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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced

Blizzard announces Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, saying the first expansion for Diablo III will raise the game's level cap to 70, add new randomized and end-game content, and more, though there's no word that it will remove the Auction House that admittedly harmed the game. This trailer is the opening cinematic, with a link in the description back to the Reaper of Souls teaser page discovered last week, showing the action/RPG expansion will focus on destroying the soul stone that keeps causing so much trouble in a conflict against Death (and not the sexy Thanos' girlfriend version). There's also this gameplay teaser clip which introduces the new Crusader class, new environments, new monsters, and more. Here's part of the announcement: :

In addition to taking the story of Diablo III from the legendary city of Westmarch to the unhallowed halls of the Pandemonium Fortress in Act V and introducing the incorruptible Crusader class, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls increases the game’s level cap to 70. Players continuing on with their existing Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter, Wizard, and Monk characters will benefit from an array of fearsome new spells and abilities as they advance in level.

The expansion also accentuates the key features of the Diablo franchise, with a greater emphasis on randomized environments to explore; epic new quests; horrific new monsters to defeat; and substantial updates to the loot experience, enabling players to further customize their characters with new and improved multilevel Legendary items, new Blacksmith and Jeweler item-crafting options, and more.

Diablo III’s Paragon progression system is also being majorly upgraded for the expansion, adding even more end-game character advancement and replayability. Two new game modes—Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials—are being added as well, providing fun and rewarding challenges for players to tackle when they’re not busy saving the world.

Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, returns as the Angel of Death in Diablo III's first expansion set: Reaper of Souls. Having seized the Black Soulstone and slain most of the guards protecting it, it now falls to players to track down Malthael and stop him before he unleashes irreversible havoc on the world. Fortunately, a new hero is ready to join the cause and bring Malthael to justice—the Crusader, a fierce melee warrior whose command of the battlefield is matched only by his unwavering conviction and uncompromising dedication to the Light.

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10. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 09:25 Verno
 
I don't know, I guess I'm just an optimist but it seems like they have a good bead on what needed improvement and there is new direction in management over there so I hope things turn out differently.  
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9. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 09:24 Necrophob
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 08:42:
Well I wish someone on the development team would go back and play Diablo II because as good as Diablo II was, Diablo III is that bad. Mind numbingly boring is the best description of III I can think of. The loot drop tables are so borked it is a tragedy. In 100's of hours of gameplay never got one set item or legendary item, NOT one.

Diablo III is so broken I don't think a expansion can fix it.

I got a legendary once. I was so excited, until I looked at the stats and realized it was complete crap.

Man, Seal makes a terrible angel. He's always getting his ass kicked.
 
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8. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 09:21 Julio
 
I was fooled once buying D3. Not again.

Loot tables = broken
Gold = worthless due to exploits/farmers
RMAH = pay-to-win
Content = short and boring (no faith in what they mean by randomized)
Grind = play the same short not random maps due to unbalanced difficulty
Online required PC only = Unnecessary DRM
Blizzard = doesn't care
 
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7. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 09:19 Alamar
 
Screw the expansion... I just came here to give 'props' to Blue for his Thanos mention : )

Being a big Adam Warlock fan, I know all about the Thanos : )

-Alamar
 
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6. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 08:58 nin
 

Ah-hahahahaha...

 
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5. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 08:57 Yakubs
 
Fool me once, shame on you...  
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4. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 08:54 Parallax Abstraction
 
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...  
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3. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 08:54 nin
 

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me...

 
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2. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 08:52 Brazor
 
The only thing that could give the game the population it needs? Besides removing the Real Money Auction House? Is PvP. I don't see either in the announcement. Unless I'm a lot more tired then I thought.  
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1. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 08:42 Ozmodan
 
Well I wish someone on the development team would go back and play Diablo II because as good as Diablo II was, Diablo III is that bad. Mind numbingly boring is the best description of III I can think of. The loot drop tables are so borked it is a tragedy. In 100's of hours of gameplay never got one set item or legendary item, NOT one.

Diablo III is so broken I don't think a expansion can fix it.
 
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