news-seasons-featureWith Patch 2.3 deep into testing on the PTR, we’re not too far from the end of Season Three and the start of Season Four. Blizzard told us this season would go this long; way back in April, before Season Four even began, Wyatt Cheng spoke thusly:

    We generally feel that Season 1 was on the long side, and that Season 2 was on the short side. We want to strike a balance between having enough points in time when we can all commence this journey together, but also allow enough time for characters to mature. Expect Season 3 to be at least 4 months long. Expect Season 3 to be at least 4 months long. While the exact end date is not yet known, we plan on once again giving 2 week’s notice before Season 3 ends.

    Season Three began on May April 10th, and they haven’t given us that two week notice yet, so clearly it’s not ending on August 10th. And note that Wyatt didn’t say, “exactly four months,” and recently a CM confirmed that they were still on track to end S3 in August.

    So basically we’re right on schedule. No worries, then? Of course not.

    Memories being what they are online, you can’t hardly swing a dead cat these days without seeing someone ranting about how S3 is much too long, how S4 and DiabloWikiPatch 2.3 have been “delayed,” etc. Clearly it hasn’t been delayed but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have been here sooner. So now we vote:

    How do you feel about the length of Season Three?

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    So what do you guys think? Will we ever see a Goldilocks season? Why does Bliz resist simply making Seasons 3 months, as everyone expected back when they announced them? And can there ever be a perfect length for a season, or are they always doomed to be either too long or too short, no matter how long or short they actually are?

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