Not two weeks since the world’s fastest selling video game was released has Diablo 3 been patched. The most notable fix is a nerf to a Monk ability that rendered the class all but invulnerable for what Blizzard considers a bit too long.
This change affects the author’s own level 34 character of the same class. Just declaring all my interests here!
DOES IT MAKE SENSE?
Games being patched is a long established staple of PC gaming. Although it is relatively novel to see a game patched for console gamers, PC games are subject to far more frequent updates. Even Diablo 2, a game more than ten years old, was patched as late as 2010. Blizzard are well known for updating their games, and Diablo 3 will be no exception.
As for the nerf to the Monk class, it might make sense from a balance perspective. A skill making you invincible for several seconds is going a bit far. The issue that I take with it is that I was never given the opportunity to see just how powerful the ability was.