I just spent 10-15 minutes trying to get a cooldown/curse resistance trinket combo, and it never came up. I stopped not because I was frustrated about losing dust – I’ve got enough of it, but because it was downtime that I resented. There is nothing fun about holding a button for three seconds, checking an item, dragging the item into a box, then holding a button again ad nauseum. I have piles of dust that I don’t spend, this is because rerolling isn’t fun for me – it’s become an aspect of the game that I would rather not interact with.
Please, let me select the qualities that I want, and the traits that I want, and just let me pay for it in dust. Hell, if you want to charge me 100 blue and 200 green for the privilege of selecting a high % of a certain item; I’m fine with that. If you want to make some traits cost 10 orange while others cost 1-2, I’m fine with that. If you want to reserve the highest %s for Red items only, that’s fine too. If you want to leave in the random feature for those who enjoy it – fantastic; just please add some alternative
The loot system is something of a random drop. The craft system is something of a random-lite. I would really prefer a movement towards a non-random, point based crafting system. I want this because it would give me the opportunity to interact with that interface as little as possible – because I derive pleasure from playing the core game, not re-rolling items ad nauseum. Furthermore, the re-roll feature peripherally disrupts gameplay: none of us like being stuck in the keep while a player spends 5 minutes rerolling, before they ready up.
I like playing the game with my friends or with pubs, and it’s the quality of that gameplay experience (not the drive to get new random loot) that keeps me coming back. There’s not one perfect set of gear that I want, rather there are a number of viable configurations that I want to explore – I just don’t have any interest in enduring 10-40 minutes of downtime in order to eventually stumble upon one of them. Frankly, if you let me craft items as I wanted, you could make the crafts as expensive as you wanted – it wouldn’t really bother me because I could get that done by playing the game.