Let’s be honest, sometimes developers do moves that can confuse us, or just plain dumbfound us. Whether it’s an addition we didn’t want or ask for, the removal of something we loved, or not making something we asked for, it happens a lot. Especially when it comes to games that are constantly updated or “fixed” based on what’s happening in the game. A curious thing has happened in Diablo III that fits this mold. As a weird tweet has the community going into a confused laughing fit on why it’s happening.
On the official Diablo III Twitter feed, a tweet noted that the upcoming Patch 2.6.0 would make the Elective Mode turned on automatically for all players. It was then added later that this would only occur at Level 24. If you’re wondering why this is such a big deal, truth is, it isn’t, like in the literal sense. A lot of players don’t really care about this addition. In fact, some think it’s not only pointless, but if it was going to be implemented, it should’ve been a long time ago.
With Patch 2.6.0, Elective Mode will be toggled on for all players. Enjoy swapping skill categories from the get-go! pic.twitter.com/JL2dcgrC95
— Diablo (@Diablo) June 19, 2017
In fact, the Reddit community for Diablo III sounded off about this Tweet, and they weren’t exactly thrilled (in any stretch of the imagination) about this. So they proceeded to insult just about everyone at Blizzard:
“Finally the patch we have all been waiting for! Truly a gamebreaking change worthy of development time,” jokes player Minitell.
Some see this automatic turn on as a way of dumbing down the game, or even saying that players don’t know how to use skills properly in the game. This thought spawned even more ire from the community.
It’s hard not to agree with them, this is a very weird update, and one that doesn’t really serve a purpose outside of…well, we don’t know. What purpose do you think this serves?