Feb 26th 2012 11:19AM SWTOR's beta blew me away. I had no expectations. I thought the youtube vids of actual combat looked boring, and the visuals unimpressive.
What I found was an MMO with the best V&A to date, superb voice acting to make the leveling much less of a grind, and the best PvP in an MMO to date.
My entire guild agreed, and our WoW grind finally came to a complete stop, after many years. We all switched and are having a blast.
Feb 22nd 2012 6:29AM @smartstep
Indeed. I believe someone said it best almost 50 years ago:
"Rock is OP. Paper is okay." - Scissors, 1963
Nov 9th 2011 8:13AM Then we are complete opposites, for I could not care less how my avatar looks. I don't identify with it in the slightest.
I'm not saying I don't enjoy other's peoples nifty costumes, nor that I wouldn't enjoy having a cool one myself. I just have limited time to play, and I enjoy the game experience (raiding in my case), so my char's looks are at the bottom of the list for me.
Sep 20th 2011 12:52PM I fail to see how the gold-capped players are the problem. They amass gold for the fun of it, not because they need to afit their entire guild with every BoE on every patch release. So they gold sits in their account and never reenters the economy. Next expansion, gold cap will be raised 1000%, and they'll go for the next plateau. Let them have their fun (I'm one of them btw).
Are the AH players setting the prices high? Only if they can, ie. only if there's no competition. Aggresively cornering markets by controlling mats is very rarely done effectively, so really what they're mostly doing is providing the casuals a service when they relist all their wares dozens of times every day.
Lets assume for a sec that noone cared about making a lot of gold. AH prices would rise, as nobody cba to list cut gems, flasks, pvp gear, enchants etc, and the casual player would get even less stuff for his casually-earned pitiful gold.
Btw, I'm all for some kind of exuberant gold sink. I recognize the danger re casuals being upset about not being able to afford it, so obv. it needs to be a huge vanity item. How about an obnoxiously large crown of gold to wear, costing 1 million? =)
Aug 25th 2011 8:56AM Uhm. I've made 1M+ profits since just 4.2, on LW alone, and that's without TSM assistance. The cost to level LW is obviously totally irrelevant.
All you need is time and rudimentary AH PvP skills.
* ) buying mats even when you have excess and dumping them into cheap craftables, mostly to prevent opponents from making any good money
*) Reposting as much as you can stand
*) If competitors get too annoying, dump the prices to 10% over crafting cost on 48 hours buyouts for two weeks (bonus: takes very little effort), without bothering to undercut
*) Undermine journal notification of your biggest compititor's posts
Every AH opponent you can discourage means more market share for you.
PvP gear and leg enchants is all you need.
Aug 8th 2011 1:31PM Methinks you should count your blessings that you have raiders doing their best to gear their chars during off-times!
Aug 2nd 2011 4:57AM One detail gone unmentioned is the fact that gear in D3 is not soulbound. I fail to see how this does not end up with the market being flooded by endless amounts of copies of the same gear, resulting in a steady drop into nothingness in terms of per-item value.
There better be some serious gold sinks, or gold inflation will run rampant.
On another note, this is such a huge deal for Blizzard financially. It's comparable to the poker rooms that charge a 5% rake, generating millions and millions of $. Frankly I expect them to make more than $15 a month per customer from this, averaged.
All this being said, I'm very intruiged by the whole notion and can't wait for it to play out. I predict it eventually comes to WoW, along with a switch to a new currency. I also predict "WTB AH" being introduced to encourage trade and, by the way, strongly discourage AH pros.
Jul 14th 2011 4:35PM It's an effective anti-inflation (gold sink) device. We actually need more of those imo.
Sep 6th 2008 7:42AM Dunno if this comment helps then, but I found the content quite amusing - however, the singing was so painfully bad, I couldn't stand it for too long.
Jul 2nd 2008 1:25AM I can highly recommend using a 30" @ 2560x1600 for all your computer needs.