Diablo III screenshot
Diablo III screenshot

Blizzard has released class previews for the barbarian and wizard, outlining how each will be changed in the upcoming 1.0.4 patch.

The primary goal of 1.0.4 is to improve build diversity, meaning the team at Blizzard is taking a long hard look at some of the most unpopular skills for each class, figuring out why they aren't being used in your builds, and then seeing how they can be improved - either by redesigning how they work or just giving them a considerable buff.

You'll find details on the barbarian here, and the wizard here.

Look out for class previews for the Monk, Demon Hunter and Witch Doctor soon.

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The improved legendary items are much welcomed - They're so hard to come by and yet most same level rare items are better.
Posted 12:21 on 16 August 2012
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There are a horde of other system tweaks to difficulty (making it easier) and drop rates (more and better) as well in 1.0.4, but all these tweaks concentrate mainly on Inferno. At my current progression it'll take me another 8 years or so to reach that stage, by which point all those who've been screaming for these changes will have all the gear they need and will be screaming for it to be set back to harder again to stop me getting the same stuff.

Such is life.
Posted 12:02 on 16 August 2012

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Release Date: 15/05/2012
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Genre: RPG
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