Quote from snowhammerQuote from KhaleesiQuote from Shanto94Quote from KhaleesiWow PvP was playable in 2010 at expo's and was scheduled for "shortly after release"
Now their lieing and saying they originally said the end of the year???
And to add insult to injury are saying it wont be here till 2013?
Horrible public relations....I wonder why when it was playable in 2010 with full arenas with the schedule of launch(later being pushed back to "just after launch", they have failed this badly???
Hope lots were fired over the failure to meet deadlines.
That you fail to read isnt blizzards fault.
LOL im guessing your a new player...
PvP was avalaible in 2010 at expo's blizzard attended. They also stated during beta they were ment to have PvP at release but that it would be pushed back till shortly after release.
Then YOU FAILED TO READ:
""the original hope was this year, but they're focused on making its quality up to their standards."
Which is in the top line of the article were posting about and obviously implys that they dont have the resources to get it out this year, even though they had finished one of the systems and made it playable in 2010 and promised it to customers before release that it would be avalible shortly after.
I guess having the best selling video game of all time still doesn't give you enough money to be able to meet internal or even publically annouced deadlines even with 3 years of pre-development/their obviously small amount of staff
Its a bloody tough multi-billion dollar industry I tells ya.../sigh
Oh and speaking of failing to read:
Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As we're counting down the days until we're ready to announce a release date for Diablo III, we've come to realize that the PvP game and systems aren't yet living up to our standards. Today, we wanted to let you know that we've made the difficult decision to hold back the PvP Arena system and release it in a patch following the game's launch. After a lot of consideration and discussion, we ultimately felt that delaying the whole game purely for PvP would just be punishing to everyone who's waiting to enjoy the campaign and core solo/co-op content, all of which is just about complete.
While we work on making sure PvP lives up to its full potential, we hope you'll find some consolation in the fact that soon, you'll be having a blast leveling characters, finding items, learning the classes, and perfecting builds…and that when the Arenas do arrive, you’ll be all the better prepared for battle.
When the PvP patch is ultimately ready, it will add multiple Arena maps with themed locations and layouts, PvP-centric achievements, and a matchmaking system that will help you and your team get into fairly matched games quickly and easily. We'll also be adding a personal progression system that will reward you for successfully bashing in the other team's skulls.
We know a lot of you are looking forward to PvP, and we’ll be focusing our post-launch efforts on making sure the Arenas are as brutal, bloody, fast-paced, and awesome as we know they can be. In the meantime, we're in the process of putting the finishing touches on what we think is a truly epic campaign and co-op experience for launch.
We'll have a lot more info to share on the PvP system in the future, and we look forward to the moment we can get the game into your hands.
SHow me in here where it says "shortly after release"?
Heres 3 different sources quoting Jay, and a video of himself saying shortly after release:
So yea, guess you havent been around since beta but we had the developer tell us it would be ready a few months after launch and made a big apology to the community for not meeting their deadline of having it out when the game launches.