Hi, everyone. I’d like to talk about some of what we've been working on to remedy the loot diversity issue in the near future. Our short-term goal is to return a healthy serving of older weapon affixes to the random loot pool. If we’re lucky (sometimes we’re not!), we’ll get these changes to Lamannia later this week and then include them in the patch.
In addition, we have a couple “stretch goals” for patch:
- One is lower hanging fruit: release some high level bane affixes, such as “Humanoid Bane.” The older narrower bane items would go back in if we didn't. They might still go back in if we did.
- More expensive: restoring old affixes for all equipment, instead of just for weapons. We’d like to do this, it’s just a question of time.
- Lastly, another large, and so less likely for a mere patch: extending those old affixes up so they cover modern epic level ranges.
We’d love your input on which of these three possibilities are of most value to you, and which you would (ideally) want to see first.
And as a closing note: changes that don’t make it into a patch are first on our list for (near) future loot improvements.