Diablo® III

Hardcore PVP, Insane or Brilliant?

It sounds like the craziest idea ever, because you would think no one in hell will have guts for it. But its not about the guts, its about the REWARD.

What reward would compensate the risk?
Simple answer: You take opponents gear. All the gear opponent was wearing in the duel.

The more I think about it, the more im leaning towards brilliance instead of insanity. Why?
1) Then you get opponents gear, you get yourself opponents character.
Example: You kill opponents Demon Hunter with you Monk, now you have fully functional Demon Hunters gear set, now all you need is level 60 DH to put this gear on.
2) Killing better geared opponent gets you a better gear, more money, justifing all the risk. Killing worse geared opponent, lessens the risk, and the reward. Both opponents (lower gear and upper geared) reach equilibrium in "risk vs reward".
3) Last and the most important point is the THRILL, imagine what this matches is going to be like, i bet my pants (ilvl 63) tens of thousands of people watching live streaming of some top geared players, it would be the awesomness in its fullest.

Please comment on this, what pros and cons you see in this idea, or just your thoughts on this conception. Do you want it?
Edited by Endless#2615 on 6/14/2012 4:45 PM PDT
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Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!
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And all their gold.
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I actually like this idea...

Hmm.....
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live sports!
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No, if players drop all their gear then people will just duel with friends and have them return the gear back to re-level a new character.

A better solution is the the person who dies will drop 1 random piece of gear that they are wearing.
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No, if players drop all their gear then people will just duel with friends and have them return the gear back to re-level a new character.

A better solution is the the person who dies will drop 1 random piece of gear that they are wearing.

No point in doing it then, you will just lose the character :) You can always practice on softcore, by the way dropping 1 random piece is a nice idea for softcore, but it wouldn't justify the risk in hardcore.
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Brillant and insane! I'm not a big pvp person on any mmos but i would love to spectate high stakes hardcore pvp. Would truely be entertaining.
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No, if players drop all their gear then people will just duel with friends and have them return the gear back to re-level a new character.

A better solution is the the person who dies will drop 1 random piece of gear that they are wearing.

No point in doing it then, you will just lose the character :) You can always practice on softcore, by the way dropping 1 random piece is a nice idea for softcore, but it wouldn't justify the risk in hardcore.


Pretty sure losing the character makes it exciting. Not only that the victor gets 1 random piece of gear.
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Soon as I read the title I thought only if the gear dropped lol. I love the idea +1 for sure.
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Are you not entertained?

Is this not why you are here?
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Pretty sure losing the character makes it exciting. Not only that the victor gets 1 random piece of gear.
One more point why is getting one random gear instead of all the gear currently on character would be more viable in SC instead of HC, is because in HC then you die in PVP you would loose ALL your gear anyway :) so it doesnt matter to you if opponent gets only one or all the equipment, its not yours anyhow.
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all their gear would be worth it. like racing your car for pink slips eh...
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I think it's brilliant and worth proceeding. The thrill would be nearly unbearable. But the reward has to be adjusted accordingly.
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Are you not entertained?

Is this not why you are here?


i chuckled
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Brilliant Idea!

Big matches with popular streamers would generate a lot of hype. it would definitely make watching D3 entertaining.
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The problem I have with this is that it prevents items from leaving the economy.
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Permanent Death Arena Battle Tournaments every year at Blizzcon. The top players in the world battle it out and only 8 can go to Blizzcon and duke it out.

Permanent Arena Servers are Hard Core. No AH. No Trading. Everything is Bind on pick up. You gear up for a month before Blizzcon. Then the top 8 remaining will fight it out at Blizzcon. Winner wins all.

This will generate thousands upon thousands of viewers. Virtual Tickets events and etc. Kinda like Death Race but..with D3.

A chance for Blizzard to make even more money.

Idea from Jessie Cox.
Edited by Windchimes#1153 on 6/14/2012 10:45 PM PDT
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Seriously I would play hardcore if this was implemented.

If people complain about this being TOO hardcore, there should be an option of whether PVP is permanent death or not. Those who choose to have permanent death will wager for items. Others can PVP for fun.

Just an expansion on your idea.
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I would !@#$ing %^- so hard if this was true
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