I started a new char with 2.0.10 and wanted to give a little feedback on the new loot system. Currently I am level 377 in realm 146.
In general loot overall made a good shift from quantity to quality, however I think some drop rates are still a bit off:
Battle consumables: I think the drop rate for those needs to be reduced. Even with a Pocket Dumpling and no points in “Better Pocket Dumpling” I have 30+ of each “shrine” consumable (15% buff, first strike). Another idea is to let points in “Better Pocket Dumpling” give the Dumpling an increased chance to use 2 different consumables at the beginning.
Tickets: I think bronze drop rate is too high. I use a bronze ticket at least every second realm and still have 30 left. Gold and silver seems fine.
Demon Dust: Either it was incredible luck or the drop rate could be slightly reduced too. I found 3 Demon Dusts before I had enough Level 10 gems for the tutorial nether orb. In total I found 8.
Exalted Emblem: I think the drop rate for those are spot on. I never have too many of those but always have enough to buy new Farsight scrolls and slowly unlock the Emblem creatures. With Demonic Tomes Emblems will never become obsolete.
(Imbued) nether orbs: Imbued orb drop rate probably could be lowered a bit. I have found 6 imbued and between 8-10 normal ones. Keeping up with enchanting level 10 gems is the main issue (though the essence upgrade helps immensely)
Sigils: Minor sigils are still dropping to frequently. I think no sigil reward should contain minor sigils. In general sigils could be quite rare even on high level realms since they are available through cores should someone be interested in farming them.
Scrolls: Drop rate currently is still a bit high, then again I never use random scrolls. Farsight is the only scroll I use each realm with a fixed set of combat scrolls for emergencies which are rare enough to sustain them with quills.
Quills: Seem fine. For the occasional spell user they provide sustainability but will not be enough to keep up with heavy spell usage.
Pills: Seem fine. I got 4 total as a life mage.
Pandemonium token: Well, drop rate could be fine even though I currently have 165 of them. I am quite afraid of Pandemonium tokens since the first thing they usually do is reduce my gems level