08/07/2013 08:13 AM
Posted by End
This thread is about loot rewards and recognition for hard work.
I agree, but self found does not resolve any of the stale mechanics and overall lack of re-playability. Itemization, customization and diversity is what needs to be fixed.
I never said it did. They can work on several issues at once. Self-found won't fix the things you brought up, but those things won't fix the state of the game either, without some form of self-found. The RMAH is like a plague upon Sanctuary, and it infects everything.
That said, I agree with you that those features need an overhaul.
We don't need recognition.
As for playing self found? I like it when everyone says "hardcore" like that's the end all be all of the game. Sure its exciting, but not something most want to play with self found gear, let alone stuff bought from the AH! lol Eventually I will roll a HC SF one day, but not yet.
You want to do a self found character, start fresh on a different realm. You will have a completely clean slate, nothing can be transferred between realms. Then you can self found yourself to oblivion. Its what I did, when I took up the challenge to play a self found.
But I don't need Blizzard to hold my hand and pat me on the head for it.
We don't? Do you speak for the entire community?
I want recognition for the hard work I put into building a character. No, I don't think I'm better than anyone else, and I don't want a red carpet rolled out for me simply for playing the game.
But the lack of self-found recognition completely undermines the entire point of loot hunting, and therefore the point of the entire game. Right now, we are hamsters in a treadmill. Unlike World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 doesn't even attempt to hide the fact. Even the developers admit that the AH sucks for the game.
And again, I don't want Blizzard to pat me on the head, either. I want to feel good on my own about the stuff I do in the game. But that is very difficult knowing that my stuff is actually crap compared to the RMAH gear. It's like giving hardcore raiders in WoW blue level 60 gear, while LFR casuals get only godly epics.