Isn't the actual nerf considered when it goes live? Could be a PTR bug. I'd say it's a stealth nerf when it's a hotfix that they dont announce... Idk rather misleading title. Could be like the Daze through Shields situation.
The only way I can justify this is if they are going to correct secondary stats very soon. I choose to not believe blizz is THAT out of touch with the current state of the game. I assume that this is to make sure that the primary stat gems are not extremely OP once secondary stats gets tuned back in to line with where they should be. If im wrong well then ^&*! me, this is an extremely confusing change lol.
They were *!@# already. Better nerf it again!
Unless they plan on making gear with gems more prevalent in which case multiples of the gem will be OP; that could warrant the nerf
Good lord who even makes these decisions. Jewelcrafting is an absolute joke now. On my server at least, NONE of the 8.2 gems are even worth 50g. There’s so much damn supply and not enough demand because for some ridiculous reason sockets are RNG.It’s laughable at this point, like the reason they nerfed the secondary gems from +60 to +50 was pretty much “we didn’t want people choosing sockets over big ilevel upgrades/titanforges”. Well, here’s an easy solution that’ll make everyone happy: JUST LET GEAR HAVE SOCKETS AGAIN. It’s really not that difficult. They basically admit the RNG of sockets conflicts with the RNG of titanforging so why not at least make the sockets a definite thing zzzz.
Wow cool. The only gem I have on my character gets a nerf. SweeeeetRandom sockets are so cool btw A+ game design
As far as I know u can equip both 80 and 120 at same time which +200 primary I'll take it
The problem with gems is that sockets are RNG - so when people get them, they swing it too much - I expect they are going to be nerfing secondary stats too as their objective is probably to drop the value of the RNG sockets (instead of just fixing it so we could pick gear to socket at some kind of cost).
I think it's really weird, unless they're finally planning on actually letting jewelcrafters have a perk again by crafting stronger gems for themselves. Being able to make the rings isn't really a perk when it takes a few full days of farming ore just to get the gems it takes to craft one.
I miss the days of gear always having sockets... Probably the last time JC was useful.
...but no one uses them at 120. Why would they make them even worse?
This nerf has does not affect Jewelcraftings usefulness in the slightest as its already a dead profession. Up until this week the JC rings costed a few hundred thousands to make a piece because blizzard for some reason decided that making the stat gems abundant and the ring gems rare would be a good idea. If you have JC, not only are you not making gold but youre also not making your ring.