The current design is that these gems can be combined at the Jeweler for a substantial reagent and gold cost (3 Radiant Star gems, 20 million gold, and 1 Demonic Essence)
You don't think 20 million per gem is a bit much? On one hand, that's a helluva gold sink (and we sure need them) but at the same time it's going to be out of a lot of players price range. I hope the gem is a substantial upgrade for that cost.
We're removing the incrementing resurrection timer on consecutives deaths. With the removal of enrage timers in the previous patch and the emphasis on players selecting their level of challenge via the Monster Power system, long resurrection timers no longer serve a useful purpose. It will now be a flat 5 seconds in Softcore.
Edit: Thanks for clarification Lylirra.
Edit: I see the post regarding NV across acts. Thanks for pointing it out Droth.
Everything else looks great and I'm looking forward to the patch.