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10-12-2011 @ 6:07AM
Seriously if you can't see the next big thing in MMO land is the real money Auction House, then you know nothing about human behaviour.FACT one: the MOST successful mechanic in a video game from the last 20 years was: ... progression of the avatar you play with. Be that level based, gear based, stats based, avhievements based.The basis of WOW's success is basicly one thing: gear chase to better the avatar.Now they are going to add real money value to that already crazy gear chase mechanic..You'll no longer yell "WOW, I got me the Quel'delar mace item, look ,look it is EPIC !" (or similar thing)Next time in Diablo 3 you'll yell "WOW, I got me the Queldelar item (5th from 6 pieces) to make me an epic. That's worth at least 20 dollars ! You'll be happy to sell it for 10...Hastely going to the club and bragging that you found that piece and sold it for 100 bucks.That's how poker works and Blizzard just put an extremely good gear chase game on top.Go figure why the Activison Blizzard stock rose 20 % in 2 months despit everything else dropped ....
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