Diablo 3 Sacrifices PvP To Be Able To Launch Soon

The good news is that Diablo 3 is days away from being ready for release. The bad news is, Blizzard had to sacrifice PvP in order to do so.

"As we're counting down the days until we're ready to announce a release date for Diablo III," the company explained on the game's official blog. "We've come to realize that the PvP game and systems aren't yet living up to our standards.

As a result, Blizzard "made the difficult decision to hold back the PvP Arena system and release it in a patch following the game's launch."

"After a lot of consideration and discussion, we ultimately felt that delaying the whole game purely for PvP would just be punishing to everyone who's waiting to enjoy the campaign and core solo/co-op content, all of which is just about complete."

When the PvP patch is ultimately ready, it will add multiple Arena maps with themed locations and layouts, PvP-centric achievements, and a matchmaking system that will help players get into fairly matched games quickly and easily.

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Super Epic Fail

Not having PvP? Have the designers not even played Diablo II? $60 bucks says and improved Diablo II LOD would be better than Diablo 3. Super epic fail of many things I read about this game. Any game designer that sacrifices game quality for a release date should just stop making games. It shouldn't be about making money and releasing it as soon as possible. It should be about making a great game and then the bonuses of success follow that. - Doug Rochford

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uhm.. they sacrify it FOR game quality, not for the release date. imagine the shitstorm if the pvp is totally fubar! Over 10 years of development and and half-baken pvp part? what for? They shall bring it to a perfect state, then release it. It's not gone!

Pvp In Fun games.

Player vs Player is really bad idea in rpg's.
Just look at WoW, was a great game. Then they made a huge portion of it pvp and the skills and such were altered because pvpers bitched to much. It changed the dynamic of raids and made them suck even more.
Alot less content came out to have fun with because they also focues on pvp battlegrounds instead of actual fun content .
Please do not add pvp to Diablo 3, Focus on expansions and fun story exploring to do and stuff ppl can put their heads to and help each other. Not who has a bigger dick then the other person and can press a mouse button at each other faster.
Want to pvp go buy Battlefield 3.
Keep D3 fun

Correction

It should be..."One of the posts I couldn't even understand" not "One post I couldn't even understand." Looks like you need to go back to school too. :)

Holy Crap....are you a grammar Nazi?

C'mon man....we are all here just to comment on things. If you don't understand just don't read it. No need to bitch and moan and tell people what to do. Maybe (key word being maybe so I am not telling or directing you to do it) you should go learn some manners. Actually it is highly advisable that you do. :)

Arena PvP

They removed anytime PvP to implement the extremely poor system of Arena PvP from WoW. Now they're wondering why it isn't fun. If you were waiting for a friend to do something out of game and didn't want to continue playing without him, you could basically duel others in the game for fun. Now it's all designed around needing the best gear possible to be competitive just so people use their real money auction house.

Rekon

I rekon, nearly a week or so behind. But honestly, why are they even investing any time at all in the competitive multiplayer. Who gives a crap, nobody ever played Diablo for the multiplayer. That concept is just stupid. It's always been about, leveling your character, loot, leveling another character, playing with friends, and loot. Stop trying to make it in the world of Diablocraft. They already butchered the shit out of the Warcraft franchise and made it so dam boring and generic that it is just a joke that will not die already.

top dog

Your an idiot, competitive multiplayer? Why do you think all those chinese weapon sellers popped up sellings items, gold, gem, runes, ect? Kids were co-cocoa nuts for that shit, so they could go into a pvp room and show how bad ass their paid characters were... You also contradict yourself when you say Diablo was never a multiplayer game people wanted to play. Are you kidding me? Diablo "was" a multiplayer game, and playing solo was very boring without friends.

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