Abaxoth has long needed some sort of special loot (unique items, special modded rare, special base, etc) based on the map tier he spawns. Risk deserves reward, and reward in an arpg is loot.
Path of Exile treats disappointment as a valid type of reward. “The intent is to provide players with a sense of dissappointment for defeating high level unique mobs. As for cost, GGG selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, They’re looking at average per-player drop rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course unattainable via gameplay. Now, we are sharing with you opinions that we found on the POE forums.
1) They really need to increase boss loot and unique mobs like these, doing t15 kativa takes a good 2 minutes and you often end up getting nothing, while you can completely clear other maps in 2 minutes of time.
It sucks since majority of t14/t15s are like this, it's sad to say that t16 maps are shorter than t15 maps.
2) Encountered this for the first time in the excavation boss fight couple of days ago. It was a total clusterfuck, like nothing before and after was THAT hard, and in the end i got several scrolls and whetstones. :\ And that's after an exalt from some random barrel in blood aqueduct. R>N>G.
Besides the Forsaken Masters about the only other thing I hate about PoE is that boss monsters should drop good/amazing gear especially over common no name enemies.
But there is a correlation that needs to happen in games like Path of Exile.
Is it fun to find an Exalt in a barrel? Sure, but you didn't do anything but click the screen and got that great reward.
Is it fun to go through an epic Abaxoth fight, dodging all his insane stuff, and finally taking him down? Yes! There is a sense of satisfaction there. But when you have to hit Alt to see the trash he dropped, that sense of satisfaction and fun goes out the window real quick.
Boss loot in this game is a real issue and it still astounds me they do nothing and say nothing about it. Even if they were worried people would be able to cheese the content and melt their bosses with OP builds, what do they think people are doing now by melting entire screens and raking in currency? https://www.u4gm.com/path-of-exile