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:

    1. There will not be self found mode :/
    2. 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 DiabloWikiIronborn 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 DiabloWikiladders, the bliz devs have repeatedly mentioned possible ladder support, and they even sent forth the CMs to broach the topic formally:

      What exactly would you want from a ladder system? For example:

    3. How would you ideally like that system to work?
    4. How long would you like the resets to be?
    5. How many characters do you think players should be able to create for ladders? (Do you think they should take up the existing slots you have?)
    6. Should there be an auction house for ladder characters?
    7. Should there be any special items or perks for ladder-only characters? If so, what kind?
    8. What kind of restrictions, if any, should be placed on ladder characters?
    9. Do think players should be able to bring their ladder characters into “non-ladder” once a reset is complete?
    10. Is it necessary for ladders to be competitive, or is it enough for players to just see for themselves how far they can go on their own?
    11. Why would ladders improve your in-game experience?
    12. 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 DiabloWikiLoot 2.0 and DiabloWikiParagon 2.0 info we got at Gamescom.


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