10/03/2012 02:20 PMPosted by LeyDrops are fine.
So I suppose some people thought I was trolling; I wasn't.
I don't know what people expect drops to be. You want to find amazing items all the time? Guess what, if they did drop all the time, they wouldn't be amazing, they'd be average, you wouldn't be able to sell them, the bar would be set higher and in the end, you'd be back here on the forums complaining about item drops not being good enough. You guys complain about items, you want to have the same items as the top players, people who play for many more hours than you, every day or spend thousands of dollars on the game. The game is completely playable with items you find, sell and can buy on the GAH for modest amounts of gold. The only problem is the spoiled, greedy, mentality that some of the people who play this game have, they want the best, they want it now and they don't want to have to make any effort to get it.
I understand, sometimes you can play for hours and days, not find a single item worth anything and it can be frustrating but some days I've gone on an act 3 run and found up to 3 legendary items in one run. RNG, you hear it all the time and as much as it may upset you to hear this, it is in fact random, eventually you will find something. If you are spending hours and hours, not finding anything and are convinced that you should be, then consider the possibility that you may be doing something wrong. Maybe you need more MF, maybe you're doing act 1-2 and expecting to get the same rewards as people doing act 3. I was convinced for a time that item drops were flawed because I hadn't found anything substantially good. I kept playing, kept trying different things until I was around paragon level 10, then I discovered was that I was simply being inefficient and once I got a better farming system down, I started finding good items all the time.
I am married and in the military, I say this because, not only do I not have much time to play, between work and my wife, but I also don't have loads of money to spend on items on the RMAH. Most people would consider me to be a casual player. Somehow, in the 6-10 hours a week that I get to play, if I'm lucky, I find around 5-6 legendary items, every week and once in a while, a set item too. Not all of them are great but once in a while, I find a great item that sells for 50+mill and whatever the rest of my loot sells for, adds up eventually. My gear isn't amazing but it more than gets the job done, so I save up and every few weeks, I upgrade an item.
I think it's funny that there are players all over the forums saying they find legendary items all the time and drops are fine but no matter how many times you hear it, some people refuse to believe it, They insist that all these people are lying. To what end, for what purpose? They can't consider for a minute that maybe they're in denial, maybe the drop rates are really fine and they're just being brats.
There are lots of problems with this game and a lot of them are with items, namely itemization but increasing drop rates won't fix that. It's just more of the same, "oh I just upgraded an item, now I do 2% more DPS and take 1% less damage; yay!"
They are about to DOUBLE legendary drops, that is huge! Sure I will be able to improve my gear for less but all the items that I used to be able to sell for a modest sum will be worth much less, that is if I can even sell them and the quality to strive for is now much higher and much more rare. It puts us back exactly where we started, and I don't think it's necessary. That is why I said, "Drops are fine."