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silentkiller #1888
Rift Guardians are not rewarding(1)Category: RoS General FeedbackJanuary-16-2014 10:22 PM PST (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Well, I've been running rifts last couple hours into the new patch and it just seems that Rift Guardians are a huge time sink. Lets compare Elite packs vs Rift Guardians for a second:

Elite pack:

HP: 160-170mil on Torment 1
Danger: High (Depends on affixes and number of minions)
Loot: 1-2 Rares + Death Bread with chance for a legendary and maybe gems
Kill time: 10-15 sec with 700k unbuff DPS on my Barb

Rift Guardian
HP: 1.2bil on Torment 1
Danger: Low to Mid
Loot: 3 rares + bunch of mats and gems with unknown chance of legendary
Kill time: 2-3 min

Do you see where I'm getting? Why should I bother to waste my time to kill a Guardian, when all it drops is 3 rares and bunch of crafting materials you can obtain by killing white mobs, elite packs and open chests.
I can kill 5-6 elite packs, which pose a lot more danger to me and have higher chances to get a legendary item from them in the same amount of time that it takes me to kill the Guardian.

I don't know what the possible solutions are, but I have a few:

1. Reduce their HP altogether
2. Increase legendary drop rates on them from 0.000001% to at least 0.5%, so it's actually worth doing them.
3. Do both and allow Orek to give shards as rewards again.
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Rift Guardians are not rewarding(5)January-17-2014 3:43 PM PST (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Thanks for taking the time to put together this feedback on Rift Guardians, silentkiller. I've seen several threads on Rift rewards, and I'll be keeping an eye out for more. I can see where the concern is coming from after having completed a few Rifts, but I'd like to complete more of them to get a better understanding.

I hope to see more players share detailed summaries of their experiences with Rifts. Having several collaborating threads with good anecdotal evidence goes a long way to highlighting why players feel the way they do. Please keep posting your feedback, and we'll be sure to pass it along. Thanks, everyone!
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