Quote from Mazui
Pardon me in advance if I come across as anything other than curious. But why chose to do goblin runs in act II over an insanely easy, and fairly quick, act I clear?
With only 31x ilvl 63 drops, and 100x ilvl 62 drops to show for 91 kills over 300 games, for a farming route with a living, breathing person at the keyboard it feels lacking. Is there any tracking for what those 131 drops were? Half of those could have been grey items if your luck is anything like mine. =/
If you do not mind me asking, what is your average time per run like?
Easy answer as to why I do this instead of whole act farming is simply that I rarely have the time to invest into a whole act in one sitting. During the day I've got a ton of interruptions that take me away from the computer for up to an hour at a time.
The goblin run takes me ~1-2 minutes to complete so if something comes up its no problem to step away from the computer.
Also, while i've heard a couple rumors of jeweler designs and 5-6 prop BS patterns dropping in Act 1, I've yet to see any proof. Even only with a small chance of patterns dropping, i've managed to get all the flawless gem patterns, and quite a few 5 prop BS plans. The duplicates have sold well thus far, much better than the 4 prop stuff from Act 1 which sells on the AH for less than you'd get from a vendor.
Sorry for the long winded reply, the last thing to keep in mind is that this data has been wiped twice already (1.0.3a and 1.0.3b patches). To each their own, but I like this farming method for now, for the reasons stated above.