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Official Beta Patch 15 Notes

Beta Patch 15 is going live tonight, here are the official patch notes.

Not a whole lot going on in this patch, mostly just fixing some bugs and minor adjustments.  I did see one undocumented change when logging in.  They have put the authenticator in D3 when logging in.

I’m sure there are a lot more undocumented changes and I’ll keep you informed when the servers come back up.

Diablo III Beta Patch 15 – v.0.9.0.8896
Released 3/16/12

General

    • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans.
    • Battle.net Authenticators have been enabled for the Diablo III beta test. If a Battle.net Authenticator is attached to your Battle.net account, you will be required to enter an authentication key to log in.
    • The gold auction house for Hardcore characters is now available for testing
    • A new quest selection feature has been added
      • Accessed from the main character screen, this feature will allow players to select which stage of a completed or in-progress quest they wish to start at when resuming a game

 

    • The costs of the first and second Shared Stash tabs have been increased
      • First tab cost increased from 50,000 gold to 100,000 gold
      • Second tab cost increased from 150,000 gold to 200,000 gold

 

  • The levels at which character skills and skill runes unlock have been adjusted for most classes
  • Treasure Goblins now drop slightly better loot and less junk (slay them all!)

Classes

Monk

  • Active Skills
    • Dashing Strike
      • Now converts to Basic Attack if you are out of Spirit

Witch Doctor

    • General
      • Mana costs for all skills have been adjusted

 

    • Active Skills
      • Corpse Spiders
        • Weapon damage decreased from 24% to 16%

 

      • Firebats
        • Weapon damage increased from 100% to 150%

 

      • Haunt
        • Weapon damage increased from 360% to 575%

 

      • Poison Dart
        • Damage Over Time (DoT) reduced from 50% to 40% weapon damage

 

    • Soul Harvest
      • Now displays how many targets are affected on the ability’s stack count

Followers

Templar

    • General
      • The non-hired version of the Templar has had its damage reduced and will now deal approximately the same amount of damage as the hired version

 

  • Skills
    • Intervene
      • Radius decreased from 10 to 6

Monsters

  • The monster affix “Thorns” has been renamed to “Reflects Damage”
  • Jondar Poison damage has been increased

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Beta Bug Report forum.

  • Players should no longer receive error messages regarding the Starter Edition of Diablo III
  • Buying extra Stash space in Normal mode no longer expands your Stash space in Hardcode mode
  • Hardcore characters will now be correctly placed into a separate queue from Normal characters when using Public Games to queue for quests
  • The names of a player’s RealID and BattleTag friends should no longer appear as [] when chatting with them