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As we’re counting down the days until we’re ready to announce a release date for Diablo III, we’ve come to realize that the PvP game and systems aren’t yet living up to our standards. Today, we wanted to let you know that we’ve made the difficult decision to hold back the PvP Arena system and release it in a patch following the game’s launch. After a lot of consideration and discussion, we ultimately felt that delaying the whole game purely for PvP would just be punishing to everyone who’s waiting to enjoy the campaign and core solo/co-op content, all of which is just about complete.

"Counting down the days" is a new one... smile.gif

As for the article, I am neutral to this. I want the game. I want it now.

Wasn't planning on participating in arenas til after going through the story anyways.

As a minor footnote, beta patch 14 went out last night. It has some great improvements in it.

If you're interested in the patch notes.
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I didn't know it was going to have PvP or that anyone cared...
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I didn't know it was going to have PvP or that anyone cared...

there was playable arena at blizzcon.. not 2011, but 2010 i believe

nobody talks about it anymore though.. tongue.gif

"counting down the days"

thats usually.. within this month!? biggrin.gif

i hope for next week, but.. oh well

It's nice that they're releasing it earlier, because they dont wanna delay 1 part of the game. A part people will still need to level up in order to take advantage of anyway smile.gif

Now all thats left is.. releasing, and then updating! :b
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I didn't know it was going to have PvP or that anyone cared...

Watch this:

It actually looks like it will be a lot of fun with some friends. thumb.gif
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I didn't know it was going to have PvP or that anyone cared...

PVP was pretty much all we had in Diablo 2. After getting every class to 99 and the best equipment you can. Which only took 3-4 hours at most on a good day.
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Better not turn into a DLC
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PVP was pretty much all we had in Diablo 2. After getting every class to 99 and the best equipment you can. Which only took 3-4 hours at most on a good day.

proof.gif

As far as I'm concerned the world record for getting to 99 is approx 2 days...
http://diablo2.diablowiki.net/V1.09:_Clvl_99_in_Record_Time
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Better not turn into a DLC

My thoughts exactly dude.

Please don't stoop that low Blizz frown.gif
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At least there won't be any losers coming into Hardcore games and PK you like in d2.
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