diablo 3 anniversary 640x480About a week ago, Blizzard announced that in conjunction with Diablo 3’s two year anniversary, they would be buffing the drop rates of legendary items by 100%. This 100% increase doesn’t mean that you will be getting legendaries with every drop, but rather it means that whatever your drop rate was before, it has been doubled, so if you’re playing lower torment levels, perhaps it’s time to make the jump to higher levels.

That being said, the “deal” was that it would run until the 22nd of May, after which drop rates would be brought back to normal levels. Yes, this is quite disappointing, or is it? Well according to a post by Travis Day, Diablo 3’s game designer on the Blizzard forums, it looks like Blizzard will be keeping the drop rates once the buff ends.

This means that once the event is over and the buff icon disappears from your screen, fret not because the drop rate levels will be maintained as if the buff were still active. “Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Anniversary buff we have decided to keep the increased Legendary drop rate once the Anniversary celebration ends. Once the buff is disabled tomorrow morning, you will find that the new base line drop rates for Legendary items will be the same as those you have all enjoyed for the last week.”

Diablo 3 is a very “grindy” sort of game and requires gamers to have a lot of patience and to keep farming for loot. It’s a vicious cycle because without good gear, players can’t advance to higher torment levels where the drop rates are higher, which means they’re stuck with lower chances of legendary drops while farming levels that they can manage. But we guess with this update, it changes everything for the better.

What do you guys think? Are you pleased by this move by Blizzard?

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