news-boon-hoarder-stacks2Blizzard has hotfixed a change to the Boon of the Hoarder, again reducing the number of stacks of gold that pop out each time the DiabloWikiLegendary Gem procs. When this LGem was first enabled it created a fountain of gold stacks, with 10-12 per proc. That created a lot of (glorious, glorious) screen clutter, and the stacks were soon reduced to ~5 stacks per proc. The total gold has not changed over time; the same amount of gold pops, it’s just heaped into larger and now even larger stacks.

    Hotfix: Boon of the Hoarder gold stacks reduced:

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    Number of gold piles produced has been reduced from 5 to 2.

  • The amount of gold earned per pile has been increased so that the total amount of gold dropped is unchanged.
  • This shouldn’t make any real difference for gold farming, and in fact should help since you (or your ferrets) can scoop up 2 stacks more quickly than 5. And the screen clutter should be reduced, which some might regard as a negative, since it was quite fun to see those gold carpeted scenes during a Cursed Chest event.

    If there’s any real change, it might come to players using legendary items like Goldwrap or Kymbo’s Gold, that grant procs each time you pick up gold. However, since most of those items grant their bonuses proportional to the amount of gold you pick up (not per stack, aside from BotH) even that shouldn’t be too much of a change.

    Any objections?

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