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Era Leaderboards Archive with Season Three

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  1. Flux

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    [caption id="attachment_383532" align="alignright" width="350"][​IMG] Leaf should be turning brown...[/caption]After days of confusion and annoyance by some players over Blizzard's plans not to archive the Era 3 leaderboard when Season 3 ended and all the Seasonal characters merged back into the general population... Blizzard has announced that they posted old info by accident. According to the updated FAQ, the current non-season (Era) leaderboards will lock/close/end when S3 does, and a new S4 Era leaderboard will go live.

    Era Leaderboards Archive with Season Three:

    Looks like blue clarified my question. The original announcement was misleading. This is good news well done =)
    Nevalistis: So sorry for the confusion!

    We checked and realized we'd included some out-of-date Era rollover info by accident, and we've since adjusted our Season 3 Ending and First Look - Season 4 blogs.[source]http://www.diabloii.net/blizzard-tracker/devthread/us/18300178535[/source]


    What's that updated FAQ say?

    Q: When are the non-Seasonal Leaderboards being wiped?
    A: Non-Seasonal Leaderboards are tied to what we call “Eras.” We currently anticipate the next wipe to coincide with the end of Season 3. Once the Era ends, the next Era will begin immediately, although this may not be the case for future Seasons.[source]http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/19824753[/source]


    As our previous article on this issue demonstrated by comparing the actual Leaderboard ranks, aside from solo Monks, the Seasonal leaderboards only enjoyed an advantage in the top 10 or 20 ranks, and Era vs. Season was basically even below the top #50 or so. And arguably, that was due entirely to most of the most active/grinding players being Seasonal, rather than a gear advantage powerful enough to outweigh the Paragon Points advantage enjoyed by non-seasonal players.

    That said, it seemed janky to merge Season 3 chars into the ongoing Era 3 leaderboards, for just a few days until they ended with the launch of Patch 2.3, so this archiving seems a wiser decision.
    Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
     
  2. Darkmere

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    Would it have been THAT much harder to just say "Sure, we can rollover eras with the end of the season" instead of blaming every reversed design decision on an "error" or "bugfix"?
     

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