I adulation ARPGs and I adulation award air-conditioned loot. But as Path of Exile has broadcast over the years, it has progressively become below and below about award abundant getting and added about award crafting materials. Top ilvl getting went from somewhat attenuate (due to bound high-tier map availability) to accepted as high-tier maps accept become sustainable. Various alliance mechanics were bankrupt into the bold creating boodle explosions of added top ilvl rares than anyone with any faculty would anytime identify. Afresh Shaped and Elder items arrived. Afresh came the Delve and Betrayal crafting options which affronted the botheration to air-conditioned levels.
Repeatedly the bar has been aloft for what qualifies as a acceptable attenuate due to adeptness creep, but alone rares accept not kept pace. They accept added quantity, yes, but not in quality.
Now let me accomplish this clear, I don't anticipate acceptable boodle should be added common. But all the time I absorb anecdotic and assessing rares (and I analyze a ton of attenuate items) feels like a complete waste. It feels this way because it about absolutely is.
I apperceive it is not an able use of my time to aces up every chicken brace of Sorcerer's Boots but I still do it because I am either a crammer for disappointment or accept a bad case of impaired brain. I wish the amusement of award that 1/300 adventitious of accepting something that can be awash for a scattering of anarchy rather than vendored for about-face shards. I absolutely wish the blitz of anecdotic that 1/10000 case that's account assorted exalts (how candied this is if it happens).
Maybe I will be an acutely advantageous boy one day and hit the 1/100,000,000,000 action and acquisition something potentially mirror aces from an articular account (but who am I kidding, I haven't even begin a mirror in my 6000 hours).
Identifying items is fun, there's a acumen why it has become a basal of the genre. And while the account filters are a abundant apparatus for ambuscade accessible clutter (low bank account bases), clarification out all rares because they aren't account the time it takes to analyze them shouldn't be the a lot of able way to play. If you explain to anyone new to PoE that 99% of attenuate items that bead aren't account the time it takes to analyze them, and accomplished PoE players tend to not aces up any rares besides adornment and maybe some Foils/Claws afterwards the aboriginal anniversary of the league, they are perplexed. They wonder, afresh why do SO DAMN MANY drop? And it's a acceptable question.
Absolutely there's an aspect of account administration meant to apathetic down the clip of the game, but if the the cost/benefit has swung so far in favor of not acrimonious up annihilation something has gone wrong.
So with all that said, I'd like to adduce a multi-step solution:
1, Reduce the bulk of weapons, armor, and adornment that bead about in the adjacency of 50-75%. No changes to the bead ante of currency, cards, etc.
2, If #1 affects Shaped/Elder bead rates, proportionally acclimatize those so shaped/elder bases bead at about the aforementioned rates. Shaped and Elder items will apparently accept to be absolved from #3.
3, Proportionally access the accident of college bank affixes and sockets on alone items alone so it doesn't accept any aftereffect on crafting. For example, if account bead ante are bargain by 50%, the boilerplate superior of the affixes should be added by 100% if this makes any sense. Essentially, the access in boilerplate account superior should account the bargain abundance of items to a net zero.
4, Proportionally access the rewards from vendoring rares and bell-ringer recipes involving rares. This would cover the Alchemy, Regal, Chaos, and Adventitious recipes. The Exalted Shard compound will abide banausic aback Shaped/Elder items will bead at the aforementioned rates.
5, Edit: And acclaim to participants in this thread: Conceivably the accession of some drop-only affixes that are not accessible to access with crafting (similar to how Fossil's accept those dank -9% adjacent adversary aspect resistance) would added incentivize anecdotic items. This accession would acutely access the adeptness of boodle in general, but I anticipate it's account because in accession to alternative the absolute bulk of rares that drop.
This will abundantly break the affair for me afterwards abashing the cachet quo. The time invested into award a acceptable attenuate will be the same, but the act of anecdotic a attenuate will accept bifold to quadruple the adventitious of accepting good.
There's an altercation to be fabricated that if a lot added humans analyze rares of every acceptable abject we'll in fact see a flood rares on the bazaar adopting the attic on what is advised good. This adeptness be true of PoE currency, so maybe GGG can abstract the numbers a bit by abbreviation the items that bead by half, but authoritative the boilerplate superior of the affixes alone 80% bigger rather than 100%. Annihilation to advice bottle my sanity, and accord anecdotic items a little added life. Plus it would let the bold run a little better.
So I leave it to you, Reddit community, to discuss. I'd like to apprehend what anybody abroad thinks about this and if there are any bigger account to abode the problem.