There are two main modes of combat in Diablo III, player versus player and open brawling. Gamers had been hoping to hear the announcement of an additional Team Deathmatch or Arena combat area, but not in this version of the game. There are ways you can use the current combat modes to your advantage to increase your skill, so not all is disappointment in the latest release.
Player versus player takes on two different modes in Diablo III. There is combat against another live player, and there is combat that takes place against an NPC. You have to be on your toes and up on your skills, this combat is for real and you can lose rank and items in the process. If you want to get better at PvP combat, check out the ability to get in some time brawling.
Brawling is fun. There is no need to hide that fact. You can get into a free for all with a few friends and it doesn’t have to hurt you at all. Brawling is done in an area that is set aside for it. You can go in and do a one on one thing, or you can play in a cooperative mode that is close to a team play action. You can also bring anything you want in to use with you and best of all – you won’t lose any items or have your rank affected by the brawl. While this may just seem like good fun, it can also be an important part of learning how to handle yourself and your items in the player versus player combats.
The much awaited Team Deathmatch Arena is no longer to be waited for – it simply is not coming. The game creators were trying to design an open arena that could handle brawling style combat, with teams, and a ranking system. This proved to be too large a task to fit into a gaming world that is not designed for such activities. It would have been like adventuring in a highly specific and historically accurate medieval world, only to suddenly come across an opportunity to engage in WWF wrestling. Rather than put in an element that was so jarring, and had the potential of messing with the games inner workings – it has been placed on the backburner for a while.
Will More Combat Types Become Available?
The problem with combat in Diablo III is that it is not specifically an arena combat style game, but it attracting quite a few players who want that. Diablo III is an adventure RPG that just happens to also have combat. In order for the game creators to make combat options that are separate from the quests they have to change the culture and history of the game in such a way that the areas have enough depth to be believable. There is nothing, outside of the understandable brawl, the supports random combat matches in the Diablo III universe. It is not off the table, however, and game designers are looking at ways to work it in.