Blizzard on Purple Treasure Goblins and Whimsyshire Rifts


The drop quality of Purple Unique bosses got nerfed, but what about purple Treasure Goblins? Shouldn’t they still drop like goblins, rather than purples? 1) Yes they should. 2) No they don’t.

I just ran into a giant purple treasure goblin named Snitchy. I thought the resent nerf to purple mobs wasn’t supposed to affect named goblins but it certainly did. He dropped a single uncommon item. Pretty weak.
Grimiku: Interesting. Thanks for taking the time to post this, and I plan on passing this feedback along to see what the developers have to say about it. On one hand Snitchley is a rare unique monster (and unique monsters aren’t designed to drop the extra loot a Treasure Goblin is), but on the other hand he is a Treasure Goblin. Thanks again, and good luck hunting in Sanctuary!

Grimiku: Ok, I have some additional information to share about Snitchley. As you may already know there was a recent change to unique monsters so that they now drop the same treasure that elites and champions do. However, this change was not intended to affect the unique Treasure Pygmies that you sometimes find, and that’s exactly how it’s currently working.

Snitchley is a little different, though. He’s a named unique monster, and is currently dropping the same appropriate treasure as other unique/elite/champion monsters. We’re passing along your feedback about his loot, though, and appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about it with us.

unique-treasure-goblin2I wouldn’t agree, but I could see argument made that Snitchly shouldn’t drop like a goblin, since he’s a bounty target, is extra large, doesn’t fight back like a monster or escape as quickly as a normal goblin, etc. But Bliz must fix this for randomly-spawning Unique goblins, who act exactly like normal non-purple goblins, right up until they die and drop crap.

I got one last night while doing a bounty in the Dhalgur Oasis, and after I ran him down amidst a horde of Fallen and he only dropped a couple of yellow items and a gem, Flux was…

un-haaaap-eeeeee


Elsewhere, Blue addressed a question about Whimsyshire.

Whimsyshire. Are people still doing this? if so, efficiency? Can you use the old Infernal Herding Staff with this?
Grimiku: Whimsyshire was always intended to be more of a hidden area that players do just for fun as opposed to a sweet place to farm. However, if you have an old Staff of Herding from before patch 2.0.1 then it will still work to open up the dungeon. Also, it doesn’t matter what version of the staff you have since they all work on any difficulty, and at any level.

cursed-chest-whimsyshire-hell-bovine-smlI have not been to DiabloWikiWhimsyshire in live Reaper of Souls, though I’ve been meaning to go since a reader sent in a picture of him spawning D2-style Hell Bovines from a Cursed Chest. Apparently that’s not a common occurrence, but I keep meaning to run through rainbow land a few times to have some chance to see it.

In related news, thus far in live RoS I have not seen the Whimsyshire tileset while doing a DiabloWikiNephalem Rift. I got those all the time in Rifts during the beta, so either they’ve been removed, or made much less common, or I’ve just been unlucky. Nor have I see the Whimsyshire “monsters” in normal dungeon levels in Rifts, and those were pretty common during the beta as well. Here are some screens of those situations from Rifts in the beta; are they no more, or have I just RNG’ed out?

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  1. I’ve gotten unicorns and teddy bears and silly flowers in the Battlefields of Eternity. But as was pointed out repeatedly in that thread, there’s a leg crafting material that only comes from Whimsyshire, so it’s not “optional” for someone trying to craft whatever it is that needs it.

  2. I’ve encountered ponies and cuddly bears in a rift with breached keep tiles last week and was amused to see that variation.
    Still searching for cows though.

    On that subject I wonder if the Horadric Hamburger is still a Whimseyshire-only drop.

  3. I’ve gotten Whimsyshire as one level of a Rift recently, but no cursed chest.

  4. You’ve just RNG’ed out, although it does seem to be quite rare. I’ve encountered unicorns on keeps and wasps + death maidens + other things on whimsyshire tileset.

  5. I just finished a rift that spawned the whimsyshire level as part of the rift 🙂

    just RNG’ed out flux!

  6. I was in a rift just last week that was the high heavens tileset with whimsy monsters, in my case, just the small bears. It was cool, and made me laugh.

    I have not seen the whimsy tileset however.

    Oh and even with the recent rift leg’s bump. I still feel bounties are better for loot.

  7. I’ve seen:
    – The Whimsyshire tileset with A5 monsters.
    – Whimsyshire monsters in the A2 ruins.
    – The Cursed Chest of the Moo-Moo Farm. (twice)

    But I haven’t seen the cow level. I hope its high-density cows in the FoM.

  8. I’ve gotten the Whimsyshire tileset with its enemies just once, and haven’t seen either of them separately yet. I was unaware that the clouds drop like regular barrels now, though. No cows or Cursed Chest .

  9. I’ve seen whimsey tileset in rifts more than pony enemies in rifts, and I’ve seen the cow chest once, but I admit I haven’t been farming whimseyshire that much to get the crafting mat yet. Trying to finish a decent Aughild’s for my crusader first.

  10. I’ve both seen Whimseyshire mobs in Rifts and seen the Whimseyshire tileset in a Rift. Found Sabatons of Akkhan and Gladiator Gauntlets in a single pinata in that Rift too. Pretty lucky.

  11. I was just starting to wonder if maybe the fact that I hadn’t stepped foot in Whimsyshire since 2.0 meant that’s why I hadn’t gotten a Whimsy rift level when I got one today.

    I haven’t seen Whimsy monsters on a non-Whimsy level, though.

  12. Been in the whimsy level inside a rift , also had whimsy mobs on different tilesets in rifts .

    Also in act 4 doing bounties I’ve been getting a lot of purple uniques that don’t drop a single item .

  13. There’s only one thing worse than feeling unlucky, knowing it 😛 Keep trying.

  14. Out of about 70 rifts, I’ve only once seen a Whimseyshire level, and once been assaulted by killer teddies. So I guess they’re just quite rare.

  15. Can you still make the Staff of Herding? I heard that some components no longer drop? Ive been trying to make this staff for months but I gave up and quit playing D3 till RoS, so naturally after coming back one of the 1st things I do is try to get those last 2 items I need after killing two days straight and no drops over a good 20kills. I decided to look up the drop rate and people all over Bliz forums are complaining that the drop rate for one of items from Caverns of Frost is 0% Are those of us staff-less wonders going to be left out in the cold forever? Where’y my land of sunshine and rainbows at?

  16. A friend of mine had problems with the drop from Caverns of Frost yes, spent ages to get Chilltara to spawn, only to be disappointed by the material not dropping, when it used to be 100% chance.

  17. Got the tile set and unicorns and teddys. Daughter was not happy “Dad don’t kill the unicorns” 😀

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