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    Non-Seasonal?  Wait...

    Non-Seasonal? Wait…

    We debate what sort of bonus incentives we should see in Seasons, with some fans happy with the new legendary items, and others not so much. The topic came up in the B.net forums and a Blue reply of the typical “thanks for word opinions, please continue” sort was rendered. But it’s a topic worth the debate, so here’s the quote.

    Players in some other mode getting tons of XP and drops – doesn’t affect me. At least I’m playing the full game. Being stuck in last season’s mode with a gimped loot table – makes me not want to play at all.

    …If you want to be the first ones to gain access to new loot then make the sacrifice and feel weak through the process up levelling up again. If this is not your thing then, bite the bullet and wait.

    …Personally, I think there’s nothing wrong with the system. Blizzard already compromised from the get-go by allowing the season’s exclusives into the NS loot pool when it was over.
    Tyvalir: I’m seeing lots of different perspectives here on what players would like to see from Seasonal rewards. All of this complements feedback we’ve noticed in similar threads, which we’ll be sure to pass on to our developers.

    Just as a quick reminder, though: Please remember to be civil to one another. Be passionate, even argumentative, but always focus your conversation on weighing the merits of the ideas themselves, rather than the merits of your fellow posters. 🙂

    I was surprised that all three new Item Sets and all of the older set upgrades were made available in Patch 2.2, with just the new legendary items/potions/lgems held for Season 3 exclusives. It seems like we’ve got a lower percentage of players participating in S3 than in S1 or S2, but there’s no way to know if that’s due to S2 being demoralizingly brief, general fatigue with the concept of season/fresh start, so many of the new items available in non-seasonal, etc. (Or all of the above.)

    I’m a seasonal player, so I’d be fine with *all* new sets/legs being Seasonal only, but I can certainly see why players who don’t play as much, or who don’t want to season, would disagree. What I think everyone can agree on is that if there are new legendary items that synergize with each other or with a set, they should all be available in the same mode. The mismatches we see with several new items in v2.2/S3, most obviously with the Dead Man’s Legacy quiver only dropping in Season 3, when it’s the ideal quiver for the Unhallowed Essence set (which is available in S and NS), is janky. (Though I would have found it amusing if Mortick’s Brace had been only NS, while the new Barb sets were only Seasonal. Or vice versa.)

    We ran a related vote a couple of months ago, during a similar debate during Season Two, to give you a sense of the general community consensus.

    What do you think about Seasons and exclusive Seasonal items?

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    So what do you guys think is the appropriate bonus for playing in a Season? All the exclusive legs? Big exp buff but no legs? No buffs at all since fresh start in Seasons is its own reward?

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