Monday, October 28, 2013

Diablo III Developers Interview

AusGamers interview Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Lead Designer Kevin Martens and Lead Writer Brian Kindregan to talk about their forthcoming expansion.

Click here for the interview.

Transmogrification in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Popular World of Warcraft feature, Transmogrifcation, comes into the world of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls through a new ally, Mystic Myriam Jahzia. She'll not only offer advice throughout your hellish adventuring but will also offer Enchanting and Transmogrification.

Transmogrification will allow you to change and customize the appearance of your gear to look like other items that you've found. According to Blizzard, all items with a visual appearance are planned to be available for Transmogrification, including Legendary and Set items.

More details here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Charity Auction at KOMIKON 2013

It's a bit off topic but it's for a good cause.

Some of the best Pinoy comic book creators have banded together and generously donated some of their much coveted original artworks for a charity auction event happening at the 2013 KOMIKON this coming November 16, 2013 Saturday at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City. Proceeds of the sale will go to fellow Pinoy comic book creator Virgil Espinosa (hospitalized for kidney failure which requires expensive dialysis treatment) and the earthquake victims of Bohol.

If you cannot participate in the auction, the organizers will also be accepting any kind of donation for the earthquake victims such as canned goods, used clothes, bottled water, and the likes.

This charity auction is brought to you by Lui Antonio, KOMIKON, Inc., and the KOMIKERO Artist Group. For more information you may get in touch with Johnny Danganan via mobile: (0927) 531-1680 or email:

Key of Destruction

Was farming earlier and faced off with Odeg the Keywarden somewhere in the Fields of Misery in Act One. After defeating him, lo and behold, he dropped The Key of Destruction!

I was so happy until I realized that I already had one. Bummer!

The Key of Destruction is one of the three keys required to create the Portal Device, which is required to complete the Infernal Machine event. There's a bunch of other stuff to accomplish but, to make a long story short, you get a Hellfire Ring if you succeed in bringing your jeweler the necessary items from these quests.

Your jeweler can craft one of four varieties of the ring where one of the affixes is guaranteed to spawn with +170-200 to a single attribute, either Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence or Vitality. The full ring stats are as follows:

  • +170-200 to one Attribute
  • Increase Bonus experience by 35%
  • Chance to launch an explosive ball of Hellfire when you attack
  • 4 random properties
  • 170-200 Intelligence, Strength, Dexterity or 100 Vitality (you choose which one)

The ring is account bound and therefore can not be sold or traded however it can be Salvaged

  • You can only wear one Hellfire Ring (your followers can wear one also)
  • There is no level requirement on the ring so any of your characters can wear it

Seems I still have some way to go before I get one of those.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Now that is LEGENDARY!

Now that's something you don't see everyday (for me at least): a legendary item with two (2) sockets!

The item was found by my Barbarian earlier during a farming escapade (I'm trying to earn enough money to combine my lesser sparkling rocks into higher level gems) but I'm pretty sure my Demon Hunter character will be very happy to see this baby. Very happy indeed!

Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

Now that's a legendary item!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The "Design a Legendary" Project

Tired of the endless quest for the perfect Legendary Item? Why not make your own?

Over the next few months, the folks behind Diablo III take you through the all the different design stages behind bringing a single Legendary item to life, from concept to creation to iteration, all the way through animation and implementation. The team will chat with each developer involved and share progress updates along the way, giving you a unique behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a Legendary item that looks epic, feels epic, and fit within the larger network of hero skills, monster tuning, and overall game balance.

They'll be involving the Diablo III community in various parts of the design process.

People will have the opportunity to not only weigh in, but actually help guide development on a Legendary item that will be implemented and playable through global community votes, hosting podcasts, soliciting ideas, and even running a contest or two to ensure that this is truly a worldwide, player-driven initiative.

Read the entire new story over at the official Diablo III blog here.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for the PS4

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is in development for the PlayStation 4.

No release date has been announced.The guys from Blizzard has not yet given word if  Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is also in development for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will be playable to the public on the PS4 at BlizzCon 2013, which kicks off next month in Anaheim, California. Those in attendance at the event will get a chance to try out single-player and same-screen co-op demos, set on the streets of Westmarch as one of the game's original five classes.

Click here for the entire article over at Game Spot!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls to cost Php 1,400?

Blizzard just recently released a survey to owners of Diablo III, which revealed some interesting information about the upcoming expansion pack.

According to this news article, the upcoming expansion pack of Diablo III will be coming in 2 flavors, just like the original version:

  • Standard Edition - includes the Reaper of Souls expansion only. To be priced at $29.99 (around Php1,400) 
  • Collector's Edition - includes the Reaper of Souls expansion, exclusive in-game content and other bonus items. To be priced at $49.99 (around Php2,200)
Interestingly the survey also asked participants of the survey to rate the features of the expansion pack in order of importance, as shown in the following screenshot:

Since most of us can't participate in the said survey I've made a little poll of my own, and ask everyone what you think is the most important feature of the upcoming expansion pack.

What is the most important feature of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls are you most interested in?
  free polls 

What do you guys think? Sound off your comments below! :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls coming to Consoles!

Console gamers rejoice!! In an interview with console senior level designer Matthew Berger, Blizzard confirmed that they are indeed planning on porting the anticipated Diablo III expansion pack: Reaper of Souls, to the home consoles. Click this link to the said news report.

Here's an excerpt of the interview:

"So, is it going to come to console? Yes. Obviously we wanna bring this expansion to console, we don't exactly know how we're going to do it yet (we haven't announced that), and we're going to treat the expansion in the same way we treated Diablo III when we moved it onto console, which means that we have to make sure that it is adapted to the console eco system in a way that is going to play the best way possible." 

I'm definitely relieved to hear this news, as I was worried they would skip out porting Diablo III onto the home consoles, considering I already invested alot of time playing the game. Speaking of which, Blizzard also confirmed that people will be able to carry their characters over if they plan on upgrading their home console (PS3 to PS4 / Xbox 360 to Xbox One) which is a neat feature.

So to those of you worried if you'll be left out of the expansion if you play on the console, fret not as Blizzard has got you covered. :D

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Patch 1.0.2 for Console Version of Diablo III...NOW OUT!!

Just this morning, I'm greeted with the usual update message on my PS3 that tells me that Diablo III has a new update available for download. I readily downloaded the said update and curious as to what it does I headed to the usual forums. Apparently, the latest update addresses some bugs on the console version of Diablo III, where some users apparently lose some of their items in-game, among others.

For a complete list of changes, please refer below:

Diablo III Console Patch 1.0.2

Crash Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when quitting the game during a cutscene.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when interacting with the stash while another player attempts to join your game.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur after connection failures caused by NAT/Firewall settings.
  • Fixed multiple crashes that could occur as a result of memory corruption.
  • Fixed crash when casting Hex with the Painful Transformation rune on a Fetish Shaman in Acts III and IV.
  • Removed unnecessary "Clear Skill" option that could appear on the Passive Skill screen and would crash the game when selected.

Gameplay Fixes
  • Enabling Elective Mode no longer causes "New Slot" notification stars to appear for the original slot as opposed to the slot the skill is assigned to.
  • Hardcore characters in the process of taking fatal damage while exiting the Scorched Chapel will no longer be permanently killed.
  • Followers can no longer permanently lose all items after migrating from one game host to another. The following four item sets will no longer repeatedly and permanently add core stat bonuses each time the player logs out of the game: Blackthorne's Armor, Endless Path, Zunimassa's Whispers, and Guardian's Contingency. (This fix will also retroactively correct inflated core stat bonuses on heroes affected by this bug prior to our hotfix going live.)
  • Equipping a quiver with a two-handed bow will no longer cause Quick Compare to incorrectly reflect a loss in damage.
  • Square gems should now only drop in Hell difficulty, which is also where the required items to combine them drop.
  • The Paragon experience bar for Player 2 and Player 4 now displays correctly instead of being visually clipped at the ends.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a player's experience bar to not display in multiplayer games if a another character with a Paragon levels had entered the game first.
    Fixed a bug that caused the inventory to not display unidentified Legendary items.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the inventory to display equipped items twice if you exited the gem socketing sub-screen with the Select/Back button.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the controller to become stuck vibrating indefinitely.
  • Made changes to address corruptions of saved game data.

For more info, you can visit this link that will lead you to the official Blizzard forums for the game. Please note guys, that this patch is only for the PS3. Blizzard says that an update for the Xbox 360 should be coming soon.
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