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That basically confirms my suspicion I held from WoW that monthly fees are ludicrously profitable to them compared to any microtransaction. Pets, free to play, Bah! The mere having to hand them over double digit money every month is all the cash they could get, even though they are lately going down in general hence they are losing even that.
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Call it what you like, it was the same with D2, it will be the same with D3. The combination of PvP introduction with the cancellation of AH takes us EXACTLY back in the D2 days where people that wanted to be competitive either ran directly to D2jsp or bought stuff, often dupes from people that got them there. RMAH was the lesser of two evils for me, now I may even have to quit the game unless blizz provides some sort of protection vs shady third party sites,which is unlikely at this point.

Why would they provide protection? If you want to buy from a 3rd party site, you do so at your own risk. AH was a bad thing and only served to create an in-game economy that drop rates had to be balanced around. Removing the AH removes the already crappy economy and allows dev team to focus on fun loot instead of loot balanced to the AH. Also, competition in D3? Ha! The AH made it a competition. Without AH, there is no competition, just playing the game the way it is supposed to be played. D2 was competitive because there was dueling. You only have brawling which is not competitive, intelligent, or well done.
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who cares honestly? this game is too short and lacks the depth to justify long term play anyway
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What an awful game feature. I can't remember who was supporting this last year but everyone has jumped off the RMAH bandwagon now.
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Blizzard still will not get a dime from me unless humble bundle.
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Why would they provide protection? If you want to buy from a 3rd party site, you do so at your own risk. AH was a bad thing and only served to create an in-game economy that drop rates had to be balanced around. Removing the AH removes the already crappy economy and allows dev team to focus on fun loot instead of loot balanced to the AH. Also, competition in D3? Ha! The AH made it a competition. Without AH, there is no competition, just playing the game the way it is supposed to be played. D2 was competitive because there was dueling. You only have brawling which is not competitive, intelligent, or well done.

PvP is to be introduced, hence the competition. And it will be introduced around the time RMAH/AH goes away. As for economy, the cruel truth is this: With or without RMAH, the good drops will end up being exchanged for money, lots of it. It is a bad situation to be and it seems unavoidable, unless they want to make everything soulbound-which they won't.Just like the days of dupe 3/20/20s ,skillers of vita, socketed tiaras with life and frw, the new "cool" items will end up in the hands of shady people that will profit from them and probably dupe the crap out of them, forcing inflation etc.
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hell yeh, and make D3 more open like D2 and i might reconsider finishing the game

still PvP will be rubbish due to the amount of pay to win gear already floating around.

only way to make pvp fair is to have a clean dedicated pvp server or a global server wipe
Edited by akromatic - 9/17/13 at 6:16pm
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PvP is to be introduced, hence the competition. And it will be introduced around the time RMAH/AH goes away. As for economy, the cruel truth is this: With or without RMAH, the good drops will end up being exchanged for money, lots of it. It is a bad situation to be and it seems unavoidable, unless they want to make everything soulbound-which they won't.Just like the days of dupe 3/20/20s ,skillers of vita, socketed tiaras with life and frw, the new "cool" items will end up in the hands of shady people that will profit from them and probably dupe the crap out of them, forcing inflation etc.

You don't seem to be getting this... any "economy" created by 3rd party websites will have no bearing on the actual game. This 3rd party created economy that you speak of has nothing to do with the game but is rather a black market which comes with inherent risks. Anyone with even half a brain should know this. If one does not get that concept, he should not play the game or use said sites. As for PvP, I will believe it when I see it.
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You don't seem to be getting this... any "economy" created by 3rd party websites will have no bearing on the actual game. This 3rd party created economy that you speak of has nothing to do with the game but is rather a black market which comes with inherent risks. Anyone with even half a brain should know this. If one does not get that concept, he should not play the game or use said sites. As for PvP, I will believe it when I see it.

The third party market has a HUGE effect on the economy... Diablo 2 patched in the "diablo clone" event purely to deal with massive amounts of a ring being sold on third party sites.

People will spend around the same amount of real $$ on the game as they did before. Item shops will probably start selling items more now, instead of just gold... since those come from bots, it only takes until the person who bought it from the item site decides to upgrade and sells the item for it to enter the normal economy.

In the end, the "third party" items will enter the mainstream economy and still have a huge effect on it. Just look at Diablo 2- most players never even found a real high rune themselves... they only traded for them. That was possible since they were botted or duped by item shops, then the people who got them there eventually trade in game (or onto jsp, then in game). The exact same thing will happen (and is happening now anyways) with Diablo 3.
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hell yeh, and make D3 more open like D2 and i might reconsider finishing the game

still PvP will be rubbish due to the amount of pay to win gear already floating around.

only way to make pvp fair is to have a clean dedicated pvp server or a global server wipe
All gear now will suck when expan comes out....
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