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Since blizzard takes a cut from the real money auction house, they have an interest in keeping the most sought after items rare. Rare items demand a larger price, blizzard gets a larger cut.
Any one else think this played a role in the current way the loot system works?
it may have. Personally i think they have left some key item features only to be release in the expansion. Also, if you think about it, pretty much everything in diablo is a gambling mechanic. People get addicted to gambling. They need to keep good items within reach if people are going to stay though. It seems there is some work to be done in terms of Item variety and item buffs.
Edit: I dont really think theyre keeping the rare items rare so theyll sell for more though, blizz knows it will make plenty off the auction house. . . and its passive income. They have the system in place. They just take a bit off the top of each transaction and watch their bank accounts grow
Edited by MNBrootal#1170 on 5/21/2012 2:17 PM PDT
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