The xp bonus is really good on a ring with potentially great stats. Actually I can see it being very, very strong. The proc may need a buff, or it could do with another affix slot but I will still be looking for it.
yeah ... the potential to be great. Just like many other items. They have only the potential.
Sadly, that doesnt help really when you crafted your 10th ring and it is still not even more usefull compared to the rings you have already.
This "RNG" on some items like many lvl63 legendaries and set items is not really motivational. To much randomness on everything.
Legendaries should not be doing in the millions of damage. That is way OP'd, I know that players want to be an unkillable uber leet god with instant I win buttons. But having zero challenge gets old very fast.
well Diablo 2 was uh, fun for more then a decade. So just giving the monsters more health and damage alone (like with the MP levels), but not the chance to find the equipment by playing to beat it in a decent time is a mistake in my eyes.
that was already the issue with Inferno before any patches. People never really complained about the difficulty but the fact that it was to difficult to find usefull items to play the content.
The right decision was it to lower the difficulty so that your character feels "powerfull" again. But with the MP levels which are a good idea (on paper) it is now more difficult then ever to gear up for the difficulty. Its not a very rewarding nor motivational experience. A core issue with D3 in my eyes and something that was not present in D2. If like only 5 % of the player base can really reach it (in other words playing it with a decent speed), then you have created a situation where many people will feel excluded from the content. Not a good evolution.
I mean as example, D2 was difficult but it was not to difficult. Everyone could reach a position where he was "immortal" and thus farming was very fun. Killing bosses and elite monsters. That is the core of Diablo for me. To be more powerfull then the creatures you kill.
In D3 its rather a frustrating experience. Particuilarly when you even find a so called "high end" item, but it has nothing usefull on it. After 3 mempos, 3 skorns and 2 lacunis and god knows how many useless set items I am somewhat not even motivated enough to play the game. As much as I love D3 ... but this randomness with some items.
And on top of it all you have this skill system which feels more like from WoW or some generic MMO then a hack and slay game. To many cool down times and to much resource management.