With the new patch and the less drops, why do they have it so you have to use 5 firey brimstones to craft an amulet that 98% chance you are going to junk or possibly give to a follower?
PC version was 1 firey per garbage amulet which was a lot better, If you don't have an amulet that is that great the possibility of crafting a better one one day is quite realistic. (I know I got a dex trifecta after 300 tries)
Who is running the console version anyways it's ridiculous. People just seem to be shrugging their shoulders and abandoning console even though it does run quite well
Yeah, not really sure what you're talking about. I've been soloing on console with a Witch Doctor since launch, he's at about level 51, 52...and he's found tons of legendaries. The last one I found, The Barber, sent his DPS up about 4k and let's me handle Master 1 again. Along with a whole batch of others I've found and I'm storing in my stash.
If the amulets you craft on console aren't good, I can't really comment there...but itemization on console, at least for now, was nicknamed (unofficially) Loot 1.5...meaning, some of the features (like less drops of higher quality, legendaries that scale across the whole game, Smart Drops, focused crafting, etc.) are going to be included in the Loot 2.0 update.
Thus, I'm really not sure the problem with needing 5 brimstones for one amulet.
To the main question, 5 Firey Brimstones isn't a big deal; legendaries drop like crazy and you can't use them on other characters because a) they almost always have the wrong stats and b ) even if they don't, that other character will find a ton of his own legendaries. So I can't imagine how you don't have a ton of Brimstones lying around.
On the rampant conjecture and "woe is me $60 beta test" nonsense, nobody knows anything except that RoS on PS4 will be playable at Blizzcon. This doesn't mean anything other than RoS on PS4 will be playable at Blizzcon. I, for one, expect RoS to show up on PS3/XBOX at some point, since it's not like the entire installed PS3/XBOX user base is going to evaporate the second the next gen stuff is released.
It would be great if they never made an PS4/Xbone version of D3 and just had D3/RoS as one package. Then do the PS3/XBOX RoS as DLC.