Patch 1.0.5 will release tuesday morning | One step closer to PVP

Blizzard are bringing down the PTR tonight and will roll out the patch tuesday morning, US-time. This was confirmed by Lylirra 8 hours ago:

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.5 release tuesday

Patch 1.0.5 will finally release. Prepare yourself for wiping on MP10!


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How to get the Hellfire Ring in Diablo 3

A couple of days ago, I wrote about crafting the Infernal Machine and how to find the keywardens.

With an Infernal Machine, you are ready to enter three different realms, where each realm contains 2 uberbosses. These uberbosses drop loot and they also have a a chance to drop parts for the Hellfire Ring. A new awesome ring introduced in patch 1.0.5.
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Diablo 3 crafting the Infernal Machine | Where are the keywardens?

Last week I talked about the new patch 1.0.5 and how it would introduce the Infernal Machine and Monster Power to Diablo 3.

As some astute readers will have noticed, there was a slight omission in that quick write-up, but fear not….I have done some research and done a quick guide to crafting your very own Infernal Machine.
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Diablo 3 Infernal Machine and monster power

With the official patch notes for 1.0.5 out, we can start to get a glimpse of what the next patch brings us. While patch 1.0.5 doesn’t as exciting as patch 1.0.4, it does bring a few exciting things to the table. Gameplaywise we are getting tweaks to difficulty and a bit of new endgame via the Infernal Machine.
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Diablo 3 paragon leveling guide

Fast Paragon leveling in Diablo 3

Patch and patch notes for patch 1.0.4 is out and what a patch!

The auction house was improved, elite packs got easier, loot got buffed, classes got buffed and most importantly: paragon levels were introduced!

The 100 paragon levels make sure, that even if your loot sucks at the end of a farming run, you will still have gained quite a bit of paragon XP, so you still have something to show for your time. But how do you level paragon levels fast?
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Diablo 3 paragon level system in patch 1.0.4

Patch 1.0.4 introduces hero levels: the Paragon system

The patch 1.0.4 hype machine has been going non-stop for the last two weeks. One thing is all the 1.0.4 changes to the classes that have been announced, another are the huge buffs to legendary items or the system changes to loot, mob health and enrage timers. Those were enough to get me excited about patch 1.0.4….but there is so much more to it; including a new endgame!
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Patch 1.0.4 legendary item improvements

Legendary item buffs in patch 1.0.4 look good!

In a blog post today Blizzard revealed a bit more about their upcoming rework of the legendary system. They are both buffing stats, adding more effects and spiffing up the look of the items. It looks like all weapons gain some sort of particle effect, which is pretty awesome.

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Diablo 3 patch 1.0.4 systems preview

Patch 1.0.4 changes classes, grouping, mobs, weapons and difficulty!

As I mentioned yesterday, in the preview of a preview of patch 1.0.4 post, these next few weeks will see a slew of official blog posts coming out about the next big patch.

Today a post about the systems changes came, and it is very interesting reading material!
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Dye colors in Diablo 3

What do dye colors look like in D3?

This should give you the answer! All the different dyes in a handy chart. Perfect for when you want to know how your next make over should be.

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Dying your armor can be a daunting task. Not so anymore with this handy color chart that shows all the dye colors in Diablo 3

It’s always important to look good, especially when you are out slaying demonic minions.

This is why your loot sucks in Diablo 3

How does loot roll its stats? And what can Blizzard do to make it more fun?

Kripparian just released a video explaining how the loot is rolled in the game and how that affects your loot. All too often your loot ends up being vendored or just not picked up, and that takes away from the whole game-experience. When you have a game, where the endgame is entirely based on getting better and better loot, until you have best-in-slot-gear in every slot, you really need a well-functioning loot-system. Not a system where 99% of the drops are useless and the 1% is godly.

There are a few ways to make this work, and there are ways to not make it work. The interesting thing is what is Blizzard going to go for?
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