I noticed the new visuals right away on the frozon orbs, it was VERY clear what the safe range was for them now.
I too noticed being able to see the blast radius for the frozen orbs. I LOVE that. Thank you, Blizzard.
That is the sort of attention to detail that is both special and appreciated.
Some other things i noticed, was the drop rate of potions upped significantly? I'm just piling them up now.
Initially, I had the same thought. Then, I reasoned that my character was more potent, that I was needing potions less frequently, so they began to stack up. I am uncertain, though, and I don’t recall any patch notes saying one way or the other about the drop rate. Lylirra?New Item Stack Limits
: They are also unexpected and welcomed. I do not even know what the limit is for gems now, but I appreciate that it is larger than it was (30). New Light Blue
: The new light blue for gems, tomes, etc. is lovely when it stands next to white AND blue drops. It is not particularly distinct when next to just white drops, and it is easily overlooked, at least by me.
I like the idea of making the color for such drops uniform. Further, I think I understand that they are a less powerful magic, so they are a less vibrant blue, but I think they are harder to spot than before. (The Tome of Secrets were the regular blue magic prior to 1.04.) The theory of the light blue works better than than the application of it.