07/19/2014 12:17 AMCan't be bothered finding it. Maybe someone else has the link saved.
Posted by tommos
I think you're referring to this.http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/14244559/patch-210-ptr-preview-6-17-2014
"Of course, with so many competitive elements hitting the PTR, we're also reviewing each class thoroughly to ensure no matter what you play, you have a fair chance at reaching your Seasonal goals. While we won't be getting into class specific details here, we wanted to share with you a few examples of overarching adjustments we plan on experimenting with during the Public Test phase."
It looks like they are monitoring the progress made by players with the new data from GR ladders and seasons, and using it to make potential class changes. That would make sense. If there is a discrepancy in the ladders by class, a player has legitimate case against Blizzard's class balance logic.
T6 is old news, GR is the new hotness. Touting that your build can do T6 is like touting your build can do T4. Ok, good, but it's just not impressive. Many players have been doing T6 the first week of RoS.
In terms of loot, I'm only interested in certain legendaries. In both rifts and GRs, I get a few legendaries from both, so I don't feel there is any big difference between the two. But the challenge is night and day. The only fault I can find with GR is that the challenge is too RNG, so I'm not sure how accurate it is to say your build can do a certain GR level. At least with T6 (non-rifts), you can specify map and mobs, making comparisons a bit more accurate.
That's why I have always advocated Ghom tests (or even Azmo tests) and looking at numbers like GR level to compare. Those numbers aren't truly reflective of how good a build is, but it's much better than saying "me T6 can do."