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If you have Diablo III I seriously recommend you check out the update Blizzard dropped today. Diablo III 2.0.1 adds the new Loot 2.0 system, difficulty system, cursed events, class updates, monster and boss updates, crafting updates, paragon 2.0, pools of reflection & clans and communities.

In fact you should join the Diablo III: Cheerful Ghost clan too. Do a clan search for "Cheerful Ghost" and when I join the game next, i'll add you.

The update took a while as Diablo III had to move a few files around and download over 8 gigs of updates. After the process was over I loaded the game to an entirely new screen and was presented with a very different set of game menus. I like the new system and noticed it's mostly all from the console version of the game.

After playing a bit with my old class the game seemed more fun. The only things that dropped were yellow and blue items and I got some really great stuff I could use right away. One HUGE problem with the original Diablo III was the loot that dropped was nearly all worthless, with the new loot 2.0 system a ton of what dropped I could use.

Overall, I really enjoy the new Diablo III 2.0.1 patch and if you walked away from it originally, I recommend you check it out. I am going to step away from the game to play it fresh when Reaper of Souls launches. If you have played Diablo III 2.0.1 what are your thoughts?

http://us.battle.net//d3/en/blog/13071930

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/27/2014 at 06:59pm

The loot is top notch. That's the obvious thing to note, but it's very true.

I definitely welcome the simplified crafting and potions. My inventory thanks Blizzard for that.

Speaking of, I hear we're getting a new tab in the stash with RoS!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/27/2014 at 09:31pm

A new tab? Interesting. I never maxed out the current chest myself and want to ditch what I have now because its just more fun to earn it on your character anyway.

I think I have a few browns though, maybe i'll keep those.

hardeyez wrote on 03/02/2014 at 02:15am

Ok, now I've played this for a couple hours. It's a lot improved. WIthin the first hour of playing I had replaced 6 pieces of equipment... That used to take hours for each piece. Then in the next hour of playing I got a very useful legendary... So I'm enjoying it again. I also moved up a full level (I'm currently only 55 on my main character, never got to 60 as hell mode was so punishing, I was barely able to keep my gear repaired most of the time).

The new difficulties are wild. I started off at "Master" as I was playing in hell before, but it was just a smackdown with my crappy equipment, so I dropped down to "Expert" which was better, still very hard, but I was progressing that is until I hit some elite packs which were impossible. So I them went down to "Hard" and that is playable until I gear up better. I can work at elite packs and get good drops and progress.

It's been fun enough, that I might now buy Reaper of Souls...

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/02/2014 at 05:49pm

Yeah, Reaper is looking better after this patch for sure. If you are thinking of getting it, join the event.

http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/events/49

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