Diablo® III

Upcoming Hotfix - Shard of Hate (4/15)

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04/15/2014 04:46 PMPosted by Nessebr
They ARE NOT nerfing SoH. Did ANYONE actually read the post? They are fixing bugs that cause it to become unintentionally powerful.

Semantics, and a matter of persepctive.
They've totally nerfed it to the GROUND for WW barb.
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shard of hate will become completely useless after nerf, knowing blizz and their nerf history
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It was bugged, but from everything I've heard it was a lot of fun to use. I was hoping to find one myself. Now it's just another legendary. Where are the legendary items that feel legendary, Blizz?
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there is really no point to continue grinding then. ty blizzard ill move on
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04/15/2014 05:01 PMPosted by Zeicron
It's not a bug fix.

Hiding behind that phrase is Blizzard's way of damage control, trying to keep the community from blowing up when they nerf something, due to lack of desire to listen to whiners on the Forums.


Basically.

The only reason I started playing my Barbarian again was because I got the drop while playing my Witch Doctor.

ugh, back to Witch Doctor with super OP class legs I guess.........
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"Game changing legendary with RoS"

Yeah, right blizzard. Test your items more carefully before letting them go in the release versions next time. Nobody enjoys losing their toys.
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Sweet another fun thing going away.
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They are making it not legendary.
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Barbarian QQ I cannnnt solo T6 no more :[
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04/15/2014 04:50 PMPosted by preslee
Anyone who actually thought SoH was working as intended is extremely stupid anyway. You could tell just by reading the description that it wasn't working as intended.

Glad for the nerf. Have one, had my fun with how ludicrously broken it was with Tempest Rush, not using it anymore.

Thanks Blizzard, about time.
This. Every decent player who owns a SoH knows that the way it works now is definitely not intended.
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I guess no one seeing this item proc 100% of the time as broken....
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whats the point of fixing it, its not like it can be traded between players, nor can anyone pk/pvp with it, all i can do is watch other people have fun with it and wish i had one but i guess its one less thing to keep me logging in every day, oh well.
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Yes I have one, yes it was fun, yes it was a legendary in the truest sense of the word..

RIP Shard of hate..

Bugged or not Blizzard you are killing the fun for players one nerf at a time.
One question, why?
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I guess no one seeing this item proc 100% of the time as broken....
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04/15/2014 05:07 PMPosted by Leon
I guess no one seeing this item proc 100% of the time as broken....

Honestly all the legs should have proc's of 100%, well at least the damage proc ones.
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Have SoH, I'm actually quite happy with the bug fix. The CM stated specifically what the issue was and I understand that certain aspects of it really did break the game (DW classes and how it interacted with certain skills of theirs). Quit complaining about an item that wasn't properly working for certain classes.
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04/15/2014 05:01 PMPosted by Zeicron
It's not a bug fix.

Hiding behind that phrase is Blizzard's way of damage control, trying to keep the community from blowing up when they nerf something, due to lack of desire to listen to whiners on the Forums.
It's a bug.

The explanation given goes completely in line with what was happening, I've been using my SoH on my Wizard and while it's still good it isn't anywhere near the level of broken on my (no gear) Barb and Monk.

I'm not taking Blizzard's side as I'm not very happy with their balancing either, but this particular instance was a no brainer that it was bugged and needed to be fixed ASAP (that it took so long for it to get fixed is a problem in itself causing all the crying).

Even with the nerfs it's still going to be a top tier weapon, it's just not going to be ludicrously broken with WW/Tempest rush.
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I hope my Monk is getting some sort of boost to counter this. Monk basically relies on this item for both range and AoE clearing power.

I don't mind if it is nerfed, but LTK and other Monk moves need to be brought into line at the same time.

After this change I go back to my best AOE being a 120 degree melee range cone and thats just not cool.

WW and TR were probably not behaving as intended but it is sad that my other finishers are outperformed by this, TF, Fulminator, and Odin procs.
Edited by Lightmgl#1403 on 4/15/2014 5:11 PM PDT
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