So I played D3 when it came out for a couple of months and haven't touched it since. I have picked it back up again and started a new character with a friend. I looked up how to get to Whimsyshire since I had a wand of herding in my inventory.
We were about level 13 and ran through whimsyshire. We opened up either some presents or a happy cloud, and out dropped a load of Imperial gems. I thought "OK, I remember gems, you socket them in stuff and you can combine them". It's only after getting back to town I realised that in all the hours I played before, I got to some Perfect Square gems as the highest level, and these Imperial gems are significantly higher level than those, dropping at player level 13 on Normal difficulty.
So my question is... what the hell just happened? Was it supposed to happen? Did they change things that much in the last few years that these things just drop for free? Is there a way I can get more?