Diablo 3 may be well underway, but Blizzard are still supporting their old school fans. The long-awaited 1.13 patch is going to be released today, which will also bring about a new reset of the ladder characters.
The Industry needs to take a lesson from Blizzard on supporting old games. Their games just dont die.
I think its more the people who play it who keep it from dying, because trust me, if there was not 100k+ playing this game on a weekly basis, they would not be supporting it.
One weird thing is i didnt lose any of my ladder characters from 1.12.
Awesome! Bubbles for you!
I'm glad with the mana changes. Whirlwind kicks ass.
6hrs - cant wait till they are up so i can get back on my characters. Im glad they are showing some support for us D2 lod fans.
Whats the stuff they are including in the patch?
The above poster linked it. Also you can respec your character at most three times i think. I played the 1.13 beta months ago. Runes also appear in different color when it drops and they drop more often now especially the high end runes. I just patched it. Here's the patch notes. ----------------------------- ------------------------------- -------------- - Patch 1.13c ----------------------------- ------------------------------- -------------- A new Mystery has been revealed! - Adventurers of Sanctuary are hereby warned once again, that a new challenge awaits you. Within Diablo's Bosses, spanning across the world from the ancient Monastery Catacombs to the Throne of Destruction, is where you'll find what you seek... Major Bugs - Fixed an item dupe bug. - Video improvements for Intel Mac machines with OS 10.5 or greater. - Fixed an issue where some players could kill other players while in town ("TPPK"). - Fixed an issue where some players could disconnect other players when they had too many active states. - Fixed two issues where players could stack auras in an unintended way. Minor Bugs - Uber Mephisto now checks for both Uber Baal and Uber Diablo to be killed before spawning summoned minions (Before he would only check for Uber Baal). - The game will no longer stop and then restart the game music after the window loses and then regains focus. - Fixed an issue where the game window would minimize when running in windowed mode when it lost focus. - Fixed an issue where the game window wouldn't center properly when it was created. - Fangskin should now properly drop loot in Hell difficulty. - Fixed an issue where auras were not re-applied to your mercenary after it was resurrected. - Fixed an issue where if you had two items which provided auras to a mercenary and you unequipped one, the aura from the remaining item never became active. - Fixed an issue where the Paladin class runeword 'Principle' wasn't having all of its stats applied properly. - Fixed an issue where the Paladin's Charge ability would become locked out if Holy Shield faded while charging. - Fixed an issue where the Barbarian's Leap ability could become locked out if they were hit when they started to leap. Specific changes/improvements - Respecialization is now possible! Completing the 'Den of Evil' quest will now additionally reward 1 free respec which can be saved. Players who have already completed this quest should receive 1 free respec in Hell difficulty. - Increased the drop rate of high runes. - Support for blit scaling in windowed mode. The game can now be maximized to the largest 4:3 resolution supported (hooray widescreen users). - Some rare drop items now have an orange color. i.e. Runes and items required for Uber Tristam. - Modified the gold bank limit to be a flat cap not bound by level. - Removed the requirements to create a hardcore character. - Greatly reduced the explosion damage dealt by Fire Enchanted monsters. - Uber Mephisto and Uber Baal's summoned minions no longer give experience. - Removed Oblivion Knight's Iron Maiden curse. - Hellfire Torch Firestorm proc rate has been reduced to 5%. - Users can now toggle the display of text over the Health and Mana globes by clicking on the bottom area of each orb. - When creating a single player game, each difficulty button is now bound to a unique key: Normal 'R', Nightmare 'N', and Hell 'H'. - The 'Enter Chat' Button in the battle.net waiting room is now bound to the 'Enter' key. - Added the windows system buttons to the game window (MIN, MAX, CLOSE). - Added new command line parameter '-nofixaspect' which allows users to not fix the aspect ratio to 4:3 when maximizing in windowed mode. This lets the game 'stretch' to fill your monitor. - Added support for '-sndbkg' command line switch. This enables sound in background. - Added the following aliases for pre-existing command line options, '-nosound', '-window', and '-windowed'. Revised Skill balance for Player Character classes Amazon - Immolation Arrow - Increased radius of Explosion effect by 33% and Immolation effect by 50%. - Immolation Arrow - Explosion effect damage increased by 20%. - Immolation Arrow - Increased base duration by 33%. Assassin - Dragon Claw - Synergy receives 4% additional damage per point of Claw Mastery. - Dragon Talon - The bonus to Attack Rating per point has been increased to 35. - Shadow Master - Increased resistance range per point from 5-80 to 5-90. - Combo points awarded by combo moves now last 15 seconds, up from 9. Barbarian - Whirlwind - Reduced initial mana cost by 50%. - Masteries - Changed critical strike chance from 0-25 to 0-35. Paladin - Blessed Hammer - No longer ignores resistances of undead and demons. Druid - Werebear - Damage bonus increased by 15% across all ranks. - Werebear - Increased health by 25% and armor by 1% per point. - Shockwave - Synergy from Maul adds 5% damage per point. Necromancer - Blood Golem - Removed negative shared life effect (player no longer loses life when the golem takes damage). - Corpse Explosion - Increased base damage dealt from 60% - 100% to 70% - 120% of corpses health. - Poison Nova - Increased base damage by 15%. Sorceress - Firewall - Synergy receives 1% damage per point of Inferno and 4% per point of Warmth. - Blaze - Synergy receives 1% damage per point of Firewall and 4% per point of Warmth. - Hydra - Increased base damage by 15% per rank. - Hydra - Increased base speed of Hydra projectile. - Hydra - Reduced cooldown by 25%. ----------------------------- -------------------
ThanatosDMC There is another method in the patch that allows you to get unlimited respects. via killing 3 bosses.
Are you talking about the Ubers? Damn, i still havent fought them and survived one on one. I'm really curious about how the Werebear's new 25% hp works. Does that mean, 25%+ per point? By that i mean at lv2 on Werebear it gives 50% then at lv3 75% hp??
They changed the d2gfx.dll If you used the modified one that allowed you to open two versions of the game at the same time, that isn't an option anymore.
Kinda hoped for some better skill adjustments (more paladin nerfing) but ohwell, nice to see that they're still rolling out updates.
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