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Bring Back Gem Previews!

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  • Bring Back Gem Previews!

    This was something I enjoyed using when trying to decide between what gems to use, be it ethereal gems in couriers, or prismatics in couriers or various items (think Ribbi'tar or Terrorblade Arcana). In Source 1, you could preview effects in the load out before committing to installing the gem and destroying the old gem (which obviously has financial consequences, doubly so if you end up not liking the new prismatic). In Source 2, it's gone completely.

    More so, I think that in Reborn, it should allow you to go preview the item in-game via the demo hero mode. So you could, for example, try out different colored gems on Witch Doctor's drums, and try the ultimate out and see which color you like. And the same goes for couriers; if you want to try out a new ethereal before socketing, you should be able to.

    Bonus points if we can try ANY standard prismatic (no need to worry about Legacies) or ethereal gems so we could see which one we want to go buy on the market/trade for. We can try out complete items in this mode before buying them, why not add gems that visually change items quite a bit?

    Let us dabble with our gems!