The only argument one can try and make is what Droth said. "Me likey self-found". Guess what, that's a logical fallacy. All my gear is self-found. I played the game, found items and gold, then bought some gear with the gold.
Quit being semantic.
Ok, what about the premise of flooding the auction house to the point where anything less than stellar is deemed worthless and then you sit and listen to the people complain about how the Auction House is a requirement for play?
The simple fact that everyone seems to be avoiding is that you are not REQUIRED to craft these new items. There's just a good chance that they'll actually be worthwhile.
That being said, you still have the option to use the Auction House if you so desire to. Just know that you could potentially craft something really epic for less than 1m gold that if found on the AH would be worth like 200m gold. The only drawback to your increased chance for success is that you can't sell it.
BoA is as mentioned before completely necessary to make crafting lucrative. In my opinion, all crafting should have been BoA to begin with.
02/06/2013 08:47 PMPosted by steakncheeseJust quit and go play a single player game that offers you the option to find everything in 15 minutes.
Ummm, I want it to take me a few months to gear a character. However, in the mean time getting upgrades here and there adds to the feeling of progression.
Currently I see a 2 mile long stick with a tiny carrot. Really what I want to see is a 10' stick with a regular sized carrot.
To summarize, too much stick, not enough carrot. This new BoA crafting will help address that.
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