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Please allow us to place our banners on the ground while clearing dungeons and if we die we can respawn at our banners location.

I am so sick of getting killed toward the end of a dungeon and then getting respawned at the very beginning and having to run "forever" back to where I left off. There is already a timed respawn if we die a lot. We don't need additional time put on based on how far we have progressed.

This would be a pretty cool feature for those of us who want to use it. If you don't use it, things can just work how they are now. I cant think of anything that this would interrupt.

Thanks for your considerations.


Lylirra
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Nov 01st, 2012 11:42pm in the General Discussion board on the US forums.
As some players have pointed out, allowing characters to revive at their banner's location does create some complications and could lead to certain kinds of gameplay that we'd prefer to avoid in Diablo III (this is actually why we don't allow players use Town Portals in the same way that you could in Diablo II). We definitely appreciate the feedback, though, and will continue to consider how we might be able to accommodate this suggestion -- or at least something similar -- in the future.

That said, we completely agree that banners in their current form are pretty boring and we'd love to make them more useful. If you have other ideas for banner uses, please share them!

(On a note that's somewhat related to respawning, we also happen to agree that incremental resurrection timers are overkill -- especially given the other penalties you incur when dying -- and will be changing it so that players can always revive at the last checkpoint five seconds after death in an upcoming patch.)

Lylirra
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Nov 02nd, 2012 12:02am in the General Discussion board on the US forums.

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I'd like to plant my banner on the ground and dance around it while frogs fall from the sky.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/class/witch-doctor/active/plague-of-toads ?


Lylirra
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Nov 02nd, 2012 12:02am in the General Discussion board on the US forums.

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Make that 3 seconds please... otherwise it's a negative patch to players who rarely die.

Noted!

Lylirra
Community Manager
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Nov 05th, 2012 07:22pm in the General Discussion board on the US forums.

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Completely agree!

Turns out we do, too. I followed up with our designers, and they asked me to clarify that the "5 seconds" accounts for 2 seconds for the "You have been killed!" window appears and then the standard 3-second wait to resurrect. So, we're not actually increasing the timer at all; we're just looking to no longer increment the timer for players who die multiple times.

Also, awesome suggestions! Keep'm coming. :)