Diablo 2 V1.10 Patch Near

Caught this tidbit over at VE3D, and, knowing as I do, that some of our readers are big Diablo 2 fans, I thought I'd pass it on.  According to Blizzard's Bill Roper the Diablo v1.10 patch might be in the immediate future.  In a lengthy and informative interview with diabloii.net Roper said the following:

We were trying to get everything done by E3, but we had a couple of bug things, a couple of balance things, so actually, if you look around at E3, not everybody is here every day, since we QA in shifts. We're still testing even during E3. We're hoping and praying, crossing our fingers that our final release candidate for v1.10 is ready on Monday.

Then it takes about two or three weeks to go through a complete test cycle on it, and then hopefully it's out. So we're really close. Everybody's been playing it, even all the old school guys and they're like, 'Wow, this is really cool!' So we're really excited to get it done. It's so close we can taste it big time.

Additionally, Bill Roper discusses some experience changes, hints some more at the 'world event', and talks a bit about monster spawn randomization.  Good stuff for those of you, and I know you're out there, who can't get enough Diablo 2.