I was wondering lately about the PvP system. Will we have an option to create a custom PvP match over the Match Making system so we can play against who we want to instead of some random group ?
I would absolutely love to play against friends in a normal arena. I really don't want the only option for Diablo PvP being a MM queue like it's in WoW. Yes, you can go to a specific zone in WoW and battle it out, but this feels wrong for Diablo and I really hope they'll give us an option to create a custom Arena match so we can play versus friends without any limitations compared to the MM.
Any thoughts on this ?
I'm not saying that if there is some item rewards or achivements from the MM where you play against equal group the same should be for a custom arena match - absolutely not.
Like rafraf said, in Blizzcon they said there would be such functionality.
I don't see them releasing the game with you being able to "rush a friend" because that's what you want to do, and not allowing us to "custom PvP" with our friends only too.
I just wish we could actually choose modes at least in the "custom PvP arena", and maybe even some cool stuff to mix things up like "random shrines" and "arena traps", for a more funny and casual experience when you wanna do it.
On a similar note- now that the PvP arena is team deathmatch, do you guys think we'll see a regular FFA-style deathmatch option as well?
At first I'm not sure we'll have a lot of freedom as they probably got more important work to do and as they said - PvP is not on the main focus for now. But I believe that once the game is launched this will be a different story.
Because let's be realistic - WoW Arena sucks, the only good part of it's PvP is the rated battlegrounds. If they don't make a good PvP for Diablo over the time it'll be plain stupid as the game itself got everything needed to become the best RPG.
There will be custom games probably since they want to promote you playing with friends. And if you want to battle vs your friends they need to give an option for that.
That is the option, that is custom PvP games option, that is going to promote and develop the competitive Diablo 3 PvP scene.
For me, that was hoping there would be an e-sports side of Diablo 3, I now expect that there will be sites/organizations, call it whatever you want that will have organized tournaments and their own leagues/ladders.
And the custom PvP games is the what needs to be in the game for the e-sport community to make Diablo 3 competitive PvP on their own, without the support of Blizzard.