Im new to the game (bought last weekend level 28 wizard and a level 23 monk atm). Having had a read through the FAQ's here (mainly interested in the console related information tbh) I have a question about the difficulty.
It states that you get better loot/xp/cash the more difficult you have the setting however in the opening post it states that different difficulties do not yield anything more.
Im still learning how the difficulty system works (not played a Diablo game until now). If I understand it right it goes as such (difficulties in brackets are sub difficulties??)
Easy (easy / normal / hard)
Normal (easy / normal / hard)
Hard (easy / normal / hard)
Master 1 (easy / normal / hard)
Master 2 (easy / normal / hard)
Master 3 (easy / normal / hard)
Master 4 (easy / normal / hard)
Master 5 (easy / normal / hard)
So I started out (as all do on console) on Normal setting however I changed the sub difficulty to hard. If I am understanding this correctly if changed the sub difficulty to Easy / Normal there would be no difference in Loot/XP/Cash drop rate?
I see that on the PC there are also levels called Torment Levels... Are the master difficulties the equivalent of the torment levels on PC? Looking at the details for the PC users it seems that there has been quite a big juggle round when they were prepping this game for console, obviously im not talking from experience here but it seems that the PC version would be more difficult and ergo more rewarding than the console version?
One last question. Once I complete the normal difficulty and unlock hard im guessing I will need to go through hard to get master open and so on and so forth? - I don't think my girlfriend can take that much more of this and im only essentially halfway through the first playthrough lol....