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Diablo 3 Patch Focuses on Co-op

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By Mokman03-04-2013

Well it seems Blizzard is starting to get some things right with Diablo, choosing now to focus on its major strength over similar contenders such as Torchlight 2 with well-integrated co-operative play. In the upcoming 1.0.8 update, Blizzard has promised to enhance the co-op experience, making it a seamless transition from normal play and even increasing the loot and direct buffs given to co-operative groups. Their mission then, in this latest patch, is to "make it easier and more rewarding for people to play with each other", a mission I can wholeheartedly get behind.

The changes can be examined in detail at the developer journal in the link above, but the gist of it is as follows:

  • Matchmaking tags now allow differentiation in what players are looking for in a game, such as Questing, Full Act Clear, Keywarden, and PvP.
  • Multiplayer bonuses such as extra XP and Gold/Magic Find
  • Reduced additional Monster health
  • Addition of Identify All to the game (Thank God)
  • Archon Kills now count assists
  • Combat alerts notifies parties of incoming elites or treasure goblins
  • Players Near You showcases players logged into your local network
  • Private Chat hosting up to 99 players.

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An Alpaca as a pet makes it superior to all games in existence.

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Aaaaand my copy of Torchlight 2 has an Alpaca with a small bell, a Panda as a pet and a Headcrab as a pet. I feel superior.