But it's already worse than the 50 stat gems for almost every spec in the game?
Dangit. I already can't sell the hundreds of these things I've gotten prospecting Sage Agates and Azsharines to anyone but a vendor. Dammit Blizz! I'm poor! :P
Wait what? When I read the title I thought it was going to say they got buffed, but instead they were nerfed? They are already not worth having in most people's gear! Just delete them from the game at this point, they're pure trap now.
Yeah this doesn't really make sense. most int users already have +50 to a secondary stat very close in value to 120 int. Maybe agi/str users the gem is always worth using, but this change just makes an already unique equip gem worse for most if not every dps in the game. Unless they plan on nerfing the secondary stat gems as well this change makes 0 sense.
I don't understand the logic behind that...
This is an awful change unless they blanket nerf gems (which they should).
They should be going the other way because they already aren't worth taking now. The gems should be AT LEAST+200.
As if Jewelcrafting wasn't bad enough
They are probably either preparing for further nerfs of the secondar stat gems or just want to get rid of primary stat gems altogether.
Because they clearly don't know what they are doing.
They should just remove all secondary stats from the game that would solve all the problems, better yet just do away with stats completely and just have gear be for cosmetic value only. Let everyone's spells be equal at the same level, and let player skill be the deciding factor.
Gems and enchants as a concept feel so 1% and weird to me now. The last item I gemmed was a legendary in Legion, and before that.... maybe something in cataclysm.I get that people pushing the endgame will absolutely care about every nugget of power they can squirrel away, but the world quest, timewalking vendor, altoholic reality is that no piece of gear will ever feel permanent enough to... spend money on. On one hand, gems can’t be allowed to be too important because the devs can’t design the main vein of gameplay around expecting players to buy gems and enchants. The default gate is ilvl. On the other hand some people, I imagine, play FOR professions. Who are their customers these days? Certainly not anyone I know personally or play with.