01/21/2014 08:49 PMHmmm, this kinda makes me glad I gave my gear away, deleted my toons and quit....
Posted by Nikki
So sad Nikki.
Actually, this little snip I took out of one of DrothVader's posts, should be a very valid concern to each and everyone of us: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11307900907?page=7
I don't know why people assume that every Legendary is going to be godly, because it isn't. They are subject to the same rules as rares meaning they're still random as hell. To compensate, they need to drop more frequently.
All of the Legendaries in RoS are like this, they're completely random and I welcome that. However, when you take a Legendary system that was OBVIOUSLY designed for you to be finding them quite often and you lower the droprates to a point where you see one on average every 10 hours, every time you find one that has bad rolls, you're going to get upset. And it's fine for some to have bad rolls and some to have good rolls, that is completely acceptable. It just means it's going to take longer to find them.
Let's put this into perspective another way. Let's say that I am finding a rare on average every 30 SECONDS (Which is about right for the Beta) and after 50 hours I have attained the best Rares I can. Which is about right because that's what I did.
That means it took me approximately 6000 rares to find / enchant all rares that are BiS.
If I apply the same logic to Legendaries, that means I will need about 6000 Legendaries to find all BiS gear...
Now, if I'm getting a Legendary on average say every hour, then it would take me nearly 6000 hours to get BiS Legendaries by myself. And that's with ONE EVERY HOUR. (Not to mention I have to find the RIGHT Legendary for the job so you can exponentially increase that number)
This is why the F&F droprates felt so natural and so perfect. If you're getting 1 Legendary say every 5 hours, then it will take approximately 30,000 hours to get BiS Legendaries.
People need to open their eyes to the fact that they will NEED to find Legendaries all the time. So if you think Finding 1 Legendary every hour is going to "Diminish your played time" think again.
If you look through the hundreds of posts on the forum at the moment, at the core of the majority of complaints is the low drop rates. After all the feedback that has been given on this subject, at the last patch they were again lowered. That has enraged the community, and made them feel that they are not being listened to.
Whether it is their intention to raise the drop rates before release is not important, they need to keep their community informed in order to alleviate all this, possibly needless panic.
That video link again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7O6bR3KB08