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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(1)Category: PTR FeedbackFebruary-25-2015 2:40 PM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Last Updated: March 10

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Welcome, nephalem, to the Patch 2.2.0 PTR!

This upcoming patch features numerous quality of life and item revisions for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. For more information on the full scope of Patch 2.2.0, please check out our latest PTR patch notes here and our Patch Preview here.

We want to make the most of your testing efforts, so while we welcome any and all feedback, we are currently looking for focused discussions on the following topics:

  • Updates to existing Class Sets
    • Immortal King's Call
    • Roland's Legacy
    • Natalya's Vengeance
    • Inna's Mantra
    • Raiment of a Thousand Storms
    • Zunimassa's Haunt
    • Firebird's Finery
    • Tal Rasha's Elements

  • New Class Sets
    • Wrath of the Wastes (Barbarian)
    • Unhallowed Essence (Demon Hunter)
    • Delsere's Magnum Opus (Wizard)

  • Other Legendary Items
    • Bastions of Will
      • Focus
      • Restraint

To help guide your feedback, we ask that you use the following format:

  • Name of the set you are testing:
  • What do you like most?
  • What do you like least?
  • How do you feel about the playstyle provided when this set is fully equipped?
  • Approximate power level (Highest Greater Rift reached, Torment difficulty played, etc.)
    • Do you feel this compares with other sets for your class? Why or why not?
  • Additional comments:

With that said, thank you to all our PTR participants. Your feedback is appreciated and continues to be integral to our design and iteration process. Happy testing!

Please Note: In order to facilitate focused feedback, posts in this thread that are not relevant to the topics listed above will be deleted. Please create a new thread for your concerns if they are outside the above topics. Thank you!
[Post edited two times, last edit by Nevalistis at March-10-2015 4:05 PM PDT (5 years ago)]
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(5)February-25-2015 5:58 PM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Lyho

(*Psst* Wrath of the Wastes !)


Psst!

Posted by: Nevalistis

For this first PTR, we've left out the Wrath of the Wastes (Barbarian) set as it's still receiving iteration. While you're welcome to test it out in its current state, we’re not yet looking for feedback on it and you should expect changes in a future PTR patch.
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(64)February-26-2015 9:31 AM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Cronos

Does this mean the other two sets are intended to be in the PTR?


Yes; I've been seeing a lot of reports that they aren't dropping and I'm looking into that this morning.

Great feedback so far guys; keep it up! I'm taking my time going through all of it!
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(175)February-27-2015 9:59 AM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Still going through feedback here; it's a lot to read!

Wanted to pop in to reiterate our latest hotfixes:

Posted by: Nevalistis

The below hotfixes are now live:

Items
  • Wrath of the Wastes (New Barbarian Set)
    • Should now properly have a chance to drop (2/27)
  • Unhallowed Essence (New Demon Hunter Set)
    • Should now properly have a chance to drop (2/27)
  • Delsere's Magnum Opus (New Wizard Set)
    • Should now properly have a chance to drop (2/27)
  • Raiment of a Thousand Storms
    • The damage from the 2-piece bonus should now be multiplicative instead of additive (2/27)
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(371)March-4-2015 10:01 AM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Really loving the huge amount of constructive and well-stated feedback in here. This has been a huge boon. To keep it succinct: thank you so much!

There's a few changes coming down the pipeline for the next PTR patch that we thought you should know in case you would like to take it into account when providing your feedback:

  • The following sets will be gaining a 7th piece of the set to make acquiring the 6-piece bonuses comparable to newer sets that don't include weapons or jewelry slots. This is in addition to the pieces that have already been added in 2.2.0.
    • Immortal King's Call - Legs
    • Inna's Mantray - Hands
    • Natalya's Vengeance - Hands
    • Tal Rasha's Elements - Hands
    • Zunimassa's Haunt - Legs

There's a number of other changes coming to various sets and legendaries that are meant as complimentary to sets, but I want to avoid this post getting too patch-note-esque. We'll be thoroughly updating the PTR Patch Notes when the next patch comes around, so please check them out once they're available!

Now, back to sifting through feedback. ;)
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(383)March-4-2015 10:18 AM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Tiem

So Zuni gets pants that directly conflict with the new Zuni pants that are not actually part of the set. Can't win for losing -_-


Before we get off track - try not to take the above change in a vacuum. As mentioned, there's a lot of other changes coming, I just don't have the ability to list them all right here, right now (I'd essentially be writing the patch notes, which is already being worked on by one of my colleagues).

Rather than focusing on just this change, treat it as additional information when considering your feedback. And remember:

Posted by: Nevalistis

Please Note: In order to facilitate focused feedback, posts in this thread that are not relevant to the topics listed above will be deleted. Please create a new thread for your concerns if they are outside the above topics. Thank you!
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(414)March-4-2015 11:18 AM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
We decided against adding shoulders as one of the new pieces while expanding the older sets to 7 pieces. One of the reasons is because many builds do not currently have a game-changing legendary in their shoulder slot. Of course, this is exactly why people want the new set to be a shoulder item – it would make for a very easy choice. However, we want there to be some contention between your gear choices, which is why we’re looking more at slots like gloves, rings, and bracers. We are deliberately trying to create more difficult item choices while leaving some flexibility during the gear-up process.

In the future, we’d like to provide more shoulder options that are strong and compelling for all classes, much like Vile Ward for Barbarian as many of you have mentioned. In a similar way Patch 2.2.0 has seen a heavy focus on powerful rings, we’d like to get some powerful shoulder pieces out there in the future.

Secondly, as many of you have noticed, some of these new set pieces compete with new items we added in 2.2.0. Items that have this conflict have been shifted around, including the Immortal King’s pants becoming bracers, the Zunimassa’s pants becoming a belt, and the Natalya’s moving from gloves to belt.

All that said, let’s keep this thread focused on your set feedback rather than upcoming changes. :)
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(428)March-4-2015 11:37 AM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Kinseth

If you are changing these around, can you update your initial post. It is going to become confusing for everyone if you have one post saying IK 7th set is Pants and now an updated post says IK 7th set is Bracers.


I will once the next patch goes out and those changes are live. :)

Posted by: AlCalzone

But you do get where the frustration comes from, right?


Totally. It really comes down to what I have the time to squeeze in, but I recognize when it becomes necessary, such as in this case. I wish I had about ten more hours in a day to get to it all!
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(437)March-4-2015 11:51 AM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Will

Thanks, but how does changing the "Zuni pants" aka Cloth of Transcendence help at all when the piece that was added to Zuni were gloves?


Zunimassa's has both gloves (currently available) and new pants (coming next PTR patch).
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(490)March-4-2015 4:33 PM PST (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Number6

Is the cloth of transendence moving to belt, or is the new set piece going to be the belt?


My apologies, it often gets me all confused too because of the way we refer to things internally. I'll try to say this as directly as possible, using Zunimassa's as an example:

Compared to how it currently exists in Patch 2.1.2 on live, Zunimassa's Haunt is gaining two new pieces to the set that occupy the Gloves and Legs slots. In addition, the complimentary legendary pants we added in the first 2.2.0 PTR patch are being changed to be a belt instead. Similar changes are happening for both Natalya's and Immortal King's.

I hope that's clearer!

Posted by: Urgle

So... Does this mean we can mix and match better in the future or that we're going to be required to wear more pieces of the set to get bonuses?


The amount of items needed to activate set bonuses is not changing. Providing more options to mix and match is the intent. :)
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Patch 2.2.0 Focused Feedback(616)March-10-2015 5:05 PM PDT (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
The original post has been updated to reflect the latest PTR patch. You can read the updated PTR patch notes here.
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