Quote from overneatheQuote from macrayQuote from TurtelNah not really. It's just a gold sink. As i said before, the crafting price of radiant stars remains the same, so it's not a real problem and even the AH prices of them will settle, given some time.
Majority of ppl won't even think about marquise gems, before getting to the point where an item upgrade of +4 main stat / 10% chd (could be a lot higher, since gems are a 1 time investement). Even now many casuals jsut buy 90% chd in weapons, because the price of a radiant can get them a better upgrade statwise on an item itself
So yeah i think it's a gem for ppl who have nowhere else to spend. Pulling gold from them is not a bad thing.
yeah it is a gold sink, considering that if you have one marquise gem equipped the reapir cost is getting exponentially higher as well. saw some posts of players that tested the new gems in 1.07 yesterday that got easy >1.5mio repair costs after 10 deaths.
This sounds like something that needs to be reported on the official forums. Couldn't be as intended. Some people might not even be able to farm 1.5mil before their armor breaks.
I hope the repair bill stays higher than what it is. How many people brag about a 5-10 minute run netting them millions from drops. I know it's all different for everyone, but a 50k bill is laughable when my GF makes monsters drop piles of 2k and above.