Like many players I stopped playing D3 about 3 months ago. I sold everything on my account and got a measly 300 million total, but I figured I could at least sell the gold and make a cpl bucks. I posted my gold and the AH said I had $75-(Blizzard fees/taxes) at the lowest value allowed for sale 0.25 cents per 1 million I wondered a bit at this, but figured no big deal. If this is the lowest price for me them it's the lowest for all right. Sweet! I had been playing the game from the beginning and would be moderately happy to leave with ~$70. Posted for 3 months every day and Surprise, never sold a bit.
Now like everyone else I get mail friend request spammed by the gold sellers and see the occasional advertisements when in general chat(and report them all like a good little gamer), but never had worried much about them since they were against Blizzard policy they were being dealt with, Right? Now I played WOW from the beginning up to early last year, and Blizzard couldn't even get botters out of battlegrounds after 7 years so this was an incredibly idiotic notion.
So what Blizzard's actions have done to the value of my gold/items/experience/gametime by first putting a RMAH in D3, not adequately stopping/banning/deleting botters and dupers, and not letting the user set the value of gold in the "legit" RMAH is destroy it along with a large part of their game.
Whatever the actual value of my gold was 3 months ago I'll never know, but what I do know is that now my gold is worth ~$8-(Blizzard fees/taxes).
Many lessons to be learned here I'm sure, but 2 for certain. First the law of unintended consequences. And if I may get a bit philosophical/political any governing body that has complete control over the economy will destroy it quick, fast, and in a hurry.
- 5/15/2013 9:12:54 PM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
9/21/2012 11:42:44 AM
Blizzard can't help themselves can they? There are so many builds in this game that are not viable and/or fun that they insist on pushing on us. I played a Wiz for months trying to figure out what I needed to do to enjoy the class long-term. I finally gave up sold all my gear, leveled up a barb, geared him out and have enjoyed playing him for a few weeks now as a WW/WotB. With less than 10 million worth of gear I finally had a class/spec that was fun to play AND viable in Inferno. If this Nerf goes through It will not affect thet players with a 100+ million gold it will affect the ones with less than 10 million that are trying to use the build. Stop being lazy programmers Blizzard. There's a reason so many ppl are choosing to play with this spec, and it's not b/c it's OP it's b/c you have not given us enough other spec's. As a Die Hard D2, and WoW fan that has been playing your games for more than a decade I understand that it's easier to nerf 1 than to fix 100, but IT'S YOUR JOB!!!Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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4/2/2012 6:21:34 PM
One of the things Blizzard learned from WOW is the value of having content to progress toward. They will keep the endgame content out of reach of most players for a few months.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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