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Patch 2.4.1 Focused Feedback - Game Performance(1)Category: PTR FeedbackMarch-3-2016 5:13 PM PST (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome, nephalem, to the Patch 2.4.1 PTR!

This upcoming patch features a slew of new features and items for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. For more information on the scope of Patch 2.4.1, please check out our latest patch notes here.

In order to help guide your testing efforts, we are currently looking for focused feedback discussions on a variety of topics.

To help keep feedback organized, we ask that you post your thoughts in the appropriate thread where applicable. If you have feedback that does not fall into one of the above categories, feel free to make a new thread!
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Patch 2.4.1 Focused Feedback - Game Performance(2)March-3-2016 5:14 PM PST (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
This Focused Feedback thread is dedicated to server and gameplay performance. Our engineers have been hard at work continuing to monitor gameplay in calculation heavy environments and narrowing down potential solutions for smoother gameplay.

We're looking for focus on playing in the following environments:

  • High tier Greater Rifts, especially in four-person groups
    • Use builds you are most comfortable with – anything from your normal “farming” level to pushing your limits
  • Heavy use of Area Damage
  • Use of items or powers that you may have previously avoided due to notable impact to gameplay performance, such as the Gem of Efficacious Toxin or Pain Enhancer

If you continued to experience low game performance on the PTR, please let us know in this thread and include the following details:

  • A link to your profile or build
    • If you're using items you found on PTR, consider using a site like D3 Planner to plot out your character
    • If you are using an item that is new on PTR, please let us know!
  • The environment your character was in when the reduction in game performance occurred
    • For example: Greater Rifts versus Bounties, a description of the zone you were in (dungeon, forest, etc.), types of enemies you were fighting, etc.
  • If you were in a multiplayer group, please mention the class and general build being used by other players.
    • For Example: Zunimassa Witch Doctor, Legacy of Nightmares (Bombardment) Crusader, etc.

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!
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Patch 2.4.1 Focused Feedback - Game Performance(60)March-24-2016 4:41 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Nubtro

Seems like the main culprit is Slaughter.

I've confirmed that we did make some under-the-hood performance changes to Wrath of the Berserker - Slaughter in a previous build. If you (or other Barbarian testers) could retest this and report back your results, we'd love to hear it!

We're investigating some of the other skills that have been mentioned in this thread, but we'd love to hear if other skills, powers, or abilities are raising concern. Please let us know if you've encountered other experiences where your game play takes a dip in performance. Thanks!
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