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DoctorFinger 03-12-2012 07:26 AM

Diablo III: Good News & Bad News
 

As the title suggests, there's good news and bad news for fans of Diablo III. We'll start off with the bad news. When it finally ships, Diablo III won't include player vs player arenas. Blizzard hopes to patch PvP back into the game sometime after it ships, but for now it's out. PvP isn't generally considered a core part of the Diablo experience, but there are a lot of dedicated adherents, and they'll be none too happy about this news.

Now onto the good news. PvP is being dropped because the core single player/co-op content is "just about complete." No release dates were announced, but since this is official word that the core content is so close to completion we may get one sooner rather than later. So if you've been jonesing for your D3 fix, your wait may soon be over.

Sources - Diablo 3 blog; RPS

Reverant 03-12-2012 07:45 AM

Cynically: "When it's done" is now "When the parts that make money are done"!

Mike Kelehan 03-12-2012 07:47 AM

I'm sure this will disappoint some people, but I won't touch PvP until I max out a character and finish the highest difficulty level, so they can take some extra time for that.

Stmfuller 03-12-2012 07:48 AM

Is this kind of how quake 2 didn't come with multiplayer originally?

bean 03-12-2012 07:54 AM

I never liked PvP in Diablo, so I don't care that much. I'm also not that big a fan of the dungeon-crawler anymore as the itch it scratched (character progression) is taken care of in genres with better gameplay IMO.

My brother is a huge dungeon-crawler fan though, so I expect I'll be playing and enjoying it. I'm just nearly as excited as the rest of the world.

Squidbot 03-12-2012 07:58 AM

I'm astonished by how many people (Kids in MMOs I've played recently) think D3 is an MMO.

muddi900 03-12-2012 08:27 AM

Diablo had PvP?

Taerar 03-12-2012 08:52 AM

I don't care about the PVP either. Hopefully we see this before October, but I bet that will be the release month.

violent 03-12-2012 09:03 AM

I want ears but they can wait.

Karmakin 03-12-2012 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mortis (Post 972205)
I don't care about the PVP either. Hopefully we see this before October, but I bet that will be the release month.

Long before October I think. Actually, I think we'll see it before May. (Or early in May)

Widgetcraft 03-12-2012 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddi900 (Post 972187)
Diablo had PvP?

Yeah, but I always considered it something of a joke. Not a big deal at all to see it gone.

CappinCanuck 03-12-2012 10:12 AM

I'm in no rush to play it. I'll be waiting until they patch in PvP and hopefully the game is at a discount.

Narradisall 03-12-2012 10:18 AM

No snide comments about how they might be patching it in as another 3rd of a game? For shame!

Hawkzombie 03-12-2012 10:20 AM

I hated the PvP in Diablo 2, because people would just (if you played a certain way) come in to your world to grief you. Dunno how it'll be in D3, but it was the worst feature of D2, and a main reason I never played on any ladders.

Uatu 03-12-2012 10:33 AM

This is all good news.

Suave Peanut 03-12-2012 10:33 AM

As long as they don't try to charge me extra for it. I'm already buying two $60 copies.

Klunka 03-12-2012 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctorFinger (Post 972154)
We'll start off with the bad news. When it finally ships, Diablo III won't include player vs player arenas. Blizzard hopes to patch PvP back into the game sometime after it ships, but for now it's out. PvP isn't generally considered a core part of the Diablo experience, but there are a lot of dedicated adherents, and they'll be none too happy about this news.

Sounds to me like the normal PvP is actually still in it, but that the arenas will not be in it.

SonofSeth 03-12-2012 12:56 PM

What all of this is showing me is that i have to stop reading Diablo 3 stories. No, I should have stopped 6 months ago when I first decided it was a good idea.

I just can't, I want it too much and no amount of perceived bad news can lower my enthusiasm.

Mass Effect 3 will help this week, but what will i do next week?

Goronmon 03-12-2012 01:16 PM

I'll take this if it means the game is released sooner rather than later.

MagGnome 03-12-2012 01:33 PM

Wait, this isn't about Torchlight 2. What the heck? :p


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