Diablo III was easily one of the most eagerly-anticipated games of 2012, following up on the immensely popular Diablo II. There were widespread tales of immediate immersion into the game by many fans who picked it up, with it being nearly impossible to even log into Facebook without someone excusing their absence from the world due to Diablo III’s launch. The launch of the game was a huge deal, and also turned into a giant disaster; there were server issues plaguing the game for the first few days, which caused players to have to continually replay certain scenes due to the always-on DRM. Then players started finishing the single player and found it to be incredibly underwhelming, a disappointment even. This frustrated a lot of the fans who waited a long time for this game.
Blizzard is looking to correct that with the latest patch adding more incentives to players at level 60 to keep playing and leveling up. Blizzard noted in their release notes that they understand that players who reach level 60 get incredibly frustrated with how few drops there are and how there seems to lack any sense of achievement. This caused them to wrack their minds and come up with the Paragon system, designed to address Magic Find gear-swapping as well as those level 60 blues that you might have.
Here is Blizzard’s breakdown of it:
- After you hit level 60, any further experience you earn from killing monsters will begin to count toward Paragon levels
- There are 100 Paragon levels
- Every Paragon level will reward you with:
- – Core stats such as Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Vitality in amounts similar to what you’d gain from a normal level
- – 3% Magic Find and 3% Gold Find
- In addition, a distinctive increasingly-impressive border will surround your character portrait in the in-game party frame to denote your Paragon progression, with a new frame earned after every ten levels. Your Paragon level will also be visible to other players wherever your normal level is shown
For more information, check out Blizzard’s informative blog post.