05/18/2012 03:49 PMPosted by ZarhymSocketing was a feature that was in the game very early on, but ultimately it didn't end up enhancing the play experience as we had hoped. Instead it just kind of felt like a chore. It's a really good feeling to see an upgrade drop, equip it, and keep moving on.
A chore? What!? Not enhancing game play!? The amount of times I've found a really good drop and was missing a socket I would have to argue this. Adding a socket would help sometimes for sure. Lose an affix and paying a high price to do it to an item where there is room.. anything.
I believe it was limited to some armor items and not weapons. Still YES to socket adding!
Probably removed to add to later expansion.