There’s now no easy way to get your Diablo 3 XP and rank up the seasons.
When the Diablo 3 seasons launched Blizzard inexplicably left in the ability to undertake quests that allowed player to gain lots of XP for doing very little. The first level 70 character started to appear in the rankings in under two hours and we highlighted the problem here on the site as soon as the Seasons were up and running.
In a new hotfix which has just hit the Diablo 3 servers, these cheesy quests have been removed. The removal is better late than never but why Blizzard left these in when they were aware they were going to be a problem after testing on the PTR servers is a mystery.
The quests that have been removed include:
Blizzard also added a lenghty post explaining their “philosophy” on these quests and their removal.
This change will apply to both Seasonal and non-Seasonal games. Additionally, please note that these hotfixes will only remove the above events from the active bounty pool, not the game itself. The events can still spawn in-game and will provide rewards as normal.
We don’t have an ETA at this time for when these events will be re-added to the bounty pool, but are working to have them available for Season 2.
e don’t have an ETA at this time for when these events will be re-added to the bounty pool, but are working to have them available for Season 2.
In Season 1, many players were able to quickly level their heroes and earn a coveted rank on the “Race to the Top” leaderboard exclusively by running the bounties in question. While we won’t be removing any Conquest credit or ranking from players who chose to use this particular technique, we will be making changes to these bounties for future Seasons. The desire here is to help promote an environment where the most efficient way to play is also the most varied (and ideally the most fun too). With this, one of our goals for Seasonal Conquests is to encourage players to try out different tactics and explore different play styles, so we will be evaluating all Season 1 Conquests with that goal in mind and making changes for Season 2 as needed.
Once again, thank you for your feedback. We’ll continue to grow and improve Diablo III with your support, so please keep posting! In the meantime, we wish you glory and good fortune in Season 1, and good luck to those still racing for a spot on our current Conquest leaderboards.
So there you go, at least Season 2 may be a little more challenging.
Thanks Diablo: IncGamers.