Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Legendary gem levels should be account-wide

Right now, everyone keeps swapping their leveled gems between characters since leveling multiple copies of the same gem is very time-consuming. But this discourages playing multiple characters, obviously, since the swap is a tedious task.

I think an intuitive and easy to implement system would be to have the gem levels be account-wide (split into SC/HC and season/non-season). No special UI is required, you just always upgrade all copies of the same gem on all your chars.

I guess this would make a gem UI really useful, but I don't think it is that important and shouldn't be the reason to defer this e.g. to the next expansion.

The only question that remains is how to roll over seasonal gem levels. The simplest solution would be to use the highest of the two levels (regular or seasonal). I think this is acceptable, although some alternatives can be viable depending on how complex Blizz wants to make it.

I really hope they implement this soon, I'm getting really tired of swapping gems around for no good reason.