At the moment, I’ve pretty much stuck to my guns about avoiding the current season and just focusing on my non-season characters. Since I really didn’t get much of a chance to experience the PTR magic find buff, I could not get the opportunity to test out the newer builds. Fortunately, I can experience everything in full since my hoarding has proven very fruitful.
Right now, I’ve been playing a mixture of season and non-season. Quite frankly, the seasonal items aren’t enticing enough for me to really commit my time in developing a new character at the moment, although I am leveling a barbarian. Most of the patch 2.2 has centered around the new sets for the most part and pushing those newer builds, which to me has lowered the importance of Season 3 compared to Season 2.
All day I eagerly anticipated getting home to get my hands on the new patch. Originally, I thought about hitting the gym but it rained so it pretty much provided me with a reasonable excuse to head straight home after work. For the most part, I had been reading about the patch through forum posts and watching streamers thus far, with a few moments of getting into the PTR. Despite a great of negativity, I still felt that the patch had some real high hopes for me.
Patch 2.2 is planned for today and will represent a fairly large content patch, mostly with regards to reworked legendary sets, new legendary sets and other items as well as some quality of life changes, goblins and a few new quests. Here’s some thoughts based on what I’ve read so far.
People who have known me understand that I have been a Lego fan my entire life. I’ve collected Lego since the age of 2 and would not be the same person without them. They have caused me grief (both in stepping on them and dealing with the cost/burden of having so much) but they consistently have inspired creativity and a love for building things that have led to my career as a developer. When The Lego Movie came out, I felt skeptical mostly because these types of movies generally are aimed at children with children themes and very lowbrow humor. And I regret not having seen this movie earlier.
I asked around a bit before deciding to give this movie a shot. Originally, I hesitated after reading some poor reviews on IMDB but a few coworkers suggested for me to check this out. Needing a quick distraction, I decided to give Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar a spin. Oh boy.
Being a completionist (and a masochist simultaneously), I decided to finish up Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit series with the final film as it came out on iTunes today. I wrote a pretty scathing review for the first one and didn’t bother writing up a review for the second one, despite having seen it. So how does the third movie in the series hold up?
More concrete information has been released on the DiabloFans website containing not just some of the upcoming changes to the legacy legendary sets but some new features that will be released in Asia (at first), the Cursed Realms, side quests, etc. What I want to focus on in this blog is the information regarding the updates to items based on some of the hints from the data mining.
Blizzard gave us a sneak peak at Patch 2.2 for Diablo 3. The main theme for the patch is increasing the breadth of class builds through adding a few new sets and updating older sets to become more competitive. In addition, there will be a few other changes such as new Bounties for Adventure Mode, goblins and quality of life changes. For this blog, I want to focus on the new sets and legendaries and talk a bit about my feeling about the patch.
For season 2, I decided to push a Demon Hunter character since for the most part I’ve accomplished as much as I could on my normal characters. In short, I felt somewhat bored and wanted to give the new seasonal game play a try. I consider myself a casual player (although I do play quite a few hours at the moment) with a fair amount of knowledge of demon hunters, leveling and wanted to share my insight in how a casual player can push a seasonal demon hunter into a reasonable state.