Quote from SlayardarklawsI'm really not convinced at all by what they say about adding sockets. It's exactly what Wilson answered to the same question a few time after release. Game has changed and evolved since. Players also know the game better.
It really feels like bs.
All this " it would be a choir thing, you'd have to add a socket to your item each time you find an upgrade".
Well I would believe it if I found upgrades in the first place. An event so rare with the actual state of itemisation, that I don't see how being able to add a socket would tarnish it. I'll gladly put up with it. Without it, there are too big a portion of items that are useless. Especialy weapons.
Between finding items that needs to be improved to be usable, and finding useless ones...
Second, they talk about it like " when a player finds an upgrade, he can equip it right away and go on with his farming. But if he had to add a socket..." well i'm sorry but it's wishfull thinking. Whenever I find an upgrade, most of the time, I must go back to town to proceed to adjustements, exchange pieces of stuff, change gems elsewhere, etc...
So all this " Players woudn't be able to equip it right away and would feel compelled to add a socket" is wishfull thinking. Itemisation is allready designed in a way that forces you to go back to town and tinker with your stuff each time you find an upgrade. Adding sockets wouldn't change anything to that fact. It wouldn't be less or more of pain than now, except, it would give more choice, make most items less depressing to find, and it would be fun.
feels like the system to add sockets was too complicated for blizzard to implement (never full done), must been a choir for them?