It appears that Blizzard has stopped initial testing for the Necromancer class in Diablo III. The testing was done on the PTS (Public Test Server) for those signed up for the Diablo III beta. This was meant to see how the players themselves thought the Necromancer was.
Based on early accounts, they weren’t that impressed. So, Blizzard has pulled it for now:
“We will be taking down the Necromancer class tomorrow, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. After this time, we fully encourage you to explore and test some of our other Patch 2.6.0 features, such as Challenge Rifts and the new zones that have been added to Act II and IV.
“We’ll update this thread once the Necromancer is available for testing again.”
What’s interesting here is that the test ended earlier than many expected. In fact, people were still being added to the test as late as yesterday. So for Blizzard to pull the plug? Very interesting. We’ll have to see when the Necromancer returns to the Diablo III PTS.