Some of the players here have been very vocal about having matchmaking ladders in the 1.0. Our opinion is that it would make a good post launch update and that it's not a critical feature for 1.0 launch. As you guys know we intend to continue developing the game post-launch and see competitive features as important for the long term health of the game. Our opinion has been that we need to buckle down and put a layer of polish on the game. That a layer of polish is more important that continuing to add features. Sometimes hard lines have to be drawn around sets of features to actually get something shipped in a timely manner. In our case the plan has been to do a post-launch competitive update that includes ladders and other competitive features. At this point we are re-evaluating this stance and are likely going to delay the game for a couple of weeks to get in an initial implementation of ladders. This isn't a definitive decision at this point as there are a number of things we need to juggle around to make this happen. This evaluation process will probably result in some kind of answer early next week. Until then please chill out on the ladder stuff, you have been heard!