Diablo III Patch 2.5.0 and Season 10 Previews

With both the release of a new v2.5.0 patch and Season 10 looming in Diablo III's future, the Battle.net website is offering up "first look" previews of each. In the v2.5.0 patch preview, we get a closer look at the much anticipated armory feature, the new crafting materials UI, a new class of "primal ancient" items, and more:
Players have different goals from Season to Season or game session to game session, and for some of our more dedicated players, there wasn’t a clear progression track beyond augmenting your Ancient Legendary items or completing the Season Journey. Enter Primal Ancients, a new tier of very rare Ancient items that allow you to aim for that perfect set of gear.

Primal Ancients are Ancient items with perfectly rolled affixes. This means every affix including Primary, Secondary, and Legendary are at their ideal value, whether that means the maximum or minimum value. While the items don’t try to guess what kind of affixes are perfect for your build, you can be certain that they will roll with a couple specific rules. First, they will always drop with the appropriate main stat for your class (Strength for Barbarian/Crusader, Dexterity for Demon Hunter/Monk, and Intelligence for Witch Doctor/Wizard). Second, they will always have the ideal number of sockets for that item. For pants, chests, helms, and jewelry, this means the maximum number of sockets. Since ideally you will want to use a Ramaladni's Gift on your weapon, Primal weapons will roll with no sockets.

And here's a little something from the FAQ section of the Season 10 preview:
Q: When does Season 10 start?

A: Season 10 begins Friday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. PDT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CEST in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia. For help with time zones, click here.

Q: When are the non-Seasonal Leaderboards being wiped?

A: Non-Seasonal Leaderboards are tied to what we call “Eras,” each of which lasts about 6–12 months. The most recent Era began on August 5. For more information on Eras, please see this post.

Q: What will happen to older Seasonal records?

A: Starting with Season 10, we will remove old personal bests from Season 1. When Season 11 arrives, we will remove old personal bests from Season 2, and so on. In addition, there may be cases where multiple past Seasons of personal bests are removed at the same time. We will also be doing the same for Eras at some point, and we’ll have more details to share once that happens.