It also cannot be stopped, and I am more than happy to embrace it if it means some $$ on the side. People need to ask themselves why it matters that someone else wanted to spend money to progress in a game. It's not for me but I won't begrudge those that chose too. Just like I don't care if you used a godmode cheat code to beat some other game faster than me. At the end of the day it has no bearing on my fun factor.
The mindset, not the model, needs to change.
Like you and many others celebrate and embrace the RMAH system without question let alone advising to succumb to the idea of consumerism is,for me, deeply disturbing. It's akin to how people are so addicted to fossil fuel that most don't even bother searching for a newer alternative because the former is much more "convenient."
This is sad. Guess if this is really the future of games then I will stick to 2D indie game platformers which most of the new releases are true to their heritage: puzzle solving and often skill is needed to progress.
I realize that D3 does have a few flaws but the gameplay is phenomenal and intense. I have played Torchlight 2 and yes, the game has a solid design, greater customization, but it suffers from a cheap budget and corny graphics and gameplay.[/quote]
D3 is hands down better and anyone that argues otherwise needs a reality check in gaming.
That is a terrible, maybe even backwards analogy. Consumerism isn't hurting you, me, or our planet at all. As I said, assuming we are not forced to pay-to-win, why is this such a bad thing? How does someone else essentially paying for a cheat code affect your game play so negatively? If they want to spend money on a game then more power to them. With piracy running rampant I am all for game companies finding alternative forms of income. It can only improve the industry as a whole.
99% of all rpgs out there allow no form of rmt. You have a plethora of options, yet you're still trying to force your opinion on this game. Just go play a game more to your liking.
Or maybe the reality is that you're scared the rmt style is becoming too powerful to stop, and you're going to fight it tooth and nail to your dying breath. I admire your resolve, but it's misguided imo. You'll always have somewhere to go where rmt is not tolerated, and developers will continue to make games focused to your preferred "pure" environment.
Just leave Diablo alone and go play something else more along your lines of thinking.
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