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Diablo 3 to get big end-game boost with Paragon system

Blizzard has been taking quite a beating over Diablo 3's end-game (or lack thereof.) For months now, fans have been complaining that the title's end-game essentially boils down to a never-ending loot grind with no actual purpose.

Today Blizzard has unveiled their new "Paragon" system which will add 100 levels of achievement onto the end of Diablo 3. It will become available after players hit level 60 with one of their characters, and will function similarly to normal level upgrades. While there will be no new gear or skills for the Paragon levels, players will get stat bonuses each time they level up.

Crucially, each level of Paragon will give players +3% gold and magic finding, cutting out some of the randomness of the drop system. More experienced players will now be far more likely to find high-value drops.

Blizzard said on their official blog that the change was made because some players would run into situations where they played for hours but found no gear. Which essentially added up to a net loss for the player because of the repair fees for their gear. 

6 comments

  • Vincent Wolf - August 20, 2012 11:32 p.m.

    I'm sorry, I don't get it... More levels without the actual new content supposed to add endgame somehow? I fail to see any kind of logic in this...
  • ElwoodFiore - August 20, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    This made me laugh glad i deleted this game from my computer... In all honesty yeah 300 magic find + all magic find eq.... lol no new items? Youll be getting so many good items you never seen before with magic that high lol....There is no end game..... And the extra stats are just gonna fix their own issue with the inferno mode cause they can't solve it any other way. Games fried Blizzard your fired lol
  • Evanesco - August 20, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    All blizzard does is make games with pointless endgame grinds....why are people sounding surprised....?
  • bigwill1221 - August 20, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    so 100 more levels (10 billion exp each character)... still a grind
  • larkan - August 20, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    It still doesn't address the big problem: with 300% magic find, there's still a bunch of garbage dropping. They're slapping band-aids on when they really just need to pull a Final Fantasy XIV and start over, hoping to regain some of their customer fanbase and respect along the way.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - August 20, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    Looks like Kripparian got his wish - two months later lol.

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