#1 - 2012/10/24 08:02:00 AMI've been only gearing my characters since 1.0.5 with found drops. With the increased drops, the possibility of lower level items being viable, and the adjustable difficulty, i feel like its much more reasonable to be able to get half decent gear without using the auction house.
As is, my DH and my barb are both viable for MP5+ playing, and im slowly working on my other toons.
I'm even going so far as to refuse handouts from most of my friends, I want to feel like all of my progress is the result of my own efforts.
The best part about this, it makes many more drops give me that "Yay!" feeling. i know i could upgrade many of my pieces with less than 100k, but im having a lot more fun this way, and its giving the game quite a bit more longevity for me.
is anyone else trying this? or have given it a shot at least? How well is it working out for you?