Duels now Brawls in Diablo III
Posted: 09.02.2013 04:52 by Comments: 8
Blizzard has announced an update on their work on the PvP support for Diablo III. One of the notes is that Dueling will be renamed as "Brawling", which the developer states will reinforce the idea that there's no meaningful outcome for brawls.

According to the forum post on the name change:

After reviewing feedback from the PTR, we've decided to rename dueling to brawling—a title we feel is much more fitting for the system. Rather than wait to announce this in the official patch notes, we wanted to let players know ahead of time, in part to reduce confusion and in part to explain the reasons behind the change.

While the system we designed for 1.0.7 was developed in order to give players a fun way to beat each other up in Diablo III, we've come to realize that "dueling" wasn’t the best name for it. Sure, it allows players to pummel, stomp, immolate, and hex fellow Nephalem (over and over again, if they so choose), but it's not a traditional one-on-one duel. It’s something much more wild and open-ended, where you can engage in 3-person and even 4-person free-for-all skirmishes with few restrictions. The system is all about letting players fight for the sake of fighting—you don’t need to worry about objectives, rewards, or scoring, and that’s exactly what we love about it. But again, that’s not really dueling; it’s brawling!

There's a lot of power in a name, and we think that the idea of a brawl more accurately describes the system we created. Heck, the NPC we added is even called Nek the Brawler, so we feel this re-branding must have been foretold in one of Deckard Cain’s prophecies. :)

This change will be reflected in the patch notes, as well as in all related game text fields once 1.0.7 ships. We’ve no further changes planned for brawling at this time, but we’re excited to see what kind of havoc players will wreak in the Scorched Chapel once the patch is released.

Is Brawling something that Diablo III needs? Let us know.
Source: Bluesnews
Related games: Diablo III (PC)
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By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Feb 09, 2013
Is it true... can PvP be finally hitting Diablo 3 as it was intended to almost a year ago?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 09, 2013
Yet another reason not to buy - hate PVP more than Co-op.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Feb 10, 2013
Your are the Rogue type, aren't you herodotus?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 10, 2013
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Feb 11, 2013
I mostly tend to play games on my own... and when I do play Co-op games, I like to run in my own directions as well... depending on the game of course. Some games you can't afford it.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 12, 2013
Er. yeah, so - rainy today?
Seriously, D3 was after the first play-through dead in the water to me...
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Feb 13, 2013
On my side, still playing, and still enjoying. Building my last normal character, then it is off to hardcore.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 13, 2013
Good for you SiyaenSokol! Post above and all that - I really did like my playthrough with my Barbarian but I couldn't muster to see it through with the other characters...