Twoflower, on 16 June 2013 - 09:41 PM, said:
Ok, few things to think about here imo.
1 : More mempos every day can be a good thing, specially for people who dont have billions to throw around. As it is atm, low, middle and high class items keep getting cheaper, and only the top end highest best items keep getting more expensive. Which is good IMO, otherwise only the richest players would be wearing good gear.
2 : We need better and worse items to make the game somewhat interesting. Not everybody should wear a mempo, or they can hand out free mempos rigth at the character creation. And I think that is more motivating than disheartening.
3 : What do you mean by "average" players ? There is a little bit of a skill factor in this game, but most of the time the quality of your gear is directly related to the time invested. Which again is a good thing IMO. ( Of course not talking about people botting, but I think we all agree that this is so bad that we dont need to talk about it. )
Now I don't agree with your opinion #1, but I like opinion #2, which is the contrary
It's more rewarding to run around in yellow stuff and be ecstatic when you see that orange glowing helm some day, than it is to get an almost free Mempo handed to you at 60 via the AH for the price of your act 1 normal mode funds.
By "average" I mean those players, who don't play so much, that they can get 20 legendaries a day, if they feel like it. For the record, I'm one of those who could. But for those average players, like some friends of mine, I feel kind of sad, when they are excited about that one legendary in 3 evenings, which then turns out to be garbage
Twoflower, on 16 June 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:
You dont have to. Go kill shit all day. You will find stuff to sell, and you will make gold. Nobody is forcing you to play the AH. There are even players who only play selffound. If that's what you want, there is nobody stopping you from doing it.
I don't have to and I don't. But I'm not really making any meaningful money from my drops. I actually got a Mempo yesterday, it's listed at a ludicrous price of 500k and hasn't sold yet. Ludicrous because it's (almost) the best helm one could ever have in the game for a price you could pay after arriving in hell mode for the first time, I think. (edit: haha, I just saw, that I wrote a1 normal before, well
That's where my personal gaming experience is influenced. My stuff isn't worth shit because there is just too much stuff.
And also maka had an important point being that drop rates have been adjusted down because of the AH.
shaggy, on 16 June 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:
I've had sufficient back-and-forth to understand that you truly feel this way. I fully agree with you here, for the record.
But, the cynic in me simply says that MOST people who whine about the AH (and I'm not calling you a whiner) are really whining about other people's gear.
I doubt, he's the only one who has valid reasons to complain.
dizphare, on 16 June 2013 - 09:55 PM, said:
in d2 i could find all of the items i needed by simply normal farming. blizzard really made good drops so low that it made ah a valuable part of the game.
so what is the point of farming if you cant find an upgrade regularly?
That last question pretty much sums up the most basic problem of the game.
You don't get rewarded (enough) for playing
(=farming in the Diablo franchise) the game.
You can get rewards, but you have to "work" the AH or pay money for them.
So, to put it as nicely as possible: It's more of a Wall Street sim than an action rpg.
Edited by Solmyr77, 16 June 2013 - 10:21 PM.