Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17

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PostRe: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
by Parksey » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:06 pm

Conversely, I really need to put some hours in and get into the game. Had it for nearly a year now and haven't done much.

It just seems overly-simplistic and repetitive. But I want it to sort of fill that grindy hole that will be vacated when I inevitably get tired of Destiny again.

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by Akai XIII » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:24 pm

Out on the PTR next week. The Diablo 1 rift is meh, but I'm in for the Necromancer as long as it doesn't cost a stupid amount.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Akai XIII » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:03 pm

The Rise of the Necromancer pack is out next week:
https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/20845159

Necromancer Release Date and Price Revealed
Steel your hearts and get ready to maintain the Balance, nephalem. We’re only a week away—The Rise of the Necromancer Pack is arriving June 27 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One!

Comprised of controlled, calculating individuals, the Priests of Rathma have long known the true stakes at the heart of the Eternal Conflict. Known to uneducated outsiders as Necromancers, these masters of blood, bone, and the dark arts are often misunderstood. Driven to protect the Balance at all costs, those dedicated to walking this path see neither good nor evil in their actions; simply obedience to the cycle of being.

The Rise of the Necromancer is a purchasable content pack coming to Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. The pack will be available for purchase starting June 27, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and will cost $14.99 USD.




FAQ
Q. What is the Rise of the Necromancer pack?
A. The Rise of the Necromancer pack is a purchasable content pack coming to Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition.

Q. What is included in the Rise of the Necromancer pack?
A. In addition to full access to the Necromancer class in both Campaign and Adventure modes, the Rise of the Necromancer pack includes additional exclusive digital items:
Non-combat pet
A pair of cosmetic wings
New Necromancer-themed Banner Shape, Sigil, and Accent
Necromancer Portrait Frame
Pennant
Two additional character slots
Two additional stash tabs*
*This item not available on console

Q. What about all the other features coming in Patch 2.6.0?
A. Challenge Rifts, The Shrouded Moors zone, Temple of the Firstborn zone, and the Realms of Fate are all free content—if you own the Reaper of Souls expansion pack, they are available for play without any additional purchases.

Q. When will the pack be available for purchase?
A. The pack will be available for purchase on June 27, 2017, after maintenance has completed in your region.

Note: For PlayStation 4 in Japan, while the patch will be available on the morning of June 27, the Rise of the Necromancer pack and Eternal Collection will not be available until later that evening. Until the product is available, you may encounter an error reading “Product Not Available” during the first 12-hour window of the patch.

Q. How much will the pack cost?
A. The Rise of the Necromancer pack will cost $14.99 USD in North America. For regional pricing, please see your regional Diablo website.

Q: How do I purchase the Rise of the Necromancer pack?
A: For PC, you will be able to purchase both directly through a new in-game store front or via the Blizzard Shop. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you’ll want to purchase through the PlayStation™ Store or the Xbox One Store respectively.

Q: Will there be a box release for the Rise of the Necromancer?
A: As this is digital content and not an expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack will not be available as a physical product.

Q: What is the Diablo III: Eternal Collection?
A: Players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will have the opportunity to purchase an all-in-one package in the Eternal Collection. This bundle includes both the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and will be available at a special introductory price of $39.99 USD (reg. $59.99 SRP).

Q. Will the Rise of the Necromancer pack be available for play at midnight?
A. No. The Rise of the Necromancer pack requires Patch 2.6.0 to be installed; after maintenance has completed in your region, you’ll be able to purchase and access the Rise of the Necromancer pack.

Q: When will maintenance begin?
A:
PC
NA/SA/ANZ: 10:00 a.m. PDT
EU: 11:00 p.m. CEST
KR/TW: (June 29) 2:00 a.m. KST
CN: (June 29) 5:00 a.m. CST
Console
All except JPN: 8:00 a.m. PDT
JPN: (June 28) 12:00 p.m. JST

Q: How long will maintenance last?
A: Maintenance typically lasts between one to two hours; however, this is a variable that can change on short notice. Keep up to date by following @BlizzardCS for any emergency maintenance messaging.

Q. Where can I learn more about the Necromancer class?
A. We’ve released several informational blogs, which are linked below! In addition, keep your eyes on our front page for more news, media, and content as our release date draws nearer.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Pattybean » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:44 am

£12.99 in English groats.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Trelliz » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:17 am

Hmm, £12.99 is a bit much for me considering all the other stuff coming out in the next few months. I haven't played diablo in a long time so will probably give it a miss.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:20 am

Will definitely pick it up sooner rather than later, even if only because D3 makes for a great game to dip in and out of.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:47 am

So I plumped down the £12 for the Necromancer and it's completely reinvigorated my interest in the game. I mean, at one point I had 10 resurrected enemies, 10 Skeletal Mages, 6 skeleton minions, my pet and my follower accompanying me (and that's not to mention the "Army of the Dead" power which causes a literal army to appear for a few seconds). It's ridiculously fun to storm in with a squad of undead and wreck gooseberry fool up.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Trelliz » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:05 am

Tafdolphin wrote:So I plumped down the £12 for the Necromancer and it's completely reinvigorated my interest in the game. I mean, at one point I had 10 resurrected enemies, 10 Skeletal Mages, 6 skeleton minions, my pet and my follower accompanying me (and that's not to mention the "Army of the Dead" power which causes a literal army to appear for a few seconds). It's ridiculously fun to storm in with a squad of undead and wreck gooseberry fool up.


I'm waiting for the season to end so mine can access all my resources.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:09 am

Trelliz wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:So I plumped down the £12 for the Necromancer and it's completely reinvigorated my interest in the game. I mean, at one point I had 10 resurrected enemies, 10 Skeletal Mages, 6 skeleton minions, my pet and my follower accompanying me (and that's not to mention the "Army of the Dead" power which causes a literal army to appear for a few seconds). It's ridiculously fun to storm in with a squad of undead and wreck gooseberry fool up.


I'm waiting for the season to end so mine can access all my resources.


Yeah, I have no idea how seasons work so created a Seasonal hero and am almost done with all the Acts. Apparently Adventure Mode is active for all seasonal heroes from the start? Having never actually completed the campaign I have no idea what this means so have ploughed through the whole thing, thoroughly enjoying it along the way.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Lazy Fair » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:40 am

Suppose it’s worth resurrecting this topic for switch?

Can someone explain how I do the seasonal tasks?

I’m working through story mode with a seasons character. Can I do the different seasonal objectives in story mode, or are they all aimed at Adventure?


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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Knoyleo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:04 pm

I also reinstalled this on PC after the Blizzcon mess got me thinking about it again, and I'm feeling pretty lost, coming back after years away. I had a level 30 something Barb, somewhere in the campaign, (although I'm sure I'd finished it before,) and wasn't sure what to do, so thought I'd start afresh with a new character.

Rolled a Wizard, but it looks like all my previous story unlocks/upgrades are already in place. Ended up going to unlock the blacksmith, even though he was already in town.

It also feels easier than it did before. Fought the skeleton King, and beat him with a 2 second blast of my mouse 2 ability, so I'm bumping the difficulty up to hard when I go back to it.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Peter Crisp » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Knoyleo wrote:I also reinstalled this on PC after the Blizzcon mess got me thinking about it again, and I'm feeling pretty lost, coming back after years away. I had a level 30 something Barb, somewhere in the campaign, (although I'm sure I'd finished it before,) and wasn't sure what to do, so thought I'd start afresh with a new character.

Rolled a Wizard, but it looks like all my previous story unlocks/upgrades are already in place. Ended up going to unlock the blacksmith, even though he was already in town.

It also feels easier than it did before. Fought the skeleton King, and beat him with a 2 second blast of my mouse 2 ability, so I'm bumping the difficulty up to hard when I go back to it.


The game really isn't about being hard it's about optimising your character and build for ultimate effect.
It's all about grinding for items (I find this relaxing as you can just do a few dungeons at a time and normally get something new that can change your kit) and becoming pretty much a demigod.
You'll quickly have a character who can fly through Torment levels and onto the real endgame which is set building and getting items for the set you enjoy using.

My first character was a Mage with 2 Hydras and my second was a Necromancer with a horde of undead allies.

If you like what amounts to a collectathon game with combat you'll enjoy it if not then this isn't the game for you.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Tafdolphin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Lazy Fair wrote:Suppose it’s worth resurrecting this topic for switch?

Can someone explain how I do the seasonal tasks?

I’m working through story mode with a seasons character. Can I do the different seasonal objectives in story mode, or are they all aimed at Adventure?


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The seasonal stuff is terribly explained.

So, when you complete the story mode you'll unlock adventure mode, which is essentially a non-story, go anywhere mode with randomly generated objectives, 5 per Act. The aim is to grab loot, which allows you to ramp up the difficulty, which gives you more XP and higher drop chances so you can ramp up the difficulty etc etc. Seasonal stuff can only be completed in this mode.

It's really fun.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Yoshimi » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:14 pm

I bought the game for PC on release, and it was a bit of a mess initially with server problems and a terrible auction house. However I got back into it when it was announced on Switch, and it's a much better game nowadays. I really love the game. A great mix of satisfying combat and addictive loot and leveling up.

Now playing on the Switch, I went straight into adventure mode and have leveled up my Demon Hunter to level 70 + paragon 70 since Friday. I've unlocked the season set, and I'm levelling up a 'gem of ease' which will make leveling up another character super-quick and fun.

Also going through the campaign in local mulitplayer, with my daughter at a slower pace.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Knoyleo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:28 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:I also reinstalled this on PC after the Blizzcon mess got me thinking about it again, and I'm feeling pretty lost, coming back after years away. I had a level 30 something Barb, somewhere in the campaign, (although I'm sure I'd finished it before,) and wasn't sure what to do, so thought I'd start afresh with a new character.

Rolled a Wizard, but it looks like all my previous story unlocks/upgrades are already in place. Ended up going to unlock the blacksmith, even though he was already in town.

It also feels easier than it did before. Fought the skeleton King, and beat him with a 2 second blast of my mouse 2 ability, so I'm bumping the difficulty up to hard when I go back to it.


The game really isn't about being hard it's about optimising your character and build for ultimate effect.
It's all about grinding for items (I find this relaxing as you can just do a few dungeons at a time and normally get something new that can change your kit) and becoming pretty much a demigod.
You'll quickly have a character who can fly through Torment levels and onto the real endgame which is set building and getting items for the set you enjoy using.

My first character was a Mage with 2 Hydras and my second was a Necromancer with a horde of undead allies.

If you like what amounts to a collectathon game with combat you'll enjoy it if not then this isn't the game for you.

Oh yeah, I know it's a loot em up, I'm just feeling a bit lost. Thought I'd start afresh, only to discover there's a load of stuff still hanging about from my first playthrough. I tried looking for beginner's guides to explain a couple of basics, and they all just start with "finish the campaign". Although, if the campaign is this easy, I can see why there's so little guidance for it.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Lazy Fair » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:39 pm

Adventure is unlocked from the get go on switch, but I want to run through story mode first.


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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Parksey » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:42 pm

Is this £50 on the Switch? I have the game on PS4 and never quite got fully in to it - largely as it felt good easy and simplistic, and because my friend who was supposed to be playing it with me never really liked it. Think I only got up to chapter 3 in the campaign.

But the bloody portability factor has, yet again, got me eyeing up a game I already own. Will it ressurect the game for me or am I just being stupid buying it again at such a cost?

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Lazy Fair » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:00 pm

Parksey wrote:Is this £50 on the Switch? I have the game on PS4 and never quite got fully in to it - largely as it felt good easy and simplistic, and because my friend who was supposed to be playing it with me never really liked it. Think I only got up to chapter 3 in the campaign.

But the bloody portability factor has, yet again, got me eyeing up a game I already own. Will it ressurect the game for me or am I just being stupid buying it again at such a cost?

It’s 42 in Argos if you can find somewhere with stock.


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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Parksey » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:03 pm

I don't live in the UK, so it's either £50 or some wahoo skullduggery.

£50 for this is pretty shocking. They need to stop just going for the money grab with these Switch ports - surely they would sell more copies if it was £25-30. They'd get people like me, who want the portability, and the lower price would entice those who are tempted but ball at the cost of double dipping.

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PostRe: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17
by Preezy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:07 pm

strawberry floating paying more than £20 for this, I'm out.


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