Diablo III PvP goes live 
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Yolanda Green
February 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

D3 patch

Diablo III’s patch 1.0.7 has gone live, adding the structured competitive combat system, otherwise known as PvP, or playing against other gamers instead of AI. Many might not be convinced that this feature could salvage the game, but Blizzard has done some amazing things with PvP in their other games.

Diablo III’s PvP is very much still in the early stages, since it only supports four-player free for all. This is great and all, but I think bigger battle arenas ro team based PvP will be a lot more exciting. The feature introduced today however, is called “Brawling” and this is how it works:

- Brawls can be initiated by speaking with Nek the Brawler, a new NPC located in each Act hub.

  • Speaking with Nek will transport you and your party to the Scorched Chapel, a new zone featuring four different areas: the church, the graveyard, the river, and the lake
  • The Scorched Chapel currently supports up to four players in a Free-For-All format, which means you can battle your friends either one-on-one, three-player FFA, or full four-player FFA
  • Death is not permanent in the brawling world (not even for Hardcore characters) nor will players take any durability damage from PvP combat
  • To leave the Scorched Chapel, players can take the exit portal or use their Town Portal ability

- Demon Hunters, Witch Doctors, and Wizards receive a 30% damage reduction while in the Scorched Chapel

- Barbarians and Monks receive an additional 5% damage reduction (in addition to the 30% they inherently receive, for a total of 35%) while in the Scorched Chapel

For the full patch notes on things that’s not PvP, check out this link.

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  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    *yawn* too little too late and besides, the people with lots of spare money to throw around are going to have the best weapons and armour anyway.

    This will just mean those of us (read me) who can’t afford to spend real cash on ingame items should simply then just stay away from any form of public PvP. This kind of defeats the point.

    Pay-to-win sucks

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      LOL still sour?

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Still sour? STILL SOUR!?

        Sour is NOT the word I would use for the utter dissappointment I feel for this game.

        Mortified more like!

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Still sour? STILL SOUR!?

        Sour is NOT the word I would use for the utter dissappointment I feel for this game.

        Mortified more like!

        • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

          TOTALLY AGREED. Blizzard really sold it to us the month running up to the release. The hype, the anticipation of going back to defeat Diablo after the great game that was Diablo 2…….and we got this steaming pile if Brachiosaurus dung. Sour doesnt BEGIN.

          • loftie

            The best thing about my D3 Collectors edition? Everything except the actual game LOL! screw this patch. My furious click finger will never grace the crappy dungeons of sanctuary ever again!

          • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

            Torchlight 2 bro… nuff said :D

          • Wyzak

            Yep Torchlight 2 is just epic :D Path of Exile is also good fun!

          • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

            yeah ive been hearing about path of exile, will look into it when i get a gap again, too much time on wasteland and DayZ :P

          • Wyzak

            The original Wasteland?

    • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

      HAHAHA! Yeah, I’m guessing like 80% of players won’t even bother… Pretty much over this game. With Path of Exile on the way, that looks more fun that D3 as it reminds me of D2. But let’s wait and see :)

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Dude, Path of Exile looks amazing. Just a pitty I’ve had so little time the last 2 weeks to play :(

        • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

          You get some nice ability stones. Just get’s harder to get decent gear with the right color sockets to apply them. But it’s open beta still :P

  • Jacques Jooste

    Just recieved the superbu email, hmm seems i will be bragging a lot on the site in coming weeks.

    • Twakkie

      Man I cant wait to get my PK – Pretty Kitten! BEST PRIZE EVA!!!

      • Jacques Jooste

        Ek dog dis Perry Katy die sims weergawe lol

      • Jacques Jooste

        of het ek dit verkeerd

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          A WINNAR IS YOU

        • Twakkie

          Flippen mal snaaks dude!

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Riiiiight…verassing vir die verloorder….dum dum DUUUUUUUUM

        • Twakkie

          Two PK’s? This day went from awesome to Legendary!!

        • Wyzak

          verassing of verrassing? Dis nogals belangrik!

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            ;) shhhhhh

    • caponeil

      uhhhhmm no – you will have to beat me first!!! I rule!!

  • Wyzak

    Does anybody still care? :D

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      LC does….:P

  • Lardus

    So, does this mean the game is finally more than 70% complete? I’ll still wait for 100% before I waste my time again on this rubberbanding online single player piece of excrement.

  • Hondsepop

    Ain’t got no time for that anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

    havnt played D3 for almost a year… only reason i havnt tried to pawn off the account is because my WoW and SC2 are linked to the same acc :/

    • Wyzak

      D3 came out 15 May 2012, so you are a little bit early :P

  • OSiR!S

    Rumor has it after the patch was released the Gold and Real money auction houses were taken down for “emergency maintenance” , meanwhile it was taken down because the auction house economy collapsed, where 1 million gold could be purchased for 0.01 euro. Check out the blizzard forums

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Fouche/627282362 Paul Fouche

    BLEH!!! why do they even bother…. I dont believe I bought the collectors edition….. what a WASTE . not going to be wasting bandwidth patching this Shizen again

  • matthurstrsa

    Yawn. I too am jaded by the extreme disappointment felt by this game. Better luck next time.

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