Monday, March 12th 2012

Diablo III: No PvP at Launch

Blizzard announced that its highly anticipated title, Diablo III, will not ship with Player vs. Player (PvP) gameplay, because its development and refinement is holding Blizzard back from meeting the April 17, 2012 launch date. "The PvP game and systems aren't yet living up to our standards," said Jay Wilson, Game Director. The PvP component will instead be added to the game as a patch, months after the game's launch. The patch will include PvP arenas, achievements, and a matchmaking system. The arenas, according to Wilson, will be "as brutal, bloody, fast-paced, and awesome as we know they can be."

Source: RPGamer
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92 Comments on Diablo III: No PvP at Launch

#1
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
Good. Better to wait then have something half ass.
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#2
OneCool
by: TheMailMan78
Good. Better to wait then have something half ass.
"cough"Rage"cough cough"
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#3
phanbuey
Haha... basically "its not finished yet... lets see how this sells before we spend any time doing this"
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
No PVP No Problem :)..
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#6
[H]@RD5TUFF
Wow, so basiclly they have dragged their feet soooo long they are in need of money for the project, now they will be releasing half of a game and charging you for the other half, fuck you blizzard!
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#7
Batou1986
This is just sad all this time and no pvp. Blizzard should just let Activison take over all there franchises since apparently they cant make anything besides pandas anymore
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#8
Bambooz
Reminds me of this..

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#9
joyman
It looks like Blizzard are going downhill. The higher you climb the higher you fall from. Not many of the team that made some of the greatest games are in Blizzard anymore and this is more and more evident.
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#10
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I just want coop so my wife and I can play together liek the previous Diablo titles. PvP is NOT required.

And I'm more than willing to wait. I'd rather wait for Blizzard, and Rush Valve and HL3/EP.3.
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#11
EnergyFX
by: cadaveca
I just want coop so my wife and I can play together liek the previous Diablo titles. PvP is NOT required.

And I'm more than willing to wait.
ditto
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#12
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: uber_cookie
Smells like PvP DLC :laugh:
Highly unlikely but that would suck so badly if they made PvP element of the game a DLC. that would be so wrong....It would be like CoD with no dedicated servers. wait.........
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#13
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: FreedomEclipse
Highly unlikely but that would suck so badly if they made PvP element of the game a DLC. that would be so wrong....It would be like CoD with no dedicated servers. wait.........
You forget activision own blizzard . . .. paying for PVP as DLC seems as likely as 15 dollars for 2 new maps in CoD.
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#14
mrw1986
by: uber_cookie
Smells like PvP DLC :laugh:
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Wow, so basiclly they have dragged their feet soooo long they are in need of money for the project, now they will be releasing half of a game and charging you for the other half, fuck you blizzard!
Where exactly does it say it will be a DLC? There's a 99.9999% chance it will be a patch, especially knowing Blizzard.
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#15
timmyisme22
All that I hear is easy prey for pirating. Lack of proper multiplayer is rampant ground for not buying it in many circles.
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#16
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: mrw1986
Where exactly does it say it will be a DLC? There's a 99.9999% chance it will be a patch, especially knowing Blizzard.
Blizzard and activision charge you for everything and anything, I agree it will be a patch . .. one they will charge you for, also I doubt they will be smart enough to price the game properly at launch considering at least half of it is missing. FUCK BLIZZARD!
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#17
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: Batou1986
This is just sad all this time and no pvp. Blizzard should just let Activison take over all there franchises since apparently they cant make anything besides pandas anymore
Then we get a shit fest known as Call of Duty. Yeah, I dont think so.

And Blizzard doesnt do DLC. Everything they do comes in the form of a patch. Ive never had to pay for a patch thats not an expansion from them and even then, im really only paying $40 for a cd key. Because everyone downloads the expansions they just arent accessible to you until you enter in a cd key.

Just love how people read their own thing with things like this. "oh there isnt going to be pvp straight away? so youre going to release it months later? Sounds like DLC that im going to have to pay for even though you said PATCH."

People get their panties in a knot too fast when they read something that they dont like.
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#18
Ahhzz
by: timmyisme22
All that I hear is easy prey for pirating. Lack of proper multiplayer is rampant ground for not buying it in many circles.
:pimp:
True dat. I got $10 says less than 1 month to first underground server.
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#19
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Ahhzz
:pimp:
True dat. I got $10 says less than 1 month to first underground server.
I will be one of them, I'm not buy half a game, same reason I didn't buy SC2.

by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Then we get a shit fest known as Call of Duty. Yeah, I dont think so.

And Blizzard doesnt do DLC. Everything they do comes in the form of a patch. Ive never had to pay for a patch thats not an expansion from them and even then, im really only paying $40 for a cd key. Because everyone downloads the expansions they just arent accessible to you until you enter in a cd key.

Just love how people read their own thing with things like this. "oh there isnt going to be pvp straight away? so youre going to release it months later? Sounds like DLC that im going to have to pay for even though you said PATCH."

People get their panties in a knot too fast when they read something that they dont like.
It's not about don't like, I will not accept paying $60 for HALF OF A GAME! It's beyond unacceptable FUCK BLIZZARD!
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#20
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: OneCool
"cough"Rage"cough cough"
RAGE is a prime example of what NOT to do for game content. Great game that ended like "Oh S#!t its Friday 4:59pm! Hit save and lets call it a game! Beers on me."
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#21
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: TheMailMan78
RAGE is a prime example of what NOT to do for game content. Great game that ended like "Oh S#!t its Friday 4:59pm! Hit save and lets call it a game! Beers on me."
I disagree, devs are doing bull crap like this more and more because they know people will bend over and accept it. If people raged more and accepted less half baked games we might get some decent content on the PC again.
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#22
mrw1986
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Blizzard and activision charge you for everything and anything, I agree it will be a patch . .. one they will charge you for, also I doubt they will be smart enough to price the game properly at launch considering at least half of it is missing. FUCK BLIZZARD!
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Then we get a shit fest known as Call of Duty. Yeah, I dont think so.

And Blizzard doesnt do DLC. Everything they do comes in the form of a patch. Ive never had to pay for a patch thats not an expansion from them and even then, im really only paying $40 for a cd key. Because everyone downloads the expansions they just arent accessible to you until you enter in a cd key.

Just love how people read their own thing with things like this. "oh there isnt going to be pvp straight away? so youre going to release it months later? Sounds like DLC that im going to have to pay for even though you said PATCH."

People get their panties in a knot too fast when they read something that they dont like.
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I will be one of them, I'm not buy half a game, same reason I didn't buy SC2.



It's not about don't like, I will not accept paying $60 for HALF OF A GAME! It's beyond unacceptable FUCK BLIZZARD!
@CrAsHnBuRnXp
I completely agree with you. I love how people put on their tin foil hats and get all pissed off about something that was never even said. I hate nothing more than when people assume stuff like that.

@[H]@RD5TUFF
Honestly, I take all of the stuff you are saying with a grain of salt. Anyone with that much hate towards something should be disregarded. You are acting like they took your first born and burned down your house. Clearly you know nothing of Blizzard.
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#23
mrw1986
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I disagree, devs are doing bull crap like this more and more because they know people will bend over and accept it. If people raged more and accepted less half baked games we might get some decent content on the PC again.
Bethesda seems to be doing just fine. I'm sure there will be DLC, but Skyrim is pretty damned awesome without it. They also allow modding. Maybe you should rethink PC gaming because you seem to have very little knowledge of it. What one or two companies do does not shape the entire culture of PC gaming.
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#24
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: mrw1986
@CrAsHnBuRnXp
I completely agree with you. I love how people put on their tin foil hats and get all pissed off about something that was never even said. I hate nothing more than when people assume stuff like that.


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@[H]@RD5TUFF
Honestly, I take all of the stuff you are saying with a grain of salt. Anyone with that much hate towards something should be disregarded. You are acting like they took your first born and burned down your house. Clearly you know nothing of Blizzard.
Your free to disagree all you wish, but not to invalidate. I know much of blizzard, as I have played EVERY title they have made, I am not acting in any manner other than an extremely angry customer, who god forbid expects value and a complete game for his money. . .:twitch::eek:

I harbor no hatred, just anger, you seem all to eager to accuse others of ignorance, when you yourself spew nothing but. That said you are free to your opinions, but perhaps you should judge yourself more and others less.

I am angry at blizzard for the unmitigated gawl to peddle half finished games at the price of full games. The price should reflect the content level! People will continue to pirate their games, and I hope it ends them.
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#25
digibucc
regardless of DLC or Patch, the fact is they should have it ready at once. I never liked pvp and won't likely play this one, but the fact that the game is coming out half done to meet a deadline is very UNblizzard, and makes me even less hopeful for this sequel.

by: mrw1986
Clearly you know nothing of Blizzard.
clearly you know nothing of Activision.
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