Diablo 3 may get another expansion, Blizzard survey hints

A Blizzard survey is gauging interest in another expansion to Diablo 3.

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Now that Reaper of Souls is behind them, Blizzard is wondering: do you want some more? A survey sent to select Diablo 3 players is testing the waters on another expansion.

A poll captured by a user on NeoGAF (via GameSpot) gauges interest in a second expansion on a five-point scale, ranging from "not at all" to "extremely" interested. Given the generally positive reaction to Reaper of Souls, it seems likely that Blizzard will get a resounding "yes" to their question--especially since the voter pool is made up of Diablo 3 fans.

You can check out more post-Reaper thoughts from the team at Blizzard in our Chatty Q&A.

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From The Chatty

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    April 28, 2014 11:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Diablo 3 may get another expansion, Blizzard survey hints.

    A Blizzard survey is gauging interest in another expansion to Diablo 3.

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      April 28, 2014 11:47 AM

      I figured it was basically a certainty considering the events of this expansion.

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        April 28, 2014 12:25 PM

        Me too, also they are still missing a 7th character class and rune words.

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          April 28, 2014 12:42 PM

          runes would be amazing. 1500 extra int isn't really that interesting

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        April 28, 2014 3:10 PM

        Jay Wilson leaving and the fans returning?

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          April 28, 2014 3:12 PM

          8====D - - - - ( Jay Wilson's face )

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          April 28, 2014 4:30 PM

          Man, Jay Wilson definitely made some really bad decisions over D3, but he also made a lot of really good ones.

          It's too bad his bad decisions overshadowed his good ones. :(

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      April 28, 2014 12:03 PM

      i'd gladly take another expansion if the alternative is to wait 10 years for Diablo 4!

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      April 28, 2014 12:14 PM

      Like they don't have it already in production as we take the survey...

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        April 28, 2014 12:51 PM

        Of course Amazon or Necromancer.

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          April 28, 2014 12:57 PM

          omg necromancer yes plz

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          April 28, 2014 12:57 PM

          Yeah they kinda play up the Necromancer's role in this one, but then there'd also be a lot of overlap with the Witch Doctor's thing

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            April 28, 2014 1:27 PM

            Same thing with amazon and demon hunter. I hope they add the Druid. It would be very different from other classes and it's one I never played in D2

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              April 28, 2014 3:11 PM

              I want to know what's up with the dude who sees death everywhere in the act V town.

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            April 28, 2014 4:07 PM

            I'd guess some sort of druidic class since wd is basically jungle necro. It'd be neat to have a necrosis follower though

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      April 28, 2014 12:59 PM

      I personally can't wait until my critical hits do 15x the damage of my regular hits. In fact I want them to just not show any damage numbers at all for my regular hits, and play a little sad trombone sound whenever they happen.

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        April 28, 2014 1:35 PM

        You can set it to only show crit numbers. I've always kept the regular damage disabled.

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          April 28, 2014 1:59 PM

          I've kept the numbers off since D3V. I just recently learned about the crit only numbers so I turned it on. Much better.

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            April 28, 2014 2:02 PM

            I keep all numbers off just because it seems more like Diablo that way.

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              April 28, 2014 2:47 PM

              I have all the other stuff like health bars and numbers and white dmg disabled But I like seeing crits to know what my gear is able to do with specific skills. Doesn't muck up the screen that much.

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        April 28, 2014 1:40 PM

        You can set it to only show crits.

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        April 28, 2014 2:04 PM

        I'm still SHOCKED and AMAZED you're already complaining about RoS. Literally. Shocked. Amazed.

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          April 28, 2014 2:13 PM

          This isn't a new complaint, I had that issue before RoS came out.

          I'm sorry that nobody told me that you had revoked my license to talk about video games :(

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      April 28, 2014 2:06 PM

      Before they do this, I hope they kinda round out RoS. It's good, but I think this guy makes a lot of valid points about the state of it (and really, the loot): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12673847578

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        April 28, 2014 2:13 PM

        tl;dr - Once you have gear better than 99.9% of what's available, 99.9% of what you find is garbage.

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          April 28, 2014 2:30 PM

          Well before that as well

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            April 28, 2014 2:33 PM

            Only if you fail at math.

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              April 28, 2014 2:51 PM

              Nah.

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                April 28, 2014 3:06 PM

                I still feel like a newb at this game but I kind of agree with that post. I find myself splitting hairs over a legendary and a rare for the same slot, all the time. It shouldn't be that way. A legendary should be "holy fuck this is going to OWN!"

                In anycase I still love playing this game, it is thoroughly addicting.

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                  April 28, 2014 3:12 PM

                  The problem is that you have to dramatically cut the legendary drop rate or the player won't use anything else.

                  Legendary are slightly better at the median than the median rare plus they look cool plus give you crafting mats plus give you transmorgs.

                  What the tldr post is saying is that Blizzard should pour its effort into balancing gear that less that 1% of the player base will get. Because if something is unbalanced then you know the forums will be super reasonable about it.

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                    April 28, 2014 3:59 PM

                    Players in T3 and above are pretty much using all legendaries already.

                    The guy is talking about the super-late game play where the only good legendaries are ones with special affixes that enable certain styles of play. The generic "slightly better rare" legendaries don't offer anything special and so aren't used unless you haven't seen a drop.

                    Those legendaries are, however, super-useful when leveling up and getting better gear just like rares.

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                      April 28, 2014 4:04 PM

                      Aren't they talking about introducing ladders with legendaries unique for that season.

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                        April 28, 2014 4:05 PM

                        Sure, but there's no telling what they will be.

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                    April 28, 2014 4:15 PM

                    True enough. The drop rate is pretty good its nice to see that orange beam almost every play time. And the other benefits are good too.

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                  April 28, 2014 3:45 PM

                  This is exactly how it's designed. There are a shitload of rares that drop, probably several hundred times more than legendaries, and they're cheaper to modify to boot. So you get a ton of nearly best-in-slot rares that make your average legendary seem thoroughly mediocre, because they have stats that are at best 20% better, and if they have a "special" stat then it's partly counteracted by the fact that that stat usually takes the place of another stat.

                  Now, granted, if literally every stat you have is suddenly increased by 20%, then your character will be much more than 20% more powerful, but it still has the effect of making legendaries feel mostly overwhelming.

                  I just think they need more gradations in the loot.

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                    April 28, 2014 3:53 PM

                    Special affixes take the place of a secondary stat that's largely irrelevant except for monks going with OWE builds and people trying to safely get into Torment-6.

                    More gradations in loot won't change anything. This is just fundamentally how random loot based games work. The alternative is WoW where you have gated, tiered zones with specifically itemized loot.

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                      April 28, 2014 4:23 PM

                      Speaking of special affixes, I got a hilarious hand me down for my WD. Homing + Exploding Frogs. That's gotta be one of the craziest special affixes I've seen. I am not very fluent in WD, but I tried the frogs and they run around randomly. This makes them hop straight at enemies!!! Too damn funny.

                      In other news, the Haunt of Vaxo neck is also hilarious. holy shit those guys can be triggered regularly if you have a stun, and they come out MEAN AS FUCK and just start kicking ass. haha. lots of fun loot in the game!

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          April 28, 2014 4:06 PM

          Hasn't that always been the case though? Even in D2 expac, unless you happened to get one of the rarest rune words ever or something, the gear stopped progressing eventually. What was that ultra rare rune, Zod? I can't remember. It had something like a 0.00000000000000000000001% drop rate. I wonder how many have legitimately dropped in a D2 game since the xpac release.

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            April 28, 2014 4:07 PM

            Yeah, but we're more than 10 years away from Diablo 2 and people are saying shit like "no matter what dropped in Diablo 2, you would always find something better" that's straight up false.

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      April 28, 2014 2:25 PM

      This current expac was a 40 dollar fix to the 50 dollar game i bought, id like an actual expac =D

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        April 28, 2014 2:32 PM

        Technically the fix was in before RoS.

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      April 28, 2014 2:45 PM

      I'd like another expansion. Act V seemed a bit short for me, and while bounties & rifts are fun, I'd like to see a bit more content.

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      April 28, 2014 5:19 PM

      Wasn't this always the plan? I seem to remember some leaked blizzard road map from a couple years ago that showed two expansions for Diablo 3.

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      April 28, 2014 5:23 PM

      I give in. Reinstalling tonight. Another class would be rad. Druid please.