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    i has an idea! (repost)

    since the forum reset ate my previous posting of this, im going to repost.

    the idea is that one of the perks of retiring a character on single player would be letting the player pick a non-unique item they own, and causing it to become unique and adding it to the loot table for future characters. additionally to this, if they complete some sort of requirement (level, quest, difficulty, etc.) they could instead decide to pick several items and make a set (think diablo II sets or WoW sets) which could drop for future characters. or pick an item and beef it up and make it a super unique or something

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    Sorry you lost the original of this post, I think we had a great conversation going before X__X

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    no worries. perhaps we'll get another good conversation going, especially once E3 winds down

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    I am very interested in the retiring object. I hope to hear something more specific any time soon. Thats one of the things that could have made D2 a much more interesting game because i had several retired characters.

    I liked your idea very much though and hope to see something like this in the final built.

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    Webbstre, can you find old posts of the previous thread? If you find you can just copy the text and post it here in a quote. Everybody likes the idea and there were good conversations about this in the old thread.

    Devs really should consider importing this idea to the game. Hope they read the old thread before or they will read this thread...

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    i really do hope a dev responds here, even if they say it wont be implemented. issues of game design and balance are very interesting to me

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    I think its a great idea.

    I know we intend to be able to hand down a legacy item like this, but I think the plan is to make it a direct transfer to the next character.However we haven't implemented it or hashed through the details yet and I'm sure when the time comes we will refer to this thread.

    Adding it to the loot tables is an interesting twist, but I worry it'll be too hard to find with so many items to pick from. Maybe adding it as a quest reward?

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    Quote Originally Posted by mediumheadboy
    I think its a great idea.

    I know we intend to be able to hand down a legacy item like this, but I think the plan is to make it a direct transfer to the next character.However we haven't implemented it or hashed through the details yet and I'm sure when the time comes we will refer to this thread.

    Adding it to the loot tables is an interesting twist, but I worry it'll be too hard to find with so many items to pick from. Maybe adding it as a quest reward?
    What i understand from Smeh's idea is for example just before the retirement i will choose a normal item to make it unique and it will also have my retiring character's name in front of it. I think this gives meaning to retirement and adds a little bit to character customization

    Adding that item to loot tables is better IMO. While we will be playing with our new character suddenly that item drops from a mob. Tada ! I'm sure that time will be special for all of us

    So what i'm trying to say is lesser chance to find the legacy item more it becomes special for us.

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    well, it really depends on how big the loot table is. how large is it compared to, say diablo II (with the expansion)? but yeah, perhaps something like a quest reward, or have there be specific zones which have a better chance to drop such items (hell, maybe even when your character is retired a randomized zone is created in their honor and it is in this zone which your item(s) can drop)

    i actually kind of like the last idea though its feasibility really also depends on the connotation behind retiring characters.

    edit: this made me think of diablo II with the cow level and how the cow set can only drop there. how about something like a "hall of legends" zone in the game which is the only area which can drop your previous characters' items' (so if you had like 3 retired characters, there'd be 3 special uniques/sets which could drop in this zone), but has a higher chance of doing so than other unique items of the same level/type

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    Re: i has an idea! (repost)

    Smeh your idea has not gone un-noticed. Very interesting comments on the front page from Erich looks like your ideas might become reality... ;D ;D
    Really like the idea of it being a quest reward as it feels more "earned" than as a random drop, still we will see what happens.
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