Lost amidst the many changes and bug fixes of Patch 2.0.5 was an improvement to one of the cooler legendary items in the game. The Puzzle Ring. It’s clearly a fix to new ones, but a a Blue also confirmed that the Patch buffs *should* apply retroactively, improving the function of any found since 2.0.1/RoS began.
…I checked my Puzzle Ring when I got into a game this afternoon and it doesn’t say anything new… I was also still getting plenty of rares with 4 and 5 mods on them. Does this mean the old Puzzle Rings won’t be upgraded to the 2.0.5 bonuses?
Grimiku: This seems like the sort of thing that might be hard to tell if it was retroactively adjusted or not, so I asked around to find out for sure. It turns out it was, so any them that were found after patch 2.0.1 should be working like the new version.
I haven’t gotten to try it out yet on my Barb, who has a Puzzle Goblin. Have some of you guys? Is the new effect noticeable? Does the legendary conversion rate seem improved?
I’ve long meant to start a data collection thread for Puzzle Rings like we have for gambling results and horadric cache legendaries, but for now, answer here. What kind of legendary odds have people noticed from their Puzzle Goblins?
For a while both my main characters had a Puzzle Ring (they can have awesome stats) so I saw many items produced by my little traitor pet goblin, and it seemed like maybe 1/10 were legendary (with 9/10 Rare). It was hard to be sure though, since I’d often lose track of how many white items the goblin had vacuumed up, and without any visual or audible notification it was easy for him to toss out a Rare item without me noticing if it was from him or some broken barrel.
Also note that the Patch change to crafting, where base white items are no longer required, makes the Puzzle Goblin way more useful. Previously the PG could be a real pest when you were trying to find one specific white item for crafting and needed to grab it before the PG did. I’d wind up Vaulting away from each Armor Rack when I clicked it, so the item would drop without Goblin interference. Or else taking off the Puzzle Ring while I sought the white item, but that felt like such a waste of potential. (Once you’ve had a Puzzle Goblin for a while, you become unable to bypass any weapon/armor rack without clicking it, since bypassing one feels like a wasted opportunity.)
Some real life Puzzle Rings. See hundreds more via the legendary item tracker in DiabloNut.IncGamers.com.