11/17/2012 03:32 AMThe last time I checked, nobody is coercing you and putting a gun to your head to play on a MP setting. How can you say you are forced to do it? Do you know what the word "forced" means?
Posted by Scala
You are correct and also you are dead wrong for a simple reason: You don't get it. So let me explain. Bliz introduced the Monster Power Level System in order to introduce more challenge to players that finished the game and are decently geared. They also said that with more MP, you would get more REWARDS. That is the premise of the system. Turns out it is not the case.
When I first read the OP, I was in some sort of disbelief and being a guy of science, I decided to test it myself. Turns out he is DEAD RIGHT, SMACK ON THE MONEY! The MP level that gives you the best loot/exp/gold VS the time devoted is NO MP level. When I looked at the numbers and did the calculations, I fell on my butt. Like it was said many times in this thread, the scaling is wrong and needs to be fixed.
SO... back to being forced or not. You are correct in saying that Bliz is NOT forcing any one to do ANYTHING. We are free to play the game (or not) at any MP level (or none) BUT when you know for fact that you'll make MORE REWARD by playing at MP 0, unless you are a masochist or a retard, why would you submit yourself to the increasing "aggravation" of MP levels for LESS REWARD vs time invested? While not being "forced", to paraphrase M. Spock (Star Trek character from the past), "logic dictates that you SHOULD play at MP 0".
Hope you understand now and also see the frustration when faced with facts like that. MP levels were supposed to make this game more rewarding... Epic Fail... and why am I not surprised?
And don't get me started on that stupid Hellfire ring... for which you have to jump through hoops and do back-flips to get and once you get it and equip it, it's not even worth your average good rare ring, EXCEPT for the extra 35% EXP that it gives. That fireball it shoots makes up for great visual effect but in terms of DPS, ain't impressive at all!
TL;DR : Since MP0 is the most effective, it is the ONLY logical level to play. Scaling is off. Needs fixing. - Hellfire ring requires way too much work for the little it gives except for the 35% EXP bonus... the rest is laughable.