Mar 192012
 

Beta patch 15 was deployed a couple days ago but seems to have been creating some issues (and this comes on the heels of beta patch 14 that was released only a week 1/2 earlier). This prompted the servers to be down for almost 48 hours. The issues appear to be mostly resolved and the servers are holding steady so we can get back to testing. Here is what the most recent patch did:

General

    • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans.
    • Battle.net Authenticators have been enabled for the Diablo III beta test. If a Battle.net Authenticator is attached to your Battle.net account, you will be required to enter an authentication key to log in.
    • The gold auction house for Hardcore characters is now available for testing
    • A new quest selection feature has been added
      • Accessed from the main character screen, this feature will allow players to select which stage of a completed or in-progress quest they wish to start at when resuming a game
    • The costs of the first and second Shared Stash tabs have been increased
      • First tab cost increased from 50,000 gold to 100,000 gold
      • Second tab cost increased from 150,000 gold to 200,000 gold
  • The levels at which character skills and skill runes unlock have been adjusted for most classes
  • Treasure Goblins now drop slightly better loot and less junk (slay them all!)

Classes

Monk

  • Active Skills
    • Dashing Strike
      • Now converts to Basic Attack if you are out of Spirit

Witch Doctor

    • General
      • Mana costs for all skills have been adjusted
    • Active Skills
      • Firebats
        • Weapon damage increased from 100% to 150%
      • Haunt
        • Weapon damage increased from 360% to 575%
      • Poison Dart
        • Damage Over Time (DoT) reduced from 50% to 40% weapon damage
    • Soul Harvest
      • Now displays how many targets are affected on the ability’s stack count

Followers

Templar

    • General
      • The non-hired version of the Templar has had its damage reduced and will now deal approximately the same amount of damage as the hired version
  • Skills
    • Intervene
      • Radius decreased from 10 to 6

Monsters

  • The monster affix “Thorns” has been renamed to “Reflects Damage”
  • Jondar Poison damage has been increased

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Beta Bug Report forum.

  • Players should no longer receive error messages regarding the Starter Edition of Diablo III
  • Buying extra Stash space in Normal mode no longer expands your Stash space in Hardcode mode
  • Hardcore characters will now be correctly placed into a separate queue from Normal characters when using Public Games to queue for quests
  • The names of a player’s RealID and BattleTag friends should no longer appear as [] when chatting with them

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