Quote from Zakumenebecause he doesnt constantly sit at the AH looking for underpriced items - there are players that literally stay on that screen for hoursQuote from ruksakQuote from wheunisAll I've ever wanted Blizz to do in regards to the economy, is to disable in some manner the practice of flipping.
These individuals only help themselves while serving no purpose to the economy as a whole. It is because of flipping that regular players can't afford ANY upgrades once they reach 100-150k dps.
Here's what I don't understand about comments like yours.
Items are only worth what people pay for them. You have the same opportunity to buy the same item targeted by a "flipper". How does an item become higher in value because a flipper bought it?
I don't get it?
Yeah that is true that there are people playing the ah. But they barely have an effect on the prices of items if they can not build a monopoly in a niche market. The more competetive a market is, the better for the community.
These ah players are constantly undercutting each other untill the demand is high enough to buy out the items. In long term I think they are "good" for the prices.
Sure they may find underpriced items faster than you and you have to buy the items to the normal price. But otherwise the normal price will be much higher, because the lack of competiton.
So what is the reward if prices go up beacause you are lowering the supply with those changes, while demand stays the same? I do not think there is any.