Diablo® III

Alleged 'pro' players.

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I keep seeing people on here calling other players 'pros'. The way I see it is: Unless you're getting PAID to play D3, or any other game for that matter, you are NOT a pro. Just because a person puts a million hours into a game and has the 'best' gear and a lot of gold, it still doesn't make them a 'pro'. Um, selling things on the rmah doesn't make one a pro, either, so... That's not being PAID to play a game, no matter how you look at it. Yes, check my profile, dog me out, whatever, but what I wrote in this comment is still going to be true. Have a nice day! : )
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02/04/2013 06:28 AMPosted by Zevlag
Unless you're getting PAID to play D3, or any other game for that matter, you are NOT a pro.


But you are geting paid to play in gold! Following your idea, everyones a pro player.

Just think about it, 1mi gold equals to 25 cent. AH turned diablo in a profession, hence why its right calling all players pros.
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What about making a living out of the profits of playing D3 and selling through the RMAH? Does that make you a pro? Or people on twitch.tv who get paid according to the number of people watching the stream?
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1mil gold = 25 cent...

Pro...lmao... McDonalds employees are more pro than that.. Workers in the poorest countries in the world earn more... lol
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Anyone could earn a dollar and meet that definition so to be honest, I would put "pro" as earning enough to have to pay tax on it.
Edited by Wtflag#1258 on 2/4/2013 6:40 AM PST
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You are a pro at making threads.. excellent job.
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People use "pro" as a figure of speech. When they use it, no one is actually thinking about the definitions and differences of "professional" and "amateur," right?
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1mil gold = 25 cent...

Pro...lmao... McDonalds employees are more pro than that.. Workers in the poorest countries in the world earn more... lol


you obv don't know any AH tycoons with billions of gold.


Good luck to them trying to dump all that garbage.
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02/04/2013 06:28 AMPosted by Zevlag
Unless you're getting PAID to play D3, or any other game for that matter, you are NOT a pro.


I can agree with this to some extent. I mean. If you are live streaming have subs. Making vids. Getting donations. That fits into profession and getting paid. Although you don't have to actually be good at the game to achieve any of that which is why I will disagree. With it as well. Lets take some of the alleged best paid pro's in gaming.

Athene- Not very good at diablo
Swifty- Not very skilled at WoW.

I do love watching there videos though they are entertaining and make me laugh. Now they make a lot do it as a Job. They are Paid. The reason why they are paid isn't because they are good. Its because they are entertaining. Its like watching comedy with Athene. Although these players are clearly not PRO at there respected games. Or ranked. So some of the bigger money Paid for there video earners aren't good at the game.

This is where Diabloprogress gear achievements and actual game experience come in to qualify you as a PRO player. Just because you can be bad and still get paid. Its just what you want to do with your life is all.
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Pro Players, thanks for the laugh! LOL Being paid, or earning gold, or maintaining a revenue of any sort does not make anyone a Pro Player, no matter what field or activity you participate in! The word Pro aka Professional is a courtesy title to those who are deemed worthy of such a title. For example, I am a truck driver, aka Commercial Licensed Driver, but for some stupid reason when we are involved in an accident we somehow become labeled a Professional Driver and should know better! But I don't recall being paid like a so-called Professional Anything! LOL
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I'd like to see anyone prove they are making a living (not just making money) strictly off of playing D3...

/yeah right
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^ if you drive trucks for a living, that is your profession. It is a simple word, don't attact too much into it, I mean, pornostars are considered professionals too.
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Blizzard has no plans to make Diablo 3 an 'esport' game, so the only way to be a 'pro' would be to be a gold farmer, but when someone says a person is a 'pro', they don't mean they are a gold farmer, they mean they are good, dedicated, hardcore (not the mode) etc... it's implied, like you're a boss.. you might not actually be the boss, or a boss..

Stop with all the PC..
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I'd like to see anyone prove they are making a living (not just making money) strictly off of playing D3.../yeah right


There are live streamers that do that and that's all they do. I was watching Advoid live stream last night and he had like 75bucks in donations for the day. and 375viewers that's it. If he becomes even more popular add in more donations. The money he makes off RMAH. I am sure he is doing better then a lot of people working 40hours in a week making minimum wage. After taxes you make 8bucks a hour you are getting like what 250bucks a week paycheck. If he sold something yesterday for 250. and had 75 in donations he just made in 1 day what someone makes in a hard working week. So yes there are people who do make a living off diablo and are good at it.
Edited by Abomb247#1301 on 2/4/2013 7:00 AM PST
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another WOW player with e-peen envy. move along, nothing to see here
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Ive surpassed the 5 figure mark in sales on this game and kind of consider myself "pro". Ive been making a living off of computer "games" since the early 2000's. from ebaying on d2 to asherons call to poker to d3, with various other activities sprinkled in, but those are the main ones. Its tough because everything up until now has been made illegal and I have had to stop doing it, so ive had to adjust and move on. The thing that makes it work for me is my wife has a good job at a hospital with great dental and medical. Ive never made over $50,000 in a year, and without the benefits like her job offers I can't see a way you can support yourself or a family strictly from gaming. Im able to make 20k-50k a year on avg from gaming and its basically just our families spending money. So my point is you can def make some money being a gamer and consider it being "pro", but to do it by yourself and support yourself through times when things change in gaming, or you get hurt and have huge dr. bills, I dont see that being a possibility.
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02/04/2013 07:06 AMPosted by bonerown
Ive surpassed the 5 figure mark in sales on this game and kind of consider myself "pro". Ive been making a living off of computer "games" since the early 2000's. from ebaying on d2 to asherons call to poker to d3, with various other activities sprinkled in, but those are the main ones. Its tough because everything up until now has been made illegal and I have had to stop doing it, so ive had to adjust and move on. The thing that makes it work for me is my wife has a good job at a hospital with great dental and medical. Ive never made over $50,000 in a year, and without the benefits like her job offers I can't see a way you can support yourself or a family strictly from gaming. Im able to make 20k-50k a year on avg from gaming and its basically just our families spending money. So my point is you can def make some money being a gamer and consider it being "pro", but to do it by yourself and support yourself through times when things change in gaming, or you get hurt and have huge dr. bills, I dont see that being a possibility.


Extremely well stated. Thankyou for sharing your experience. Makes perfect sense.
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02/04/2013 07:06 AMPosted by bonerown
Ive surpassed the 5 figure mark in sales on this game and kind of consider myself "pro". Ive been making a living off of computer "games" since the early 2000's. from ebaying on d2 to asherons call to poker to d3, with various other activities sprinkled in, but those are the main ones. Its tough because everything up until now has been made illegal and I have had to stop doing it, so ive had to adjust and move on. The thing that makes it work for me is my wife has a good job at a hospital with great dental and medical. Ive never made over $50,000 in a year, and without the benefits like her job offers I can't see a way you can support yourself or a family strictly from gaming. Im able to make 20k-50k a year on avg from gaming and its basically just our families spending money. So my point is you can def make some money being a gamer and consider it being "pro", but to do it by yourself and support yourself through times when things change in gaming, or you get hurt and have huge dr. bills, I dont see that being a possibility.


Your wife wants you to stop playing video games and go get a real job.
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