One of the newest features of the "Diablo 3" update will test the skill of the players.
The patch 2.4.0 has new set dungeons that players will enjoy since they are more difficult than a normal rift or bounty. These particular stages are static realms that test the skills of a player's character.
“They give you a chance to measure your skill," explained Senior Game Designer Alex Sulman on the Diablo blog. "A yardstick of sorts. In a game like Diablo, there’s always something to do, so having something that’s more measurable and beatable is different. It’s fresh.”
This feature may stick out like a sore thumb in the gameplay but the "Diablo 3" update was made to give players a definitive goal to work towards. Not only is it something that has a beginning and an end but, since it is a timed level, there is is a sense of competition that is different from the leaderboards. Players can set their records, go back and beat their own records and have friends can try to beat their time.
Formal leaderboards were supposed to make it into the feature but the developers decided not to include it since it would delay the development of the feature and also discourages other players from joining when the board is filled up. The set dungeons were created to be more approachable to gamers since the only competition is yourself or your friends.
“The irony is that there are several that I can’t master on live, so maybe I’m not the best to give advice!” noted Sulman. “The number one tip is to check your corners. Don’t blast through everything expecting to win. There’s a certain playstyle that works in each, so pay close attention to them.”
This is because each of the realms or dungeons have various class sets and play styles so no two dungeons can be played the same way. The feature was meant to be tough and go on a different route from the traditional slay-and-loot style, this means that players have to pay attention to details in-game.
While there has been some concerns with the performance issues that the "Diablo 3" update, as reported by Segment Next, patch 2.4.0 is still worth checking out for the set dungeons.