Fans of Diablo 3 who are now patiently waiting for the launch of the new Reaper of Souls expansion for the popular game might also be interested in details of the new Diablo 3 loot system which has been explained by Diablo 3 lead content designer Kevin Martens.
The new Diablo 3 loot system will go live for all players via a free patch just before the Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls expansion launches and has been designed to lure players away from the trading post, and back towards the streets and corridors of gib-prone monsters, explains PC Gamer who interviewed Martens.
Blizzards Kevin Martens explained during the interview that :
“It is fun to go buy something instantly, the instant gratification feel, that sugar high,” he said, “however it’s not the core fantasy, it’s not the most fun and by the endgame, for a variety of reasons, they tend to check the auction house first and play the game second.”
That’s not what we intend, and we do want to address that, so the loot system and the enchanting and crafting systems are both intended to cut the legs out from the auction house; to make it unnecessary to go on it to some degree, where the most fun way to play the game becomes the best way to play the game.”
The new Diablo 3 loot system has now been redesigned to provide gamers with the most exciting and fun way of playing and obtaining gear at the same time.
“So we say ‘Oh, you want efficiency? How about efficiency, like Loot Runs, how about you definitely get the best gear from there. Mathematically, that’s the best.’ Then they can stop doing that Alkaizer run in act three that everyone does.”
Lead writer Brian Kindregan “we want the Auction House to be your last resort, right?”- “You play the game to have the fun, get the loot,” Kindregan said. “If you can’t find one particular thing, you craft it. If you can’t craft it, okay, then you go to the auction house.”
The new Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls expansion brings with it a new playable, mid-range melee class called The Crusader together with a higher level cap of 70 and is excepted to launch next year but a few rumours suggest that it might launch this year.
Source: Toms Hardware : PC Gamer