It may reduce or nullifying the effects of "Bots" due to the new content. (Face it. people use bots)
This would add a lot of FUN to the game as currently all you can do is kill every single monster in the game (takes about 2 hours) and repeat. and repeat. and repeat.
Acquiring Torches is a lot of fun and so is getting the annihilus charm. Lets go with what works?
I would be severely impressed if these ideas were ever considered. (or even read for that matter) This would bring the game back to life IMO and a real legit competition to the top of the ladder could be had at least one more time. (Until the kids script bots to accomplish it. to each their own. =D)
I may have been overly enthused while I was thinking up new unique items. I may not be the best one to make the call for what would be considered balanced.
1.14 Patch Notes ====
*Fixed a bug which caused disconnection and restriction of service for extended periods of time for transferring too many items.
*Diablo "Clone" Now requires a much higher amount of Set and/or any Unique items in order to Walk. (Perhaps ilvl may be worth more "soj points")
*Added "Gates" or "Frames" in Act V on the wall that activate the Uber Portals in a fixed location. (More like a staircase)
*Merchants now sell a more standardized set of items each. You can now find more *Impossible to shop* type of items. (Elite types, Weapons, class-type, etc)
*You may Transmute weapons in the Horadric Cube once again 3 chipped + magic weapon for a Random Prefix/suffix and 2-4 sockets (I miss this so much about 1.09 (CCB ftw))
*Item types Can now Have more types Prefix/Suffix (Enhanced damage on rare boots for example. maybe a low cap such as 1-20% max)
*Level 100 New level Cap** (Experience past 99 can only be had in Super God Cow Level.)
*A New Challenge Awaits The Heroes of .... (standard of heroes, annihilus charm, torch, (new drop)Cow King's balls or tail, Gheed's Charm, a Facet, Perfect Skull, Token, regular key = full cube. Transmuted in cow level will Infuriate the Cow God. Resurrecting the 5 Cow Guardians. (similar to ancients) They have various unique abilities. Perhaps there will be waves like Baal's minions. Maybe the Cow guardians can have new Models/Art. One Polearm, One Mace, One Bow, One magic, and One Summon type. Once the Guardians have been defeated a new *GREEN* Portal Appears. Heaven's Pastures. Maybe add some special shops (sell rares? better gambling?) a couple new quests? (these could be added to Act4 since there are only 3?) And the Cow God who drops the charm. Experience gain is Great. Few Extra special unique items can only be found here. Each Guardian Can be stronger than every uber so far encountered put together. The Cow God being stronger still than All of the Cow Guardians.
*Cow God's Head Charm, 4x4 charm with the cow head(skull) graphic. +2 all skills. + 25 all resist. + 45 Life/mana. +5-10 Skill tab (Random). Reduced Vendor Prices 10% Cannot Be
Frozen. May only carry one.
*Cow Guardians may drop new Unique Items.
-Throw weapon (Ethereal Hyperion Javelin/Dart Replenish quantity, Max ED/lvl, 250% ED, Max Dmg/lvl,1-1000 Lightning damage.)
-Boots (45% frw, 25% enhanced damage, 15 all resist, 45% fhr, +0-80 life, +10-100 MF)
-Colossus Girdle (+ 45 life, +45 strength, +8 resist all, +25% Physical Damage Reduced, Damage reduced by 23, Magical Damage Reduced by 23)
-A Random Helmet with 3 sockets(0-40 Life, 0-60 mana, 0-30 all resist, 0-100% Enhanced Damage, 0-25% Increased Attack Speed, +1 all Skills.)
Character skill Improvements and Modifcations
*Sorceress Inferno now does more than zero damage at level 50.
*Sorceress Frost Nova now does more than 6 damage at level 100.
*Sorceress Firewall now lasts 0.5 second longer.
*Barbarian Warcry Synergized with Berserk(15% dmg/lvl) and/or natural resist(5%radius and stun length/lvl) and/or Battle Command(Chance to cast reverse grim ward on corpse that taunts nearby enemies) and/or Battle Cry (15% dmg/lvl)
*Barbarian Leap now Improves Life replenish +10/lvl and Mana regeneration +16%/lvl for the duration the barbarian is in the air.
*Barbarian Concentrate now receives Attack Rating synergy from Bash instead of damage.
*Amazon's Freezing Arrow now has a chance to explode on impact shooting shards or bolts of ice in a nova or at random.
Do something awesome for 1.14 and don't release it in 2014. Thanks. <-- Obligatory asinine comment of the thread