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Diablo 3: Set the Date - March 25, 2014

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,633MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Blizzard has announced that the Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, will hit retail release on March 25, 2014. In addition, preorders of the much-anticipated expansion have started.

You also have the option to prepurchase the Digital Deluxe Edition, which contains a wealth of in-game goodies: a collection of exclusive helm- and weapon-transmogrification recipes to distinguish your hero among the champions of Sanctuary; a loyal Spectral Hound minion to keep your adventurers company on their epic journeys; three additional character slots to accommodate new heroes; an in-game Treasure Goblin companion pet for World of Warcraft; and an assortment of Crusader-themed Battle.net portraits and Malthael-themed decals for StarCraft II.

Read the full Diablo III: Reaper of Souls press release.

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common
    Looks like a weak CE for 80$, but I put a hold on one....just in case. They'll be releasing pics of it shortly I'm sure.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon
    Looking forward.

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member

    I still haven't played D3 but now that all the hype and angery mmo players have moved on the people playing really seem to like it. I was never even tempted to play before but after playing marvel heroes and poe for a while I'm sort of on an arpg kick and I find I keep looking at game play footage of it.

    I think if it goes on sale over Christams my reslove will crack and I'll probably end up ordering the x pack too.

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,408Member Uncommon
    just pre-ordered CE edition from amazon- it looks like it matches the first CE diablo box..sweet!
  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    I still haven't played D3 but now that all the hype and angery mmo players have moved on the people playing really seem to like it. I was never even tempted to play before but after playing marvel heroes and poe for a while I'm sort of on an arpg kick and I find I keep looking at game play footage of it.

    I think if it goes on sale over Christams my reslove will crack and I'll probably end up ordering the x pack too.

    I think you would not regret buying this one. It is a great game.

    It will be even better with the expansion since they remove the auction houses, so that the game design gets closer to previous Diablo games which is positive in my eyes.

    If you have not played the previous Diablo games, I would suggest getting those as well if you like ARPGs. D2 LoD is still my favorite even with D3 out.

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • nyxiumnyxium Posts: 1,222Member Uncommon
    I'm trying to love D3:RoS, but I don't love the prices. If they were 50% cheaper for an expansion I might be tempted.

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  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,946Member Uncommon

    Meh.

    Game no better than average, and the expansion price is silly.

     

  • Flaming_MMOFlaming_MMO Jefferson, GAPosts: 137Member
    I will be buying this for the PS4 for being able to play in the same room with friends,  and a PS4 as well (in a few months) , this having played Diablo 3 at release on the PC
  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,036Member Uncommon
    Yup waiting for ps4 version.  HURRY UP
  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    TitanFall releasing in the same month so this will have to wait.
     
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  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 871Member Uncommon

    Increased price in the expansion is to recover projected income from the Auction House being removed. Or, just a silly price as mentioned in a previous post =)

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by angerbeaver

    Increased price in the expansion is to recover projected income from the Auction House being removed. Or, just a silly price as mentioned in a previous post =)

    Isnt it a regular price of Blizz game expansions?

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    I still haven't played D3 but now that all the hype and angery mmo players have moved on the people playing really seem to like it. I was never even tempted to play before but after playing marvel heroes and poe for a while I'm sort of on an arpg kick and I find I keep looking at game play footage of it.

    I think if it goes on sale over Christams my reslove will crack and I'll probably end up ordering the x pack too.

    Pretty sure more PC gamers were angry than MMO players because of the required "always online connection" to play the game. PC gamers are the ones who play single player games which don't require the internet to play so Blizzard sort of pissed on those former loyal players.

    Smile

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    I still haven't played D3 but now that all the hype and angery mmo players have moved on the people playing really seem to like it. I was never even tempted to play before but after playing marvel heroes and poe for a while I'm sort of on an arpg kick and I find I keep looking at game play footage of it.

    I think if it goes on sale over Christams my reslove will crack and I'll probably end up ordering the x pack too.

    Pretty sure more PC gamers were angry than MMO players because of the required "always online connection" to play the game. PC gamers are the ones who play single player games which don't require the internet to play so Blizzard sort of pissed on those former loyal players.

    I would never play the game solo or off line so if that's the biggest complaint I should be good :)

  • muppetpilotmuppetpilot Fort Wayne, INPosts: 163Member Uncommon

    I've been in the RoS beta for a bit now and it pains me to say this, because I loved the original, but I am not impressed.  There are several aspects of the expansion that were promised and have not been delivered, the new Act V is very short, and the "endgame" that many of us have been asking for - something engaging and less repetitive - is simply not there.

    This is just my opinion, and I'm sure many will differ, but it most certainly is not what I expected.  There are some lengthy forum threads that talk about the D3 dev team promising features that have yet to show up, and thus far I think the reaction in those threads has been pretty close to my own.  Yes, it's just forum threads, but it seems as though quite a few beta players have thus far been disappointed.

    No loot runs(which were promised), drop rates still essentially set to "loot pinata", the removal of all player trading unless you're grouped at the time of the drop...and honestly I think the removal of the AH is a bad idea.  The "new" Hellfire Rings are just as bad as the old ones...anyway I don't mean for this to be a rant so I'll stop there.

    I had tons of fun with "vanilla" D3 so I really can't complain but for me, RoS is simply more of the same. 

    "Why would I want to loose a religion upon my people? Religions wreck from within - Empires and individuals alike! It's all the same." - God Emperor of Dune

  • black_isleblack_isle IstanbulPosts: 239Member Uncommon
    Should've been 30 bucks max as a show of good will, since majority of stuff is fixes and changes that should have been in from the start, aside from the new act and class.
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi LONDONPosts: 661Member Uncommon

    Too little, too late.

    Path of Exile is a thousand times better and free.

  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXPosts: 426Member
    So they are charging $40 to give us a game we already paid $50 for ? What a great bizz to be in when you can sell a lame game and then charge $40 a head for the fixed version down the road. Bravo. I could see maybe 19.95 at best but no more than that.

    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can
    be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
    -Robert E. Howard

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    I got digital deluxe.  CE only includes a book, dvd, and mousepad...no figurine? /sadpanda
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Flaming_MMO
    I will be buying this for the PS4 for being able to play in the same room with friends,  and a PS4 as well (in a few months) , this having played Diablo 3 at release on the PC

    Laptop.

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  • Badgered86Badgered86 Denver, COPosts: 175Member
    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi

    Too little, too late.

    Path of Exile is a thousand times better and free.

    This.

    Loot 2.0 is a joke and the price point for such a lack-luster title is absurd.  Maybe I'll pick it up when it goes on sale for $20 next winter.  Maybe.

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    Day 1 buy (as are ALL blizzard games) - at least they're not going the peiecemeal DLC method ending in me paying twice as much for all the additions.

    Also don't forget Lot 2.0 and other changes will be applied to the base game without the need for the expansion so guys.... at least give it a try because your go off on one.  the expansion is being streamed on Twitch right now so go check it out.
  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Columbus, OHPosts: 878Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi

    Too little, too late.

    Path of Exile is a thousand times better and free.

    Sure, if you like mediocre graphics, crippling desync issues due to shoddy netcode, an unnecessarily convoluted skill tree, a godawful 'crafting' system, gender locked classes, and gear drops which are even worse than D3's original loot system, then I guess it is better.

    Originally posted by Redcor
    So they are charging $40 to give us a game we already paid $50 for ? What a great bizz to be in when you can sell a lame game and then charge $40 a head for the fixed version down the road. Bravo. I could see maybe 19.95 at best but no more than that.

    Oh please. You got what you paid for. Drop the ridiculous entitlement garbage and start acting like an adult. Furthermore pretty much every 'fix' will be implemented in the base game for free.

    As to 'loot 2.0 being a joke', I'd hate to break it to the person who said that, but the response to it from non-trolls has been overwhelmingly positive so far, plus it's still very much in a beta state & will be adjusted accordingly.

    The only people who think D3 is 'lackluster' are disgruntled D2 fans who wanted D2 with updated graphics, instead of a title which tried something new. Sure, not everything met with success, but that's the risk taken with new things.

    Then again, you're probably one of those people who bought the best possible gear on the AH, went farming, then complained that you're not getting any upgrades for what is already fantastic gear. The irony being of course, that in order to be placed on the AH it must have been dropped in the first place...

    AN' DERE AIN'T NO SUCH FING AS ENUFF DAKKA, YA GROT! Enuff'z more than ya got an' less than too much an' there ain't no such fing as too much dakka. Say dere is, and me Squiggoff'z eatin' tonight!

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    For the life of me I can't fathom why someone would play D3 over such an awesome game as Path of Exile.  I guess to each their own.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Solar_Prophet

    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi

    Too little, too late.

    Path of Exile is a thousand times better and free.

    Sure, if you like mediocre graphics, crippling desync issues due to shoddy netcode, an unnecessarily convoluted skill tree, a godawful 'crafting' system, gender locked classes, and gear drops which are even worse than D3's original loot system, then I guess it is better.

    Originally posted by Redcor
    So they are charging $40 to give us a game we already paid $50 for ? What a great bizz to be in when you can sell a lame game and then charge $40 a head for the fixed version down the road. Bravo. I could see maybe 19.95 at best but no more than that.

    Oh please. You got what you paid for. Drop the ridiculous entitlement garbage and start acting like an adult. Furthermore pretty much every 'fix' will be implemented in the base game for free.

    As to 'loot 2.0 being a joke', I'd hate to break it to the person who said that, but the response to it from non-trolls has been overwhelmingly positive so far, plus it's still very much in a beta state & will be adjusted accordingly.

    Then again, you're probably one of those people who bought the best possible gear on the AH, went farming, then complained that you're not getting any upgrades for what is already fantastic gear. The irony being of course, that in order to be placed on the AH it must have been dropped in the first place...

    While Desync is an issue they are working on it isn't as huge a deal as some make it out to be as long as you stay away from certain skills.  As for GFX, they are amazing and very reminiscent of Diablo 2's gritty style not the Colorful WoW'esque of D3.  So it pulls on the heartstrings of the avid D2 player.  The skill tree, GodAMAZING crafting system and Reliance on Bartering and economy is what makes the game a hundred times better then Diablo 3.  I suppose if you like boring skill choices with hardly any deviation and ZERO customization and Microwave generation Loot nao mentality I could see D3 vbeing better but anyone who enjoys D2 for what it was then might I suggest you take a peek at POE. 

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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