When we originally designed and implemented the bonus values for monster damage in Inferno, we were unaware that a bug was causing monster abilities (i.e. Rare and Champion affixes) to not scale correctly with each Monster Power level. While this bug was caught during testing and did not make it into the game, the result of it being fixed meant that monster damage—specifically damage done by monster abilities—was ultimately higher at MP1 through MP10 than we intended it to be when 1.0.5 released.
So, to bring monster damage back in line with our original goals for the system, we’re implementing a hotfix that will reduce the scaling bonus to monster damage in Inferno difficulty by approximately 25% for all Monster Power levels.
Here are the new damage values that will be hotfixed in for each MP setting:
MP1: 109.60% (down from 114%)
MP2: 120.12% (down from 130%)
MP3: 131.65% (down from 148%)
MP4: 144.29% (down from 169%)
MP5: 158.14% (down from 193%)
MP6: 173.32% (down from 220%)
MP7: 189.96% (down from 250%)
MP8: 208.20% (down from 285%)
MP9: 228.18% (down from 325%)
MP10: 250.09% (down from 371%)
Please note that these changes will only apply to monster damage in Inferno difficulty. Monsters in Normal, Nightmare, and Hell will be unaffected and continue to use their current values.
This hotfix is currently scheduled to be released tomorrow morning during normal Tuesday maintenance in the Americas, which means the new bonus damage values in Inferno will take affect once the game servers come back online.
You could get hit a few times at MP10, but if an arcane sentry caught you standing still you were dead...
Casual gamers won again?
At least you can call it "compensation" for Wiz/Monk DEF nerfs.
1) the higher difficulties gave more of a challenge, now after the hotfix lvl 10 would feel like lvl 7 on live. I know what you crybabies will say " o lvl 10 was only a gear check" so what? let it be something to stride for and invest in, not a joke/walk in the park
2) round 2 in the quest for completely destroying the auction house, gold and real money, more "noobs" farming => lower to the ground the price of good items. When finally I was enjoying the game a bit more this comes, yes my fun comes from selling to nublets insane items.
Do NOT nerf it!
You created it for the challenge. All the streamers I watched were OK on MP10 Uber Bosses. I even saw one monk nearly do it solo on MP10 (hi INVIS). I managed to do Uber Bosses with my crap char on MP8. Now if you make them as easy as current MP7 (250%), I can do them without any problems. Where is the challenge then?
Challenge is good.
they should rather BUFF the dmg, but lower the HP.
what is the point of bashing 5mins on a lvl10 elite mob with no extra reward?
22/10/2012 18:34Posted by Revanvery good, almost no one from my friedns list can plan on mp5+ atm, dmg is insane especially when u r not solo and we are playing diablo since May
maybe u are doing something wrong then? TONS and TONS of ppl can clear lvl 7+, but no one is doing it, because its inefficient as !@#$. farming above 4-5 is pointless, even for the best of the best geared ppl.
We play anything from 3 barbs 1 monk , 2 barbs 2 wiz , 2 barbs 1 DH 1 Wiz
saidly the WD doesnt get online much.
We moved from Mp3 - Mp5 in 2 days - Mp6 now testing Mp7-8 with friends all using low budget monk,Wiz,DH.
If this goes ahead you are about to stick the final nail in the coffin .
Increase the Damage scale making mp 10 require the almost perfect gear
Stop The OP DOT affix combinations on the the Elites and nothing else needs changing.
Or Instead of the Hotfix just make all items drop perfect roll because the damage nerf is going to crash the game and economy and no matter how many updates/patches expansions you will not pull back your core players only the Goldfarmers/Bots will reap rewards.
22/10/2012 18:55Posted by IposMaybe if you try some original build you'll get the idea. ;)
I haven't been on my barb in over a month. I'm all about my DH right now so... Yeah.
And I make no claims to be facerolling, I started on MP1, i'm now able to farm MP3 without much trouble.
I just think it's rediculous that Monster Power is being nerfed already. Generally people are fine with it as is.