Making Legendary Drops More Noticeable, Magic Find and Death, Sword of Justice - Issue #5, Curse Weekly Roundup

Making Legendary Drops More Noticeable
We were greeted with an unexpected blue post today by Lylirra on the topic of legendaries. A lot of players have stated they have a hard time spotting them among all the other items that drop.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We're definitely aware that Legendary item drops can be difficult to see against certain textures, and that this can sometimes cause players to miss those drops completely.

While we'd like to avoid changing the actual color of the drops, we've been discussing a number of ways to make Legendary items on the ground more visible to the player. We've considered adding a new special sound, for example, having the location of the drop ping on the player's mini-map, and creating a unique FX effect that would appear underneath the item before it's picked up.

We haven't settled on any one solution yet, but the issue is certainly something we want to address and improve on. I'll make sure the additional options you listed get passed on to our design team so they can be considered as well. :)

Please don't just make it a sound improvement. I'm sure I'm not the only one who plays with sound volume extremely low or off completely.
Valid point. Noted for posterity!

Magic Find and Death
Grimiku hit the forums today answering a question about magic find and death.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

When I'm dead on the ground and my buddies kill the champions/elites, does my mf counts even if I'm dead?
Yep, your MF/GF still count when you're dead and a monster dies.

Is it just me or more I die more I get bad loot?
I think your second question may be relaying personal experience, but I still want to assure you that player death does not influence loot drops.

Sword of Justice - Issue #5
The fifth issue of the Sword of Justice was released yesterday.

• Staalbreak’s future hangs in the balance as the barbarian horde attacks
in the miniseries’ finale.
• Discover the origin of the evil Sanctuary!
• Jacob and Shanar gain a new ally in their quest for the source of the Rage Plague!
• Journey with the last defenders against the demonic infestation of the Dreadlands into the ruins of Mount Arreat!

Curse Weekly Roundup
Nintendo powers down, Guild Wars 2 releases to celebrate with some swag, Curse hosted the biggest WoW tournament in NA, Iron Sky the Movie looks to be awesome, MineTV could change it all, and don't miss this years Curse PAX party!


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