Recently, Blizzard released patch notes for Diablo III, which outlined the inclusion of Primal Ancients as a possibility to be rolled for Legendary and Set items. These items are considered rarer than Ancient items, and also possess increased stat ranges.
As expected, this implementation sparked responses from the Diablo community, with one post in particular discussing a simpler solution regarding the introduction of Primal Ancients. Posted by user Japhasca, the player suggested: “How about, though, Blizzard tweaks “Reforge Legendary” so it can’t downgrade the tier of legendary that an item possesses?b Just getting an ancient (or soon, a primal) that you want can be a frustrating ordeal, but getting just the right rolls? ”
“How frustrating was it when the ancient you wanted finally dropped and it was garbage? I’d like to see the innate, 10% chance I believe it is, for Reforge Legendary to turn a regular leg into an ancient. And then, a 10% chance (assuming that the overall chance is like 1% on a leg drop) to turn an ancient into a primal?”
This prompted replies from other fellow community members, with user Nand adding: “This would make me a very, very happy monk. IMO they could do this and then even up the costs on that recipe, and it would still be way more fun than the current system.” JoeShmo also suggested a different method in which, “you can’t get an upgraded item via the recipe at all, and it just rerolls the current item’s stat variance ( instead of making a new item ).It also means that the rare to leg recipe also cannot give you an ancient or primal item, only a normal legendary ( this goes along with those that complain that “gearing is too easy” ).”
You can view the remainder of the discussion here if you’d like to hear more about Primal Ancients. Sadly, you’ll have to wade through the usual barrage of somewhat toxic responses that are no use nor ornament to anyone. For more details on the patch notes, head to our article from earlier regarding the PTR information for Diablo III.