02/05/2013 11:55 PMThe crafting recipes also provide you the chance to roll a best-in-slot item that you can't buy or sell on the Auction House (something which players have been asking for), and the Marquise gem of course will be the highest tier available in the game.
Posted by Grimiku
One argument that I love hearing is "Bind on Account is just not a Diablo thing." Yeah, neither is the AH, and more often than not, the person making this argument has bought all their gear.
Sorry, but with the AH providing most people their primary source for gear, potentially BiS items NEED to be Account Bound to provide ANY remaining things that players actually have to work for.
Sure, you can go to the AH and buy up all the gear you want, but after the patch, there's likely going to be handfuls of people who did enough crafting to make themselves superior items that the AH couldn't provide. I mean, look at how most people mix and match set items as it is. They do it because set bonuses alone aren't enough for some people to justify the drop in DPS, crit chance, etc. In fact, I'd be willing to bet some people are running around right now with characters wearing whole sets, and they're being called noobs because they didn't mix and match.
Meanwhile, crafting may end up offering better options for those who want to go that route. Honestly, those people with hundreds of millions, if not billions, of gold? Why the hell not give it a try?
REALLY looking forward to hearing the QQ on that. People far and wide in this forum saying crafting isn't worth it..................then someone who paid 2 billion gold for their gear gets wasted in PvP by someone who crafted their own stuff.
Talk about an endgame project. Gonna put it on my list, I think. :-)