Don't Delete Level 60 Characters Before Paragon 2.0

Characters with Paragon experience should be left alive until Patch 2.0.1

The Paragon 2.0 revamp coming in the Loot 2.0 Patch will bring a huge overhaul to the Paragon System. The shared Paragon levels in Paragon 2.0 are based on the all the Paragon experience accrued across characters of a specific type: either hardcore or softcore. The Blizzard blues recently dealt with the issue of deleting characters with Paragon experience, before they are converted over to the new system.


Converting to Paragon 2.0
In this post, Vaeflare notes that it is not a good idea to delete characters that already have Paragon experience, if you want to have that Paragon experience converted over to the new system. An earlier tweet by Lylirra delved specifically into the issue of softcore characters that are deleted before Paragon 2.0 arrives. Of course, this only matters for level 60 characters who have Paragon experience; no lower level characters count towards the new Shared Paragon Levels.
Posted by: Cameo

Dear CM, really appreciate if you have an answer for this.
After getting to paragon 1000, I basically have nothing left to do while waiting for RoS to go live. The question is if I delete 1 of my P100 character and start leveling up another new one, when RoS goes live, will I be able to reinstate my deleted character since we will be given 12 slots and my shared Paragon will be based 11 Characters with P100?
As we cannot guarantee that a character can be restored, it would be best to avoid deleting any characters whose Paragon level/experience contribution you wish to carry over into Reaper of Souls.



Server Maintenance on Tuesday
The server maintenance for Diablo III on Tuesday is scheduled to last for 6 hours.
We will be performing maintenance beginning on Tuesday, January 14th at 5:00 AM PST and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 11:00 AM PST. During this time the game and many web services will be unavailable.

Thank you for your patience.


PTR Updates
The testing for Patch 2.0.1 on the PTR, and the 'Reaper of Souls' closed beta, has not received an update recently. There is a new patch in the works, though, which we know will bring changes to loot and crafting, among other fixes.
I know communication and updates might seem slow right now, but the patch is definitely being worked on. It's also probably worth mentioning that we did just come back from the holidays, so that's a factor. We don't have anything to announce right at the moment, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as something is on the way!


In-Game Spam
It is a constant fight to deal with the spammers in Diablo III, who use friend requests endlessly. Hopefully that is an issue that will lessen with the expansion, but it never completely goes away.
Posted by: Quegyboe

I started a thread here ( http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10827933190 ) but thought I would post here about it as well, in a vein attempt to get the attention of the forum mods or game devs. This is becoming a major problem in the game. Hundreds of accounts being made solely for the purpose of spamming URL's to gold farming websites via friend requests. Players of legitimate accounts are logging in to find their friends list full of dozens of useless requests. Can you PLEASE address this? I would think it an easy fix...just remove the ability for trial accounts to SEND friend requests, only allow them to receive friends, Such a simple fix to a serious problem. I bet that would get rid of a lot of the work required to sift through the hundreds of spam reports for each spam account made.

Edit: Upon being told trial accounts are not the problem, another solution would be a check box option in general settings or in the friends list window to auto-block friend requests. The player could disable this option to accept requests from known friends and then re-enable it to block all the spammers.
When we log in to play Diablo III, we experience much of the same frustrations you’re describing here, and indeed: in-game spam sucks.

The short version is that this is actually quite a complex issue, as Blaten13 noted. We’ve had some successes and some failures, and it’s possible we may never be able to get rid of in-game spam completely. It’s not really something you can fix once and never have to pay attention to again (since spammers continually evolve their arsenal of clever tricks in order to promote their wares and services). Regardless, we know that receiving in-game spam is annoying and we’re committed to keep trying new solutions, understanding that they may not always be 100% effective. In the end, our goal is to curb as much bad behavior as possible, while still ensuring that legitimate players can freely connect and chat with their friends.

In the meantime, please do report spam friend requests to us so that these reports can be reviewed ASAP by the appropriate teams, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any and all news we have regarding this subject.

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