I honestly don't know what anyone is talking about "no ladder".
Kripps predictions are usually correct, and in his last video talking about the new Updates for PvP, he clearly states within the next year there will be a ladder system.
I, for one, am very glad to have a Ladder System back when it does come out.
This game was founded on a Casual AND Hardcore player base, not just one or the other. The thing that kept Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction, alive, was the ladder system.
Those of you who don't like Ladder system either quit D2 when it came out, or never got into the Diablo franchise, in which its hard-pressed to listen to a newcomers opinion which could possibly be another horrible idea for Blizzard to Incorporate into their design philosophy. (Very little people quit Diablo 2 when the Ladder came out btw)
EDIT: Actually, there was an option to choose "Non-Ladder", if people didn't like to play ladder, so there was an option for everyone.
Ladder isn't just for Hardcore players, want to know why? At end game, in this Diablo game, everyone can switch their skills whenever they want. That end game choice you made at level 60-80, when you dumped all your stats and skills into the spec you wanted was , how they say "Meaningful", but that is no longer the case.
Everyone gains the same amount of stats each level for your class. So that is already done for you, and skills you can swap out at anytime. If anyone is defending a ladder to be a hardcore thing anymore, it would be very hard to argue your case.
A ladder has much more positives than negatives. Especially if a franchise already succeeded implementing one into the game.
at this point d3 has about as much in common with d2 as wow does.
the most annoying thing about your post is that you're apparently answering a question nobody asked.
Here's my stance: when something comes out, it will be out.
Is there any point to your post? Should I be getting prepared for ladder? Should I think the game doesn't completely suck, now, for something someone else claims will happen that will one day make it suck a little less?
Here's a bit of info: D2 could sustain a ladder because people cared, and it was fun.
This can barely hold anyone's interest as-is. We're getting duelling "designed simple" lol you mean UNBALANCABLE PVP? just like they said when developing it, but then hushed up when they straight out said pvp would never be balanced?
yes, can't wait for the ladder. laff. i would be more impressed if they didn't make the AH and stats sheets complete garbage, and actually added more display/pickup options or better legendary tracking.