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Quote from Talyn_Rahl
Except when you then get your frostburns... just change your build. It's not like in D2 where changing your skills either required game editors or starting again.
Say you want to play a Frost build, but end up going Fire because you get some nice fire gear... but then nice Frost gear drops... Then play the frost build you wanted, it takes all of 30 seconds to swap your abilities around.
Pretty much this. Waiting for the gear that makes a build possible isn't that big a deal when changing spec takes less than a minute.
Ya, it sucks that you can't make your pet-based WD right out of the box and you have to go out and find the gear to do it. But on the other hand, won't it be a worthwhile thing to work toward?
As long as actually finding the items without having to resort to trading is viable.
I agree completely. Motivation to achieve something is the best way to keep the game entertaining and definitely contribute to its longevity. Having the desire to play with a certain build will keep me coming back to find those specific items that will allow me to maximise the efficiency of that particular build. Another benefit, is that fact that I could potentially find some unusual drops that define a new build I could use that I would have never really thought of initially. Essentially, as long as the drops are interesting and consistent, it should keep you playing.