What are rivens?? Rivens are mods you should not invest a even one single plat on. This is being said by a player who used to spend thousands upon thousands of plat on some, but more importantly hundreds of hours of time on maximizing riven stats. Why not spend 1 plat? Because riven "changes", moreso nerfs. These so called balance changes are really corrupting a system that was already corrupted of itself. Nerfing based on popularity will never end well and past riven changes proved just that. Cough, imagine nerfing a single viper lmfao, proves another point i have, which is consistency. These changed have none of that really, exceptions being with "op" weapons of course, but tell me, who the S#&$ even uses single vipers, let alone even having rivens for it. DE says they base changes off popularity, yet this counteracts that idea, they also said they base it on internal performance, power in other words. In what world would a single viper resemble power??? Boom, nerf handed to single viper, such a remarkable display of iq and logic.
the burnout was already sickening before the balancing, now, to have the thought that not only the rng system can #*!% you up, but nerfs in a couple months can also result in completely wasting your time is pathetic.... What makes matters crazier is that they are going against their true values, which is focusing on what the players want. I love this game with an absolute passion, but this is the one issue that Im afraid can lead to its downfall, or at least to the downfall of a portion of the community who are really devoted to the game, who have such the unbelievable grit to invest their hard efforts and time towards an uncontrollable rng system. This is not just hours upon hours players can potentially lose, but to some cases i've heard, real money.... plz DE