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Blizz Devs Speak Out On Diablo III Patch 1.07

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:34 AM

Blizzard Entertainment has posted the results of a recent Ask the Developers Q&A for its fantasy action RPG, Diablo III. The answers focus on the upcoming 1.07 patch which will include a variety of changes and additions including dueling, class updates, crafting additions, monster power changes, monster affix changes, and other "quality of life" improvements.

Q. Can you explain with more detail on the restrictions that make it not viable to have a 2x2 duel system? Why it is not a feasible to add this to the game at the moment?

Kevin: 2v2 brawling is another form of team-based Deathmatch. The problems we had with depth and balance with 4v4 arenít better at all with 2 people per side. It's not like we donít like this idea, to be clear. Here's where we are right now: we want to get the basic player-vs-player combat to you all as quickly and as simply as we can. Brawling in the Scorched Chapel is that. As Jay said back in December, we will continue to ponder (picture Rodin's Thinker only with more foam axes, nerf guns, and beer) a way to add lasting depth to a team-based mode but, in the meantime, please enjoy beating the living daylights out of each other in free-for all combat.

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