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Diablo III 1.0.4 patch notes released

Last but not least in our series of D3 posts, the patch notes!

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6368188147?page=1#1

Hope you have some time to kill-- this one takes a while to read. SO many changes, almost all of them good.

And confirmed, The patch is coming tomorrow!

To recap...
Diablo III Profiles release: http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/443
Initial 1.0.4 preview: http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/451
Legendary item improvements: http://cheerfulghost.com/Tungsten/posts/458
Diablo III Starter Edition availability: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/460
Barbarian improvements: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/459
Wizard improvements: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/462
Monk improvements: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/465
Demon Hunter improvements: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/466
Witch Doctor improvements: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/467
Paragon level leak: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/470
Auction House improvements: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/472
Paragon System Detailed: http://cheerfulghost.com/panickedthumb/posts/473

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/21/2012 at 04:16am

Didn't know it was coming so fast after talking it up. Good on em to end the fire hose when it dropped.

Hopefully it helps clean up some issues people have. I want to love this game more!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/21/2012 at 04:20am

A few changes I thought were interesting no one has mentioned so far:

* The last follower a player had active in a single-player game will now be restored automatically after leaving a multiplayer game
* The frequency of follower dialog has been reduced

Both seem like good ideas.

Tungsten wrote on 08/21/2012 at 10:41am

Farming anyone? Let's go find some of those new badass Legendaries.

Tungsten wrote on 08/21/2012 at 11:35pm

I started playing my Non-HC characters again in anticipation of the patch: he's much closer to 60, and there's no way I'm farming Inferno in HC any time soon.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/22/2012 at 12:45am

Dropped already, ill be checking it out this evening I hope.

hardeyez wrote on 08/22/2012 at 10:43pm

Drop rates are definitely better along with monsters generally weaker and players generally stronger. I went back and played for an hour last night and actually accumulated money and better items (e.g. blues actually dropped from ash jars, and gold every now and then, not back to pre-1.0.3 but way better).

The best part... Tomes and potions are no longer white -- they are a light blue so stand out way better (I'm sure I accidentally left a lot on the ground when they were white)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/23/2012 at 12:16am

I think your findings are correct. I got way more blues and yellows and they were better. More gold. Monsters were easier and there were more of them I found.

Attacks I didn't normally use WAY more powerful. Oh and it was fun for a bit and then I went back to Skyrim. All told, its a good improvement and I am eager to play it more.

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