I just copied in on the PTR in order to play with some build ideas, that means of course no seasonal toons anymore. I went to make the legendary shoulder Corruption for the +7 range on pickup, a slot item I've made several times in past seasons. When the armor choice popped up while selecting Corruption at the blacksmith, I noticed that the ranges was NERFED from +7 down to the usual secondary roll of +1 to 2 - making this leg essentially worthless.
Just copied in, so I want some confirmation from someone in Seasonal PTR and another check on non-season PTR to see if indeed Corruption is nerfed, then some loud voices over at the fablous devs website, ye olde Blizzard are needed too.
Most of the nerfs won't make sense to solo players because they're being made because of group play. Solanium was nerfed because a support could keep the damage dealing wizard buffed with resource constantly. Now this nerf is probably made beause a support with enough globe bonus and a large enough pick up radius can circumvent that nerf, for example.
It's an odd nerf as this hits LON builds the most which are almost exclusively used in solo laddering.
LON bomb for example gains alot from the 7pur since it's hard to gain pur with thorns oj everything.
LON doctors also. To the person saying this is because of group play I say no, it's a nerf directly to thtee of the strongest solo builds and it's really disappointing as that was this items unique quality. This nerf drives set dependency even more. The opposite of what most of us want.
I don't even understand what's going on LOL. I was actually asking why the dude initially responded to me. Since I was responding to someone else and his response didn't make sense as I think he misunderstood my first statement. What I had meant by "there is no damned if they do, damned if they don't situation here" is that D3's devs aren't doing shit. period.
Ironic that I'm in a damned if I do, damned if I don't situation here, isn't it? There's this older generation of diablo players that thinks they're fucking smart, but there is no intellect in age. If you're a dope, you either learn not to be a dope or stay a dope. Not my business what you do.