Quote from tanis0
I have to say, all of these ideas focus on making trading (imho) annoying, complex and advantageous for people who study the economy and spend a lot of time working the system. The first two are a bad idea for obvious (I hope) reasons and the last is pretty much the same problem as now.
I think it'd be far better if they just eliminated trading entirely than doing anything like the ideas in this thread. That way, they can balance the game around everything being self-found. If I still have to spend 10 hours trying to trade for an item I want at a decent price, then what's the point of ditching the AH again? I'd rather be killing and finding my own awesome loot.
The problem with this is that it will result in people still gearing up faster. I'm already skeptical about smart loot because it hastens the gearing process. The problem with the AH is that people gear up faster, clear content faster, and are bored. The Diablo experience is about continuing to farm and hunt for upgrades. While the loot 2.0 proposed changes will enhance the self found experience trading should not be removed from the game. May as well remove gold also.
Yes, the gear we find MUST be better. However I don't want to be able to do MP10 after 3 nights of farming Act V inferno.