maka, on 11 November 2012 - 03:22 PM, said:
cexee, on 11 November 2012 - 09:51 AM, said:
Wow. I thought this thread would be empty.
You have to be over 'the hump' to start finding good gear. And most people get over that hump by resorting to the AH.
Your confusion is understandable.
People talk about this 'hump' or 'wall' as if it's a bad thing, or somehow exclusive to Diablo 3. I've experienced this wall in all games of this genre. Guild Wars, I remember having to farm ectos to get going, until finally I got that big drop.
Diablo 2, I remember actually hustling Pgems to people that rolled Ball GC's. They paid 1 HR per 40 Pgems. I did this until finally, I got that big drop and rode right over that hump.
In D3, you get over that hump much the same way. You work hard and lean on a little bit of luck.
I'm now wearing 6 pieces on a solid character that can (and does) easily farm MP6. It would be 7, but I upgraded my self-found Inna's in favor of a Mempo. But to do this, I had to make gold. To make gold I had to play. I got a nice drop by way of IK boots and that really helped me solve a few standing issues I had.
The AH is a vehicle that has the same use, the same advantage, that we see in most/all other games. I thought I would hate it. I actually really like this convenient trade vehicle.