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Preparing for Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls

The new expansion for Diablo 3 is coming, and there is much that will be added and changed by Blizzard. Various new features and gameplay elements like the new Crusader character class, the higher level cap of 70, a new artisan for transmogrifying, a whole new act with a new setting and a new enemy in Malthael, once the Archangel of Wisdom who was maddened after the destruction of the Worldstone and is now the Archangel of Death.

With all of those things and many more coming to the new expansion, you have to prepare yourself so that you don't get caught off-guard when it finally comes and you find out that changes were made to your current characters and everything else. Take note that the game will change once Reaper of Souls comes out, so you have to be ready for that eventuality in order to continue enjoying Diablo 3. Here are some of the things you have to do in order to be ready.

Paragon Leveling

Even though the Paragon system is about to be changed into a different one, your current Paragons levels will not go to waste at all. In fact, they will then be converted into Paragon points for the new Paragon 2.0 system, wherein you can allocate points for stats that will help you with farming. This is crucial, especially with the new Loot 2.0 system wherein you'll get less amount of loot, but with higher percentage of useful items that you can make use of.


When it comes to equipment, the two most common advice when it comes to preparing for an expansion is to either sell everything immediately or keep them and level up. With the former, it is best if you either have had enough of Diablo 3 and are not planning to play the expansion anytime soon or just want to have a fresh start to find joy in the game again. As for the latter, it's for when you're really serious about the game and will play Reaper of Souls when it gets released.

Since the level cap will be raised to 70 in the expansion, you'll expect your uber awesome level 60 items to then become obsolete. Perhaps one of the best courses of action from this point on is to keep gaining Paragon levels so that when Reaper of Souls comes, you can have a better chance at farming better equipment. The only problem is that if you don't sell your gear now to get gold for it, you won't have the chance to sell them ever when the expansion goes live since no one would want to buy them.

If you're really serious about having a really powerful character, then you might as well sell your insane equipment right now. You can then put 20 million gold into some replacement gear and farm at a lower Monster Power for more Paragon experience. You'll have billions of gold and a better chance at farming well once the expansion does drop.

Crafting Materials

You have to save up on Demonic Essences and other crafting materials because of the new artisan, which is the Mystic. This artisan can transmogrify items to change their appearance and other things with enough crafting materials and gems. That means that you shouldn't craft anything while preparing for the new expansion so that you'll have a lot of it when the time finally comes. Since the Auction House is about to be removed, you won't have an immediate outside source of crafting materials anymore if you don't have any at your disposal.


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