints on time and money on a project encourage creativity. Blizzard has neither in any project it develops. So you get 3+ years of downtime for expansion packs that used to take 10-12 months and dull games like Diablo 3 that took 5-6 years of development (10 years if you count Blizzard North's original Diablo 3).

I've literally been saying for years project management at Blizzard is non existent, nor innovative. I think they're one of the only dev studios out there that can take 5+ years a title, have it ship on 7-10 year old tech (because lets face it, D3 visually looks like a 2006 title) and still have a legion of diehard fanbois.

Personally I've never been able to understand it, nor have I ever been able to understand how WoW did as well as it did, EQ in a Warcraft skin with lots of handholding and very little depth. Yet how many years now has it had 10 million plus subscribers?

I've said it before but really, Blizzard to me is prolly the most overrated studio in the entire industry.
 
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24. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 19:34 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
A bit more on topic, This system seems ok. I'll probably go back and play some D3 at some point in the distant future, I'm about 27 hours in to X-Com Classic Mode, everybody is a full colonel, every country except cowardly Russia is still with me and has satellite coverage, upgraded Interceptors are blowing UFOs out of the sky, the end draws near(?).

Of course, there's still my BL2 coop group moving at a snail's pace, TL2 and SoaSE Rebellion... it could be awhile. Nice to see Blizzard at least attempting to address some of their mistakes.

The real issue is still the drop rates designed around the existence of the AHs, as others have mentioned and that might never get fixed.


 
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23. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 17:41 PHJF
 
With great monster power comes great monster responsibility.  
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22. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 17:40 AngelicPenguin
 
Great monster power discussion going on.  
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21. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 17:39 Trevellian
 
TL2, BL2 and Path of Exile > Diablo 3 in every aspect.
Anyone who plays Diablo 3 and thinks it's the best ARPG out there is lying to himself.
 
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20. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 17:23 Flatline
 
deqer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:49:
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:08:
I will said one thing, I don't miss Krowen telling everyone how great D3 is going to be and how great blizzard is.
Yeah, people need to start accepting the fact that Blizzard just isn't the same as it used to be anymore. Now that they are all big and king kong with tons of shares and partners; they're getting ahead of themselves now with their big ego and it's taking a toll for the worst.

I don't even think it's that. To an extent, constraints on time and money on a project encourage creativity. Blizzard has neither in any project it develops. So you get 3+ years of downtime for expansion packs that used to take 10-12 months and dull games like Diablo 3 that took 5-6 years of development (10 years if you count Blizzard North's original Diablo 3).
 
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19. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 17:19 Flatline
 
deqer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 13:11:
descender wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 12:23:
Sorry the people who still play were too busy to care that you are still crying about it.
^ this guy is still playing D3.

To answer Beaver's question.

Well he did care enough to respond, so by his own yardstick, he actually *isn't* playing.
 
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18. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 16:49 deqer
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:08:
I will said one thing, I don't miss Krowen telling everyone how great D3 is going to be and how great blizzard is.
Yeah, people need to start accepting the fact that Blizzard just isn't the same as it used to be anymore. Now that they are all big and king kong with tons of shares and partners; they're getting ahead of themselves now with their big ego and it's taking a toll for the worst.

This comment was edited on Oct 12, 2012, 17:01.
 
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17. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 16:08 RollinThundr
 
I will said one thing, I don't miss Krowen telling everyone how great D3 is going to be and how great blizzard is.  
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16. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 15:54 Muscular Beaver
 
deqer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 13:11:
descender wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 12:23:
Sorry the people who still play were too busy to care that you are still crying about it.
^ this guy is still playing D3.

To answer Beaver's question.

GASP!
 
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15. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 15:50 Beelzebud
 
Fion wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 14:35:
TL2 > D3 in every conceivable way.

It's funny because before they both hit I would never have dreamed that would be true. TL1 was good, but it was no Diablo 2. Oh how the tables have turned.

Same here. I was actually in the pro-Diablo 3 camp until I played it to inferno. I never imagined Torchlight 2 could compete with Diablo 3, but I was wrong.
 
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14. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 15:14 Shok
 
Fion wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 14:35:
TL2 > D3 in every conceivable way.

It's funny because before they both hit I would never have dreamed that would be true. TL1 was good, but it was no Diablo 2. Oh how the tables have turned.

I haven't played D3 and probably never will but I can affirm the greatness that is TL2. I took a break from Dishonored around 9PM last night to play a "little" TL2 and the next time I looked up it was 1AM. It is so damn hard to quit playing once you start it.
 
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13. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 14:35 Fion
 
TL2 > D3 in every conceivable way.

It's funny because before they both hit I would never have dreamed that would be true. TL1 was good, but it was no Diablo 2. Oh how the tables have turned.
 
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12. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 13:11 deqer
 
descender wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 12:23:
Sorry the people who still play were too busy to care that you are still crying about it.
^ this guy is still playing D3.

To answer Beaver's question.
 
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11. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 13:01 Mr. Tact
 
Still want to see a report from Blizzard on how much money they have made on the RMAH. Not that I think I ever will...  
Truth is brutal. Prepare for pain.
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10. Re: Diablo III Monster Power Detailed Oct 12, 2012, 12:23 descender
 
Sorry the people who still play were too busy to care that you are still crying about it.  
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