I’m…not sure how to feel about this upcoming ptr patch.
This has to the potential to be one of the best patches in D3’s history. LoN not only being cleared up so you can use ring slots, but also having it effect non-ancient items? Excellent change. A bounty of new legendary affixes to the game? Excellent. A seasonal buff that…honestly sounds really interesting? Absolutely excellent.
With that being said…I don’t know how to feel about this. On one hand, I love these changes. On the other, I guess it kind of feels like a bit of a let-down that it’s coming so late in D3’s lifecycle? What I’m trying to communicate is I don’t know Blizzard’s plan for D3. A patch like this would have originally indicated to me that Blizzard intends to keep developing D3, maybe with an expansion down the road, so I would have been more than happy to get back into things and play my heart out. But all likely indicators point towards D3 just trying to hold people over until D4 given the DImmortal fiasco.
Is anyone else struggling with this feeling atm? I want to give credit where it’s due, because this is objectively a good patch update, but at the same time I don’t want to re-invest myself in D3 if it’s just going to be dropped for D4 within a year.
Maybe I’m not looking at it in the right way? I’d love to hear what other people’s thoughts are on this, especially if you’re also struggling with it.
tl;dr- Patch is good, I like what I’m reading, but I can’t find myself to be excited if the game is going away soon.