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Diablo III Dueling Now Called Brawling

The Diablo III Forums have word that the upcoming preliminary PvP support in Diablo III has been renamed from Dueling to Brawling, to more accurately reflect the lack of meaningful outcome that a duel implies. Here's on this change in the upcoming version 1.07 patch for the action/RPG:

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.

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3. Re: Diablo III Dueling Now Called Brawling Feb 8, 2013, 21:37 jacobvandy
 
It's really not a PVP mode, it's a for-fun duel system that people have been wanting for some reason. Like in Borderlands, where you can beat up on your teammates if they consent to toggling friendly fire on until one person is beaten.  
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2. Re: Diablo III Dueling Now Called Brawling Feb 8, 2013, 21:01 D4rkKnight
 
Diablo 2 is still fun and I last played through to hell difficulty on bnet back in 2010. 10 years of enjoyment from that game, funny that its sequel gave me less then a week.  
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1. Re: Diablo III Dueling Now Called Brawling Feb 8, 2013, 20:54 Verno
 
I haven't really been following the PvP stuff too much, do players get to bring in their own characters/items or do they play with templates?  
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