02/07/2013 08:35 PMSo how is needing to "get rid of water" relevant?
Posted by Glock
It's relevant because it illustrates a point on why BoA might be necessary for D3's economy to exist and thrive.
In my opinion, the AH should have only been necessary to buy the amazing items. Not as a means to find and trade for EVERY single upgrade.
I am trying to illustrate the point that the water source is everflowing, and pretty soon will overflow our bucket and flood the room. It is at this point the market will crash.
You've already seen the effects. The AH becomes more and more saturated with amazing items so in order to keep the carrot on the stick, Blizzard has had to increase the drop rates of items to compensate. Which in turn perpetuates the saturation of amazing items in the Auction House. The more amazing the items are, the less they're worth in comparison to each other.
However, since there are no valid gold sinks in the game either, the gold is everflowing as well. But the bucket on our gold supply is everexpanding to compensate and thus, items have become hyperinflated leaving those with smaller wallets lusting for more.
The loot model presented with this game created this problem. Now it's time it's fixed. BoA helps alleviate that, but really doesn't prevent a great solution.
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