Blizzard is celebrating the launch of Patch 2.1.2 with a community buff. This one differs between PC and console. Double Treasure Goblin Buff Coming Soon:
To celebrate the arrival of this content update on PC and console, all treasure-hungry nephalem who log in to Diablo III* starting this weekend will enjoy a special treat. Pick your platform and receive one of the following temporary in-game boosts:
PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One:
Get ready to manage some mischief! Adventurers who encounter Treasure Goblins will notice they’ve brought friends to the party—for a limited time, all goblins will spawn in pairs.
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360:
Let there be loot! For a limited time, all players who log in to defend Sanctuary will receive a +100% bonus to their chance to find Legendary and Set items. Note that this bonus stacks multiplicatively with other existing bonuses, including those provided by items, shrines, Torment difficulty levels, and Nephalem Rifts.
This double Treasure Goblin and bonus Legendary Find period will begin for both PC and console players in the Americas region on Friday, January 16 at 12:00 a.m. PST and will end on Friday, January 23 at 11:59 p.m. PST.**
And then they doubled it…
For PC players, the buff applies to all types of Goblins
, so you can look forward to double shards, double gems, and double materials from the three new types. The most valuable of the new goblins is the rares, the Malevolent Tormenter. Those guys are as uncommon as they are precious, as they drop higher quality gear than normal Goblins, usually fountaining out at least one Legendary. Thus two of them at once is a valuable prize; like a drunken threesome with identical twin models, and without the uncomfortable hungover conversation in the morning.
Also, if anyone is hunting for Greed’s Domain, each goblin has the normal chance to spawn the golden portal, so your odds for that Au passage are doubled as well.