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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Confirmed as First Expansion

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,357MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

During the Blizzard Press Conference at Gamescom in Cologne Germany, Blizzard has confirmed that "Reaper of Souls" will be the first expansion to Diablo 3

Reaper will introduce the Crusader class which brings the total of playable classes to six, an increased level cap to 70, a whole new act to play through and a new big bad Malthael. (Why is called Diablo, then? /snark)

According to Blizzard, Malthael is the fallen angel of wisdom, now an angel of death. He's is working to reap both demons and humans alike and end them all. Blizzard is also working to offer different options to Diablo 3's endgame. This includes loot runs and upgrades to the game's paragon system, plus much more.

Blizzard also plans to revamp the loot system in the game. Loot 2.0, as Blizzard calls it, will have more drops for the class you are playing at the time.  Loot runs are also being added to the game: 20 minute random dungeons with a random boss for quick loot and coop adventures.

Stay tuned to this post for more details as we scrounge them up!



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  • NildenNilden null, NBPosts: 1,284Member Uncommon
    Diablo 3 was a mixed bag that ended up driving me away with it's real money auction house, among other problems. Don't see myself buying this expansion.

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  • IllyssiaIllyssia LondonPosts: 1,524Member

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGp5dkJdi0w

     

    I am pumped for this one as I do like to play DiabloIII. How exactly the loot, Paragon, endgame and new crusader class work out is too hard to tell at this early stage. But, an extra 20 levels could be a long-termblast if Blizz make the XP climb very steep.

  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiPosts: 842Member Uncommon

    thats it? thats it?

    what? 1 class and new zones... what piece of junk.

    got D3 played game and have max lvl barb. no way in hell i buy tis expasion pack after D3 fail.

  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon
    Sweet.  I'm excited.  Currently enjoying D3 again so i'll definitely be picking up this expansion.
  • davc123davc123 sloPosts: 371Member
    Originally posted by Arskaaa

    thats it? thats it?

    what? 1 class and new zones... what piece of junk.

    got D3 played game and have max lvl barb. no way in hell i buy tis expasion pack after D3 fail.

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    D3 is already dead for me

  • thePREdigerthePREdiger ViennaPosts: 152Member
    for me, D3 and SimCity5 were the biggest fails in recent history
  • InsaneDalekInsaneDalek Detroit, MIPosts: 119Member
    Originally posted by Arskaaa

    thats it? thats it?

    what? 1 class and new zones... what piece of junk.

    got D3 played game and have max lvl barb. no way in hell i buy tis expasion pack after D3 fail.

    New class, new zones, new loot, new gameplay modes, expanded endgame, story continuation... the hell else do you want? It's a bloody expansion pack, not a whole new game FFS!

    Ten bucks says you're one of those people who have played the game for hundreds or even thousands of hours, get burned out on it (happens with just about every game which is played too much), then head over to the forums to tell people that the game sucks.

    Back on topic, I'm very happy about this announcement. I can't wait to see what they have in store for both story continuation & gameplay additions / improvements. It'll also be nice to see the folks on the hate wagon squirm, because an expansion being made pretty much prove their assertions that the game is a 'failure' completely wrong. Of course, about 4 million people already knew that but...

    Can't wait to try out the crusader. I do so miss my D2 paladin sometimes, and I hope the play style is similar (looks to be that way from the video).

    Edit: I should also point out that D2: LoD only offered 2 new classes & 1 new act. Yet once again, people throw facts to the wayside in order to jump on the hate train. I've said it a million times, and I'll probably say it a million more; the hypocrisy by the fans who see themselves as 'slighted' because the game wasn't D2 with better graphics is absolutely astounding.

    It's a sad day indeed when a family is too afraid of reprisals to publicly thank somebody for saving their lives.

  • spawn12345spawn12345 MalmöPosts: 137Member Uncommon

    loot fixes in an expansion pack...

    oh blizzard how far you have fallen

    BUY OUR EXP! more drops! (we know the loot was horrible before but you can now pay us €30 and get it better) 

  • XarkoXarko Hradec KralovePosts: 394Member Uncommon
    So its a paladin after all, knew it. :)
  • pj2501pj2501 athensPosts: 11Member
    if they put Ladder system ...ill think about it
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    Yeah they've been making the rounds to generate hype. There's a developer summary on the website that talks about some of the things they're trying to do. Like endless dungeons if they can get it done. Hope we don't have top wait two more years for it.

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  • DiSpLiFFDiSpLiFF Toronto, ONPosts: 605Member
    I just hope the expansion isn't more than $29.99. For one extra class and one act I won't be paying more than that. 
  • LeGrosGamerLeGrosGamer Canada, QCPosts: 210Member

    Thanks but no thanks. Auction house was crap, the game itself was crap.  I'll wait patiently for GrimDawn.

    And like the saying goes : Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.  I got screwed by Blizzard once with D3, I'm not about to get screwed a 2nd time with their Xpac.   

  • ShamorauShamorau melbournePosts: 173Member Uncommon

    not an mmo, why is it covered here?

     

  • sudosudo Tel-AvivPosts: 697Member Uncommon

    Still no necromancer class?

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  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 4,733Member Uncommon

    A Paladin type class?

    YES!

  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by sudo
    Still no necromancer class?Skipping.

    I hear ya, Still waiting on a rogue class.

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  • nero102nero102 miami, FLPosts: 1Member
    just 1 extra class? think ill pass should of been at least 3 extra
  • DragonMyth88DragonMyth88 Orlando, FLPosts: 242Member Uncommon

    reaper of wallets, boycott blizzard.

  • Teh_AxiTeh_Axi HalifaxPosts: 380Member

    Looks awesome, like all the changes and the new class seems really cool.

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    I think some are thinking this is a new game, it's an expansion guys hence just 1 class and 1 new act.  I would have liked to have seen some info about the along delayed PvP.  Still a day buy 1 for me cus' it's Blizzard.  TAKE MY MONEY DAMN IT!

    Did they mention a release date at all?

  • bubbabillbubbabill beloit, WIPosts: 80Member
    if there is still a ah then no thanks.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,183Member Uncommon

    Diablo III I don't think is fixable, even with an expansion.  The development staff has not one clue what made Diablo II so successful.  Probably the most clueless development staff in the business.

    Unless they make huge changes to the loot table, the expansion will again fall flat.  I have 100's of hours in Diablo III, I try it after every patch thinking it will get better.  NOT.  I have never had a set item or legendary item fall ever.  That is so pathetic it is ludicrous to think the expansion will get any better.

  • SephirosoSephiroso Marietta, GAPosts: 1,160Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spawn12345

    loot fixes in an expansion pack...

    oh blizzard how far you have fallen

    BUY OUR EXP! more drops! (we know the loot was horrible before but you can now pay us €30 and get it better) 

    if its anything like the way they do patches for WoW's expansions. those loot fixes will be in major patches just before the expansion is set to launch like 1-2 months before.

     

    they always advertise new features for WoW with expansions, yet those features aren't solely obtained when you buy the expansion, they're dropped with major patches just BEFORE expansion drops.

     

    take WoW's new talent system, they advertised that in expansion, yet it was in major patch just before expansion hit the shelves.

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  • InsaneDalekInsaneDalek Detroit, MIPosts: 119Member
    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    Diablo III I don't think is fixable, even with an expansion.  The development staff has not one clue what made Diablo II so successful.  Probably the most clueless development staff in the business.

    Unless they make huge changes to the loot table, the expansion will again fall flat.  I have 100's of hours in Diablo III, I try it after every patch thinking it will get better.  NOT.  I have never had a set item or legendary item fall ever.  That is so pathetic it is ludicrous to think the expansion will get any better.

    Game was so bad you spent hundreds of hours playing it... yeah, just refer to my first post in this thread.

    The game is overall very good, and is extremely popular. It most certainly didn't 'fall flat', and every patch so far has in fact made the game better. The dev team is doing a fine job, and calling them 'clueless' is incredibly ignorant & small minded.

    Sorry, but no matter how much the haters such as yourself may wish it, the game is thriving just as well as, if not better than, Diablo 2 back in its hayday.

    It's a sad day indeed when a family is too afraid of reprisals to publicly thank somebody for saving their lives.

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