There's nothing wrong with nerfing a completely OP ring. I'm sure everyone knew that ring doing 1-5 million of damage was bugged so stop acting like you've been wronged.
However, now that it's no longer OP, there's no need for the "account bound". Quite frankly, for you to get a good ring you have to repeat Infernal Machine a thousand times. Once you do get a good ring, you can rest assured it won't have the main stat you want. Therefore it is important that you can sell it / give it to a friend of yours. Otherewise there's no point wasting hundreds, literally thousands of hours to try and find the ring with the stats you want and need.
Either remove the "account bound" or make the stats on the ring less random. For a wizard it will always pull intelligence, for a barbarian always strength. Also it won't have a chance to pull any random stat, only some of the more useful ones such as:
Vitality, CD, CC, AS, socket, Life on Hit, Life %, Life Regeneration, all resist, <elemental> resist, extra damage
This way there's still a random factor in it, but you know that all the stats you get will be more or less useful. You will still have to farm it a lot to get the very best, but at least there's a humaine chance to find it... and even if you don't, you will have a very nice ring with zero "useless" stat.
If Blizzard expects us to grind for a thousand hours just to find a good ring, they are so lost on track. Yes, it takes a thousand or more hours if you want to find any godly item on this game, but all the other items we can buy from the AH/RMAH which justifies their bad drop-rate. This is what Jay Wilson meant when he said AH affects the drop rates. Now, however, as this item cannot be sold/bought, what justifies it having so much RNG in it? Right now the ring cannot be bought and as such it must have a humaine chance to drop.... and when it drops, there must be a humaine chance to drop with good stats as well. You cannot expect us to waste a thousand hours to maybe find a good ring... when we during that time we've probably made so much money we can buy a better ring from AH.
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Edited by AleisterB#2386 on 10/10/2012 11:56 PM PDT