Diablo III PvP Could Be For Me

I have been keeping an eye on the progress of Blizzard’s Diablo 3 and something that is beginning to take my interest is the PvP (player vs. player) side of the game. When I served my life sentence playing World of Warcraft I loved its PvP element and even though I am totally crap I still really enjoy it.

To give you some background, I have never played Diablo and in fact it wasn’t until well after Diablo II that I started to play role playing games such as City Of Heroes but it didn’t take long until I started playing World Of Warcraft (WoW). I love levelling systems that gradually improve your skills and gear. Unfortunately I had to give up WoW due to the fact that they’re real physical people about that need attention as well as my guild.

Diablo III PvP
Fast and Gory Action

The one thing that I didn’t like about WoW was the fact that you really had to hit the level cap to play the arena matches and then there was a massive grind to get gear that helped you survive. It’s one of the reasons that I haven’t played the WoW expansion packs Cataclysm and Wrath of the Lich King. It would be great if you could play the arena as a separate part of the game.

I know that Guild Wars has a PvP system that you can go in as level 20, which when I played it was the level cap, and play PvP at that level. The problem with this game is that I don’t like the battle system in the single player or in PvP so I won’t be going back to that.

Blizzard has taken the Diablo franchise PvP and revamped it. They have promised this time it’s going to be ‘deep, organised, frantic and fun’.

Diablo III PvP
3v3 is just one of the categories

When you are exploring the arenas that are set all over the world of Sanctuary you will take in your character of choice. You will also be able to use any weapons, armour or runes you have discovered in the game. I have noticed that any statements coming from Blizzard have been very vague when talking about PvP rewards.

The company taking care of online play for Diablo III is Battle.net who deal with all the WoW gameplay as well. When you play ranked matches in the arena you will be rewarded points and then Battle.net will use this for match making. Obviously Battle.net will try to keep things fair but after experiencing some pretty unbalanced matches in the WoW arenas I will believe it when I see it. What happens if there aren’t enough players online who have points within your level? Do you not get a game or do you get put in with the person who has the closest amount of points?

I have been looking at getting a new laptop for the release of Diablo III so I can get the best out the game and I think I’ll make that much coveted Alienware purchase for it. That is of course if Blizzard only release the game for PC and after reading some news about the people Blizzard are hiring for Diablo III I think there might be a surprise just around the corner.





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