Do you think a tournament much like WoW's arena tournament would be a good idea? Where you get free entry (hopefully but they will most likely force you to pay) onto a separate realm where you can create a character with all the best gear etc and then fight in a tournament with the winner winning either an item for their main character on the normal realms or a cash prize (if there was a cash prize there would have to be an entry fee knowing Blizzard).
I personally like the idea. But blizzard im sure wont as they ignore pvp completely in diablo 3. There would be an entry fee because blizzard are greedy snickets! But we can onlyu hope they look at this and make the chagne!
Well maybe at the start blizz dont care about pvp but we either. The people will be testing the clases and getting good items so until we have a good equip for our chars any1 will mind a tournament. And when the people get equiped, well then will discuss this again and maybe blizz changed his mind and added more PvP stuff, but the game is not even here!!!! Too early to talk about tournaments
Because of the potential imbalances in PvP, it seems unlikely that Blizzard would be willing to invest significant time or money into a big tournament. Unfortunately more customization leads to less control over class balance. Nevertheless, it seems like a no brainer to have some tournaments at Blizzcon in the coming years.
I've played on several ATs on WoW and I just loved it and I support the idea but it seems unlikely just like Fish_Love states.
I think it would require some kind of space where players could interact with eachother such as Durotar was for the Horde on the ATs there, to duel and such. However I am unsure whether this is "Diablo-style" though...
I think it would be a good idea to make some sort of ranked system like arena rating. It would be more competitive and challenging for both good experienced players and people who is new to to the game or a specific class.
About realms only for pvp I think it could be a good idea even if it costs money. It would be a realm for people who like the rest of the people on the realm like pvp alot. The winner of the tournaments should then win something cool, like a ticket to blizzcon etc.
I don't think that Diablo universe would need this ranked pvp. I hope there will not be forced on players to play pvp, but with the achivement system the big gamers will do it for sure (just for getting all the achies). I think Diablo universe is more about lore and mass killing demons for fun, than making an internet sport of it. And WoW is the main money pool, it can be seen for example thinking of the WoW annual pass idea.
But on the other hand PvP ranking system can make a game more colorful and more interesting for a wider range of people.
They probably won't implement a Ranking system, or a well balanced ranking system, due to their whole "not balancing for pvp" stance they have currently (hopefully it changes). I won't disagree with Faithful about Diablo having a large Lore base, but Warcraft probably has a more extensive Lore base, the fact of the matter is Blizzard just isn't aiming to make a 3rd eSport game. I figure they'll leave tournaments to community sites/groups, who will probably delegate rules like "No OP Cheese Allowed".
Diablo will get the most attention i believe,its the most anticipated game for a lot of people for YEARS! So yeah,i believe that we can expect PvP tournaments some months after the release of the game,and i surely hope to see them ^.^
Dont forget that some people might start the game for its arena system(like me :P)
I personally like the idea of a Tournament in one way or the other.
But since Blizzard is not going to balance the game around PvP, we can forget this.
Just imagine a team of 4 Monks, all dashing through all of your defense straight to focus down and kill one player, every 10sec one throws out a heal to the group, and just switch focusing down another player.
Sadly Diablo 3 PvP, will be nothing compared to Diablo 2 PvP.
Diablo 2 PvP was not perfect, but it was fun! And i can believe that you could quite make a Tournament out of Diablo 2 PvP.