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Season 17 End Date Clarification

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Nevalistis commented on the possible Season 17 end date on the D3 reddit, and it seems we're not getting any specifics beyond the 2 week warning. The latest season started on May 17th and has been going on for almost 2 months now, with the average season duration being 3 months, but 16 was a longer one, clocking in at 114 days - the 4th longest season ever.

Season 17 has been great so far, with it's LoN buff, so it could be extended like the Season of Grandeur was - here's hoping it is since I don't really see what new seasonal effect they can come up with that would match the Season of Nightmares.

Blizzard LogoSeason 17 End Date (source)

We'll provide a minimum of a 2-week warning before the Season ends, as we have in the past.

Because development delays have impacted Season end forecasting the last couple of Seasons, we're no longer providing an end of Season estimate beyond that.

Here's all the season durations so far, courtesy of D3resource:

Season
 
Duration
(Days)
Start Date
 
End Date
 
Patch
 
Season 1 159 29.08.2014 03.02.2015 2.1.0
2.1.1
2.1.2
Season 2 52 13.02.2015 05.04.2015 2.1.2
Season 3 136 10.04.2015 23.08.2015 2.2.0
Season 4 125 28.08.2015 30.12.2015 2.3.0
Season 5 92 15.01.2016 15.04.2016 2.4.0
Season 6 85 29.04.2016 22.07.2016 2.4.1
Season 7 70 05.08.2016 13.10.2016 2.4.2
Season 8 71 21.10.2016 30.12.2016 2.4.2
Season 9 71 06.01.2017 17.03.2017 2.4.3
Season 10 85 31.03.2017 23.06.2017 2.5.0
Season 11 92 20.07.2017 20.10.2017 2.6.0
Season 12 94 09.11.2017 11.02.2018 2.6.1
Season 13 100 23.02.2018 03.06.2018 2.6.1
Season 14 93 15.06.2018 16.11.2018 2.6.1
Season 15 107 21.09.2018 06.01.2019 2.6.1
Season 16 114 19.01.2019 12.05.2019* 2.6.4
Season 17 ? 17.05.2019 ? 2.6.5
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18 hours ago, Starym said:

since I don't really see what new seasonal effect they can come up with that would match the Season of Nightmares.

That is the exact same thing that was plagueing my mind ever since it was released. 

My two cents are for:

Season of Elements - all seasonal characters gain the effect of the Convention of Elements

Season of Death - all seasonal characters gain their respective Cheat Death passive.

Potential candidates would be Bastions and Endless walk, but they are problematic, because if one of them is passive, the other gets equipped. 

Sadly, none of them were as impactful as LoN. 

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If the game client only able to handle 1 single buff for all class yes lon is hard to compete with in diversity and challenge. But if the game can handle multiple buff for different classes they can give 1 free set effect that different for all class; Example: free akkhan set effect for crusader, free natalya set effect for DH. We all know it won't be fair but hey who's gonna say lon is fair for barb right?

Of course that kinda hectic season need long ptr to see if there is problem or class that over buffed.

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I've faced more IRL and in-game hurdles getting the wings than I thought I would, so yeah - if anyone that matters happens to be reading, I'll take a delay, haha.

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On 7/11/2019 at 9:32 AM, Volstern said:

I think Season of the King would be awesome.

Everyone gets the buffs from Leoric's Crown and Broken Crown.

How much would it really change though?

For most builds, you'd just free up a few rolls on some gear, but it would barely change anything else.

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