Now that we’re less than 4 hours away from release, I just wanted you to be aware. I mean, this is an "Inb4 ‘Please rise drops’ ".
Understand that, perhaps, it’s not a game for everyone nowadays. It doesn’t offer an “instant gratification”.
Those builds you’ve found through the internet with a SoJ and Enigma don’t tell you that a SoJ is something you’ll possibly get once in your lifetime. Not to talk about the Enigma. Getting an “Ith” is not 1/3rd of Enigma. You’d require 3^15x2^11+1+3^15x2^10 = 14,348,907x2,048+1+14,348,907x1,024 = 29,386,561,536+1+14,693,280,768 = 44,079,842,305
More than 44 BILLION (thousand million for Euros) Ith runes. And say thanks because high rune drops were raised lately, it has always been way harder.
Want to farm your Windforce? Realized how long does a Hell Baalrun take? Well, Baal itself is the mob with the highest chances to drop it, and it’d take an average of nearly 15K runs to just see one. That supposing that the char who hits last wears a 400% extra magic find. And I’ve said “see one”, I’m talking about an 8-man party.
These are just 3 examples, but many endgame pieces share similar stories, Google “Silospen” in order to check for the items from your build. Going for a broader case, I’d say that half the stuff from the build you’re following requires being a bit of “no-lifer” in order to get it through a regular ladder (let alone the tiny ones Blizzard has unexplainably chosen for D2R… Well, quarterly reports, I get it but it still makes no sense). So if getting fully geared is more important for you than playing seasons (ladder), consider to keep working in the same char once it’s transferred to non-ladder once the season ends, or even the char you’re making today, as ladders will still not be ready. This also applies to “I now have a job and family”: me too, and that’s why I’ll also face that once ladder ends, so my requests to Blizzard will limit to regular ladder extension (which is a major shot to Classic experience).
So get mentally prepared, this game was still being sold 20 years after release because of that ability to not give you all after 2 weeks of playing. So especially if either you’re too young or you haven’t experienced the Diablo series beyond D3/RoS, if you planned to play 2 weeks and jump to New World, Darksiders or Far Cry, this definitely won’t be the experience you expected.
Inb4 'Please rise drops.