Since the Internet specializes in spreading rumors, here’s a fun one from our Diablo 3 Community forum. A new poster, in his first post ever, dropped the following:
I got some info from the guy who was at the meeting with blizz stuff, two things that i didnt find at www sites are:
- There will not be self found mode :/
- 99% there will be ladders, when he ask them all the blizz got the the big smiles but they couldnt confirm it yet, they probably will @ blizzcon
Obviously this might or might not be true, but it matches up with what we’ve heard semi-privately from sources who know. Bliz has mentioned that they like the idea of the Ironborn play style and they appreciate that some fans are into selfies, but they’ve never said anything about supporting it fully, and they’ve made many comments about wanting to improve the economy with more self-found options for everyone, rather than just focusing on one variant style of play.
As for ladders, the bliz devs have repeatedly mentioned possible ladder support, and they even sent forth the CMs to broach the topic formally:
They don’t ask for that kind of detailed feedback for something that they’re just brainstorming on, since they know it gets out hopes up. Clearly they were working on Ladders for Diablo 3 at that time and wanted to seed the idea in fans’ brains and get some features feedback as well. Knowing that, it seems a pretty good bet that we’ll get an official update at Blizzcon, along the lines of the Loot 2.0 and Paragon 2.0 info we got at Gamescom.