Attack of the Fanboy

Blizzard explains what’s in the update pipeline for Diablo III

by William Schwartz


Blizzard has been pretty open about mistakes that they believe they’ve made with the release of Diablo III. The game which launched two months ago has seen its fair share of criticisms from gamers as well. Earlier this week, Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime addressed these Diablo III fans in an open letter to the community where he promised continual support and improvements to the Diablo III experience.

“We are not satisfied with breaking launch records; we want people to continue playing and enjoying Blizzard games for a very long time. The Diablo III team has made an epic, entertaining, and beautiful gaming experience. That being said, we know that it isn’t perfect. Our teams are working hard to improve the game balance, build on our design, and listen to what players are saying to make it the best game it can be.”

Of the big updates that players are expecting, PvP is still under way confirms Morhaime. “I know many of you are also looking forward to patch 1.1, our PvP update, which will provide new experiences and give you a whole new way to apply the skills you’ve picked up while battling demons. This patch will also build on the social and auction house changes I mentioned above, and the team will continue to fix bugs and further tune game balance as well.”

The developer is also introducing a new “gameplay system” for high level players as well, following their confessions that the end-game for Diablo III isn’t keeping players engaged. Described as an alternative to the “item hunt”, no real specifics have been announced as for what to expect from this gameplay system.

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