Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
If you get scammed in a trade, that is your own fault for being stupid/careless. As for dupes, that was the reason that D3 was built to be always online so they can regulate and prevent that. The combination of retarded loot system, itemization, and AH ruined the game. I think they should have GAH still for non ladder, but RMAH needs to go. You should not be able to buy loot or gold with mommy's credit card.
I wasn't scammed, but scam was part of the game, you can't deny that. If they remove auction houses, trade will move to forums. There were good,reputable forums back in the day but the main bulk of tradables and the good ladder drops were done through d2jsp-it still exists but in the sideline,back then it was THE place. Once a good unique or rare or a perfect charm would drop, guys over there would offer hundreds of high runes for it. D2 economy was horrible, a total failure.I am all about fixing D3 but removing AH is not the answer. Yeah, I've made a few hundred euros off the rmah as well, but in game terms it doesn't really offer anything. It is more of a cash flow technic for blizzard.Edited by Kuivamaa - 7/27/13 at 10:21am