Diablo III Patch 1.0.2 – v.1.0.2.9749

Patch 1.0.2 was deployed today for Diablo III. Nothing too exciting here besides a(nother) nerf to Monks, this time in patch form rather than a behind-the-scenes hotfix. I’m using “nerf” in the “I’ve accepted this word as a gaming terminology for weaken/balance,” not in the “ahhh wtf Blizzard you hate my class” way, as I’m all for any attempts to balance the Monk. Monk was my first choice on launch day and I took him straight through Normal and into Nightmare difficulty within a few days. He’s 39 right now, in Act II of Nightmare, but he’ll probably be collecting dust for the time being. The more I leveled him, the more every pack of enemies was trivial and boring. I don’t think I drank a single potion until Act III, and probably only a handful the entire campaign. I just never seemed to be taking enough spike-damage to ever worry about my health, and when there was spike damage, I had the bubble ability that shields and heals. When the combat is trivial and unsatisfying, loot-driven, grind-fest RPGs lose a lot of steam for me. I’m going through a similar problem right now as I try to fight the tedious and frustrating combat of Borderlands, in an attempt to finally beat it before the sequel drops this summer.

Diablo III Patch 1.0.2 – v.1.0.2.9749

Classes

  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Serenity
        • Skill Rune – Tranquility
          • Duration of immunity granted to nearby allies from crowd control effects reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Bug Report forum.

  • General
    • Players should no longer receive an “Error 14009” when logging in
    • The “Select a Hero” menu will now also display the difficulty level for each character
    • Several speed improvements have been made to the streaming downloader
  • Achievements
    • All players in a party should now receive “Till Death Do Us Part” even if they don’t have Haedrig Eamon as their active follower
  • Acts
    • Act IV
      • Witch Doctors should no longer receive an error if they kill a Shadow Clone with a Damage-Over-Time (DoT) skill after it’s launched a Firebomb but before it’s reached its target
  • Auction House
    • The auction log in the Completed tab will now display a player’s activity (bids, buyouts, sales, etc) in the proper order
    • When placing a new bid over a previous bid on the same auction, players will now be provided with the correct warning message: “Raising your maximum bid on an Auction you are already winning raises your current bid to just above your previous maximum bid. Are you sure you want to continue?”
    • Players will now receive an error message if they attempt to purchase an item after the 50 item limit has been reached in the Completed tab
    • The “Physical Damage” Preferred Stats option for rings has been renamed to “Bonus Minimum Physical Damage”
    • The “All Damage” Preferred Stats option for weapons and armor has been removed and replaced with bonuses of specific damage types
    • Items which have been purchased from a vendor and equipped by the player can now be sold on the Auction House
    • Listing items on the Auction House from a different character than the one currently selected should no longer cause item display issues
  • Battle.net
    • The public chat list will now sort alphabetically
  • Classes
    • Witch Doctor
      • Spirit Vessel (Passive) no longer clears debuffs when using waypoints or changing equipment


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