Crafting Hellfire rings has 2 major problems right now, in my opinion:
- It is very likely to end up with an imbalanced amount of organs. Me and most of my friends farming rings all have this problem, we have a ton of some of the organs, but none of another one (I currently have 5 fangs, 4 eyes, but no spine). This is the result of multiple design choices, making it hard to farm for specific organs, like the not guaranteed drop of the organs (not everyone can handle MP10), the inability to trade organs and no control over the order of the opened portals. Also, farming for specific organs would essentially require to farm them solo (which would be quite an ineffective use of the machines) or search a group for this specific organ, since other people missing specific organs will probably miss other organs than you do.
- Also, Blizzard stated already, that salvaging the rings is not satisfying, they should salvage into more than just useless rare crafting materials.
So I suggest the following:
Salvage the Hellfire Rings into one organ of our choice.
This would salvage the rings into something meaningful and useful, while also elegantly fixing the problem of missing specific organs.
Of course, this would have some impact on gameplay, since you would essentially get 33% more hellfire rings from the same amount of organs, however, I don't think, it would break the game.
If you like this suggestion and have access to the US forums, it would be great, if you would create a duplicate thread there.
It makes sense that this should be possible since the ring really is just the the three organs put together. In practice it should be possible to take it apart without destroying at least one part, even if they are glued together with some eternal liquid of hell/heaven!
Until then: Don't open the 3rd portal whenever you all have that organ will help you balance the organs.