question about making gold

  • #1
    so i have been away from the game for around 3 months maybe 4 now and I am curious how hard is it to make 100mill gold now? back before i quit it was super hard unless you had a 1 in a billion luck. what is it like now?
  • #2
    1 in 500,000 luck.

    Edit: Okay, I feel a little bad for saying that.

    Anyway, the gear that used to be 100M gold 3-4 months ago are now probably worth less than 10M today. As people become more attuned to min/maxing their stats and understand what specific affixes they're looking for to gear for their builds, certain items become valued differently compared to the past. For instance, Stone of Jordan rings can range from as little as 1M gold simply for an undesirable skill bonus affix (perhaps +1 second to Blizzard) to more than 300M for the desired bonus, and if it's maxed out of course, for example +12% damage to Spectral Blades. A Visage of Giyua with -9 seconds to Zombie Dogs and crit chance can fetch hundreds and hundreds of millions of gold, yet a player ignorant to witch doctor builds may see little to no value for such a voodoo mask.

    100M isn't that hard to make. It still falls upon luck, just like it always has, but it adds up quickly. Focus on boosting your paragon fast to gain more MF and GF stats so you can farm more efficiently. I personally made about 70M gold in about 3 hours of playtime today (thanks to a Zuni boots drop and a Nat's boots drop). You can't expect that each time, but right now people are looking for the 500M - 1 billion gold drops as more items flood the market and competition drives down the prices of items that all have similar stats.
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  • #3
    well my char is level 76 paragon and in that entire time i had only made 300-400mill TOTAL and spend around 90mill on my gear set for farming.
    took me that much time to make that little amount of gold and this was many months ago now good value items are 10x more rare of drop. just wondering if even worth coming back to the game with how econ is atm
  • #4
    It should not be the economy that drives you back to the game, do you find it amuzing to play then do. If not then dont come back.

    My goal with D3 is trying to optimize my gear as much as possible, even if it is just very small improvements, and thats the core thing about diablo, trying to get as good gear as possible. If you like that then come back sure. But be prepared that when you reached a certain level of items, you can play the game for weeks without getting an improvement. Thats how it works :D
    **Farming is my life**
  • #5
    true but it is kind of hard finding motivation to play when you seeing the players around you getting 2bill items every week while you struggle with 10mill in a day.
  • #6
    I find it realy hard to make any gold now. After latest patch I have made max 20 million gold. Before I farmed things to get 5 million gold per hour easy but not anymore and I don't even have enough things to put up on ah anymore.

    It works good to farm materials and gold for crafting so I can see this patch is nice for casual players but personally I feel I don't need any new gear now so there is no economy at all in the game for us who have worked hard to get top gear and paragon 100.
  • #7
    I find it really hard to get to play D3 again since the chanse of getting anything thats worth somthing is like 0,01%
    You check for somthing small on AH and its like 100M+ and then you just lose alot of motivation, And if you finally find something thats look good and then you check AH and it sell for like ....2M or somthing then you get like "yeay" I found a Echoing fury and was like "YES finally i found one lets hope its somthing good,,,,,I did put it out for,....300 000 since it was CRAP and dont even get it sold for that....So the motivation for gearing etc is just crap for me atlest and same for making Gold farming for the entire day you get like....1 million thats 7 millions a week and that get....28 million for 1 months work....BUT thats only the gold you get from selling blue/rare and pick up gold, Nothing sold to AH and then you only need like.....200M+ to uppgrade....thats 7,1 month of farming but MAYBE you get somthing to sell at AH but the chanse is small)

    (A dream) shud be for blizzard to put a Maximum Buyout/Bid price on AH like 50M or somthing then everyone can get gear thats actully good insteed of those taking 900M for a really good item....

    The Wizard
  • #8

    true but it is kind of hard finding motivation to play when you seeing the players around you getting 2bill items every week while you struggle with 10mill in a day.


    What kind of people are you playing with? I'm calling BS on that. I mean, I know some people who have found items in this range occasionally, but then they had a dry spell for weeks without finding any good items, too. A 2b item every week? Smells like heavy BS.

    Maybe they just post a nice EF from the AH, say it was their find, and what they're really doing is unleashing their credit card. Besides, you should really try to care less. The more godly your gear is, the harder it is to find updates. Plus, if you wrap your mind around the new crafting system, set your goal as to farm Demonic Essences and craft a new pair of monster gloves rather than waiting for that godly EF drop, it'll stop this notion that every single of your items gets a price tag; instead, every rare item will be an Essence for salvaging and a step towards your new gloves. The problem is not the game, the problem seems to be your mindset.
  • #9

    true but it is kind of hard finding motivation to play when you seeing the players around you getting 2bill items every week while you struggle with 10mill in a day.


    lol man I'm struggling to make 10mil a week.
    Never found an item worth more than 40mill and I'm almost paragon lvl90 with 800h played.

    Right now I have 60m and that is the most I've had at any time.
  • #10


    true but it is kind of hard finding motivation to play when you seeing the players around you getting 2bill items every week while you struggle with 10mill in a day.


    lol man I'm struggling to make 10mil a week.
    Never found an item worth more than 40mill and I'm almost paragon lvl90 with 800h played.

    Right now I have 60m and that is the most I've had at any time.


    Its easy if you run a bot. Only take a few weeks. You would have so much loot you wouldn't even be able to sell anything except the best of it for millions each every day.

    Thats why things cost so much at the top, and there is so much supply for the regular stuff that it dropped from 100m to 10m. Its not because specs changed, people quit thus drastically increasing supply and lowering the number of potential buyers, thus those items become not rare.
  • #11
    The only way to make serious money right now is to flip items on the AH, and even that is becoming harder and harder. I'm about in the same position as Flexy where I personally am almost level 60(80) and have hundreds and hundreds of hours played and I've only ever found one item over 100M (and I traded that with my wife for her only 100M+ find). All of the equipment and/or money I have now was gotten by flipping items on the AH or aggregate with 1-3M finds (which are VERY few and far between these days).
  • #12
    The best way I found to make gold is doing leroic signet runs (Act 2 normal, MP10, Dalghur oasis), but not specifically for the ring. I found out that low level rares that have main stat + vit + exp sell very well (good pieces are 200-500k) and even though they arent worth millions, they are easy to find and they actually sell when you put them on the AH, and fast, too. I found out that even above avarage rares at level 60 barely sell unless you post them for 50% of the price so it gets sniped, and they need way more specific stat rolls than the lower level items.

    A 10 minute run at max MF nets you about a bag full of rares, and you can usually sell around 3 of those, which sell for 200-500k (or 350k avarage) so thats 1 mil per run or 6 mil per hour, and every signet you find adds another 8-10 mil.

    Please do note that this is only worth it if you're piss poor and still low paragon. 6 mil per hour is pocket change for some high level farmers that can run act 3 mp 5+ effectively, but for people like me, who run act 3 for hours and the only gold made there comes from vendoring the rares you find, it's a nice way to make some quick gold
  • #13
    i see alot of the streamers who get new bill+ upgrades every week constant 500mil+ ah flipping over and over from them too.
    I don't think having a max ah cap would be smart then all the high end items would just be sold on forums and I would rather look for items on ah than having to browse countless forum posts and having to deal with idiots on the internet trying to trade stuff.
    imo best way this type of item market could have been avoided is if they had made all rare+ items bind on equip. that way you don't have every single good item that has dropped in past 6 months floating around the economy continually growing in size every day. my 2 cents.
  • #14

    so i have been away from the game for around 3 months maybe 4 now and I am curious how hard is it to make 100mill gold now? back before i quit it was super hard unless you had a 1 in a billion luck. what is it like now?


    EZ, just $25 at RMAH.
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