Blizzard hinting towards a new feature?

Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 3/8/14 04:26 PM #1
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Now this first image alone does reveal much, it could simply be referring to Reaper of Souls.

http://i.imgur.com/UwnrGvZ.png

However the senior systems designer of Diablo 3 replied with

"Pretty stoked with what we're working on to bring next to players!" Is he really still talking about Reaper of Souls? It get's more interesting from here.

Seems like an odd replay to a question about ladders.

http://i.imgur.com/hxNo07X.png

More hints and talk about meeting they had with Systems, UI and online designers.

http://i.imgur.com/YKvwTak.png

Of course this isn't confirmation or anything, but the Reaper of Souls client does have references to "Seasons" and "Seasonal Rewards." Maybe a ladder mode is coming a few months after launch. It's not that far-fetched.
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 3/14/14 10:03 PM #2
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Pretty much confirmed it's ladders.

http://i.imgur.com/DIddpG1.png
Posted by Member zerokewl on 3/21/14 09:44 AM #3
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I didn't play much D2, so can anyone tell me what ladders/seasons mean to me? What do you do to win one and such. A link wouldn't hurt if it's too long to type.
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 3/21/14 01:47 PM #4
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Posted by zerokewl at 03/21/2014 09:44 AM

I didn't play much D2, so can anyone tell me what ladders/seasons mean to me? What do you do to win one and such. A link wouldn't hurt if it's too long to type.


It's a mode where everyone starts from fresh. Your paragon levels, items, characters, gold, nothing carries over. The ladder itself is basically a leader board that ranks players in how much experience they have gained. There also ladder only items that can only be found in that mode, once a ladder season is over, your character is set to regular mode and you can use those exclusive ladder only items in normal play.

I assume Blizzard will change up the formula a bit in Diablo 3, but that's the basic idea. It's a competition mode with exclusive items.
Posted by Member ecocd on 3/22/14 08:47 AM #5
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If they confirm ladders, I'll be buying RoS. If it's like PvP which they promised for months and months without delivering, I will not.
Posted by Member EnzyOne on 3/27/14 09:09 PM #6
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Physical ladders look so foreign to them. =')
Posted by Member ecocd on 3/27/14 09:33 PM #7
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From other websites, it looks like Ladders have been all but confirmed for the first major content patch. That means in a few months, probably. You'll probably see me on when that hits. :)
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 3/27/14 11:12 PM #8
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Posted by ecocd at 03/27/2014 09:33 PM

From other websites, it looks like Ladders have been all but confirmed for the first major content patch. That means in a few months, probably. You'll probably see me on when that hits. :)


Yeah that was confirmed by the director a couple days ago. Also "tiered endless nephalem rifts" they get harder and harder until you fail. Your progress is ranked on a leaderboard.

That and ladders sounds awesome.
Posted by Member ecocd on 3/28/14 05:36 PM #9
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Ladders will make it a game again, I feel. I know I could start over on my own and no one would stop me, but there's something different about playing in an environment where I know everyone else is in the same boat. I just hope it doesn't end up as 90% of all characters being the best class for farming with no variety.

Speaking of variety, how are people feeling about the character variety available in RoS? Is Torrent all monks or barbs or something?
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 3/28/14 05:59 PM #10
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Posted by ecocd at 03/28/2014 05:36 PM

Ladders will make it a game again, I feel. I know I could start over on my own and no one would stop me, but there's something different about playing in an environment where I know everyone else is in the same boat. I just hope it doesn't end up as 90% of all characters being the best class for farming with no variety.

Speaking of variety, how are people feeling about the character variety available in RoS? Is Torrent all monks or barbs or something?


Wizards are the strongest right now for sure.

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