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Old 03-17-2018, 01:13 PM
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Default New expansion, lots of content. Get rid of Elite?

With the next expansion that most likely will have a ton of new content the time to go from start of normal, through elite to the end of ultimate will become immense.
I suggest that we just get rid of Elite. It will serve very little purpose anyways, as leveling can happen at a decent pace just in Normal and Ultimate.

For reference I will point to Path of Exile who got rid of their repeat difficulties entierly, which was considered a great success.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:22 PM
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Things like that has been required countless times, i'm pretty sure Crate is aware of the potential problem and has solutions ready.
I like your suggestion though, it would require rebalancing (for shrines, quest rewards with skills/attribute points...) but maybe not in a repelling amount (that's up to the devs ofc)
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:34 PM
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Short answer, YES.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:38 PM
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I wonder if the new game mode does just that, make it a single play through + farming

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Old 03-17-2018, 01:45 PM
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I wonder how f the new game mode does just that, make it a single play through + farming
that would be shattering indeed although i suspect that most if not all the players would play that mode in that case
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:04 PM
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Definitely support this idea. Running the story 3 times one every char is becoming very old.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:11 PM
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One playthrough would be really awesome.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:12 PM
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Either the new level cap is really high... or yes, it's time for Elite to go.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:41 PM
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There's the issue with the resistance penalty. If they remove Elite, the jumping from Normal to Ultimate would mean an instant resist penalty of 50%. The jumping from Normal to Ultimate would be way too severe for new players.


Maybe making it optional, but getting rid of it would mean major balancing.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:48 PM
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If possible, the difficulties should be a selectable modifier like Veteran is for Normal. I have not much time and I haven't played at all in the past 3+ months. The expansion made the game *FAR* too large in my opinion with three difficulties to run through. Most players don't even beat Normal, so there is not much point to having Elite or Ultimate...

I don't quite remember is Crate mentioned this was not possible with the engine or if it would have taken too many man hours to change this. If I remember correctly, medeirra or Zantai spoke about this during the Alpha.
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