(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Diablo 3’s latest patch went live yesterday, bringing with it many new changes to skills, items, and the game’s classes, while removing the legendary crafting materials.
Blizzard explained this move in a Diablo forum by stating the following:
“Legendary crafted items are meant to be both a stepping stone into end game items and a good place to spend crafting materials at the end game. While we like the fantasy of having the unique crafting materials, obtaining them was either keeping too many people from being able to complete the recipes in a timely manner or encouraging game flipping and similar less than ideal patterns of play in order to acquire them. As such, we are removing the requirement for unique items when crafting Legendaries.”
With this removal, legendary crafting materials will no longer drop and existing materials are now grey with increased sell prices.
Check out Battle.net for the complete change log of Diablo 3, patch 2.0.6.