In your adventures across Westmarch and beyond, you've undoubtedly come across different items, affixes, environments, mechanics, and even anecdotes from other players that have influenced or outright changed the way you play the game (or at least tempted you to try something you never before considered). All these variables can shape and help define your hero's individual playstyle, also known as its build.
But what build are you using right now? How did you create it? And why do you like it so much? That's exactly what we intend to explore in our new weekly segment, Theorycraft Thursday!
Every Thursday starting May 1, we'll highlight a new build created by you, our community. We'll showcase the skills and passives you're using, the items that may have had an effect on your choices, and how this build has shaped your gameplay experience. If selected, your build will appear on the front page (right here!) of diablo3.com.
The fun doesn't stop there, though. Every four weeks, we'll throw up a poll and have the community vote on their favorite featured builds from the past month. The player whose build nets the most votes will have an opportunity to join a few Blizzard employees in-game to showcase their build live our official Diablo Twitch.tv channel!
Interested? Awesome! To participate, just send an e-mail to TheorycraftThursdays@blizzard.com with the following information:
We're eager to see the creativity of our community, and we're even more excited about getting the chance to hang out and play alongside you. So get your submissions in and we'll see you May 1!
Travis Day took a moment today to discuss some upcoming changes to acquiring loot.
Diablo III patch 2.0.4 is now live in the Americas. Check out the full patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes.
Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download patch 2.0.4 until the patch is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after patch 2.0.4 is live until those regions have also patched.
If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Battle.net after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.
Over 1.5 million players around the world have stopped Death since Reaper of Souls™ launched last Tuesday, March 25. To celebrate this achievement and help support your ongoing crusade against the forces of evil, all nephalem who log into Diablo III this weekend will receive a +50% bonus to XP! This bonus XP period begins in the Americas region tonight, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. PDT and ends on Monday, April 7 at 5:00 a.m. PDT.
Thank you so much for being a hero of Sanctuary. We hope you have fun this weekend, and we'll see you in Westmarch!
Friend request accepted! You can now chat with your Battle.net friends directly through the desktop app for Battle.net.
To get started, simply look for the Friends icon in the upper-right of Battle.net the next time you log in. Clicking the icon will open up your Battle.net friends list, where you’ll be able to see their status and access a number of handy communication tools, including:
To customize the in-app Friends features, click the gear-shaped icon in your Friends list, or select Settings > Friends & Chat from the main menu. From there you’ll be able to set which of your friends’ activities trigger pop-up notifications (toasts), determine how chat messages appear, and more.
Battle.net Social Features Mini-FAQ
Can I change my online status through Battle.net?
Yes, you can change your status to Online, Busy, or Away directly through the app, and your status will be reflected in all of the games you’re playing. In addition, if you update your status in-game, it will be reflected back in Battle.net.
If my friend is playing multiple games, will they receive my message in every game?
Yes, any message you send through the Battle.net desktop app will appear in the app along with any game that your friend is playing on Battle.net at the time. You can further configure how messages are displayed through Battle.net’s Settings > Friends & Chat menu.
Does Battle.net support chatting with game-specific friends (e.g. character friends in World of Warcraft or character friends in StarCraft II) or World of Warcraft guild chat?
The Battle.net desktop app only supports direct chat with BattleTag and Real ID friends. If a character friend from World of Warcraft or StarCraft II attempts to message you, you will not receive any notification in the Battle.net app—just in-game.
What are the different ways I can add friends via the app?
When you click Add a Friend, you’ll be presented with the option to send friend requests by BattleTag, by Real ID (email address), or via a new People You May Know list. The suggestions on the People You May Know List are all friends of your existing friends, sorted by how many mutual pals you already share. To manually search for potential friends you might know, you can right-click an existing friend’s name and select View Friends, and then send friend requests from there.
Can I manage how I appear on other players’ Friend of Friends or People You May Know list?
Yes—if you’re using Real ID and would prefer to instead have your BattleTag displayed on Friends of Friends or People You May Know lists, you can do so through Battle.net’s Privacy settings. First, click the gear-shaped icon in your Friends list, and select Privacy Settings to go to Battle.net account management. Next, uncheck the Show my Real ID on Friends of Friends lists option and click Submit. This will make it so your BattleTag is displayed when other players view Friends of Friends lists or People You May Know lists. If you no longer wish to be friends with someone, you can right-click their name and select Remove Friend—this will make it so your names and statuses will no longer appear in each others’ friends list and Now Playing list.
Can I report someone for misconduct through the app?
if you receive an unwanted friend request, you can report it and/or block further communication from that player by clicking the ! icon in the pending request box. To report a friend who’s behaving inappropriately, right-click a friend’s name, and click Report. You’ll then be able to select the reason from a drop-down and provide additional details on the why you’re reporting the player.
Are you making any changes to the Now Playing list?
In addition to displaying which friends are currently playing the game you’ve selected, you’re now able to click on a friend’s name in the Now Playing list to start chatting with them.