wrote:The way that players summon Diablo Clone in Diablo II: Resurrected today will remain the same as it was first introduced in v1.10, by selling Stone of Jordan rings. However, we have made some changes to how and where that progress is calculated that we hope will make the experience better for the entire community. We’re eager to hear your feedback!
Diablo Clone progress for each game type will now be kept by the regional database. When the threshold is met by selling enough Stone of Jordan rings, Diablo Clone will spawn for everyone in the same region, not only those on the same server instance.
Progress towards Diablo Clone is now tracked per game type. Giving us a total of 8 progressions being tracked. Those being Classic, Classic Hardcore (HC), Classic Ladder, Classic HC Ladder, Expansion, Expansion HC, Expansion Ladder, Expansion HC Ladder.
Given this change, we have added new messaging for players to help them anticipate when Diablo Clone may spawn. This messaging will be sent out to all players in the region at certain tiers of progress, and can be manually checked by using a
/uberdiablochat command. We hope these changes allow more players to get to experience the true that is Diablo Clone.
/uberdiablochat command will be very handy, but I wish they had made the progress messages more granular (number of SoJ sold would have been far better); the current messages are rather vague and indistinguishable:
Introducing the Dclone Progress Tracker
A universal progress tracker and Stone of Jordan trade aggregator tool for Resurrected 2.4. Check it out!
I decided with some help from @Schnorki to build out this tool as a simple solution for coordinating data on Dclone walks.
It's very simplistic right now but it will help people get together and kill Diablo Clone, and make the process of hunting him a bit easier.
You can start reporting as soon as 2.4 drops
Please note, there is now also a Public API available if you want to make notifiers/discord bots/other scripts using the data here!
In-game progress messages for Diablo Clone event:
2) approaches .
3) begins to form within .
4) spreads across .
5) is about to be unleashed upon .
6) Diablo has invaded . gazes upon .
How to experience a Diablo Clone walk in D2R in 2022
Experiencing a walk is a lot easier than it was pre-2.4, but you still need to be on your toes if you want to get your Annihilus. There are generally two types of walk that can happen: those that are planned, and those that are not (emergent).
Planned walks are usually coordinated sales of Stone of Jordan, organised by twitch streamers and discord communities such as FGNewb's House and D2R Clone Hunters, with the aim of intentionally spawning Diablo Clone by centralising all SoJ to one character and then vendoring them. These walks are sometimes announced publicly, sometimes they are 'private' (only contributors of SoJ know the region and game mode). Even if a planned walk is private, you may be able to predict which mode and region is the likeliest, based on the current tracker status and the highest progression level so far.
Unplanned walks are everything else - whether that's steady progression over time, random unknown but intentional bulk vendoring of SoJ etc. Typically what happens is a region gets high enough through steady SoJ vendoring progression, then when it hits 3/6, an organised operation will begin to make it 'pop'. To improve your chances of getting Diablo Clone in your game, you'll want to get notifications of Dclone progress status through one of the listed API-powered apps, monitor chatter in the record keeping topic, and keep an eye on the Discords linked above.
Remember, make your game when it hits 4/6 and stay in it. Sometimes the period between 4/6 and 6/6 (walking) is incredibly short, if you try and join 5 mins after seeing 5/6 for example you're already too late. If you need help taking him down, ask in the Dclone Help! sticky or look for offers in the player services section. You may find someone kind enough to do it for free, but it's good practise to give something in exchange regardless. Happy dclone hunting
Known bugs with the in-game /uberdiablo command
@Schnorki has explained the various in-game bugs with the /uberdiablo command in this topic. There are 3 known bugs at the moment, one where progress gets 'stuck', another where it shows progress for different regions and game modes, and lastly a different value in lobby vs in-game. Read this topic carefully as ignorance of it can lead to you unwittingly submitting false reports to the tracker.
How to use the diablo2.io Dclone Progress Tracker
The tool is very simple, and like much of the data here, relies on voluntary inputs from visitors. At least for now!
You don't have to be registered to submit a progress report by the way. All you do is this:
1. Go to the tracker and filter to find your game mode
2. Click the 'Progress' button
3. Select which message you see in your /uberdiablo chat command
4. Click 'Update'
And that's it! The progress level for that region/game mode combination will update.
You can see how many reports you have made on your profile.
Why do I see Stone of Jordan from other regions after filtering?
Because you can trade across regions in Resurrected, making regional filtering in this case nonsensical.
Why are there platform options? It doesn't matter for Dclone?
Because trading between platforms (ie from PC directly to Switch) is not possible in Resurrected, so the filters exist to help people find SoJ they can buy (or sell).