Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launch Party

Blizzard will host a launch party in Los Angeles this evening to kick off tomorrow's launch of the new Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo III, their action/RPG sequel. The add-on should go live around midnight eastern time, and right around that time Game Director Josh Mosqueira and Senior Technical Game Designer Wyatt Cheng will be on the Diablo Twitch channel to celebrate the launch. Word is: "Josh and Wyatt will be coming to you live from the altar of the Vibiana to share the highlights of the evening's event and give a deeper look into Reaper of Souls and its development." This page has launch details for Reaper of Souls, including when it will be live in various territories.
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Mar 24, 2014, 15:22
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eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 14:57:

Error 37 called, and wants to stop you from making the mistake of playing a Blizzard game on launch day... even if just expansion

Ah yes, I had forgotten about the reliability of the D3 servers under launch day load... hrm.
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Mar 24, 2014, 15:17
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 14:46:
Although I do feel a cold coming on, I wonder if I will be too sick to go to work tomorrow?
Save the illness for Wednesday -- there are bound to be delays and problems during the launch Tuesday.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 14:46:
I have put entirely too much time into Diablo 3 already, so I already have 5 pretty well geared 60s, one of each class. It seems best to play one to 70 and finish Act 5, unlocking the Mystic, THEN going back and starting my Crusader.

Then the Crusader will have Jeweler/Blacksmith/Mystic, 4th storage tab, and I can easily steamroll him to 70, potential weaknesses be damned.

Although I do feel a cold coming on, I wonder if I will be too sick to go to work tomorrow?

Error 37 called, and wants to stop you from making the mistake of playing a Blizzard game on launch day... even if just expansion
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Mar 24, 2014, 14:46
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Mar 24, 2014, 14:46
 
I have put entirely too much time into Diablo 3 already, so I already have 5 pretty well geared 60s, one of each class. It seems best to play one to 70 and finish Act 5, unlocking the Mystic, THEN going back and starting my Crusader.

Then the Crusader will have Jeweler/Blacksmith/Mystic, 4th storage tab, and I can easily steamroll him to 70, potential weaknesses be damned.

Although I do feel a cold coming on, I wonder if I will be too sick to go to work tomorrow?
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Mar 24, 2014, 14:06
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Mar 24, 2014, 14:06
 
I am looking forward to queue'n up around midnight tonight to give it a whirl... Not sure which char I'll play... I like new classes, though many are really boring in the first dozen levels, but I also want to see the new content...

Also been looking forward to bounties, because I don't like grinding/farming the same spot, and I'm rather bored of just playing through all the acts (which is why Crusader might not be first tonight).

Will be playing more Dark Souls II while waiting... Nearly done the first playthrough with my Short Sword (love that moveset) wielding Dex character...

-Alamar
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Mar 24, 2014, 12:49
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Mar 24, 2014, 12:49
 
I wouldn't be too upset if the Crusader is lumbering because it has more than enough abilities to either close the gap or attack at range to balance out the flow of combat whereas the Barbarian can truly be a stick in the mud on the battle field depending on how he's built.

Crusader armor would give a Space marine a run for their money so it makes sense to be slow.

As for their power, that's not something I am too worried about as that can be addressed through hot fixes. Also, I honestly expect there to be more nerfs to their power than buffs (akin to how they handled the Death Knight in Warcraft) since it's their new love interest and one of the main selling points to the expansion.
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Mar 24, 2014, 12:08
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Mar 24, 2014, 12:08
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Darks wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 10:20:
Verno wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 10:09:
Not to be debbie downer either but the buzz around the Crusader class wasn't very good in beta. Supposedly very slow and underpowered compared to other classes. Some of their loot seems to have the 1.0 design mentality too "remove X crappy downside from Y ability" instead of doing something really cool.

I'll be anxious to hear what people here think of them once they get into Torment. After playing a Wizard it is really hard to play anything else, they are just too damned good.

I’m off work tomorrow so I’ll be on tonight since I’m west coast. My plan is to play the Crusader all the way through tonight and get up tomorrow and finish it off. Since I play a Monk and a Barb, I will give you the feedback you’re looking for.


Yeah please do, I'd appreciate it. I'm sure Blizzard will address any problems it has over time but I'm really iffy on how much I want this expansion right now. Let us know how the new act is too!
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:46
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:46
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Optional nickname wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 11:36:
Blizzard , please do hurry up with the LVL 90-100 Necromancer Expansion

Hoping for that as well...

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Mar 24, 2014, 11:45
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:45
 
Optional nickname wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 11:36:
How did you all do it?

As mentioned here, you can ignore D3 and try Path of Exile. PoE is on-line only, a deal-breaker for single-player. It is free so you aren't out much.

PoE is probably more similar to Titan Quest than Diablo, which isn't such a bad thing. Easy sign up, no CC-req'd and a 5Gig download.
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:40
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:40
 
Not upgrading here. Not unless there are more changes. And PvP. I consider myself a hardcore Diablo player/fan.
I have a nifty blue line!
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:39
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:39
 
Optional nickname wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 11:36:
Well the 12 14 year wait is fine by me, I am glad I decided to miss out on the last two years of torture. How did you all do it?

We didn't play it beyond the bare minimum
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:36
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:36
 
Well the 12 14 year wait is fine by me, I am glad I decided to miss out on the last two years of torture. How did you all do it?

I been playing on and off (casually) the last two weeks leading up to the expansion which I will buy, sometime next week, after the 1st long maintenance outage, and 6 hotfixes. In the mean time, I'm having fun replaying all neglected characters, I brought them all to 60 in Master mode in 2 weeks.

It's an okay game now. I did miss the combat animations. POE still wins hands down on total immersion / support factor.

Blizzard , please do hurry up with the LVL 90-100 Necromancer Expansion, can we get it within 2 years? do we have wwaaaiiit agggaaiiinnn to play mundane characters leading up to this final xpac?

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Mar 24, 2014, 11:35
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:35
 
I plan to level one of my 60 chars to 70 before starting a Crusader. Marquise gems (current maximum level and ludicrously expensive) are supposed to drop like candy from level 65 onwards, which should make leveling faster. Helmet with biggest ruby, and hellfire ring, always. Liquidated all my radiant star gems on the AH before it went away, to have as much cash for the money-sinks as possible, so I'm currently rocking a sad set of flawless squares
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:29
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:29
 
I love the positive vibe in these threads lately. I am excited for launch tonight! Is there a blues group created in D3?
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:13
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:13
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 11:03:
with double XP weekend i started a new character and got to level 30 in only less than a day easily.

Ditto, though I'm playing it for the first time. Oh Diablo, I forgot how addicting you can be.
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:03
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Mar 24, 2014, 11:03
 
with double XP weekend i started a new character and got to level 30 in only less than a day easily.
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Mar 24, 2014, 10:37
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Mar 24, 2014, 10:37
 Cram
 
Plans include sitting in Act IV around 830pm on Torment 1 with the Demon Hunter and waiting for the global comment saying it's live. Cautiously optimistic the launch will go off without too much of a hitch. I can hear someone screaming ERROR37 in the back of my head somewhere though. Wish that voice would stfu . I will def post my thoughts sometime Tuesday; I will not be touching the Crusader for a few days.
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Mar 24, 2014, 10:35
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Mar 24, 2014, 10:35
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 10:22:
I did some paragon leveling this weekend and was really enjoying the game. Got a few legendary drops, one of which was a nice pair of burning boots, and crafted (dropped pattern) an awesome set wand for my wizard. Probably need to work on my wizard's build some though. I can do massive burst damage, but I run out of mana fast and have to real watch my cooldowns.

Firewalker boots are awesome indeed ,) BUt as for Wizard equipment.. I crafted me an extremely powerful 2 handed axe from a unique plan I found for my wizard... I know.. 2 handed axe, wtf right? But look at the stats...

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/eRe4s3r-2812/hero/2477561

It's gonna be a while until I find something that can bring me back to wand and off-hand with that kind of damage boost.

Aside that I have been really unlucky with drops for my Wizard ;/ But I can run around and not be MANA starved ;p Also Archon is only there for the on-cast-damage boost. Usually I have teleport there.

Compared to my DH anyway

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/eRe4s3r-2812/hero/2045101
(Note the Amulet and Cloak which gives me 3 immortal wolves ! ;p) And as I found only physical damage boosts, all my skill are focused on physical damage where possible...

For the record, my Wizard, With Doctor and Barb are 100% AH free.

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Mar 24, 2014, 10:26
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Darks wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 10:20:
Any takers on you know who showing up and giving us all crap?

Adolph?

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Mar 24, 2014, 10:22
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Mar 24, 2014, 10:22
 
I did some paragon leveling this weekend and was really enjoying the game. Got a few legendary drops, one of which was a nice pair of burning boots, and crafted (dropped pattern) an awesome set wand for my wizard. Probably need to work on my wizard's build some though. I can do massive burst damage, but I run out of mana fast and have to real watch my cooldowns.
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