05/10/2013 12:38 PMPosted by whoopadeedooThere should have been a cap on the total amount of gold you could have on your account. In D2 each character could only carry so much gold, and keep so much in his stash. A similar system would have prevented runaway inflation. You could never try to sell an item on the AH for more than the limit, because no one would ever be allowed to have more. With historical examples, in real life, such as the runaway inflation in Germany following World War I, or the ridiculous overvaluation of the tulips, during the tulip craze in Holland, the game designers should have seen this coming. I believe the lure of profits from the RMAH was too much to resist, regardless of what it would eventually do to the game. Get rid of the RMAH, and limit gold per character as in D2, and no inflation occurs.
Stop comparing D2 gold to D3 gold. They serve completely different purposes.
lol why ? they hold the same value now and the ah could be compared to all the vendors sellin sht gear in d2 ^^