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Do anyone have any numbers on what mobs use to hit for and what they tickle for now?
I'm happy I finished the game 3 weeks ago.
RMAH = Pay to win
1.03 = Face roll to win
Sorry for anyone taking this comment bad. But a easier game is bad news for everyone even new players.
Easier is very relative. When the game, before, was balanced basically to the point that you needed gear from the acts you had to farm in, to even be able to GET into them, that is bad design. You can't argue that. I doubt you beat the game without buying virtually everything you needed to get into Act 2 and beyond.
As to the AH remarks... as others stated: The game is about trading/selling items.
The Gold AH gives gold a value. That sure beats Diablo 2's value for gold... oh wait, it had none.
The RMAH is a safer alternative to buying/selling items through third-party services. Yes Blizzard takes their $1.00 cut per item sold, but still, you have no risk of scam or anything. Which did happen frequently in Diablo 2, with people who bought items for real money.
As to the damage... I am not a Barbarian, but a Melee Wizard, in Act 2 of Inferno. Yesterday, the Desert Wasps would hit with one projectile for about 6000 damage (this is vs my 6700 Armor, 950 min resist). Now they hit for about 3000 damage.
I don't have the blizzard quote right here but blizzard said that Inferno was not for everyone.
Most players should end up in ACT1 and some ACT2. ACT 3-4 was for "crazy" players.
Blizzard is not really saying that with this patch.
When it comes to the AH i still think the community and the game would be better without it. (why not make servers without the AH?)