Couldn't agree more!Quote from daisychopperI was coming from very well-rolled archon spaulders of vit, and an IK chest. I kept getting high STR chests, but without the sockets they still couldn't compete, plus breaking set bonuses. I actually found gloves, of all things, with huge crit, ias, and str, and a better ring (puzzle ring).Quote from Zero(pS)
Wow, really daisy? I thought things like Shoulders and Chests would be pretty easy to upgrade in Loot 2.0.
Another part of the problem was, my toughness was sufficient so I was only interested in damage upgrades. It was hard to shift around gear - I would find a piece that would add a lot of toughness and think, 'okay, now I have room to dump vit on something else for more damage," but just hadn't found that next piece.
Agree totally.Quote from rezalb
Pretty much this. After a few days on the PTR i found only 1 useful piece of gear for my main toon, on the other hand, all my low lvl toons had a blast
All in all, loot 2.0 is a big step in the right direction, so im happy with it.
If you want my advice, ditch all your 60's gear and craft yourself a set, one craft per slot, and then play from there. It's much more fun if you accept the crit/CD nerf than it is to fight it, and you'll be surprised how quickly you get back to where you were.
I went from 90k DPS to 25k, and was back up to 90k in a few hours.
On PTR I started playing with my old gear. Didn't find any upgrades because of CC/CD/AS on my old gear. Then I salvaged everthing I owned, bought some crappy stuff from the vendor and started all over.
Few hours later I got 2 sick drops in 10 Minutes and raised my DPS to 90k. My gear was better than everything I had in Vanilla D3 and the game was fun again.
So the first thing I will do when EU goes live --> Salvage everything and start over.