Today Turbine made an interesting post on the forums.
“The existence of LIs above level 100 is a bug. We never intended to drop LIs above level 100.”
Then why is imbuing even an option? Why not just make level 100 LI’s be imbued in the first place if you are not going to give the option for an alternate progression system? This makes absolutely no sense to me. I understand it would save Turbine development time but beyond that this makes absolutely no sense. Players who want progression after level 100 are now forced to imbue. If everyone has to imbue to progress, then why not just make all 100+ LIs imbued from the start and save everyone some time?
“We’re working on a fix to make it so the LIs that drop from 101+ mobs have a level of 100 rather than anything higher. It is absolutely not our intention to make LIs that are better than level 100 LIs. We promised you that you’d never have to throw out your old LIs again, and we intend to keep that promise.”
Well that makes a bit of sense but I expected imbuement to be an option. Instead it is just a tacked on progression system. With or without the imbuement system, LIs will no longer level beyond level 100. Why have an imbuement system at all? It is now pointless.
You can read the rest of the forum post here.