Here everything takes place on AH, you dont play the game you play the AH, just to show ppl how broken this thing is, look at prices: 2b gold for best item, its crazy, you would need to farm THE GAME how many years to reach 2b gold?
Nobody farmed that much, maybe 24/7 gold bots, but whole gold flow is either by flipping or buying it on RMAH, this game has no economy, its total chaos.
When the AH closes everything even gold will lose its pumped up value, finally!
Even Blizz caused high prices, look at gems, +58 stat for 15m gold (w/o crafting materials), wow I play for a month to get that much, after seeing this prices raged to infamous 2b gold.
After patch gold finally will have value it should have gotten from the start: only for crafting, enchanting rerolling etc and only valid way to get it is by actually playing the game (not including gold bots and 3rd party sites that will jump in when there is no rmah)