While I agree that this ring got nerfed a bit too much, this topic really drives home why the state of everything D3 is so terrible.
This community is not a Diablo community. You do not act like Diablo players.
You're all complaining that there will be lots of crap rings for every good one and it will take a long time to farm? Yeah, that's what Diablo is.
You all act like a bunch of WoW players who want instant gratification, 3 hours of farming giving you top end gear.
I'd really like to see how some of you would fair in earlier D2 now, when you farm Ubers for a year and never see a perfect charm.
No buddy unfortunately wrong ... .
Let me tell you the following. I play this game since its start with my wiz as main. The new dev team around Jay Wilson said that they want to get away from the boss farms which were predominantly out there in D2 and that you should actually farm the champs for best items. Dont know why they think its fun but its this way, whether we like it or not ... . Basically they said that you should farm the entire act you like from start to end with all quests (as it takes the most time and keeps you at their game ;) ).
Well i can tell you that i to today do it right this way and well i also play mostly selffound as i dont want nor have the amount of gold (though i have the money but i WILL NEVER pay for a game money after its initial bought whatsoever and thats why i dont play WoW buddy so i am not in your category buddy ;) ) i would need for some upgrades that would cost in the AH 100s of millions for me to upgrade just ONE of 13 slots i have to upgrade to get my wizard where i want him to be ... . I have played with my wiz over +600 hours (from which 90% is being played solo while the rest was with friends together in a party of 2 - 3) and please have a look at my gear ... its nowhere near decent even and i am not !@#$ting you ;). Like i said i play like Blizzard said it to be played but just that i try to minimize using the AH nowadays because for upgrades i would pay way too much and i dont flip the ah or have EVER exploited in this game to have ever so much money in first place to buy me things so selffound is all i can do and most of my friends already went away or simply cant play on because of work and are tired of blizzards policy in changing everything everytime ... . To be honest i cant blame them but thats a completely another can of foul worms ... .
Now guess what what people do ... yes they listen to Blizzard by farming the champs just with the small variation that they just teleport around in act iii from rakkis to keeps to stonefront etc. at which points they search for the champs instead of playing the entire act from start to end like Blizzard intended it to be (the most efficient way?! I dont know ... ). Ahh yes my profile is in the EU just for you to know ;).
If this does not reek of a major problem that you can play a class to a point (which is not even decent yet alone high level -> partly decked out in legendaries/sets or top end -> nearly fully decked out ) to which any further upgrade will take 100s if not 1000s of hours to get with the right stats without gimping yourself somewhere in the stats then i dont know what the problem is buddy!
I dont even want to tell you how unrewarding this game can already be but this nerf to the ring makes it even more unrewarding to even grind for a ring that is practically useless in higher mp levels and just takes up a ring slot ;). No one wants in 3 hours instant gratification but if you play way over 50 hours alone you should be DECENT and be guaranteed to get a decent item like this endgame item because other games of this genre let you be this or get those items ... so is Diablo now a speciality there ... no sorry that i have to take away this rainbow glasses you may look through if you see Diablo but it certainly isnt ... its an Action-RPG like many others as well out there and it should allow you to get at a somewhat feasible time to pwn everything as simple as that but oh well ... .
Buddy to ever get in a decent timeframe good in this game which does not mean understanding the games mechanics thoroughly and developing tactics against certain elites while learning to use the environment (unpassable areas are useful against vortex for example ;) ) but rather simply having a BIG number in your DPS display which does in no way correspond with the above knowledge and experience (as you can simply buy this big number via the RMAH with your big wallat ;) ) you just need to either exploit, play the auctions house or use some other forms of hacks like a bot etc. asf. ... . This is something that is not only active in Blizzard games but others as well just with the difference that it litterally is predominant in Blizzard games means it IS guaranteed to get that way good by using those foul methods of progressing instead of playing the game (the way it is meant to be played at least from blizzard) but even if you play the game you see in my profile that even after +600 hours you still suck thanks to the cool rewards you get in here and then you tell the people that Diablo 3 is Diablo pretty much like RNG is RNG right?
Well even this statement has its limits if people try to avoid selling all their money for ONE upgrade to farm another 100 hours to get at least a small fraction of the money back due to the farm just to notice ... oh the next item on my list is already sold thanks to the 5 billion dude on the other end that used foul methods described above and now can litterally always upgrade his chars at will while i as the honest and Blizzard faithful player am %^-*ed pretty much by this allmighty RNG is RNG statement ;) ... .
Dont get me wrong i know why they developed the system the way it is (millions of players playing but whether it still is so we will never know ;) and furthermore when everyone would find everything legally at a decent rate then the AHs and MAIN income of Blizzard would crumble which is another reason the system is the way it is ;) ) but it lets you sometimes think about how long you still would need to play to ever see a witching hour drop (witch i still to this date did not have let alone a tal rashas relentless pursuit with all resistance at 50 or above etc. asf.) with at least ONE decent roll like all resistance at at least +50 to not being gimped to much like the lost vit etc. ;).
Finally just let me tell you this game has enough randomness in it that you could play it for an eternity which i really mean so and still being able to upgrade certain parts because its simply all math and number crunching cause as soon as i find this legendary X which has top stats i want it to have as next drop EVEN HIGHER top stats like instead of 50 all resistance it could be +51 up to 80 all resistance and this is JUST one stat ... in other words you play the min - max game ;) ... this is something everyone can do and for which a fast-paced action-RPG should encourage you to do so but here instead you get it always guaranteed harder with every new patch version while you are gimped one way or another through class nerfs for example just so that the money can roll you know (instead of the fun == drops/items for us players which Blizzard should actually focus on ;) ).
But i know that those posts are useless, as i have learned this a LONG time ago when i still was young :P ;) ... .
just my 4 cents for today.
tl;dr: This game is far from being rewarding when you play it the Blizzard way that they propose so get used to changes and especially to Blizzards way of ongoing development in their "theme park games". This hellfire ring is the best example to this.