I would like to share a couple of things to maybe make the Gearing Part in the Endgame a bit less frustrating(Pleae take note all of these come from someone who only plays SP so no Online-Trading etc, thats just how i like to play).
I am currently a lvl 124 Wereowl but have only managed to complete 2 of the 120 rifts(Assur in Dunc and Zagraal in Teganze). For all of the Dungeon Uebers i am just simply lacking in DMG. And that is simply due to one thing:
I just can't really craft a good set of Dex Items due to my lack of Abandoned Shrines(have fould like maybe 3-4 since 2.0 start). Of course other shrines drop like candy, just abandoned ones are rare as hell. at least to my rng. I am also still on the lookout for at least my Werowl-Set(wearing 2P atm) but that will hopefully come in due time and hopefully give me some decent Upgrade(i am already capped in sigs btw, all dex).
So my first suggestion would be to have a way of turning your excess shrines into the ones you are looking for(at a very hefty conversion of course, maybe like 10 to 1 or smth? Like for ex. Cube 1 Abandoned Vessel with 10 other Shrines to get 1 Abandoned?) That way you don't just think: "Damn another wrong Shrine every time". That would be nice.
The second suggestion would be to be able to also turn set items into arcane shards. Today i farmed all of my remaining 300 signets and since then all set items that drop, that i already have a better copy of(since i do collect them on dedicated mules) are just a dead drop(unless of course i want to already stack sigs for the next char, btw Custom Sigs don't show the correct amount of statpoints, just 0). It would be just nice to have them as a source for smth. like jewel crafting as well.
What would everybody else think? Would these changes make it too easy to gear up. I would just like to minimize the time between any kind of progress. Or should i just suck it up and keep on grinding?(Which i will do in any case )