Darkening Of Tristram ???

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01/03/2019 10:41 AMPosted by DAN
Why doesn't any blue-post appear in the ru-segment of forum?

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The time Jan 4 @ 4pm keeps being thrown out as the start time for the event . . . but can anyone clarify if that's 4pm local time (each time zone), or 4pm PST (California time)?
01/03/2019 02:15 PMPosted by EightballVA
The time Jan 4 @ 4pm keeps being thrown out as the start time for the event . . . but can anyone clarify if that's 4pm local time (each time zone), or 4pm PST (California time)?


I believe it actually starts 1 hour and 20 minutes from the time of this post since that is when it will be Jan 4th 12:01 AM in London, England (GMT.)

It starts everywhere in the world at once.
01/03/2019 02:15 PMPosted by EightballVA
The time Jan 4 @ 4pm keeps being thrown out as the start time for the event . . . but can anyone clarify if that's 4pm local time (each time zone), or 4pm PST (California time)?

The start time for the portal being available is the same for all three server regions, i.e. 16:00 PST, Thursday, 3rd of January...

US Region
16:00 PST, Thursday, 3rd January

EU Region
01:00 CET, Friday, 4th January
https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/pst-to-cet-converter

Asia Region
09:00 KST, Friday, 4th January
https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/pst-to-kst-converter
Complete Garbage Event , you complete it in about an hour maybe two and then never look back
01/03/2019 02:58 PMPosted by Keyblade
Complete Garbage Event , you complete it in about an hour maybe two and then never look back

Did you contemplate that maybe people just want to play it because it's a bit of fun and for nostalgia? Also, from what I recall, the event dungeon was actually quite good in terms of XP gains, so it might be a refreshing change to level up a season 16 hero in there, especially as one of the event achievements is for starting with a level 1 hero and working your way to the bottom of the dungeon.
01/03/2019 02:56 PMPosted by Meteorblade
01/03/2019 02:15 PMPosted by EightballVA
The time Jan 4 @ 4pm keeps being thrown out as the start time for the event . . . but can anyone clarify if that's 4pm local time (each time zone), or 4pm PST (California time)?

The start time for the portal being available is the same for all three server regions, i.e. 16:00 PST, Friday, 4th of January...

US Region
16:00 PST, Friday, 4th January

EU Region
01:00 CET, Saturday, 5th January
https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/pst-to-cet-converter

Asia Region
09:00 KST, Saturday, 5th January
https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/pst-to-kst-converter


Interesting. The precursor event and cultist pages started dropping for me on December 31st not Jan 1, @ 4:00 PM PST. I know because I happened to be playing around that time.

EDIT: BTW, just found an official post with the time: https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/22855173/the-darkening-of-tristram-returns-january-3-1-3-2019

So... it does start @ 4PM PST just like I said in my other post above.
Where is everyone seeing Jan 4? I'm seeing Jan 3. "The cultists have begun appearing since December 31 at 4 p.m. PST, and the portal opens January 3 at the same hour. Both parts of the event end January 31 at 4 p.m. PST."
might sound like a dumb question, but i just got this over break for the pc and havent finished the game yet (only on act 2 rn) ... do i have to finish the game before i am able to do this event, or will it be open for losers like me ?
01/03/2019 04:36 PMPosted by kreecher
might sound like a dumb question, but i just got this over break for the pc and havent finished the game yet (only on act 2 rn) ... do i have to finish the game before i am able to do this event, or will it be open for losers like me ?


It is designed to do with a level one character. Not sure if you need Reaper of Souls expansion though. On the phone or I would google for you.
01/03/2019 04:41 PMPosted by MissCheetah
01/03/2019 04:36 PMPosted by kreecher
might sound like a dumb question, but i just got this over break for the pc and havent finished the game yet (only on act 2 rn) ... do i have to finish the game before i am able to do this event, or will it be open for losers like me ?


It is designed to do with a level one character. Not sure if you need Reaper of Souls expansion though. On the phone or I would google for you.


well, i got the RoS expansion (battlechest purchase) ...so if thats the only requirement, then im good. thanks.
01/03/2019 10:10 AMPosted by Tyvalir
01/02/2019 03:13 AMPosted by StoneCold
The Cultists started appearing at 4PM on Dec. 31. The portal in Old Tristram will start appearing on Jan. 4 at 4pm.

01/02/2019 03:55 AMPosted by SilverFox
Diablo Anniversary Event Complete Guide (2017)
https://www.icy-veins.com/d3/diablo-anniversary-event-complete-guide

YouTube -- 2016 Blizzcon announcing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUuOuoIIOaw

YouTube (Rhykker 2017) -- Diablo 1 20th Anniversary Event: Darkening of Tristram (Diablo 3 Gameplay + Walkthrough)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQqlLpFNLVw

01/02/2019 04:27 AMPosted by Pja
The precursor event has already started - if you hunt down the temporal cultists, and get 7 pages of a cultist's journal, you will get a portrait frame (and a finished achievement if you're after those).
As for the main event, it starts on Jan 4th.

01/03/2019 10:18 AMPosted by Beast
http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/The_Darkening_of_Tristram

Thanks StoneCold, SilverFox, Pja and Beast for the helpful replies! :)

The Icy Veins guide above is fantastic for a full breakdown of the event, and Rhykker's video walkthrough will help you know what to expect before you dive in. If you just want a quick overview (no spoilers), there's also our previous [url="https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/21361560/the-darkening-of-tristram-12-28-2017"]blog[/url].

Also, just to clear up any confusion: each part of the event (i.e. the cultists appearing and the portal opening) start at the same respective times each year.


A blue post. I was here.
So I was thinking about when I had first defeated the Lord of Terror on the original Diablo. Roughly 22 years ago to the day and I was a freshman in high school. The song that was popular at the time was "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls. So I'll be listening to that song and other late 1996, early 1997 songs so that I can re-live that time frame again, as I experience the Darkening of Tristram event tomorrow night.

I'm going all out to enjoy my time for this event. I'm super excited and ready to go. I really desire that Butcher pet. If it were for sale in the Diablo shop I'd spend up to $50 for it. But I can obtain it for free just by playing. LOL

See you tomorrow night. If you don't hear from me it's because the Darkening of Tristram event had consumed my entire mind, body and soul. I'll be battling those demons as I derive some inspiration from Deckard Cain.
With a new character? Omg, I'm a dumbass. I just went through all 16 levels of the labyrinth with one of my level 70s and it was all for nothing. Awesome.
when are they going to fix what you get when you salvage Wirt's Leg?
01/03/2019 06:18 PMPosted by BastSekhmet
when are they going to fix what you get when you salvage Wirt's Leg?


It's not working here, either.
Woohoo! I got my Butcher pet. He's so awesome! It brought back a lot of sweet memories going down those 16 Labyrinth levels in the Cathedral for sure. Thank you for the amazing Darkening of Tristram event. A part of me wants to dust off the cob webs from my original playstation with the original Diablo game on it. I've got it somewhere in the attic. Or I could play the PC version somewhere. LOL

Now I'm ready to hop onto the Butcher on Heroes of the Storm and cause some more destruction in the Nexus. "Fresh Meat!" just makes me feel alive and energized. The Butcher is super fun to play. I've got my cool HoTS portrait and Butcher pet all ready to go for Season 16 in two more weeks. Diablo 3 is going to win me over again. I like how I fell in love with Heroes of the Storm, especially all the Diablo characters, and it brought me right back to Diablo 3.

2:15 AM here. I feel like a teenager again playing all night! LOL
Seems the bug with salvaging Wirt's Leg has happened again this year..
01/04/2019 12:27 AMPosted by psych0tron
Seems the bug with salvaging Wirt's Leg has happened again this year..


ofc. What did u expect!?
It’s started port to old Tristram the portal is there

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