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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
 

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Diablo III: Rune Swapping
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a recent post on Blizzard Entertainment's forums Diablo III community manager Bashiok discussed some of the features planned for the upcoming action RPG. This time the discussion focused on runes and the ease of removing them from items and replacing them with others.

The intent isnít for runes to be hot-swappable or interchangeable at any time. The ability to change the rune is the point of any comments made about switching them around, not that we want to allow easy and free interchangeable runes. What we do intend is for people to be able to try different runes without fear of losing the rune, or permanently changing the way a skill works.

Early design thoughts on rune swapping are that there would be some sort of cost to remove them so a new one could be put in its place. Early in the characterís life it would be inexpensive enough so it isnít prohibitive, as we want to encourage experimentation, but later on the cost would become more substantial.

In addition, the high end runes are intended to be very rare. So while youíre looking for them we want you to be able to use the runes you have without fear of losing them or using them incorrectly. Being able to experiment with different runes along the way to creating your perfect character is more fun, and potentially enlightening to the different ways your character can be used.
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