The new 2.1.2 patch introduces additional types of goblins to Adventure Mode.
These goblins include;
- A green one for crafting materials and plans.
- A red one for blood shards.
- A silver one for gems.
Now the previous standard goblin would consistently drop small amounts of gold when chased, and when slain he would explode in a shower of gold and loot of various kinds. The gold he dropped when being chased and struck was never any amount of note however, usually 1-5 gold every few steps.
My question is, since these new goblins drop items of their respective kind when struck rather than gold, is it more profitable to deliberately chase them for some time before killing them or would it be best to kill them as soon as possible, or does it not matter at all? (For the purpose of acquiring additional crafting materials, blood shards, or gems)