Bill Roper gave the following info at a Warcraft III press event: • The Patch will contain a lot of new content including new crafting recipes and runewords. • Blizzard will continue to fight duping, hacking and cheating with the patch providing additional security against those actions. • The real sensation: There will be another ladder reset Only people who create completely new characters will be able to participate, twinking (the transfer of items from other, older chracters and mules) will not be possible for these character. It seems that it will be even impossible for old and new characters to play together in one game. • The experience system will be completely redone, according to Bill Roper a character at level 75 will already count as a very high level character. However the cap of 99 levels will remain. • There isn't any exact date of release known yet, expect the patch late the end of june to early july, which would put the release shortly after the release of Warcraft III. Man, not being able to TWINK! That was exactly what I was looking for! D2 may get semi-challenging. Once this is released, I wont have to go 100% Ironman (think Ill just have 2 Ironman chars, and the rest these new chars).