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Bux #2597
[Improvement] Rifts - Leaderboard(1)Category: GeneralJune-5-2014 1:39 AM PDT (6 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Howdy,

I mostly play to Diablo III with friends and we all agreed, that there is a huge lack of competition in this game.

We used to compare it to Starcraft II, and we were wondering why not implement a simple leader-board at the end of a rift ? Think about it, what is fun is Starcraft II is to compare your performance to your opponent(s) or your friend(s), so why not in Diablo III ?

Format of the table:

  • 1 row per player
  • 1 column per topic

Content of the table (topic):

  • Damage: Total damage dealt, Total damage received, Damage dealt to Elite, Damage received from Elite, Damage dealt per skill
  • Monster: Number of monster killed, Number of elites killed, Number of death, Average time per elite, Total Health of mobs
  • Items: Number of legendaries / set / blue / yellow looted
  • Skills: Something like how much time you used all the skills within a rift ? I'm not really sure about this part :)

Pros

  • Improve Build: I think it will help a lot the players to improve their build. For instance, let's take two monks with similar items / dps / toughness but different spells. At then end of the rift, they can easily compare effectiveness of their run: 'We receive same amount of damage, but I was killed thrice time more than you, maybe this skill is so good as I tought, and I will give your build a try' or something like that ?
  • Game experience: With something like this at the end of each rift, I think this can add a nice experience for players in a group, or even in solo.
  • Stats: this will help a lot, when creating / hesitating for a elemental build ...


Cons:

  • Whine: it might just open an easy road for people who likes to whine about how weak a given class is...
  • Weakness feelings: it might also very be, that some players in pub, feels weak in comparison to others, and therefore decide to change to another game... and I am not sure that blizzard wants something like that...

Of course the table is prone to improvements, so I'm really looking forwards for some feedbacks here :)

best,
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Wuluxar
[Improvement] Rifts - Leaderboard(10)June-6-2014 5:30 AM PDT (6 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
This is a very nice thread and I would love to hear your feedback on such 'leaderboards'. Right now I can see some options there that seem like a summary of a 'Rift run' as well.
With Greater Rifts and Seasons slated for patch 2.1- it would be great if you could share how you feel about potential rivalry in Rifts with those features in place and how would you see the 'leaderboards concept' taking these 2 features into account.

Apart from Diablo ladders I have also played a lot of StarCraft II and even Brood War back in the days and personally cannot wait to see how seasons/ladders will work out in Diablo III - there is definitely great potential for fun there if competition is your thing!

We're happy to see that you like Rifts and are interested in ways to make them even more entertaining in a competitive way!
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