A fan asked about a patch with the upcoming Diablo 2 ladder reset, and got a reply from a not-Bashiok.There will not be a patch coinciding with the ladder reset happening on September 28, 2010.
The aim of this reset, and all resets, is to refresh the game. Giving that enjoyment of competition in racing to 99, finding an item no one else has yet, or even being the first to slay Andariel. A fresh ladder as you know is really about the rarity of items, a fresh economy, and the fight through the game starting from scratch. Ladder is about challenging yourself. There are obviously going to be people who came in half way or just don