"respecing" in D3

#0 - July 7, 2008, 7:59 p.m.
Blizzard Post
I was wondering if there was any intention to make a "respecing" option for D3. The reason I ask is because one of my biggest concerns about diablo 2 was that once you chose points in somehting thats it forever, my personal problem was my first character was a necromancer and I really liked the bone tree but if i wanted to make really powerfull bone spears and bone spirits i would have to start over from stratch >.<. Maby thats just me but i feel it might be something worth looking into
#24 - July 8, 2008, 8:16 p.m.
Blizzard Post
There will almost definitely be some sort of system to respec; however, it isn't likely to be as liberal as World of Warcraft. We don't want to lock a player into a system that punishes them for mistakes, experimenting, or lack of knowledge early on in the game. We also don't think a system that allows immediate, complete, and at-a-whim changes to a character spec matches the feel of Diablo. It's likely to be somewhere in between.

That said we still feel like the desire to play the same class again that you may have played before is still a part of the game, and with some ability to respec could potentially require other incentives.