Grimiku, a Blizzard community manager, confirmed that gamers without the Diablo 3 expansion will still get some love. Yes, earlier today the Diablo 3 expansion, Reaper of Souls was revealed. This came hot on the heels of Blizzards announcement to clean up the item system, and as a result some gamers began to wonder if they would even get these adjustments outside of the expansion pack. Fortunately, most of the content will still be headed to the pre-expansion version of the game.
We want to implement a lot of the new systems and features in a pre-expansion patch for free. That should include Paragon 2.0, Loot 2.0, Loot Runs, and Nephalem Trials. For now, you’ll need to purchase the expansion to play as the Crusader, explore Act V, unlock the Mystic, and level up to 70. These details may change as development moves along, but we want some of the core gameplay improvements to be available for everyone.
So there you have it, Diablo 3 gamers without the expansion will still get the new paragon, loot and modes in the game. However, the Mystic, Act V, the level cap, and the new class will be exclusive to the expansion.