The Hellfire Ring will still be valuable, though. It may not be as valuable to players who have reached Paragon 100 now that it doesn't deal buttloads of damage when it procs, but it will still be competitive. Given the nature of how the ring is crafted, it has the opportunity to roll with some pretty incredible stats, so one of the rings you create may be BiS for you. Then again, it may not, but that's a good reason to keep farming (if that's your thing).
It may not be as valuable to players who have reached Paragon 100 now that it doesn't deal buttloads of damage when it procs, but it will still be competitive.
10/07/2012 05:23 PMPosted by CyberGoatLook at your rings - you mean to tell me that you wouldn't replace your +resist all / LoH ring if you got a Hellfire Ring with +2xx Str, +Resist all, and +LoH? It's an upgrade any which way you slice it.
I.E. what this guy said:The Hellfire Ring can still be BiS, now you just need to rolls to do so. You already have High main stat....you just need the 4 randoms to roll trifecta. It will now take a LOT of farming to get BIS hellfire ring.
Edit your post to make more sense, please. Adding in a bunch of commas and a latin phrase doesn't mean your post is intellectual.10/07/2012 11:01 PMPosted by Jordeawhat they should do is not release an expansion,besides or in fact of the matter,in re ipso facto,there are more diablo3 games on the shelves than d2.do the math.lets see ,oh ya that means d2 is still outselling d3,you idiots are making more money for the original designers,go figure.what a bunch of clowns.expansion are they serious? not on my Christmas list,nobody in the family wants it anyway thank GOD.
Look at your rings - you mean to tell me that you wouldn't replace your +resist all / LoH ring if you got a Hellfire Ring with +2xx Str, +Resist all, and +LoH? It's an upgrade any which way you slice it.
Yes, except to get a hellfire ring with the stats you describe requires rolling +str (in addition to the str already on the ring), resist all, and life on hit. That means that 3 of the for random stats on the ring have to roll well in order to make the ring you describe, which is less than a 1% chance for those specific affixes. For a ring that requires several hours of grinding to farm, you're not going to be getting 1-in-a-hundred rolls any time soon.
I feel like everyone is making this mistake—envisioning a well-rolled version of the hellfire ring, instead of an average roll, and not taking into account how much grinding is necessary to find a well-rolled version with any kind of likelihood—and deciding that it doesn't suck because it has a chance of rolling good stats and not sucking. That's simply not how this game works. 99.9% of all randomly rolled items in this game are crap, as everyone who has ever cleared out there inventory after a farming run well knows. That is why all blacksmith recipes sell for pennies on the auction house (except for a few specific legendary recipes that actually have good fixed properties). Because the hellfire ring's properties are mostly random, that includes the hellfire ring. It does have some good fixed properties, so the chance of being crap isn't quite 99.9%, but unless they replace some of the random properties with useful fixed properties, it will still have well over a 90% chance of being worthless junk.
Fireball (make it do double the damage it currently do. Not like millions, just double it and it'll be fine.)
5-6% Crit Chance
40-50 Crit Damage
+2 Random Affix.
That would make it MUCH EASIER on people due to effort and untradeability of the ring.
10/05/2012 07:06 PMPosted by LylirraIt was actually a bug fix. The ring's proc damage was incorrectly scaling with a player's primary stats and weapon damage, which it was never designed to do. While we agree it was pretty sweet to see your characters do millions of damage in a single hit, no other Legendary procs scale this way -- and that's intended.
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