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Diablo 3 - Transitioning to New Social Features and Paragon 2.0

The new expansion and patch update are coming, along with tons of changes for Diablo 3. There are some features that will be removed, a lot more to be changed, and a few new ones to be added to improve the Diablo 3 experience. Whether you're a casual or hardcore fan of the game, you'll have to get familiar with whatever is going to be in the new iteration of the game.

In order for longtime players to transition smoothly to Reaper of Souls and patch 2.0.1, there are a few things that must be looked into.

Clans and Communities

Many have complained about how Diablo 3 is limited when it comes to the social aspects of the game, and Blizzard is looking to remedy that with the new Clans and Communities feature. These two social features aim to get players from all over the world together and make Diablo 3 a truly diverse experience, a bit like how World of Warcraft had been for years.

Clans are basically groups of players under one banner with similar interests, gameplay schedules, and goals who can then come together. They can then communicate and organize in order to make gameplay in Diablo 3 more focused, and the clan members can also keep in touch through the game.

As for Communities, they are more like chat groups wherein lots of players with a common interest can get together and communicate at a casual capacity. You can ask questions, make friends, and find Clans to join in, among many other things that you can do. They can also organize events and such with the features included.

The main difference between the two is that Clans are private and invitation only, while Communities are public and open to all. They're not to be used exclusively though, but together in order to bring a truly social experience into Diablo 3. They can supplement online forums and other avenues of communications between Diablo 3 players.

Paragon 2.0

The revamped Paragon system is yet another feature that Diablo 3 fans had been anticipating. The old Paragon system was quite alright for enhancing the experience of farming Diablo 3 items, but it did have its limitations, and Blizzard thought that it was worth changing for the better. The transition from 1.0 to 2.0 has to be as seamless as possible in order to not hinder the gameplay experience in Reaper of Souls.

Heroes who have gained Paragon experience in Paragon 1.0 can transition right away to the new system. The Paragon experience on every hero will be automatically calculated and combined to determine the Shared Paragon level. There is no more Paragon level cap and all max level characters share the same Paragon level in this new system.

Of course, Normal and Hardcore Paragon 2.0 systems are still separate, so you'll still have to level them according to their corresponding mode. But whichever mode you mostly play in, you'll find the new Paragon 2.0 system to be a more dynamic enhancement to farming. But first, you must get your level 60 characters to the new level cap of 70 before gaining Paragon experience again.

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