There's a whole lot to love about Diablo 2 Resurrected, and the game should be considered a remaster, not a remake. As such, gameplay elements remain the same as the original but Blizzard has made the game more accessible to everyone and even added previously ladder-exclusive Runewords as well as Horadric Cube recipes to singleplayer. It is clear the developers are open to quality-of-life improvements but there is one requested aspect they are not touching just yet; how loot drops work.
Diablo 2 Resurrected loot system: A chance for personal loot?
Diablo 3 does the personal loot system very well. For those who are unaware, a personal loot system simply means that specific items drop for each player, and other players can't pick up drops meant for you.
In comparison, the original Diablo 2 and Resurrected uses a universal loot system. This means if an item drops, everyone in a match clicks as quickly as they possibly can to pick it up first.
Many believe the universal loot system in Diablo 2 Resurrected is perfect the way it is. It was a huge part of the original game, and incentivised trading with others built friendships, and also destroyed them.
Farming for days on end for a specific piece of loot, only for someone in your group to pick it up first (even though they can't use it) and proceeding to log off was a frustrating issue in the original game. In Diablo 2 Resurrected, players can expect more of the same, and we fear that trolling could become a big issue.
As you can see from the tweet above, the executive producer on Diablo 2 Resurrected, Rod Fergusson, confirmed there will be no personal loot system at launch.
Rod Fergusson does, however, give fans who don't prefer the universal loot system some hope. While a lot of fans would say a personal loot system has no place in Diablo 2 Resurrected, one has to remember that latency or if you play a melee or range class can even affect chances of picking up a piece of loot first; not exactly fair, right?
According to Blizzard, Diablo 2 Resurrected does not have a personal loot system at launch. The developers might, however, implement this type of system in the future. For now, players will have to be fast when trying to pick up some loot while playing with others.
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