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To encourage co-op, Magic Find averaging will be removed from co-op multiplayer games. Loot drops will now be dependent on each player's individual Magic Find stat.

Also to encourage co-op, the monster health multiplier has been changed from a 75/85/95/110% scaling upon each new player joining to a flat 75% increase overall. Essentially, new players entering the game will not astronomically increase the difficulty of the game.

Normal monsters and Elite Packs (Champions and Rares) will no longer have a huge disparity in difficulty. Normal monsters will have a 5-10% increase in health, while Elite packs are having a 10-25% decrease in health. Do note that the increase in difficulty for monsters will come with a four times increase in chance that they'll drop a magic item.

Fire Chain and Shielding affixes will be tweaked so that they are no longer quite as difficult to deal with

Damage output of monsters will be reduced so that players won't be instantly killed.

To better balance dual weapons and two-handed weapons, Blizzard is giving two-handed weapons a boost with better affixes.

Clarity in skill affix descriptions will be coming too. For example, "Deals 75% weapon damage for 5 seconds" will be changed to "Deals 75% weapon damage over 5 seconds."

Monsters' enrage timers and ability to heal back to full will be removed.

High-end items will have their repair costs reduced by 25%

New legendary weapons crafted and dropped after 1.0.4 is released will be much improved. This does not apply to existing legendary weapons

Invulnerable Minions affix will be removed from the game.

eek.gif Some highlights from the article. Perhaps the game will be playable.

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Looks like good news. We shall see how well it pans out. Hope there is an eta for launch soon.
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Great, when is PVP so I can bother to log back in?
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eek.gif Some highlights from the article. Perhaps the game will be playable.
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weren't they adding PVP next huge patch? I guess it's still a POS.
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So everyone's magic find works together now? If someone could clarify that for me would be greatly appreciated.
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So everyone's magic find works together now? If someone could clarify that for me would be greatly appreciated.

Current system take the MF from each player in a group and then averages that MF% for the entire group. This caused Pub MF groups to rage when a new player with minimal MF gear joined a game, which brought down the MF average.

The new system will eliminate this and account for only the MF you are wearing. So it won't matter who joins your group and what MF gear they are wearing

The changes overall allow for better geared/skilled players to carry more dead weight in their group
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They said pvp awhile ago was coming with patch 1.1 which is a long ways away but this patch seems like a good step in the right direction i haven't played in a month i might try it when it comes out...
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I wonder how many new "hidden footprints" we will find with this patch. rolleyes.gif
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So everyone's magic find works together now? If someone could clarify that for me would be greatly appreciated.

Before the patch, they used to average everyone's MF. With this patch, MF is independent.
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So everyone's magic find works together now? If someone could clarify that for me would be greatly appreciated.

no. it was an average of all the players in game before, now it wont be any more.
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