Anniversary buff makes the droprates perfect...

  • For the first time since RoS launched i feel i could accompish something within a reasonable amount of time. A day or two of farming almost guarantee i can improve a random slot of my equipment. Also i somehow feel motivated to maybe start a new toon due to the fact that it will not take 500-1000 hours of play to have him equiped so he can do some higher tier runs (maybe ofc since RNG) but instead again within a reasonable amount of time. Ofc he wil not be perfect by any means but i know he will have the needed equip for the specific build i like to play (by far not BIS).

    All in all i feel that this buff makes the droprates like they should be. Lower them by 20-25 % & make that Buff permanent and were fine - especially in t5-6. It's perfectly reasonable that you find multiple legs if your able to do t6 runs or even t5 runs. Especially in HC. That you should be rewarded for. Not by making any progress harder. The endgame should be something you're able to reach.

    Ofc i can only speak for myself and the people i play with - but i can assure you: for the very first time i find pleasure in the usually so dulling farmgrind doing rifts and such.

    For me what made D2 perfect for one instance was the fact that you could make your char really really strong. In terms of damage as well as survival. Almost Imba. There was a point you could reach within a very reasonable amount of time where you had everything you need for your char. Not with perfect stats maybe but you had the item itself. And that didnt do any harm - istead it motivated you to try out other builds and other chars. Once you had everything together you started again. With each one of your toons you reached the point where you felt almost imba. The pleasure in grinding in D2 was the fact that you knew the Item you seek is just arround the corner. Maybe a day or two longer. Now this feeling has finally made it into this game. Please... for the love of all Diablo Gods and Demons - dont take this away!

    If you reached everything and had everything you started the next new Ladder Season where noone had anything. And you enjoyed the smal and [email protected]#$ty items again. Tals Mask drop? Whoa thats epic! Then logged to your full EQ non-ladder Java and went for some good 'ol Eth Titans blasting... That was Endgame and it was satisfying as f***...!

    BTW: Diablo 2 Engame was basicly having multiple chars fully Equiped with all necessary runewords and items. Not some silly Content like utrist or whatever. That you did for fun! It was simply having everything you want. Making that impossible and replacing it with content like rifts or whatever is NOT the same. Diablo 3 is no MMO. Its an ARPG. A grind game. And that's perfectly fine...!

    And just as a sidenote: Maybe add some usefulness to some of the existing legendarys. Most of them have basicly the same stats, no special legendary stat/skill nor anything else. We all have found numerous rings/amus swords/2handers and basicly everything else with almost the same stats one piece after another - just a different name. Why have Legendarys in the first place if they have nothing special to them and basicly have the same Stats? +xxxx Damage, StatsX, StatsY, LoH, Socket, Random Leg Name...

    Don't take this as a Rant but as an idea for your consideration. After all that is what you have promised... to listen to the comunity which i am a part of (again i know i do not speak for everybody).

    BTW: please no "Filthy Casuals" Bull%^-*. If you feel the urge to say it don't.


    Sry for the wall of text.
  • Thank you and everyone else for your feedback! We're following this and similar threads across our different language communities, and some of you might have already seen that our resident goatman Grimiku asked a few targeted questions on the subject in the North American forums.

    While you're free to respond in that thread directly, we'd like to hijack this one and give you the opportunity to provide your input here, too. For convenience, here is Grimiku's post:

    This thread is a great example of this ongoing debate. I've been enjoying all of the responses I’ve been reading here, and in the other threads, too. Thanks for working to keep it constructive. :)

    Out of sheer, goat-like curiosity, I'd like to gather specific feedback by asking some targeted questions. Please feel to chime in (and, if you can, indulge us with a bit more than a simple "yes" or "no" in response)!

    • What specifically is it about the anniversary buff's increased drop rate that feels good?
    • What are you doing with the extra items you find?
      • Are you finding more upgrades?
      • Are you Enchanting more frequently?
      • Are you crafting more?
    • Has the buff had any downsides or negative effects for you personally? If yes, what are they?
    • What game mode and difficulty level have you been playing on?
  • 22/05/2014 07:44Posted by Tert
    BLUE POST! Anniversary Buff Update

    Hello folks,

    I come bearing exciting news. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Anniversary buff we have decided to keep the increased Legendary drop rate once the Anniversary celebration ends. Once the buff is disabled tomorrow morning, you will find that the new base line drop rates for Legendary items will be the same as those you have all enjoyed for the last week.

    Happy hunting and link the loot!

    Just quoting this for increased visibility :-)

    As Travis Day mentioned in his post, the anniversary buff was extremely popular and as such it has been decided to keep the increased drop rate :-)

    Please note however that the increased legendary drop rate chances won't affect Kadala or Act-specific Legendary items from Horadric Caches.
  • 22/05/2014 09:08Posted by Rinnegan
    That's awesome, but i'm sure it's not live yet! everything feels like before the buff

    The anniversary buff has ended actually, but the legendary drop rates have since been increased so that they are at the same level as they were when the anniversary buff was live, which means that it is possible that you are having a bit of bad luck right now since you feel everything is the same as it was before the buff.

    Please keep in mind that even though the legendary drop chances are higher now, good luck is still not guaranteed and as such dry streaks can still happen.

    22/05/2014 09:22Posted by AudioVideoD
    Thanks alot Blizzard! I had alot more fun because of this last week, and now that will continue! :-)

    Let's hope the fun will continue indeed :-)

    [edit] added a few clarifications
  • 05/06/2014 15:16Posted by Kci
    I heard they recently stealth nerf the droprate anyways...dunno if its true but it kinda feels lacking atm...maybe i am just playing less that i did when the buff came out but it was rare to do 2 - 3 rifts without any legs.

    I can tell you that it is not true, we have not nerfed the drop rates:

    Streaks of bad luck happen to us all, such is the nature of RNG.