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SithHunter said: First off, I'm enjoying the game despite the flaws, it's just plain fun.
However, I think the biggest problem is that they designed the game around the potential to make money after everyone's initial purchase. I'll explain what I mean.
When playing, the chance to get items with the stats that your particular character uses is lower by a fair margin. I say this because I have over 20 people on my friends list, and the only way we get upgrades is by trading gear from one character to another or between us. This has been talked about heavily on the D3 forums as well.
Each patch also decreases the number of quality drops and sources for those items (barrels and pots no longer drop items, bosses and elite packs have fewer guaranteed drops, etc). This will drive up the gold cost on the AH per item. As a result of that, if an item is worth a ton of gold, people will start to try to get actual cash for them via the RMAH, to which Blizz gets a 15% cut.
Now, if you only play one character, or multiple that require the same stats, then you'll probably be driven to the AH to buy gear. If all of the good gear has migrated to the RMAH due to low drop rates, then if you want to gear up you'll be forced to pay for it, which in-turn puts cash in Blizzard's pocket.
I know that the game isn't 100% forcing people down that path, but the game is definitely taking a turn that way.
Alchemistlord said:Indeed. It's definitely so people would use money because I seriously think no one would use 1000s of dollars for a virtual item, except that also makes the game feel more pay-to-win, which is definitely what people don't want.
GeneticSpore said: Well i just don't know guys...it seems like activision has its teeth deep in this one and wants their money. I figure they would have enough w/ the halo franchise but perhaps not. Like i said though I feel this game flopped and I'd rather watch reality tv than play d3
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