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play diablo 3 and make money

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pk698, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. pk698

    pk698 Active Member


    sounds like a cool business model. when you loot an item, you can put it on the auction house and sell it for real money. blizzard takes a small, fixed, percentage.

    I remember making quite a bit of money playing D2. Very very excited for D3 now.
  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    A lot of people are giving flak to this news lately on N4G.

    But I am not fazed by it, I'm looking forward to D3. :)
  3. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I might choose not to play it because of this.
  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Every game that I've seen try to do this has had enormous amounts of inflation, and have completely unstable markets.

    Idiotic move by Blizzard, but they're really only trying to make some extra money by cutting out virtual stores, and ebay and taking a cut of any sales themselves.
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Unfortunately this will be wildly successful. Most players only care about having the best items and will pay lots of money to get them. Actually it is very much like players in real life.
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  6. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    Silly, very silly idea.

    If that happens, you can expect a community where only greed and selfishness matter, 10 times worse than in WoW :)
  7. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I really fail to see how will this benefit players who earn this by dedication. Obviously those who have more money to spend in the game will be able to surpass any person who can't spend more money than buying the game. It will certainly help avoid illegal tradings and what not, as they happen with WoW, but at least all you can buy is gold and accounts who had to have enough dedication to earn all their gear and what not. Now it'll just defeat the purpose of dedication and playing it for a while.

    I seriously feel disappointed by this. I guess I'll just stick with playing BF3.
  8. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ill tell you exactly how players will benefit. Instead of having to chose a person in china to supply the gold, possibly get ripped off, scammed, targeted by phishing emails or down right bruteforce attempts it removes the likelyhood of someone getting ripped off.

    And this doesn't happen now? I played WoW in one of the best guilds in the world, and we took people with us on raids for pretty substantial ammounts of real life money to gear them up. We took maybe 5 people per raid charging up to $1000 per person with weeks of people waiting in que. We also boosted people in arena, charging huge ammounts to get them gladiator raiting.

    You can still put the dedication into the game. Earn it yourself, however think on the other side, maybe a doctor, who works long hours but still wants to play with his friends, so he could catch them up a little easier and safer than having to leave it to some unknown in china to do.

    So whats the difference between adding it in the game offically and having on the black market?

    Only 1. A benefit. Players get to buy things safely.
  9. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    For the LULZ. Nuff' said.
  10. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What is the purpose?
  11. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Dedication and playing it for a while? Once you start buying things in real life to play a game it no longer becomes a challenge, in my opinion.
  12. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why the dedication? What is your goal in playing the game? Is there a goal? Should there be?
  13. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Why do you play a game? Apart from just to have fun.
  14. WoodiE

    WoodiE Well-Known Member

    Removes? I wouldn't say that, because don't think the china gold farmers aren't still going to be making their money hands over fits. The only real change is yes it will make it buying gear with real money a little safer but the real purpose is to ensure Blizzard gets a piece of the pie that China has long enjoyed.

    It doesn't matter really - my gaming reasons might not be the same as yours. You're looking for a challenge, fine don't buy stuff off the real money AH. Stick with the regular AH or go about it the longer way and grind for it. Not everyone is looking for a challenge, maybe they want an escape and something to do to relax. Not everyone has hours upon hours each day to grind for one piece of gear.
  15. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I don't actually, that's why I stopped playing WoW. But I still like a challenge. But you're right, it's just my opinion and greatly differs from others.
  16. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Micro pay games are extremely successful, many games that have started off as either a paid game whether it's for the software itself or month-to-month cost, boom once they introduce a micro pay system.

    They'll be people wanting to strictly sell and make a buck, then there'll be folks who have an extra 20 bucks laying around wanting a better item.

    I personally am extremely excited for this, and of course the market will be silly at first, it will even out.
  17. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It never evens out with cash-based auction systems, Maplestory is a perfect example of it.
  18. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

  19. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I've been playing blizzard games since I can remember and haven't had any special access like beta ;p, EA on the other hand has treated me very nice and have given me beta/alpha to a lot of their games.
  20. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    From my favorite movie:

    Just a thought...

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