November 20, 2012
July 4, 2012
Bashiok has made a post regarding long term replayability which makes for a sobering read.
June 27, 2012
Rumors have been flying about an alleged Jay Wilson interview from a Chinese site that confirmed the Arena would be paid DLC, rather than free content in a patch. A fan quoted the whole supposed interview on the B.net forums, and got a reply from a Blue.
May 26, 2012
May 9, 2012
May 7, 2012
In another Aussie-based interview, this time with Gameon.Net, Jay discusses the RMAH and reiterates that it’s up to the players to play by the rules when it comes to currency and declaring taxes. He also touches on the latency issue Aussie gamers are usually concerned with when having to connect to US servers.
April 29, 2012
Bashiok interrupted his usual Saturday routine of extreme ironing to drop a few forum replies about the future of PvP in Diablo III. In them he restates the fact that D3 will not have any form of PvP when it launches, and nothing will be enabled for PvP until they can patch in the full Arena system at some point in the future.
April 24, 2012
The long-standing rule of thumb estimate of character level progression by difficulty level has been 30/50/60. That’s what Blizzard said in the past, but it was just an estimate and a rough design goal. What are players actually experiencing in play testing? Kaivax shared his own experience in a short post today.
March 22, 2012
With the recent announcement that Blizzard would be removing PvP from the game’s launch, many people’s heads turned and caused controversy – thought it seemed that most are okay with it getting the initial axe before release. Amongst the controversy, theories had been thrown about as to why they would cut a dominant feature from the game – one of which pointed to making the Arena system much more robust and possibly to make it e-sport bound.
March 10, 2012
January 6, 2012
November 9, 2011
Tom’s Hardware has posted an article about the Blizzcon 2011 Diablo 3 PvP Arena Demo. It’s fairly short, with just a paragraph each on the Demon Hunter, Wizard, and Barbarian, but if you’ve soaked up all of our previous PvP Demo articles, you might want to give it a look.
November 2, 2011
Wrapping up the five classes from the Blizzcon 2011 Arena demo, here’s The Eliminator’s report on the Barbarian. The intro and first skill description are below; click through for the rest of the report, and easy navigation to the other class reports and podcast we’ve posted as part of our Blizzcon Arena demo coverage.
November 1, 2011
We’ve got another great writeup about a class in the PvP demo from Blizzcon, today.This one is by Adivirgi, who previously contributed his thoughts about the Witch Doctor. This report covers all of the skill/rune combos, basic strategy, Spirit management, and more. It’s quite informative, and here’s the start; click through for the whole thing.
October 28, 2011