The sorcerer’s had a foul week. Due to a scorched-earth model nerfing of defensive stats, Diablo 4’s magic person has turned from glass cannon to a pile of shattered glass. This is because of Blizzard’s wide-net philosophy hitting them tougher than different classes, whereas not buffing their barrier era or stats to compensate.

So as to add insult to damage, the sorcerer’s new ultra-rare distinctive—The Oculus, a uncommon wand—is barf-inducing, actually. The Oculus provides you the teleport enchantment without spending a dime, changing your evade with a short-range teleport. Nonetheless, this additionally causes it to teleport you to a very random location. As PC Gamer’s Tyler Colp witheringly put it: “possibly it will teleport you to an motion RPG that loves you.”

This may technically assist the sorcerer from not folding in half as quickly as a monster breathes at them the fallacious manner, however in follow it is, uh. Simply watch the video under, courtesy of reddit person dreamknoxville, which I ought to warn you comprises numerous flashing lights and may trigger movement illness.

That is what the brand new Sorc distinctive gameplay appears like (Flash Warning!) from r/diablo4

Except for simply trying such as you’re rubberbanding at low ping, it is clear the game’s digital camera—which is glued fairly near the bottom anyway—is not designed for fast short-range teleportation. With no visible impact to interrupt up the jumps, every jolt has this bizarre slow-down where the digital camera pumps the brakes after every teleport, resulting in a stopping-and-starting rollercoaster that makes me wish to hurl.

I am not alone in that evaluation. Consumer so4d_st commented: “Obtained dizzy simply by watching this clip, think about enjoying hours like this,” whereas person metalmike6666 wrote: “Lmfao, I actually burst into laughter. This shit is hilariously horrible.” It is not all dangerous, although—some gamers appear to love the actual fact this ultra-rare distinctive performs actually, actually bizarre, “it’s so fucking absurd I sort of prefer it.”

Nonetheless, simply watching this in a tiny embedded video is giving me movement illness, and I can not think about grinding for hours below these situations. Sadly that is been made extra possible by different unpopular decisions from this patch, which added a better value to sure Hellfire Occasion chests, nerfed participant injury throughout the board, and had a weirdly spiteful-feeling 2 seconds added to teleporting out of a dungeon.

All of it makes me really feel slightly dangerous for sorcerers going into season 1, although maybe the defensive variations of the Malignant Hearts will soothe the ache. Till then their class is weaker, the game is slower, and all they obtained was this wand that makes them sick.