I do agree with most of you that the current focus of Blizzard is not making it a PvP game. @Zealot, thanks for that clip.
But lets imagine one year into the future:
Blizzard has just released version 1.6 and added a few new PvP modes, maps, spectator views and matchmaking.
Maybe thinks could be different.... I can always hope
- 2/17/2012 7:50:21 AM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2/17/2012 7:35:00 AM
Because it's 3 vs 3, balancing should be easier. One thing we should not forget, is the Community.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Maybe Blizzard has no focus on it, but when the game is released, it will get loads and loads of attention. If people or other organizations start organizing D3 tournaments, who knows what will happen?
2/17/2012 7:23:21 AM
What do you think will happen with e-sport in relation to Diablo 3?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
We can all see Blizzard has a huge focus on competitive gaming. It didn't work out perfectly in World of Warcraft, the PvP tournaments are not really fun to watch, and I could be wrong, but it looks like it's not a big success viewership wise.
Starcraft 2 is completely different of course. It's without a doubt the best spectator e-sport around. Many people visit Barcrafts, Watch streams of major tournaments and look at replays online.
Blizzard has always liked tuning, patching and polishing games. So a natural result of that could be that Diablo 3 PvP is almost perfectly balanced, fun to watch and exciting to play.
I know Blizzard has officially said that PvP is just a side-thing for D3, but with the huge e-sport loving fan base Blizzard has, things can change. I do expect things to happen in this area, not as big as SC2, but I do imagine that i.e. MLG/IPL/Blizzard tournaments will host Diablo 3 PVP tournaments with a signifcant prizepool and viewership.
just my 2c.
PS Just can't wait for the game to be here!
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