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Then all blizzard has to do is make sure gold is not the common currency and it will make things very difficult for gold farmers.Blizzard can also disable trading of items of a certain value in "regular games". Players can join random "trading games" where their name will be hidden, and unrestricted in-game trading can occur. Players can not choose which trading game to join and can not see the name of the game.
The down side to this is that you would not be able to trade with friends easily. To counter this, Blizzard can also make it so that if you have a mutual friend for 10 (or more) days you can trade without restrictions (and gain a special achievement :-]). This will not prevent FG trading but will make it very annoying.
Quote from "mahamoti" »Alright well how's this for a simple solution:
Blizzard declares it against the EULA to buy/sell items for an out of game currency.
Any forum that negotiates trades for some other currency is going to have to list player account names or character names. Otherwise players would have no way to negotiate trades.
Then Blizzard can simply go look on the forums and ban those accounts every now and then. It wont take many banned accounts before people stop doing it.
Quote from "Kenelm" »The thing is, forum gold has a great value. Ingame gold has none.
If they make sure gold is very important in Diablo III, such as being absolutely necessary to get some useful stuff, and regulate the amout given to the player, then ingame gold will be used as a currency. Just like in WoW actually, you may not want to hear this, but WoW completely succeeded on this point. Because you need it to buy a new mount, buy some stuff... and whatever you do, there's always a small fee to pay.
If gold is only something you occasionaly need to repair stuff or buy scrolls, then it's completely useless... and will not be used as a currency.
Quote from "Dimebog" »Wtf does D2JSP have to do with the fact that you can pay cash for items? There's a hundred sites out there that sell D2 items for cash...
Actually 'cash' is too much of a word. You can equip your character with the best possible gear for peanuts.
Quote from "kaikai" »This is precisely the issue. What are players supposed to do? I'm all about giving players the CHOICE to do what they want to do and I think the freedoms that Diablo 2 allowed are a huge reason why it was so much fun to play.
Quote from "kaikai" »Anyone who's new to the game should have to go through a learning phase. With no learning curve the game quickly becomes boring because there's barely any choices to make. Why why why is Jay on a mission to make this the easiest candy-coated game on the market? I liked being able to make choices, sometimes I made mistakes but oh well, I learned from them and felt like a better player because of it. But now Jay chooses all my attribute points for me? Who's Jay to say, "THIS is how we play!"