11/30/2013 07:26 AMPosted by heyguyslolI have a few questions for you self found players. Why is it so important to you that everyone that plays D3 should play self found? Why do you care if another player pays $100 to gear themselves or $10,000? How does this hurt your game play and enjoyment? This is not a ladder based game so there is no competition on gear lvl in D3. I'm really interested to know why it's so important to you self found players that everyone should have to play the way you want to play.
We've known each other awhile, as you know my friend, I am a self found player, and imo, the only thing I gained from not spending a single cent on my WD is some rudimentary version of pride. Sadly, that pride didn't last long. From personal experience, the only thing that always got on my nerves was I felt like I can never be in the top 20 WD players not because of lack of game skills, but because I just couldn't keep up with players that do have that extra cheddar to spend on their toons.
With all that said, I too am baffled at other self found players that are so supportive about this BoA/no trading s*** Blizz is trying to push; as this, as you said, doesn't really have anything to do with how the game is enjoyed and played. To me expecting to have an EASIER time building my toon with a self found approach is just silly. So I just accepted the fact that if I were to play self found, having a harder time building my toon is just something I will have to deal with due to how D3 was put together.
Even with the issue I stated above, I still enjoyed D3, but that might have been more because of the community and the friends I found and rolled with. I guess some self found players just hate the fact that if they want to keep playing self found (or have no choice but to play self found) they actually have to work harder than other players that can afford to spend rl money on a game. Ultimately, I say some self found players just want everyone else to have just as hard a time as they're having building their toons.
As a self found player, I don't care how hard it is to build my toon. If I have to do extra things than the next D3 player to build my toon so be it. All I really want is if I were to put in more in game work to build the gears for my toon, I want my experience and skills to also factor in. If RoS can achieve a gameplay where game skills is equally important to gear, then in my book, we have a winner. Sadly though, I've yet to read anything on RoS that addresses this. Just my 2 cents.