I hope that the rule "Once you enter the Duel area by portal, you cannot change gear" is something that we can see in patch 1.0.7 or in a hotfix after.
If we are going to run small tournaments, we kinda need a safty-thingy so people do not cheat by changing gear in middle of a duel.
To change gear, even take it off you need to go through the portal to New Tristram.
I assume most duels will be "use your own gear, whichever one you want to your advantage".
There's no need to limit people to one gear set, not being able to switch between 2h/DW and so on.
I assume you're talking about some minority of games with special rules. Like only white/blue gear. Blizzard can't implement the mode based on anticipating every mini-mode players will want to try. You'll just have to trust people if you set up something like that.
15/01/2013 14:36Posted by DarlynnWhat advantages does one get with changing gear strategically?
Depending on the dmgreduction (and lenght of fights) you might be able to bring people down and make them use their pots and lifesaver skills with dualwieldning. Then switch over to a skorn and do some high dmg dealing finishers for a KO.
I also asked Blizzard for a specator mode, please have a look and comment if you think it's a good idea: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6297802493#1
In that way, everyone can be happy...