In the ongoing effort to improve Diablo III, Blizzard has introduced the new ‘Paragon System’, a system that will give players who were previously capped at level 60 something more to strive for.
‘Paragon levels’ is a sort of two-tier level that engages once a player’s character level 60 is achieved. Paragon levels are earned the same way as conventional levels are and increase the levels as normal, but will also increase the player’s ‘Magic Find’ and ‘Gold Find’ attributes by three percent per level.
Blizzard will be capping the Magic and Gold Find percentages at 300, meaning that someone at the maximum Paragon level of 100 will also have the maximum Magic and Gold Find percentages without needing special gear.
“The idea is that if you’re currently swapping gear in and out for the Magic Find bonuses, you can continue to do so… but gain enough Paragon levels, and you won’t need to anymore,” writes game director, Jay Wilson on the official blog.
“To support the new system, Nephalem Valor (NV) will now also provide a 15 percent experience bonus per stack, applicable toward Paragon levels.
“The first Paragon level should take about as long as it took most players to get from level 59 to 60, and the experience requirement will rise from there.
“The time to reach the upper Paragon levels approximates the long-term time investment required to get a level 99 character in Diablo II.”
You can read the full details on the Diablo III blog.