Blizzard promised to address “feedback” from players to Diablo 4’s latest update after a backlash from the community.
Diablo 4 got its long-awaited pre-Season 1 patch, 1.1.0, yesterday, and it didn’t take long for players to criticize Blizzard for implementing heavy power-ups.
The vamp is making crushing convulsions across the board, and mage players in particular are baffled by the big hit to their class strength. A popular end-game activity, Helltides, has become more difficult, and as the cost of unlocking mystery chests has increased, it has become slower (Cinder’s low drop rate is a mistake).
The experience bonus for killing monsters at higher levels has been decreased, and more importantly, Blizzard significantly damages critical hit damage, weak damage, and cooldown reduction, as well as some titles, which reduces the effectiveness of many fixed builds.
“In general, we’d prefer building-specific changes to be bonuses rather than reductions, but we feel these changes are essential to the overall health of the game,” Blizzard explained. “Diablo 4 is a game that constantly evolves through its seasons, so the mods we make will evolve with it.”
The result is that the Diablo 4 community believes the changes have slowed progression in all aspects of the game, and thus diminished the power fantasy that comes from overcoming enemies.
“It wasn’t like this game was very fast at first, but now it’s a real workhorse,” TheMorals wrote on Reddit. mail He received more than 19,000 upvotes.
Diablo-related subforums and social media platforms have been filled with player complaints about the patch, with some saying they will discontinue the tools until Blizzard takes action.
He had barely passed a 52nd-grade Solitary Nightmare. These patches were rather rough. Many have to completely rebuild this. Self healing is almost non existent, I do like 60% less damage than I normally do, my weak damage has been cut almost in half, and my attack power… pic.twitter.com/vTOGAwrpXb
– MattGoesBuck (@MattGoesBuck) July 18, 2023
You must be wondering what Diablo 4 Devs were smoking when they made this patch that they released today.
– Nerf Crait + Weak, but don’t give any value replacement
Nerf is the worst class in the game
Make everyone more squishy
– Destroy XP gain
What the hell is this guy
Banana Threat (Menacing_Banana) July 18, 2023
Nerf Diablo 4 Season 1 patch. There is nothing a season can add, that can justify the amount of bat crap they just dropped.
They slow down the game even more
No thank you, wait a little season. I’m going to play ProjectD2’s Last Epoch to fix my ARPG
– Dannyfallen (@DannyFaln) July 18, 2023
I really want to play Diablo 4 now, but this new patch sucks all the fun out of it. I crash all the time when changing menus or teleporting to big cities. Server lag is really bad when loading new regions too. The xp nerf is also a problem. Idk, hope S1 fixes a few things.
– Nightwraith21 (@its_nighttime) July 19, 2023
God the Diablo 4 patch notes are very disappointing. The seasonal effects must be really powerful. My sorc was already getting tapped once in the mid 40’s before it would turn on shield and resistance if I didn’t have an ice barrier. Also decreases the crit and damage of Fallen
– Eva like robots (cerulean_tear) July 18, 2023
seriously @employee Team, what’s up with the XP Nerf in Diablo 4?! Grinding for hours just to level up is not fun or rewarding. We want to enjoy the end game content and farm equipment, and not feel stuck in an endless leveling process. # Diablo_better
– Jason (@bucknorris) July 19, 2023
Last night, Diablo’s director of community development, Adam Fletcher, took to Twitter to say that Blizzard employees will be addressing these comments in a Campfire chat that will be set later this week.
“We’ve heard feedback from players regarding some of the changes in 1.1.0 for Diablo 4,” said Fletcher. We’ll be having a Campfire Chat later this week on Friday to talk more about that. We’ll have more details [and] time the next day. Thanks again for the feedback! “
We’ve heard feedback from players regarding some of the changes in 1.1.0 for #diablov.
We’ll be having a Campfire Chat later this week on Friday to talk more about that.
We’ll have more details/timings the next day. Thanks again for the feedback!
– Adam Fletcher (PezRadar) July 19, 2023
This backlash will be the last thing Blizzard hopes to get into with the release of Season 1, dubbed malignant season, on July 20. Diablo 4 enjoyed a largely successful launch (it’s Blizzard’s fastest-selling game of all time), and despite controversy over its always online connection and some server issues, it was well received. The pressure is now on Blizzard to defend its decisions with Patch 1.1.0 and players are hoping to announce the changes.
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