I like the idea and the variant about ancient items. This should not be avaliable to normal legendaries.
The problem is it has a good appealing to keep farming materials and give the player the illusion to keep getting better. Maybe it could keep some players playing for 1-3 weeks longer? =)
Sorry to dissapoint the OP, but what makes you progress right now is the paragon level. Take this for example:
*Imagine you have all the ancient build itens, but you miss the 7% on weapon. If the primal isn't dropping for you and you want to invest in this recipe, what will you really accomplish? 1 GR higher? =( Even if you tweak every ancient item to optimize your build, as long as you stay in the same Paragon level, what you will accomplish with that? 1-2 GR higher? ...(the upside of this is that it may keep you playing the game to forge the perfect item, but when you forge it you'll notice the problem wasn't your item...)
Let's way you got to GR90 solo without tweaking your items with that recipe... what happens is that you'll need to farm a ton of mats, plus get a lot of paragons. Then when you finally get all the mats and tweak all your itens, plus 500+ paragons, you will try to push GR again and get a GR100+... woahhhh that item really makes an difference! Sorry, but that is not the case =)
I like the idea, a high cost mat recipe to keep you playing may be something that will keep you playing a season more than 1-2 week (for me at least), but the game have other major problems right now...
In the other hand, I can understand Blizzard doing nothing about paragons. Let's say they nerf the paragons, something about 1stats only for 800+ to reduce the importance of it. What will it really accomplish? My guess is players will stop playing season much more sooner... lol. The good side? A recipe like this would keep you farming mats and itens over optmizing XP/hour =)
500 db isnt that bad but 1000 forgotten souls and 25 ramladnis? ive only ever found 4 ramladni's and have been gifted 3 more by friends.
If such a bullshit priced recipe was to ever be added i'd start botting 24/7
I like the idea, but agree with this one that the prices are too high. This should be available in seasons, and getting 75+ ram gifts is almost impossible for a season. Maybe 3? All in all it's pretty good idea. If anything they should allow you to reroll an ancient and keep it an ancient.