Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Diablo 3: 1.0.3 MF Barrel Nerf

1.0.3 Patch Notes

Of note:

•Magic Find will no longer be considered when looting objects in the environment such as chests, barrels, vases, pots, and corpses

•Weapon racks will no longer drop weapons 100% of the time

•Destructible objects no longer have a chance to drop items, and will only have a small chance to drop gold when destroyed

Magic Find now only affects mob kills, and non-mob drops have been nerfed.

I realize that Blizzard wants the game to be nothing more than killing elite packs, in order to prevent botting.  This nerf indicates the draconian steps they are willing to take in order to quash any attempt to depart from their narrow-minded, juvenile vision for Diablo 3.

You want to smash barrels?  You want to farm pots?  You want to sell Whimsyshire cloud runs?

Fuck you.

Go kill that reflect damage, immune minion, shielding, molten pack.

Oh, and don't even bother to kill  a boss afterwards.

•The quality of the item for the fourth stack of Nephalem Valor from bosses has been slightly reduced
•Unique monsters in Hell and Inferno difficulty are no longer guaranteed to drop two Magic items when slain

Stop smashing vases.  Stop opening chests.  Stop killing bosses.  Stop killing uniques.

Just farm elite packs.

•Elite packs (Champion/Rare) now drop an additional item for players with 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor, which is guaranteed to be of Rare quality

Because Jay Wilson hates anything that isn't killing elite packs.

They really just need to skip to the end, and remove everything from the game that isn't an elite pack.  Just a big, empty, white room full of reflect damage mobs.

Or, no, they still need to put some trash between you and the reflect damage mobs.  But that trash shouldn't drop any loot, ever, because then people might do something other than kill elite packs.

And if anyone farms anything other than elite packs, then the pedophile 911 Hitler AIDS terrorists win.

Fucking Blizzard.


kylebrown said...

This in a nutshell is why I've been playing LoL again. The game has been stripped of all value to cater to the WoW crowd. I have no pride in my characters because anyone with a day and $20 to kill could make the same character, due to the removal of legitimate skill trees and the addition of the AH.

I hate that I'm that guy, but I just don't enjoy D3 that much because it doesn't offer the things I loved about D2.

Roscoe said...

... no.. no.... no reason to bust barrels?

Shatter sarcophagi? Kick in rat piles? But.. that's half the fun!

Like playing X:Men Legends or Lego Batman to lay waste to scenery for loots and studs!

Anonymous said...

Same reason I have stopped playing. Picked up Arma2 for the DayZ mod. While no other point than to "survive" as long as you can its a hell of alot more fun trying to find a gun, food, and liquid before a zombie or another player kills you than what D3 has turned into. If you guys havent I might suggest trying Path Of Exile. Not as good as D2 but only 10 bucks to get into the beta (online game) and its a hell of alot closer than D3 could ever dream of being.

_J_ said...

I'm still playing...but it's only because I like to make money on the RMAH.

The thing I realized tonight is that if this exact same game came out, but it wasn't made by Blizzard, and it wasn't called 'Diablo', I would never play it.