I have to confess I overall like Bestiary. Even with the 3s window I have some concerns (when my cycloner was using Koam’s Primacy the damage spikes + cull were brutal) capturing for some types of builds. And lots of concerns for other types of builds. And the UI for searching the Bestiary isn’t all the way there (it’s easy to find a specific recipe, but filtering by type of creature isn’t quite as useful). But I think there are some nifty things that have been added to the crafting. And I mostly like where the “off” crafting options sit right now (with essences and beastiaries).
It’s been a rather lucrative league for me. I’ve started using the trade macro and I’ve made the most money by far ever in league trading. We’re talking easily in the triple digits of chaos (I’ve probably spent 200+ chaos on gear for builds at this point, and yet I have a healthy stack of C in my stash and I haven’t cracked any exalts. Speaking of). I’ve had three exalts drop which seems completely unreal. I can’t bring myself to spend them. I’ve considered it, but so far I haven’t decided on where to spend them. B est character is an 89 Cycloner and I want to make 90. I loved the chaos damage quilll rain build I tried but even at 6k evasion I still
explode to much in the low maps. I’m working on a molten strike shield build because I love durabiluty and think I’ll lead off next league with it. The cycloner is pretty tanky but probably needs either a 6l or for me to get serious about axe DPS (I’ve got a 440dps 5l axe right now). I want to get a character to 90 (never have), so I should probably look to spend more on him. But man the Molten Strike build is fun.
This league did feel like it could have used a beta period but they’ve improved the mechanics considerably and unlike Reddit I feel like the game is as strong as it’s ever been.