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Wondering how Blizzard is going to implement Expansions for Diablo 3...

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Butch Audacity, Jun 27, 2012. | Replies: 45 | Views: 4324

  1. Butch Audacity

    Butch Audacity IncGamers Member

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    I remember hearing about two expansions for Diablo 3 and after having played the game up to the nightmare level, I am wondering what Blizzard will do for these expansions. Besides making two or more characters,what else will Blizzard do? Will they add a couple of new acts? Will they add addition monsters for each level? How much new area will Blizzard a give us to explore? Will the dialogue change for Hell and Inferno levels? What do you folks think?
  2. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    The following things (among others) were implemented with the D2 expansion pack and later patches:


    • more character classes
    • further acts
    • charms
    • runes for socketing
    • runewords
    • jewels
    • more set items
    • more uniques
    • more crafting recipes
    • more item affixes
    • second weapon/shield slot
    • bigger stash
    • ladder/non-ladder separation + resets
    • special events like dclone or übers

    BTW, sapphires, diamonds and skulls haven't been implemented as well.
  3. Snakefinger

    Snakefinger IncGamers Member

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    A lot of that is content they should have added in the first place :(

    My ONE thing I hope they implement is a 99 level dungeon, or something to that effect. I've wanted something like that since Diablo 1 was a new game. Each 10 floors the tile set changes, and every floor the hue changes just a little bit -- like those old school arcade games (Think Q-Bert, Dig Dug or Millipede). Yes, we all know endless dungeons have been done before... it's just that this is the style of game that is perfect for it.


  4. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse IncGamers Member

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    we will finally get our third artisan
    new zones
    1-2 new classes
    probably new gems

    some other stuff too lol
  5. LimaWhiskey

    LimaWhiskey IncGamers Member

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    One thing we'll get for sure is a lot of complains on forums when they release anything :)

    I wonder if they decide to put new item level into game - that would have great impact on economy.
    ilvl 64 would make almost every ilvl 63 item obsolete after few weeks.
    And people that bought their items for $$ (or millions of gold) would rage.
    On the other hand everyone wants more items and more powerful ones.
  6. Nizaris

    Nizaris Clan Officer - US West Hardcore

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    It is for this reason that any expansion would have to start going wide with itemization rather than deep. If they do the progressive expansion like they do with WoW (unlikely), they'd undermine their RMAH. It would recover after a fashion, but they'd effectively divide all items below ilvl6X by 0.

    I think their biggest point of growth will need to be avenues to find loot. Whether that is through custom games, PvP-E maps, challenge dungeons (timed, or other high-risk high-reward features like the crumbling vault), etc. Right now there is no competition, no REAL reason to group up with friends (honestly, there are not many groups of 4 people just love farming the end game together - it's mostly solo farming).

    Everything else the expansions could contain are mention above.


  7. DiabloCalibur

    DiabloCalibur IncGamers Member

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    How about, an extra skill rune for all existing skills, on top of all the new skills from the expansion char(s). Extra passive slot for all characters for a total of four equipped passives; a couple of new passives as well.

    Next expansion character should be strength-based melee and I hope is a shapeshifting druid with minor spells and support summons.
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    Won't it be Wow style?
    New act = raise level cap to introduce new items, maybe new skill runes etc

    Your old gear will be good for the old content, but crap for the new.

    Maybe new classes.
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    By the second expansion PvP should be nearly ready for release.
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    This thread cracks me up, because no one here knows anything concrete about any expansion, and anything posted here is pure speculation.
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    Hence, the "wondering" in the title ;)


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    I may be wrong, but I think I read a blue post (or maybe it was in an interview), where they said that they are already planning the first expansion and that it wouldn't include additional acts. Does anyone else remember this?

    Anyway, who would we fight in a new act? Aren't all of the evils gone? I guess we could invade Westmarch due to the king's refusal to help us fight the demons.
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    i think many speculations here are reasonable ... iam really not happy how the features of D3 panned out ...
    the runesystem is not really interesting because most runevariations of most skills are simply not interesting ... which makes it really easy to find cookie cutter runes / speccs.

    well and the items were never interesting though now that i play the game its worse than i feared ... i think we will see a return of many features which were originally planned for the game ...

    and i also predict that they will be all smug about it ; like they had a stroke of genius ... just so they can expand upon the game with the least effort possible.


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    I do hope they add new Events, even for Act I to IV, to spice up leveling of new characters/classes.
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    Id like a new act, not sure where it will be set though. We'll definitely get new legendaries, at least 1 new class, probably a level cap increase as well. Maybe get some new monster affixes.
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    I wouldn't add classes. Raise the level cap to 100, and add a mixture of 40 new skills and skill upgrades(mostly just upgrades to already existing skills).

    Give the WD a couple of new skills which are Necroey. Give Monk new skills which are Pallyly. Give DH new skills which are Zonly. Give Wiz new skills which are Druidly. Barb - I donno.

    I just don't see any room for a new class without repeating a lot of abilities which already exist in the game. Yeah, ok there's shifter, but what else is he going to do besides turn into a bear? Give those shifter skills to the barb or something.

    Also, - add runewords and make the cost to craft rares cheap since RW would be the new "thing." That way people can power through the old content by crafting without breaking their wallet.

    IDC much about jewels or charms.

    New act, w/e, as long as it's not heaven.
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    The Black Soulstone falls back to Sanctuary, and lands right on Bobby Kotick's desk. We spend Act 5, descending into Hell/Activision HQ. There's your plot. Don't forget, he'll have Tinkerbell on his shoulder, who will harass you the entire act.
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    They is a reason why the Level has a Cap on 60. Its a known fact that the economy suffers from inflation. Because D3 dont have a ladder reset, there is no mechanics to stop the inflation. When the point of no profit is reached they will release an Addon and start the game again. All Lv 60 items will loose there value and we cant move our old character to the addon. My prediction for the future is that they will release 2 Addons with +20 Lv. At the end we could reach Lv 99 and with futher updates/addons/patches we will have all the good things that we loved in Diablo 2. And thats called innovation.
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    That's actually clever...though I would not call it innovation I would call it postponing things for monetary reasons at the expense(literally) of the player lol


  20. Sky Tan

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    ^^

    i like this. ..lolz

    Anyway
    XPAC 1 is likely Adria, she gave Diablo a counterfeit while keeping the BlackSoul Stone.

    BUT on another note if THEY are supposed to keep the souls inside any red,green,blue, balck Soulstone , we forgot to bring one during the last fight....meh...Tyreal Alzehimers acting up again...cannot blame him he is toooo old., Cain is not around to nag ....

    XPAC 2 we will be fighting Leah son, cos she and Tyreal had a fling before he realised she is the offspring of Diablo...blah blah...

    XPAC 3 will be Leah half brother , from one of the vendors in Bastion Keep. Adria had lots of free time while Azmodan was reading out his WOT script.


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