01/29/2014 10:28 PMPosted by EcitonThus I can confidently state that you knowingly support a system which you abhor, contributing to the very botters and flippers you disdain.
Not sure who you're addressing here, but you surely appreciate that being forced to use an auction house (for end game gear) that may be manipulated and abused for $ profits - does NOT denote any approval or condoning of the behaviour of the players that conduct said abuses.
If anything it only adds to the frustration that so many feel, about being forced to use an auction house that clearly has such blatant abuses tolerated by Blizzard.
OK, I really think that's done the AH debate to death, and is my last comment about it.
You either understand the distinction I made between my sales of old gear at a loss being different from flippers buying purely to sell for profits, or you don't. I think the point is crystal clear, but you will have to look to your own values and standards to see where your own opinions lie.
As a final note, I should say that it saddens me that the US wizard forum seems to have degenerated into a group of 6-8 regular posters who seem full of hostility and vitriol towards any who have differing opinions or dare to criticise their beloved flipping activities. Petty self-congratulation and approval of each other's posts versus any 'outsider'. Even to go as far as point-scoring posts (milkor) hardly makes for a healthy debate of contentious issues. I guess it's a mute point now as thankfully the AH and all it's benefits or drawbacks will be removed in a few short weeks - which was the actual reason for my first post in this thread.
I would hope that future debates and opinions are regarding WIZARD CLASS, and none of this divisive AH stuff need rear it's ugly head again.
As I spend my limited D3 play time on the PTR now, trying new synergies and with my Cow (Moo) clan - I'll concentrate further comments to those forums where my opinions seem to be valued and welcome, and those who may have differing views know how to express themselves in a mature and reasoned way.
Wired - over and out