Quote from LitheumAre my the only one that doesnt think these changes are what the game needs?
Added dueling.....OK, finally.
Gave a reason to craft, but further promotes 1 main character farming. No incentive for more than 1 charcter, and once you find the recipes the reason to farm bosses ends, and its back to farming act 3. Plus once you farm more ingredients for another crafted item, you will want to craft it for your main until you get perfect stats, again no incentive to play alts, and more resons to farm A3.
The new gem will require 20 million gold and 3 of your RS gems, plus a craft mat that shares use with craft gear. So again this completely discourages any more than 1 ultra-farm character, and adds more reasons to farm A3.
I don't think these changes are good at all, and other than giving a reason to farm bosses for recipes, only perpetuates the problem.
Everyone will still be farming A3 at max efficiency and dumping everything they have into 1 character with no other point than to increase that 1 charcters DPS.
Things this patch did nothing to change:
99% of rare drops are vendor trash (actually made this worse w/ the crafted recipes in the few slots rares still had potential)
way too many rares meaning only legendaries and recipes are worth picking up for high-tier players
AH is still the best way to gear alts and even your main until you get lucky with a recipe.
No incentive whatsoever for more than 1 charcter.
No reason to farm anything but A3. (Other than to get your recipes, once you get it, no reason to do it again)
Still favors MP0-2 farming meaning less diversity in gear choices, we will continue to just increase DPS stats.
No end-game content, End-game = A3.
No items are leaving the economy.
Major issues with the game left completely ignored again, and the developers still don't seem to get what makes a good ARPG, which is really disheartening to see.
At the end of the day, the only change they made (outside of duels) is along your perpetual A3 runs, you will get some mats you can use to forge a new item. If it's anything like the Hellfire ring, most of these will end up in your bank rotting.
So far, I see no reason for me to come back at this time.
Yes, you are the only one.