I don't think the AH will reach good RL prices right off the bat.Battousai wrote:Woot !! New career here i come !!
So who wants in on a lan house, a couch, assload of caffeine and farming the shit out of the game on release and selling all drops while everythings new and overpriced??
One thing that sucks .. i remember when i came back to D2 a few years ago .. a random hammerdin who was farming gave me top end paladin gear ... when i was like lvl 20? He socketed new sets and the randomness of the stats were increased by like 1? lol
Some people won't want to import funds to their account, rather sell and then buy stuff with those funds.
This is RL money, people are going to be WAY more cautious about spending habits. I can blow 10k gold on a shield in WoW at cata launch cause I knew that I'll make 10k in a day mining at launch. I'm not going to spend 10 bucks on a shield at launch cause I don't know how long it will take to get those funds back.
As people itemize and best in slot starts to get worked out and rarity, this is when items will start to 1) drop, and 2) the BIS items will go out of control.
With the addition of pvp arenas in this game, people are going to be looking for every advantage they can get and people with money who want to participate will shell out. We all know those people who spend 8k on a PC system when they only need to spend 2k on one for their purpose ..... these people won't bat an eyelid at shelling out big money cause someone told them that item x is the best.
Actually I wouldn't be suprised if the non BIS items drop so significantly that the gold AH will be more worthwhile, then the gold sold on the RL AH. Remember blizzard is having a flat listing fee (small ... but still) and then a % of the sale. If you can't get over a dollar for a rare item I won't bother. Cash it in for gold, gather gold, then sell that on the RL AH to people who are leveling up.
Anyway, will be interesting to see how it all plays out regardless.