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Thursday, June 21, 2001
 
Blizzard Pulls Diablo II Patch Features
1:29 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Yesterday Blizzard released a large new 1.08 patch for Diablo II which made a number of changes to the title's gameplay. Now it seems some of those were to be reserved for the expansion pack (which is due out by the end of the month now). To rectify this, they are currently testing a server change to put some things back as they were pre-1.08. The changes are expected to be out in a few days, assuming testing goes well. An update on Battle.net explains all of this and more. Here's a clip on what will be reverted:

Adjusted the Levels, Hit Points, Damage, Attack Rating, Defense Rating and Experience of monsters in Nightmare and Hell difficulties. This returns them to approximately where they were before the 1.08 patch.


NOTE: The increases to these attributes will be in effect in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, but will not be as dramatic due to the superior item drops and the additional Act in the Expansion.


We have removed the global bonus to Damage Resistance for monsters in Hell difficulty, returning them to where they were before the 1.08 patch.


NOTE: The global bonus to Damage Resistance for these monsters will be in effect in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, but will not be as dramatic due to the superior item drops and the additional Act in the Expansion.


Gold Sharing when in a Party has been removed, returning this functionality to where it was before the 1.08 patch.


NOTE: Gold Sharing when in a Party will also not be in effect in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.


The new calculation used for Blocking that places emphasis on Dexterity has been removed, returning this to where it was before the 1.08 patch.


NOTE: The new calculation will be in effect in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

There are still many improvements in the 1.08 patch (including EAX support for the Mac, according to Creative). Read through the rest of that page on Battle.net for the scoop. We'll keep you posted as more information as these kinks get worked out.

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