Elective Mode Will Return To Diablo 4 According To Blizzard
Earlier today, in a new blog post on Diablo 3’s official website, the developers from Blizzard has revealed some information about the upcoming Diablo 4. This is one of those posts where Blizzard trying to gather fans’ feedback about their “pending” decisions on the game, as well as to survey what the fans want. And today’s blog post reveals some interesting things about Diablo 4’s mechanic with the beloved Elective Mode of Diablo 3 making the return in the upcoming game.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, Diablo 3 and Diablo 4 bind skill categories with buttons: primary skill on one button, defensive skill on another one, and by default, only one skill of one category is available. You can’t have two primary skill active at the same time – unless, you turn on ‘Elective mode’ from the option. With this mode, you can freely arrange skill to any of the 6 skill slots, so that you can have your own free-style skill build.
According to many Diablo fans, ‘Elective Mode’ is the best thing that got added to the Beta of Diablo 3, as it brings the freedom of skill builds back to the game – which encouraged flexibility and creative way to play the game, and this is a must if you want to tackle the game’s harder difficulty in Torment modes.
Some features are still completely up in the air, including endgame progression. The developers have yet to decide whether high-end progression will be finite or infinite, and we might see a level cap combined with a second experience system that would “capture the fun of achieving those really difficult endgame goals and ranks.”
Ancient items are also getting some attention after the BlizzCon feedback. “Ancients as they are don’t really serve a clear purpose in Diablo IV. We should have done a better job of explaining the role of Ancient Items in Diablo IV. We had a preliminary direction to share, but you’ve brought up some great points, so we’re revisiting our designs with your feedback in mind.”
Blizzard’s yet to reveal a release date for Diablo 4.