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Diablo 3: PvP Update Posted

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

There is both good and bad news for fans of dueling in Diablo III in the latest developer blog post on the official site. The good news is that 1v1 dueling will be added to the game in the next patch after the first of the year. The bad news is that the team is not happy with Team Deathmatch and will be reworking the system. 

But as I mentioned before, we are going back to the drawing board on a new replacement for Team Deathmatch, something that feels more appropriate for Diablo III.  And as we stated previously, regardless of when we release it, it'll be a free addition to the game. Team Deathmatch provided us with the foundation that we needed and served us well. Hell, it may even still be added in some form in the future. For now, though, we're going to first be looking at new modes that play up to the strengths of the character classes, focus on objectives beyond just defeating other players, and possibly even integrate PvE elements and rewards.

Read the full post on the Diablo III site.





  • Musket-SquidMusket-Squid Member UncommonPosts: 380

    Sounds like they want a dota style in it now.

    skins anyone? paid for of coarse

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  • fivorothfivoroth Member UncommonPosts: 3,916

    This is extremely disappointing. All this time we waited for PvP arenas and now we get nothing??

    Also I don't see how dueling can possibly work in D3. It sure worked great in D2 but in D3 you have so many things which make it difficult to pull off.

    A limit of 4 players per game! We need a minimum of 8 to make it interesting (similar to D2).

    No open games just some wierd quick join option. How am I going to join dueling games or make sure that people join my game for dueling?

    Crazy stats on classes. Are we going to one shot each other?

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  • TheIdealistTheIdealist Member UncommonPosts: 20
    i don't understand so big company! and 6 months now that D3 is running and nothing special for pvp?? If you take a look at other companies like a Funcom with smaller team! they make great updates to our games...
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,563
    This makes me really sad, actually.  I was looking forward to the PVP.  Don't see why they couldn't have released the Deathmatch mode as a "tide over" until the more in-depth version.

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  • evilizedevilized Member UncommonPosts: 572

    I know D3 will only last me for 1-2 weeks, but I'll buy it I said.

    I'll pay once and when they improve the game over the next few months / years I can pick it back up again I said.

    Surely with Blizzard's resources they will be able to fix bugs and implement changes on a fast, consistent basis I said.


    Silly me.



    Honestly I expect this type of lollygagging from smaller indie companies like Aventurine or En Masse, but when upstarts like Trion and battered old warships like Funcom have you beat in update speed and quality you really need to start reflecting on your priorities. Apparently D3 isn't one of Blizzard's now that they got their RMAH focus testing done and out of the way for their next MMO.

  • NightgroperNightgroper Member Posts: 76
    You know, I was actually thinking of reinstalling D3, just to try out the PvP option. Though I do enjoy how it has to be made perfectly clear that we get all this fantastic new content at no charge!

    The more I'm around the forums on this site, the more bitter I become.

  • ThegoodlolThegoodlol Member CommonPosts: 64
    Blizzard should be ashamed for releasing an unfinished game. PvP should have been in the game a long time ago. I'm glad I skipped this game. 
  • evilizedevilized Member UncommonPosts: 572
    Originally posted by Nightgroper
    You know, I was actually thinking of reinstalling D3, just to try out the PvP option. Though I do enjoy how it has to be made perfectly clear that we get all this fantastic new content at no charge!

    No way, they are fixing their broken game and NOT CHARGING US FOR IT? Hold on, let me pick my jaw up off the floor.

  • dotdotdashdotdotdash Member UncommonPosts: 478

    I love how PvP developers get anal about PvP in games these days.

    Regarding class balance, here's something I'd like to throw into the mixing pot:

    Balance is important, in so much as every player should have a fair crack at kiling every other player. "Flat line" balance is not important, however. If one class has a spell that allows them to kill other players in 1 second every 20 seconds, so what? Balance should be achieved by gifting EVERY class with insane abilities that allow them - once in a while - to "pop" other players. It should be achieved by clear and definite structures that play certain classes off other classes (ie. Vanilla World of Warcraft, where the combat was about set piecing encounters (as in, if a Rogue got the jump on you... you died... but if the Rogue messed up, or you outplayed the jump, the Rogue died).


  • ScivaSciva Member UncommonPosts: 298
    Oh come on, this is just silly with the amount of time the game had been in development.
  • RednecksithRednecksith Member Posts: 1,238

    I can see where they're coming from, but I see no reason why they couldn't have implemented team deathmatch as a holdover. It's already been developed, how hard would it be to say, "We've got team deathmatch ready to go, and it will be released next patch. However, we're not entirely happy with it as is and have something even BETTER on the way which will appeal to both PvE and hardcore PvP people alike!"

    That right there would've made everybody happy, at least for a time. Instead we've now got a game 7 months out of the gate with a promised feature still not implemented (or rather only partially implemented).

    Sigh. Sometimes I just don't understand software companies.

  • SuprGamerXSuprGamerX Member Posts: 531
     Forgot this game even existed and I got it laying around in the back of my closet.  *yawns* I won't be bothering myself with their sorry PvP. :)       60$ down the drain , could of gotten some sweet Corsair Vengeance or some Kingston HyperX blu memory with that! :)
  • pookirpookir Member UncommonPosts: 72
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Member RarePosts: 5,484
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    This makes me really sad, actually.  I was looking forward to the PVP.  Don't see why they couldn't have released the Deathmatch mode as a "tide over" until the more in-depth version.

     If history has taught us anything it's that putting features half assed into a game is worse than not putting them in at all. Once implemented  in the game people will cuss you for not doing it right then cuss for any changes you make to it. All you end up doing is stunting the population growth  then alienating what is left of  it.

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  • YamotaYamota Member UncommonPosts: 6,593
    Hm this game been out for how long and still does not have any PvP? Why do people still bother with it?
  • upbanupban Member Posts: 8
    Game is i was trying to find party for hardcore 15 minutes and 1 person only found...
  • LolusLolus Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Launch was failure, updating too, it's dead and it should stay dead
  • TorqiaTorqia Member UncommonPosts: 73

    I personaly think the problems with PvP are pretty obvious if you think about it:


    1: some classes have 3 sec immunity... others dont. that advantage is just silly


    2: the average player has 30-50k hp while top dps'ers do around 5-8 million dps pr. sec on Azmodan MP10. Now that should result in the most rediculous one shot games ever, even after all the dmg migtitation some have with ress and armor.


    3: Aoe will be dominant in the small spaces that are the deathmatch arenas they have shown compaired to the free pvp of D2 where you could actualy run away.. (this is an easy fix though)


    Im sure there are alot of other problems but to be honest i am having a bit of trouble seeing how to get past 1 and 2... 

    Just my 2 cents.. But yes is freaking disapointing to see it  beeing shelved after so long.

    Edit: spellingz

  • orbitxoorbitxo Member RarePosts: 1,936

    these guys need to just release an expansion to keep the story fresh.
    and keep working on pvp in the backround.

    i cant keep doin my favorite acts over n over n over...and with its horrible ending D3  needs redemption!

    ive already moved on to othe rgames-B2c has done an amazing job, among other games.                      

  • Xstatic912Xstatic912 Member Posts: 365
    Pvp in diablo is a bad idea.. Yes I get fans want it but you know at the end its gonna cause more drama..

    Blizzard stated it will never be balance but fans will not accept that, the competitive nature in us is gonna boil over and still ask them to balance it around my "build" not sucking and etc etc class being overpower..
    But then again there is the argument of you don't have to do it..
  • AfterlifeAfterlife Member UncommonPosts: 256
    People still have this game installed?
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  • egervariegervari Member Posts: 2
    Hey everyone!

    Like many of you, I wasn't impressed with the latest news about PVP in Diablo 3. Please check out Sibcoe and I's latest episode of "State of Diablo" where we share our thoughts on the subject.

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  • DaggerjaydoDaggerjaydo Member UncommonPosts: 121
    Remember folks, Path of Exile starts its open beta around the end of January! (PvP is all ready there)
  • DauzqulDauzqul Member RarePosts: 1,980
    Blizzard today is like watching Predator 2. It's a terrible movie compared to Predator 1 (Blizzard's old team).
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