Ladder would be a fantastic addition, I don't know why they are dragging their feet
Because they said at the beginning there would be a stable economy and they wouldn't need to have a ladder as a fix like for D2. Oh fail. Also, they mentioned the non-casual nature of rankings so there would never be a ladder.
Call me a conspiracy theorist but I have a feeling that PvP has been ready for quite some time now.
I have a feeling that the D3 and blizzard management only release new patches and content when they see a decline in the numbers logging in week to week and the activity that is generated by the RMAH.
For both players and Blizzard as a company did a great job with MP levels, the machine, and with increase the quality of item rolls and drops rates. They did this just as people were not logging on as much or getting burned out of end game.
Now that there are many more level 100 out there and a lot of mid-levels, like me, I think the paragon system has gotten played out a little. I would like to see to how many people have more than 1 level 100 toon.
I am excited to see the PvP blog but I also expect a lot of things will be mentioned but not be in the next patch.
Perfect example will be the ladder. I am almost 100% sure there will not be a ladder when PvP goes live. I am not a programmer so I don’t know how long stuff like that takes. However as a business model it makes more sense to blizzard to release basic PvP patch to give players a taste. Then in another patch release the ladder system once they see log in numbers drop. This way they can milk it for more than releasing everything all at once.
Even though I complain I am still playing D3 a lot.
Wow, i really hope they bring the pvp blog this time, and it yields a lot of interesting information Concerning the ladder, i think the earliest they might implement it, if at all, is with the first expansion pack.
As much as some people have been waiting for PVP, I think the game has lost too much of its player base at this point for it to make too much of an impact. Don't get me wrong, I still love the game, but there would have to be a dramatic overhaul to draw back the crowd I'm assuming Blizzard is expecting.