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Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.7 Preview, Dueling Detailed

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Blizzard gives a few more details on the new dueling mode.

Though it's now been over half a year since Diablo III's launch, Blizzard has only recently unveiled Diablo III's highly anticipated PvP mode. Diablo III Game Director Jay Wilson explained that another Team Deathmatch-type PvP mode had been in the works, but had been scrapped due to issues with depth and class balance.

The Diablo team has released the patch preview for Patch 1.0.7, which is also coming with details on how PvP will work with dueling.

In order for players to duel others, they'll need to speak with Nek the Brawler at the Inn of New Tristram. The dueling players will then be taken to the Scorched Chapel, a brand new area developed for the sole purpose of PvP. The Scorched Chapel is actually broken down into four different areas consisting of the church, the graveyard, the river, and the lake. Dueling for now will only support matchups to up to four players, meaning fifth wheelers are just going to have to sit out. However, third wheelers are totally welcome.

Dueling currently has no objectives of any sort, meaning that players will be neither rewarded nor penalized. Dying in the Scorched Chapel holds no consequences, not even for hardcore characters.

The patch preview also details some class rebalancing for the Wizard and Monk classes, new recipes, new gem tiers, Monster Power changes, and monster changes. Most significant of these changes are new items that, like Hellfire Rings, are account-bound, meaning that they cannot be sold on the Auction House. More account-bound items will now be available for players to craft, no doubt to allow players to have access to items that make them feel like special snowflakes, since they aren't devalued via a real money purchase.  

Unfortunately, Blizzard didn't give a specific launch for Patch 1.0.7, other than the vague window of "soon." Who knows? It very well could be within the week.

 

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    michaeliberty , January 15, 2013 4:05 AM
    I don't think this patch is going to bring me back.........keep on patching Blizzard....
  • 19 Hide
    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 3:14 AM
    fail sequel failed
  • 17 Hide
    iknowhowtofixit , January 15, 2013 4:40 AM
    Yay, more paid beta testing!
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    A Bad Day , January 15, 2013 3:07 AM
    Still going to hold off on Diablo until the balance patches slow down...
  • 19 Hide
    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 3:14 AM
    fail sequel failed
  • 12 Hide
    wavetrex , January 15, 2013 3:39 AM
    Try Path of Exile, goes into open beta in 8 days...
    Has PvP already (and had for a few months already)
  • 14 Hide
    TheGhxst , January 15, 2013 3:50 AM
    D2 winning system. Walk outside, hostile everyone, beat people up. D3 system, hold hands and slap faces, then say it doesn't work and recall it... Dude is putting D3 further and further into the dirt with his crap. I think ol' JW needs to take a walk out of the building and let someone who knows what they are doing take the wheel.
  • 19 Hide
    michaeliberty , January 15, 2013 4:05 AM
    I don't think this patch is going to bring me back.........keep on patching Blizzard....
  • 9 Hide
    uglynerdman , January 15, 2013 4:22 AM
    are they going for another "Arena" pipe dream. good luck on always milking ppl to pay to play e-sports bs.
  • 17 Hide
    iknowhowtofixit , January 15, 2013 4:40 AM
    Yay, more paid beta testing!
  • 16 Hide
    tiret , January 15, 2013 6:04 AM
    can't believe i actually bought that game.
  • 6 Hide
    memadmax , January 15, 2013 7:18 AM
    People still play with this pile of poo?
  • 7 Hide
    thecolorblue , January 15, 2013 7:42 AM
    D3 - the franchise killer
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 8:10 AM
    People are ALWAYS whining about Diablo 3, this is getting really old, really fast. D3 might not have been the game we were expecting after the brilliant Diablo 2, but it is still a very good game, and Blizzard WILL keep improving it. Do not forget, that Diablo 2 was not that good in the beginning either, it took alot of patches to make is the great game it ended up to be.
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    uruquiora , January 15, 2013 8:48 AM
    stoped playing ages ago... this random stats things, can't be arsed tbh... unless you're a chinese farmer or a useless full-time gamer, there's no future for the masses in that game... not going back thanks Blizz but not thanks...
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    nolarrow , January 15, 2013 8:51 AM
    Took myself away from torchlight 2 to say........ stop giving this game free press toms. Blizzard has big boy money, let them put their big boy pants on and pay you to advertise for them. The game was awful and a disappointment. Blizzard is bad and should feel bad.

    On the other hand. MOAR CES articles please.
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    cTs Corvette , January 15, 2013 9:04 AM
    thecossackPeople are ALWAYS whining about Diablo 3, this is getting really old, really fast. D3 might not have been the game we were expecting after the brilliant Diablo 2, but it is still a very good game, and Blizzard WILL keep improving it. Do not forget, that Diablo 2 was not that good in the beginning either, it took alot of patches to make is the great game it ended up to be.


    They had more than 10 years to make it good before release. They didn't, because they didn't understand what made D2 great, and they still don't. Is D3 a good game? Marginally. Is D3 a good Diablo sequel? Nope, not even close.
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 10:07 AM
    D3 is WoW in diablo gfx. Endless grind and item hunt. Everybody wants the same favorite/best uniques. Every skill choice works as long as you have the gear. No situational actions just click click click. Zero creativity.
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 10:24 AM
    Uh D2 was awesome from day one, it didnt need years of patching to make it great. Its years of patching took it from awesome to the realm of legendary status, hence why it is still played...
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    alvine , January 15, 2013 10:47 AM
    Yawn I got bored of this game
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    chudei , January 15, 2013 11:38 AM
    My question is, how much money is blizzard paying to toms for this. The game is long dead, franchise killer, past news. get over with.
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    jonyah , January 15, 2013 11:41 AM
    D3 is the last Blizzard game I'll ever buy. What a waste of money. And this won't bring me back. Seems pretty pointless. It may have been fun from the start, but at this point, when you've done the same run 10k times only to find mostly junk, what's the fun in killing someone for nothing?
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    reviewer888 , January 15, 2013 12:51 PM
    This is the most expensive Beta I have ever seen! And longest running too!
    You can clearly see that blizzard put all of their time and focus on the Auction House, that's a shame. 11 years working on this garbage? Come clean Blizzard and tell everyone, D3 was just to cash in.
    Who would have thought that a Blizzard game would come to this...
    Atleast we can guarantee that this was Jay"F that loser"Wilson's pink slip.
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