Season 12 Start Date, your best Guess ?!

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10/04/2017 01:13 PMPosted by Jolii
Where are people getting 12 weeks from? Seasons 7, 8, and 9 were each 70 days. This season is already long.


Not quite.

Season 5 - 91 days
Season 6 - 84 days
Season 7 - 70 days
Season 8 - 69 days
Season 9 - 76 days
Season 10 - 85 days

That being said, I would be ok with them shortening the 2 week warning, and giving us only 1 week of non-season if they could blast off the new season before Blizzcon happens.
10/04/2017 02:09 PMPosted by DOA
10/04/2017 01:13 PMPosted by Jolii
Where are people getting 12 weeks from? Seasons 7, 8, and 9 were each 70 days. This season is already long.


Not quite.

Season 5 - 91 days
Season 6 - 84 days
Season 7 - 70 days
Season 8 - 69 days
Season 9 - 76 days
Season 10 - 85 days


Not sure what source you're using, but this is what I found:

7 5 Aug 2016 14 Oct 2016 70 days
8 21 Oct 2016 30 Dec 2016 70 days
9 6 Jan 2017 17 Mar 2017 70 days

I don't want to split hairs. I just think the announcement is waiting on them to be comfortable with PTR stability. I'm expecting the season to start before Blizcon.
10/04/2017 02:20 PMPosted by Jolii
I'm expecting the season to start before Blizcon.


Expect to be sorely disappointed as I've already explained why it would be absolutely dumb as !@#$ for them to do that.
10/04/2017 02:20 PMPosted by Jolii
Not sure what source you're using, but this is what I found:

7 5 Aug 2016 14 Oct 2016 70 days
8 21 Oct 2016 30 Dec 2016 70 days
9 6 Jan 2017 17 Mar 2017 70 days

I don't want to split hairs. I just think the announcement is waiting on them to be comfortable with PTR stability. I'm expecting the season to start before Blizcon.


While, I would like Season 12 to start before Blizzcon, the longer we go, the less likely it is to happen.

My source was DiabloWiki, so take that as you will.

The point of the post is to show, that though, some seasons were close to 70 days, since they announced seasons will be 3 months, many were close to 3 months.
Season 11 has been a ghost town for over a month now. END IT already! Nobody is playing....
I don't get the rush. The new patch is not going to change anything. The top builds are still going to be the top builds. Necro is still #1. 4-man meta is still the same... you are only going to do some higher Grifts, which is what everybody is gonna do.

If it was a proper patch were classes were going to be balanced...
10/03/2017 02:44 PMPosted by Nevalistis
Hmm. Interesting predictions.

You'll know soon™ enough. ;)


will happen today!!!! and S12 start 26 oct!!!!
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10/04/2017 07:52 PMPosted by gbasso
I don't get the rush. The new patch is not going to change anything. The top builds are still going to be the top builds. Necro is still #1. 4-man meta is still the same... you are only going to do some higher Grifts, which is what everybody is gonna do.

If it was a proper patch were classes were going to be balanced...


You don't get it. most people want to have fun and play a build that they enjoy but it isn't enjoyable if what you prefer is 25 GR levels behind or can't even clear t13. This patch will move just about all builds up to be within reasonable reach of the best build making it much more bearable to play those builds.
I am looking forward to new season, Always rolled barb as main.
Only really play solo so it's always a challenge to push 85 and up.
Would be great to get up there around 90 or more for once not just on WW either.
I had gear this season that was way better than folks on leader board, Had it before half way through season yet just could not push anywhere near WW with my leap quake.
Hope they don't nerf these balances too much before the season starts.
Wouldn't mind testing out a charge barb either, See if they have made them usable later on and not just for rushing start.
As far as I know next season was to start on 26th-27th Oct depending on your time zone but don't quote me.
10/03/2017 07:50 AMPosted by MissCheetah
10/02/2017 11:51 AMPosted by JDog914
Patch 2.6.1 drops Tues Oct 24
S12 starts Friday Oct 27


The only other logical alternate date would be Thurs 9 Nov but I just don't see them waiting that long. We shall see!


It seems like they do! :P
10/02/2017 10:41 AMPosted by McCloud
3-7 weeks or sometime before or after.


My prediction for when S12 starts is correct being Season 11 end date is Friday, October 20 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT.
10/03/2017 07:50 AMPosted by MissCheetah
10/02/2017 11:51 AMPosted by JDog914
Patch 2.6.1 drops Tues Oct 24
S12 starts Friday Oct 27


This is a very reasonable guess, except that I would bet on a Thursday Oct 26th date, not a Friday. If they don't start it that day they have to wait until after Blizzcon to patch and start the season. Blizzcon is all hands on deck so nobody is in the office to deal with release issues which is why that week is out.

It just kind of depends on how long they want to give us between Patch release and the new season start.

The only other logical alternate date would be Thurs 9 Nov but I just don't see them waiting that long. We shall see!


I would say Thursday 11/09 at 5 pm as the start of the next season.

this season ends Friday 10/20 at 5pm.
10/03/2017 07:50 AMPosted by MissCheetah
Blizzcon is all hands on deck so nobody is in the office to deal with release issues

Except the Diablo team. Who doesn't have a display at Blizzcon.
^ doesn't matter; they are still there.

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