Diablo 3: Paragon Levels Account Wide on Xbox 360 and PS3
Following the announcement of the console version of Diablo 3, came a reassuring announcement of the Reaper of Souls Expansion for PC. Among the many features that will come in a free content patch before the expansion is Paragon 2.0. In Paragon 2.0, PC users were promised a first chance at an account wide paragon system. This allows you to share magic and gold find bonuses across your entire account. We were reassured multiple times that these features would not be available on console: we would be rewarded for our patience along the bumpy road that was Diablo 3’s PC release.
They told us this to keep us calm; but, we've been tricked. An alert should be blaring in all Diablo 3 player's new feed: 'Paragon Levels Account Wide on Console.'Today marks the console release of Diablo 3, and along with it, the realization that paragon levels are account bound on both Xbox 360 and PS3. Yet, the PC version of Diablo 3 still has no hint of such an update. Account-wide paragon levels were gifted to console users on a silver platter. This means if you have one paragon level 100 toon, any new level 1 character you start will have 300% magic and gold find. PC users will have to wait until a later date for such an update.
On top of this, it has become apparent that the loot that drops on console are marginally better than in the PC version. Weapon damages are higher than on PC mainly because there seems to be a higher chance of an item rolling great stats. Normally a level 53 item would never roll anywhere near 800 damage even if it was a level 60 with reduced level requirement. Yet here it seems that this is the norm...So while we wait for Loot 2.0 and Paragon 2.0, console players can enjoy a more balanced game that has benefited from our blood, sweat, and tears.
How does something like this happen? Months of neglect. No content updates. Out of this lull in PC patches, rises a buffed up Diablo 3 on console. Buffed with the suggestions of the PC game’s community. We’ll just have to hope that Loot 2.0 and Paragon 2.0 make up for this atrocity. Check out the thread on the Diablo 3 forums about the topic.