Bashiok has updated the Patch 1.13 blues post, basically just explaining the situation, but not giving any news on the status. The enlarged stash is the problem, as previously explained.
The decision on whether or not to include the enlarged stash
size has been slightly delayed. As mentioned previously it would require some additional weeks of development and would remove one of the most requested features were we unable to include it. If it were to be included the concern is that it could render Diablo II unplayable, and repairing the issue after the fact would draw heavily on development resources. Which is also something we obviously want to avoid.
We hope to be able to reach a conclusion and decision soon on the future of the 1.13 patch, and we?ll keep you updated as it develops.
If it’s a major deal, why not just reset the ladder and continue working for a few more weeks?
Thanks gluecks for the tip!