Patch 1.0.4. first impressions: General gameplay
After a day of enjoying the new patch for Diablo 3, we sit down to share our very first impressions and give away an "attaboy" for the step in the right direction.
The biggest concern here is how long this new experience bar will keep the players occupied. With the bonuses being as minor as they are (stat increases are equal to a level up, i.e. diminutive, and the 3% MF/GF won’t start paying off until the high paragon levels), the system is nothing more than a quantification of grinding. Then again, this might be just enough and although the joy of actually unlocking something is absolutely gone, it is what the community and the game needed.
One can only hope this is not a prelude to the old Baal runs in new attire.