10/24/2012 01:52 AMTo those who think the AH should be removed, think of how it was in Diablo 2 where you had to spend hours joining and leaving trade games just to get scammed and haggled to death. The AH was the logical and inevitable convenient commodity.
Posted by Gastank
I agree and had a similar experience in D2.
Let me ask you this, if you wanted to get from point A to point B which was 100 miles away would you A) Walk or B) Drive?
If you don't use the AH then congratulations, you waste more time finding gear than the rest of us. I don't see the problem with it, its global, safe (trade scum cannot trick you) and its easy to find an upgrade.
If I wanted to upgrade in D2 I would need to setup a trade game wait for players then see there wares and make a judgement call on the improvement by either selling other items or hr's. In D3 there is one stable trading source (gold) which makes it a lot easier to trade and easier to find specific upgrades without having to setup X trade games to find a suitable upgrade or chatting to people on the forums.
@jinsuke, just out of interest, if you only use the AH to sell then what do you use your gold for?