05/31/2012 12:32 PMPosted by Bloodba7h1) If supply keeps going up but demand stays more or less stable, then prices will actually deflate and things will become mega cheap. The amount of gold in the game is less than the amount of items in the game so you're seeing it now and eventually the market will just 'crash' more or less.
If that was true it would mean that the current distribution of levels will remain the same over time (unlikely - things will spread out more, changing the demand structure until it is more evenly spread), and it would also mean that the best way to get items is to farm them, rather than gather the gold to buy them. If the best way to get items is, as claimed, to use the AH to buy them, then prices will inflate until it is on par with at least one of the other sources.
05/31/2012 12:32 PMPosted by Bloodba7h2) Some legendary items can be good. That doesn't make the fact that most of them aren't more comforting. When finding an obscenely rare and different item the level of excitement you get from it should be also obscene but what we're finding is that as we find these items we are actually more disappointed. This is because of two things: Legendary items are much too hard to find for their level of quality, and Legendary items are not focused or different enough to be distinctive from the rares and magic items that we're currently using.
I agree that it would be more fun if the legendaries just did unique things, but I dispute the argument about their quality - they are better than an average rare of the same level. If you find a legendary you can't use, that sucks, but that's Diablo - you go sell it and buy something you like. I see plenty of legendaries with powerful stats on the AH.
Also, I think finding a cool item that works for your build at a price you can afford on the AH will also be a fun way to get more items. If it wasn't, I doubt you'd see as many people using it. I certainly have fun doing it, and had plenty of fun hopping into trade rooms to find cool stuff in D2.