Diablo3Ladders.com Season Starting Soon – New Custom Groups & Kill Score Ladders


Last week a beta test began  for Diablo3Ladders.com and it all went rather well and helped the site iron out bugs before a proper season gets under way. Thanks to everyone who tested the system and for the bug reports you sent, it was super helpful.

Next week a proper full 3 month levelling season will begin. Yes, we are aware it’s not the same as Diablo 2 ladders, we know you can twink items (which you could do anyway when Blizzard opened up the Paragon system), this is a way for Diablo 3 players to have a bit of fun and give them a new challenge.

Based on the feedback from you guys the site also has a few new features such as Custom groups you create and Kill Score Ladders.

The first new feature are the Kill Score Ladders (see Kill Score tab on main front page ladders). This ladder is reset automatically each month and gives players a “Kill Score” based on their killing actions as they play. The difference with this ladder is you do not need to join it, simply have a  Diablo3ladders.com account (same as your Diablo: IncGamers site account) and  enter your BattleTag on the site. You are automatically entered. You can track your progress against other players as the ladder displays the rise and fall of your daily rank. Each month’s Kill Score is archived so you can keep a track of your own scores.

Kill Scores are worked out with some mathematical trickery taking into account the difference between Hardcore and Softcore kills and Elite Kills.

Diablo3Ladders.com Monthly Kill Score Ladder

The second new feature are Groups. Groups allow you to create your own group of players/guild/friends/country companions that you play with or associate with on forums for example.  Group tables show how each player in the group compares on stats with each other.

Each group also has a “shoutbox” where members of that group can contact and share comments with each other.

Anyone can set up a Group so if you have regular playing buddies, perhaps want all Swedish players in your group, or you have a guild or forum group, then set one up and get your mates to join. The person who sets up the Group has admin rights to control the group and will determine who can join once someone requests to join. Players can send a request to the Admin of any group by hitting “join group”. Admins can also assign other group members to be moderators of the group to help with any applications that come in.

Diablo3Ladders.com Groups

There is a lot more that will be added based on further feedback, but for now, to get things started, either join the first Diablo3Ladders.com season which starts next Wedbesday (17 October), register  and enter your BattleTag to take part in the monthly Kill Score Ladders or create your own group.

Any suggestions your have please leave them in the comments.

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  1. how long before ladders get patched in?

    • never ever forever

      • That’s why Blizzard made the profiles public and so fans can create UI’s and import the data to create ladders @ rankings the way they like it.

        We already have some excellent web rankings like HC and Paragon ladder systems.

        Blizzard did their job to open up the players profiles, the rest is up to the players.

        So where is this tool for TL2 ? Oh I see … they don’t have it… (like all the rest)…

        • Because they don’t need it. It’s a different game, not competitive. Why do you feel you have to bash on TL2 on this fansite? Are you a little insecure about your game choices?

        • that’s also why Blizzard made D3 with skill points and manual stat points so players could build characters “the way they like it.”

  2. Honestly, while I like the community making an effort, its sad that they need to do this at all, blizzard really needs to start listening, fast.

    • Blizzard didn’t listen to the community on a lot of issues but there is fun to be had through community efforts like this, the groups especially where players can check out stats and characters easily with people they play with. Perhaps groups of players vs other groups in a table too?

      The levelling ladders may not be for everyone, but it’s another way to play the game, even with an ALT. The Kill Score Ladders are quite interesting as they reset each month and they are automatic. You can also get all the usual stats on the site through the Global stats drop-down menu if you’re wanting to see what other players are up to.

      As passionate fans of Diablo 3, we want to do everything we can do with what is available to us to keep things interesting for those who are wanting to get the most from the game. This is a bit of fun and we hope some players enjoy it 🙂

      • Jeez, I wish I could be that positive rushster, but I haven’t even touched this game since a few months after launch and I keep trying to post and keep up with this game… well because I have been following this game daily for 4 years, listening to every podcast on my way to and back from school and work and after I stopped playing I just couldn’t stop going to this site, and I agree that these ladders are a great community effort and a fine idea, but I personally wouldn’t really bother participating in them because I never even tried once (after a decade thats quite a bit of not even bothering) to race on ladders in d2, the economy/character reset was actually what I liked the most about ladders, it was the game basically saying “reset, time to try a new build, get new items, reset the economy etc. In some ways it was frustrating but in others it kept the game from dieing, if I had played a 99 for 8 years I would have quit way sooner.

        Oh gosh, now im rambling, sorry lol.

      • It’s just too bad they did not allow modding of this game. They’d have many more players who were passionate about the series involved right now. Community building starts with the company, and they have made every effort to cut those stems off.

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  4. Guys, that looks pretty awesome. Compliments 🙂 I haven’t played D3 in 3 months and don’t think I will for a long time, but this looks really nice!

  5. Kill Score Ladders are a great idea. 🙂

  6. Boned#1531 has 1337 Elite Kills. Whoa!

  7. Cant register – sadly
    Error:
    Page loads, password fields empty, no results.
    Tried FF and chrome

    Ps. Europe if that matters

  8. hanzo, we found a but. Use http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/register.php to register for now. Account will work on ladders while we fix the bug.

  9. Ladders were in D2 as well. People actually cared about ladders because it was a big thing. If this truly is a monthly reset, then this is all about a 5 minute claim to fame. Nobody will care about being on top. It will be cool for the first couple of months, and then nobody will remember who did what. Monthly ladders go in with blizzard’s new principles in which heavily reward casual players to make them feel good, and generally insulting people’s intelligence. Most likely botters will be on the top of the ladders anyhow. This game has always been about how well you develop, what you can get away with, and how much real money you can profit.

  10. Can’t log in as I need my activation code but I didn’t receive any, even in my junk mail. Also, the support email doesn’t even exist.

    • Greencap. If your user reg confirmation mail did not arrive (we have had a few probs with the login over past 48 hours) You can get it resent via the forums.

      The account is one and the same.

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