The Diablo III Website has the first of the promised updates on the upcoming
version 1.04 patch for Diablo III, which they say "is still a few weeks away,"
though they later specify the fourth week of August. The post gives an overview
of things they are changing, including removing the averaging of gold find for a
group, shrinking the gap between normal monsters and Elite packs (making normals
less of a joke and elites less of a nightmare), dealing with some of the more
difficult affixes, addressing the insanely small chance of finding anything
useful, making two-handed weapons viable, getting rid of enrage timers,
improving future legendary items, and finding ways to make some unused skills
more useful and/or appealing. Here's the summary:
These are really just a few
of the topline systems changes we¡¯ll be making in 1.0.4, and we hope you¡¯re
looking forward to them as much as we are. We¡¯ll of course have a lot more info
coming at you in the weeks ahead on Legendary items, classes and more, as well
as some interviews we¡¯ll be holding shortly before the patch goes live ¨C which,
by the way, is currently targeted for the fourth week of August.