Nerf cindercoat next.
04/15/2014 04:51 PMPosted by DAOWAceCannot wait for this.
SoH on a WW barb is beyond out of control.
04/15/2014 04:41 PMPosted by NevalistisAs with other recent hotfixes, we’ve got one coming up shortly that we wanted to give the community a heads up about, this time regarding the legendary [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/shard-of-hate"]Shard of Hate[/url]. We’ve been closely observing our internal reports as well as player feedback on the Shard of Hate and the general consensus is that this item feels wildly out of line compared to other items. After digging in behind the scenes, we discovered a couple of bugs with this item that we believe is the ultimate culprit.
First, the internal cooldown of this item’s power was being reset each time a dual-wielding character attacked with a weapon in their other hand. This meant the effect was occurring twice as often for dual-wielding characters, and with particular skills such as [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/class/barbarian/active/whirlwind"]Whirlwind [/url]or [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/class/monk/active/tempest-rush"]Tempest Rush[/url] that also carry attack speed multipliers, this effect was even more frequent.
Secondly, the proc rate of the item was ignoring the proc scalar of the skill it was used with, which in simple terms caused Shard of Hate’s affix to apply every time a skill was used. Combined with the above issue, this resulted in this Legendary vastly over performing, and even more so with particular builds.
The hotfixes we’re applying correct both of these unintended behaviors and have been added to our [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12427063132"]2.0.4 Hotfixes thread[/url]. As with all major changes, we hope to provide insight as to why we felt these changes were necessary as well as give context to the decisions we ultimately make.
The problem with everything you said is that you don't "aim" for the SoH. You randomly get it. It's not an accomplishment as much as winning the lottery is. No one will think better of you for getting it. Now, if it ONLY dropped off of a super boss enemy, then that would be something to "aim for".04/15/2014 04:51 PMPosted by CrimI'm normally all for bug fixes.
However this time, I'm not so sure it's the right call. Shard of Hate was THE legendary for RoS. It was fan-made, rare, and powerful. It had a long event where the community built it from scratch.
It gave players something crazy to aim for. It felt mythic.
I still haven't found one, and I've played a LOT since RoS released. I regret not being able to use it while it was truly an epic item.
Something like Shard of Hate, the poster item for RoS, -should- be overpowered. If it was unintentionally overpowered, then that just adds to the item's mystique.
04/15/2014 04:46 PMPosted by NessebrThey ARE NOT nerfing SoH. Did ANYONE actually read the post? They are fixing bugs that cause it to become unintentionally powerful.
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