Rumor: Diablo II Patch and Ladder Reset

Sometime ago, I had reported that a Diablo II patch was in the works. Weeks later, I confessed it was a no-CD patch. Beyond that, I had/have no further knowledge of what this patch might contain.

Obviously, something must be amiss. Starcraft got a no-CD patch back on January 16th (Patch 1.15.2). Barely 3 weeks later, Warcraft III got a no-CD patch on February 6th (Patch 1.21b). But no Diablo II patch has been released to date.

The Diablo II patch was confirmed to be in development when Blizzard folks visited China to unveil the Starcraft II Zerg Race. (March 14th, 2008)

"What projects are Blizzard doing at the moment?
Blizzard: Patches of WOW, Diablo II, and as what we've done during past ten years----Starcraft."
As of June 4th, I was shown the wall once and again. No further details on Diablo II patch. However, something happened yesterday that may ignite rumors among fans. So ... let the rumor mill commence!

A fan over at the Battle.net forums reminded that June 25 will mark one year since Diablo II ladder was reset. To this, Drysc (Blizzard Forum Moderator) said:
"The smell of fresh sulfur and rot grows stronger...

Never mind, it was just my lower jaw."
There are a few questions to ponder here. Will Diablo II ladder reset again nearing the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals? Will the Diablo II patch be released to mark the new ladder reset? Seeing as it has been four months since the other two Blizzard games got their no-cd patch, will the Diablo II patch contain anything besides a no-cd patch? Was Drysc kidding? Is Drysc's underwear red-hearts? well ... get those engines working. Start your comments.

This is what happened a year ago on June 25th:
"We will be resetting the Diablo II ladder on June 25, 2007, beginning a new ladder season and providing a fresh start for those participating on the ladder realms. All current ladder characters will be moved to the non-ladder realm, and the ladder realm will re-open as a blank slate where all-new heroes can make their mark. Try out a new character idea, adventure with your friends, and race to be the first on your realm to reach level 99. The realms will be offline for approximately four hours during the ladder reset."

Comments

  • #1 Shadowx
    Yeah I've seen him post that to on the forums. Hopefully there is a new patch and ladder reset. That would make my summer even better.

    Vacation + New Ladder and Patch :D
  • #2 Elfen_Lied
    Always wondered what happened with this patch, original rumour mongering began around june last year. Under the title of 1.12 aka the Adria Patch.

    Then your post came out, then it started up again with avengence, but sort of died off when nothing happened. Keep us posted with further developments won't you.
  • #3 SteelVelocity
    Nnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

    I Just Got Good Armor!!!!!!!!!
  • #4 Variance
    Ah, so I would have to start again :) Would be a great amusement while waiting for D3 :rolleyes:
  • #5 Shere_Khaan
    I always thought that a patch would precede a D3 announcement by a week or so. At the very least they have held it off for a reason to either coincide with a ladder reset or a D3 announcement.
  • #6 milanv
    Quote from "SteelVelocity" »
    Nnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

    I Just Got Good Armor!!!!!!!!!


    what are you complaining about? :)I got the thing on the pic, now, if I could only transfer it to my sorcerer :)

    and yes, I had to show off a bit :D:D:D
  • #7 Daishiva
    Yeah, I have been playing Diablo II again on single player ever since I found out the WWI was coming up. I try to forget about this stuff because I go crazy and can't wait for it to come out. Fucking anticipation for the lose :mad:. Hopefully a new ladder starts so I can start over, I can't stand playing with all those fucking retarded items in the game.
  • #8 Nethous
    meh I've found lots of those, kinda useless b/c its two-handed
  • #9 tRaDiNgYo
    I used to be a Bnet forums moderator (a self proclaimed group of mods really), but I know that the Blizzard mods such as Drysc, say a lot of stuff like that, and I doubt they would ever leak something.

    Ive even seen one of the mods go like: "Wouldn't you guys all want a Diablo 3?" or something along those lines.
  • #10 Elfen_Lied

    I always thought that a patch would precede a D3 announcement by a week or so. At the very least they have held it off for a reason to either coincide with a ladder reset or a D3 announcement.


    Judging by what happened with Starcraft, logical progression is Ladder Reset, Patch, Announcement. So I guess we will have to wait and see.
  • #11 Calyx
    I'm sick of waiting for D3 :(
  • #12 gyrextt
    someone should contact him and see what the fuck hes talking about.
  • #13 SteelVelocity
    Quote from "milanv" »
    what are you complaining about? :)I got the thing on the pic, now, if I could only transfer it to my sorcerer :)

    and yes, I had to show off a bit :D:D:D


    You're a......... poopie. :rolleyes:
  • #14 biff_exploder
    good thing i dont have ladder chars :p

    with all this time in the making i'm guessing the next patch wont be just a no-cd patch, and there must be a reason for them to release it so close to the WWI

    wooooo
  • #15 CNSaber
    IMO either Drysc is teasing us because he knows something but can't just come out and say it (what's with all the teasing going around) or he just doesn't believe in brushing his teeth and has a bad sense of humor lol
  • #16 DaChinz
    Can't wait, I could really use a no-cd patch, my LOD disk got scratched to crap. I have to use a burned ISO to reinstall when I fail at computer-ing.
  • #17 gyrextt
    Quote from "DaChinz" »
    Can't wait, I could really use a no-cd patch, my LOD disk got scratched to crap. I have to use a burned ISO to reinstall when I fail at computer-ing.


    What you do is create an ISO file with the Diablo play disk, then download Daemon tools, (its free), then run it from the ISO file. Thats my no-cd fix.
  • #18 DaChinz
    Yeah, I just don't have too much room to keep the ISO on my computer so I use a burnt disk with the ISO on it. But, when I do this it crashes every 10 minutes, thus why I need this ,official, no-cd patch.
  • #19 tRaDiNgYo
    Quote from "DaChinz" »
    Can't wait, I could really use a no-cd patch, my LOD disk got scratched to crap. I have to use a burned ISO to reinstall when I fail at computer-ing.


    Uh no-cd patch means that you will HAVE to use a cd...
    if im not mistaken.
  • #20 Robust
    a mass ban would be nice as well!
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