I feel you. A couple weeks ago, somebody linked a youtube video from Diablo 2 of somebody taking a camcorder to their PC screen to show off an item that they had searched for literally two YEARS for. That's what kind of game Diablo and others like it are.Quote from ruksak
You're getting into the realm of console fodder, to be honest. The PC ARPG genre should be an incredible time-sink. When we start talking about guarantees, removing RNG.....you're attacking the very heart of the genre and poising it for a massive dumbing down.
I'm not aiming this at you, rather a general statement; If a player doesn't enjoy the rigors of RnG, this is not the game/genre for them. These players are truly NOT welcome by core Diablo fans, they need to find something else, preferably a console game where they can touch every item in the game in just the first week.
Games of this nature are meant to be enjoyed for many many years of consistent play. Remove RnG and that goes away.
That is the game. Giving legendaries some kind of assured drop chance would change it into something else... some totally different game. Something that is not what Diablo ought to be.