A couple of Blue infos worth stressing today. First up is the removal of duplicate crafting plan drops. I mentioned it in yesterday’s big patch review, and today a Blue confirmed it.

    I haven’t heard of anyone getting a duplicate plan drop for a while now. Was a fix put in place to prevent that?

    …It seems to be the same way for legendary and jewelry plans. I haven’t seen any jewelry plans since I learned all the recipes.
    Nevalistis: Once you learn a Legendary crafting pattern, it should no longer drop for you. =)

    This is only logical with the binding on plans. Since you can’t sell or trade or give them away, there’s no reason you’d ever want to find a duplicate. I see two problems. 1) Once you’ve found them all you’ll never find another crafting plan, which will be kind of boring? 1.5) How about duplicate plans can be salvaged into the legendary material that plan requires? 2) I wish plans were tradeable to people in the game when you find them, as legendary items are.

    Elsewhere, a fan points out that the RoS:CE in-game prize, the Spectral Hound, is less of a puppy than it was in the initial iteration.

    The tiny first iteration.

    The tiny first iteration.

    Thank you for making Spectral Hound bigger! Did the latest patch make it bigger?
    Nevalistis: He did, indeed, have a bit of a growth spurt in the last patch. He’s been eating his Nephalem, err, I mean, kibble. Yes. Kibble.

    We posted some screens of the doggy a few weeks ago when it first appeared on the PTR. (Players who have already purchased the digital edition of the RoS:CE have their accounts already flagged for the prize.) I haven’t seen it in the new patch, though. Those of you who have it on your accounts… howzit? Bigger? More hound than puppy? A worthy steed for your travel companion?

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