Seems there are very few strongboxes now...
I am beginning to worry. There was a time where you designed new features for fun. Encountering a lot of strongboxes IS fun. Getting Jeweler's strongboxes with +%quality is incredibly fun. Having to grind for hours for getting a Vaal Orb and risking to fuck an item is not fun, at least for most players.
I can understand you have to do some restrictions for the economy, but I sometimes wonder if you play your own game anymore.
Also, there was a time were you would better communicate with your players, and were you would be honest about some issues like desync and so on. No we mostly get vague replies.
Jeweler or Gemcutter, which one doesn't get the quality anymore? Because Jeweler drops amulets and rings, Gemcutter drops gems. I suspect the latter.
The strongboxes with their ridiculous drop rates gave me the impression Ambush was meant to be a test for a viable self found mode/league. Having the possibility to be rewarded with the chance at not having to trade for stuff like quality gems by exploring every nook and cranny is quite compelling to me.
I do mind trading the way the game supports it right now. Because quite frankly, in it's current state it's a mess by today's standards. I don't care for chat spam, I also don't care for "physically" meeting someone in A1 town. It's a hassle that in my opinion serves no purpose but wasting time. I'm ok with being online, or at least logged into the website or even better a mobile app to do a trade, instead of having an automated system like the abomination in the other game. I hope the new systems for it are right on their way. I'd wish for something that's fully integrated into the game, without the need to ever alt+tab or and/or stop whatever I'm doing, be it leveling up, maps, etc., but with the option to do business by forum or app if I wish to do so.