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Sockets and gems

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 Community Forum' started by tvc, Mar 29, 2012. | Replies: 13 | Views: 1009

  1. tvc

    tvc IncGamers Member

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    Sockets and gems

    Are sockets only availible in weapons and helms now? Webpage for gems only gives info about weapons and helms but the jeweler is still discribed to socket armors etc aswell. Also is it mentioned how many sockets an item can have?

    Saw in the beta that armors etc still have sockets but that might not be the most recent build...
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    Raesene IncGamers Member

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    Re: Sockets and gems

    I don't think anyone really knows until we get some official response on this.
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    Dorjan DiabloNut.Com

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    Re: Sockets and gems

    Sockets are available on most items
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    Re: Sockets and gems

    And looking at item affixes, armors can still get sockets, so not sure which part is not final yet.
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    Re: Sockets and gems

    I would guess that only weapons and helms can be socketed now, otherwise they wouldn't have written that on the website.
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    Re: Sockets and gems

    That's really funny.

    "Gems are supposed to be long term goal"

    Oh, and by the way, we reduced the length of your long term min-max goals by removing a bunch of sockets. Yeah, we are that insightful.
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    Dorjan DiabloNut.Com

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    Re: Sockets and gems

    On their website they also have !!!MISSSING!!0.4Crit damage so I wouldn't take it as gospel


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    Urzuxo IncGamers Member

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    Re: Sockets and gems

    I still think that a top gem will take insane amounts of time to obtain, but seeing as there doesn't seem to be a way for gems to dissapear, sooner or later they won't be so rare (as is the case with all items btw).
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    Re: Sockets and gems

    There is in hardcore! It will suck way more to lose that awesome gear that has the highest tier gems in it, mwahahahaha.


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    Urzuxo IncGamers Member

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    Re: Sockets and gems

    haha yeah. that's the good thing about HC, they don't have to worry as much about item inflation .


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    Re: Sockets and gems

    I expect they're hoping gems will stay reasonably valuable up to the first expansion, then they can make them salvagable for doing whatever the Mystic will do once she comes back.

    Then again, it would be so easy to just patch in another level to gems whenever they feel the need. Just add in a new recipe drop and a new graphic. It's not like they increase in power with each level enough to break the game.
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    Re: Sockets and gems

    It's on the Internet! so it must be true! :D

    Seriously though, I HOPE not... this gives gems a very, very limited role. And we still have the Jeweler NPC... she deserves more functionality than that would give her :p


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    Re: Sockets and gems

    This is something that I have been curious about as well. I mean, for gems to only have a purpose in 2 of your equipment slots would be rather uninteresting.

    Id like to see a system where you can transmute a couple of the higher tier gems and have a small chance for a "rare" gem. These rare gems would add "X effect on hit" to weapons and "Y effect when struck" in armor. Would be pretty cool IMO
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    Re: Sockets and gems

    Bashiok just said that information is wrong. Gems can be inserted in other armor apart from helms, just fyi.


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