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Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram

Grab your torches, as Blizzard announces the return of The Darkening of Tristram event in Diablo III to celebrate the anniversary of the action/RPG series. This offers the chance to stop the cultists and collect some phat lewt, but tempus fugit, and this all concludes when January comes to an end. Here are all the details:

Diablo’s anniversary is right around the corner, along with the Darkening of Tristram event! Whether you’re a series veteran craving nostalgia, or a newcomer hungry for your first taste of the franchise’s past, this annual loving homage to the earliest days of Diablo is for you.

Read on for more, including a closer look at the anniversary dungeon and its unique rewards.

Stop the Cultists
Your journey begins on the trail of a group of mysterious cultists causing trouble in Sanctuary. As you hunt them down in Adventure Mode, you’ll uncover clues leading to a portal into Tristram’s past, and the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago. . . .

Explore the Cathedral
Follow the clues and you’ll soon find yourself in a realm of glorious RetroVision™, where an all-too-familiar cathedral looms. Explore the depths and you’ll discover familiar enemies and iconic items, all brought to life in the Diablo III engine. Meanwhile, deep beneath the catacombs, the Dark Lord himself awaits any intrepid adventurer who dares to challenge him. . . .

Discover Precious Loot
What is a Diablo game without shiny new loot to call your own? Completing activities in the anniversary event yields unique transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets, and more.

While some rewards are easy to find, others may have you scouring every nook or unlocking every achievement before you can get your hands on them. Can you earn them all? There’s only one way to find out!

Your Journey Begins…
Exclusive rewards and challenging enemies await you, but they won’t last forever! The cultists have begun appearing since December 31 at 4 p.m. PST, and the portal opens January 3 at the same hour. Both parts of the event end January 31 at 4 p.m. PST.

Enter the dungeon, reap your rewards, and survive the evils within—or die in the process, never to be heard from again. . . .

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10. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 4, 2019, 19:29 Cyanotetyphas
 
Xero wrote on Jan 4, 2019, 10:09:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jan 4, 2019, 00:50:
On a positive note I'm enjoying this now on the platform it was made for - PS4. The auction house self detonation kept me off of it on PC but couch coop is smooth as butter on the sony gaming gnome.

lol the auction house hasn't been around for YEARS. You also cannot say the platform it was made for. It was NEVER made for console. It got babied to be consolefied with the controls.

The game came out on PC back in like 1995 and then part 2, finally 3 many years later. It was always a PC game first, and then console to collect more $$$ for Blizzard's pockets.

Woosh!
 
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9. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 4, 2019, 15:26 Flatline
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 20:56:
There's nothing here to stop, it's the same anniversary event as the past however many years. They probably have one script to double-click that automatically schedules it to go live and makes the news post.

Exactly. I was still playing D3 back when the first retro thing happened. We got all amped up that Diablo 1 was going to basically be in the game and then it turned out to only be the first 3 levels. And the loot drop was shit too. Total letdown.

But hey, Blizzard will coast on Overwatch for another 10 years so we're cool right?
 
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8. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 4, 2019, 10:09 Xero
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jan 4, 2019, 00:50:
On a positive note I'm enjoying this now on the platform it was made for - PS4. The auction house self detonation kept me off of it on PC but couch coop is smooth as butter on the sony gaming gnome.

lol the auction house hasn't been around for YEARS. You also cannot say the platform it was made for. It was NEVER made for console. It got babied to be consolefied with the controls.

The game came out on PC back in like 1995 and then part 2, finally 3 many years later. It was always a PC game first, and then console to collect more $$$ for Blizzard's pockets.
 
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Primarily playing ATM: CS Go, DUSK, Ion Maiden, FarCry New Dawn, 20XX
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7. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 4, 2019, 10:02 christheshitter
 
Kain wrote on Jan 4, 2019, 07:58:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 21:33:
When you realize Blizzard copied Path of Exile.

Why not? PoE copied plenty from them in the first place.

Blizzard doing the PoE formula would be a win win for me. PoE plays well but looks like shit and doesn't feel as visceral as D3. D3 looks wonderful, feels great but is as deep as a puddle. Marry the two and I can be happy. By all means, copy away Blizzard.

Both are empty shells. PoE is just grind grind and grind with throwing enemy hordes at you constantly, D3 does the same but not as much but it's cartoonish look and awful story make it shit anyway.
 
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6. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 4, 2019, 07:58 Kain
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 21:33:
When you realize Blizzard copied Path of Exile.

Why not? PoE copied plenty from them in the first place.

Blizzard doing the PoE formula would be a win win for me. PoE plays well but looks like shit and doesn't feel as visceral as D3. D3 looks wonderful, feels great but is as deep as a puddle. Marry the two and I can be happy. By all means, copy away Blizzard.
 
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5. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 4, 2019, 06:52 Luke
 
Let me be clear ....whait my phone is ringing................  
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4. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 4, 2019, 00:50 Cyanotetyphas
 
On a positive note I'm enjoying this now on the platform it was made for - PS4. The auction house self detonation kept me off of it on PC but couch coop is smooth as butter on the sony gaming gnome.  
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3. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 3, 2019, 21:33 Kxmode
 
When you realize Blizzard copied Path of Exile.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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2. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 3, 2019, 20:56 jacobvandy
 
There's nothing here to stop, it's the same anniversary event as the past however many years. They probably have one script to double-click that automatically schedules it to go live and makes the news post.  
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1. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 3, 2019, 20:02 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Blizzard... just stop.  
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