A Full Wipe On Next Build - A Good Idea?

  • Curious to hear what my fellow beta testers think. Most seem to be progressing through T1 now, some of us doing T2-3 and a few in T6.

    With the new aquisition rates, fixes to splitfarming, glitch and exploit fixes and hopefully some balance changes and stuff coming in the next build - how would you feel about a total beta wipe?

    Do you think it would be useful for Blizzard to gather some data, since what we have now (droprate wise) is hopefully similar to what the game will be like on Live? Or would it be overkill?
  • People always have mixed reactions to a character wipe, but most of the time they're pretty understanding of the necessity for it. We try to avoid wiping characters whenever possible, but there are times when there are both technical and design reasons to do so.

    At this point, however, we don’t feel like we need to do another wipe. Having one would give us a lot of great additional information on the leveling experience and early Torment, but we’ve already have a fair amount of that data available. You guys have been great about providing excellent feedback in that regard. What we’re really looking for right now is that high-level experience. We're going over data and feedback on how everything feels for players at level 70 in or around Torment 2 and above. Since it would take a while for most folks to level/gear up again after a wipe, we don’t have another one planned at this time. We can still monitor the effects of recent drop rate, balance, and Adventure Mode changes without a character wipe.

    Of course, that all depends on current testing needs, which are prone to change. If we decide to do a wipe, though, we’d try to give as much advanced notice as possible.