Diablofans.com has picked up a juicy tidbit from the community manager for Diablo 3, Bashiok, about Rune Swapping and how it will work in Diablo 3. We're expecting big news this year at Blizzcon 2009 about Diablo 3, possibly a release date, and lots of juicy new details about gameplay and lore, and be assured Diablofans.com is going to be covering it! They'll have representatives on the floor at Blizzcon and will be posting live updates as the event happens!
Here's the official post on Rune Swapping in Diablo 3:
In a recent post found in our blue tracker, Bashiok responded to a user's questions regarding the rune system. Here's what he had to say:
Early design thoughts on rune swapping are that there would be some sort of cost to remove them so a new one could be put in its place. Early in the character's life it would be inexpensive enough so it isn't prohibitive, as we want to encourage experimentation, but later on the cost would become more substantial.
In addition, the high end runes are intended to be very rare. So while you're looking for them we want you to be able to use the runes you have without fear of losing them or using them incorrectly. Being able to experiment with different runes along the way to creating your perfect character is more fun, and potentially enlightening to the different ways your character can be used.
He also went on to say that it hasn't yet been decided on if the "some sort of cost to remove them" will be entirely currency based or something else. I definitely like that they have it set up so you'll be able to experiment with the runes without worrying about using them improperly. What do you guys think?
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