Farming Chests on T6 & more

  • Hi,

    I knew it will only be a matter of time before people will start to abuse the better loot from chests and it didn't take too long. in the week or so, streamers started to farm chests on Torment 6. They farm chests that are located near waypoints in act 1 (mainly).

    We all know that this isn't the way loot is meant to be farmed but sadly the drop rates aren't in a good place (like Travis and other devs think they are) if you farm by killing monsters especially if you play on High Torment difficulty (4-6). playing on those difficulties doesn't feel rewarding at all and it's much better to farm T1. so it resorted in people farming chests on T6 like idiots.

    Don't nerf the loot from chests, the drop rate aren't in a good place (in the PTR I find a leg item once every 3-5 hours from monsters and once every 2-4 hours from chests) so don't nerf the drops from chests.

    Instead of nerfing chests all you need to do is simply remove the chests that are near the waypoints. so it won't be worth running around more looking for them. just as you removed the goblins that used to spawn near waypoints.

    I've watched the stream with Travis yesterday and it was sad to hear that he thinks that almost everything is in a good place with ROS because it's far from the truth.
    there was a major question that wasn't even asked and that's Why is the game isn't more rewarding if you play on higher difficulty levels???

    i'm not even talking about endgame and pvp because that's too much to ask even if it was promised from day 1 of D3V, just give us some kind of scaling and char progressing that will also feel fun and rewarding when we farm T5&T6 (like new leg items that can only drop on T6 and higher stat rolls on all items you find on T6 just give us something cause right now there is not reason to farm anything higher than T1).
  • We've made a change in a recent hotfix that should prevent chests from spawning adjacently to waypoints, which should help reduce farming them. We'll have to keep an eye on things to see how it works out and make adjustments if needed, but that's the only change related to treasure chests that we plan on making for now.
  • 02/21/2014 10:35 AMPosted by silentkiller
    Grimiku, have you by any chance changed their drop rates or just locations were adjusted?


    We didn't change the loot table for chests, just the locations they spawn in.