Gambling in game?

  • #1
    I'm not in the beta and I haven't seen any videos that show this in game. I just started D2 again to kill time until D3 and I love this feature. Will it be in d3?
  • #2
    Crafting is a bit like gambling. If you craft item, it shows you will get X number of random properties and it costs gold and crafting materials.
    "In this world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane!"
    - Homer (S)
  • #3
    But there is no random items for gold i take it?
  • #4
    Quote from waster914

    I'm not in the beta and I haven't seen any videos that show this in game. I just started D2 again to kill time until D3 and I love this feature. Will it be in d3?


    If you're talking about like having Gheed's function in the game, i haven't seen it in beta or even heard of it. But like the guy above said, crafting is pretty much like gambling
  • #5
    Quote from waster914

    But there is no random items for gold i take it?

    Yes, that is correct for the beta. I don't think there will be any d2 style gambling in the later acts either, although I am not 100% sure about that.
    "In this world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane!"
    - Homer (S)
  • #6
    I believe they spoke of it at a past blizzcon.. and from what i remember yes crafting was supposed to replace the gambling feature
  • #7
    Quote from waster914

    I'm not in the beta and I haven't seen any videos that show this in game. I just started D2 again to kill time until D3 and I love this feature. Will it be in d3?

    The crafting system is a replacement for the gambling system in Diablo 2.
  • #8
    Wierd as the crafting system didnt replace the gambling system in Diablo 2.

    I think they should add a gambling system (with crazy prices like in diablo 2)
  • #9
    Yeah, D2 had gambling and crafting.
  • #10
    Am I the only one who NEVER used the gambling feature in D2? Was it worth it at all?
  • #11
    Gambling was well worth it for average rares and good for uniques until they eliminated the possibility to get them. Gold was so useless for anything else.

    In Diablo 3 the crafting system is significantly more robust then d2. It replaces most of what d2 gambling brought to the table. You could choose item type by looking at the graphic in d2 gambling. The biggest differences between gambling in D2 and crafting in D3 are no chance of uniques in d3 when choosing a magic recipe and you are guaranteed rare item rather then just having a chance at it. It is also easier to choose the type of item you want. In d2 you would have to open and close the gambling window until the item type you wanted showed up.

    I will miss gambling, but mostly for nostalgia I think. With the newer robust crafting system in place a gambling npc would add very little to your choices of how to spend gold. I understand why gambling will not be available in d3.
  • #12
    Quote from phatosen

    Am I the only one who NEVER used the gambling feature in D2? Was it worth it at all?

    I liked it, i doubt it was worth anything for softcore characters except for amulets and some rings, but it was great for HC characters to get some OK gear.


    Only difference between the crafting in D3 and the gambling in D2 is that you can eliminate the chance to get a white item, besides that the system are quite similar.
  • #13
    Quote from Nuvian

    Quote from phatosen

    Am I the only one who NEVER used the gambling feature in D2? Was it worth it at all?

    I liked it, i doubt it was worth anything for softcore characters except for amulets and some rings, but it was great for HC characters to get some OK gear.


    Only difference between the crafting in D3 and the gambling in D2 is that you can eliminate the chance to get a white item, besides that the system are quite similar.

    It wasn't worth it after LOD came out. In D2 pre-expansion you could get soj's relatively easily if you were wearing good gear. They changed this once expansion came around. Otherwise i never saw a point to it cept to talk to my man Gheed who was an interesting feller.
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