02/28/2013 11:08 AMPosted by Zaxxon23what he means is that the game nudges you towards using the Ah and while it is possible to upgrade without it, it is easier to do so with the AH. Once you start depending on the AH, it gets increasingly harder to find upgrades without it.
The game is a trade game. You aren't supposed to find all your own items. You are SUPPOSED to trade! Since the auction house is trading, of course most people will gravitate to using the auction house. And of course it is increasingly harder to find upgrades when you make the choice to trade.
This isn't a problem. This is the way Diablo games work lol.
The problem is people expecting to self-find their way to top gear in a Diablo game. There is no way to satisfy them without destroying the trading foundation of a Diablo game.
I absolutely cannot be bothered to read anymore from a person who doesn't understand this most basic premise. Their credibility is completely and utterly shot.
What kills itemization in D3 for me is the main stat focus.
My suggestion is to make main stats a "jack of all trades" affix, that increases your damage across the board to a small amount, but then add in damage bonuses to different areas. Like have a "9% increased primary skill damage" affix. "13% increased secondary skill damage" "Defensive cooldowns reduced by 20%" etc. (Then class specific "trees")
I think some of your ideas would be great but my overall impression is that you just want a whole new game. 90% of your ideas are unrealistic, I'm already playing this game. Your ideas amount to a completely different game.
As a DH I disagree with your proposed changes to the class, as the game is now played. Being able to faceroll the game should be earned and it should be a hard status to achieve. Instead of all of your suggested buffs Blizzard could just nerf the monsters again and achieve the same results. The game needs to be made harder not easier. Everyone should have to work hard to become a God but very few should be able to attain that status. It should not be a right, it should be a privilege.
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