Originally Posted by DrothvaderI was thinking. Stuff in this game is EXPENSIVE!
I mean, crafting is a good start towards a gold sink... but why not take a play right out of the WoW handbook? Now before you get all upset and say "You just want to make this more like WoW" I have to say this. WoW has a massive playerbase, more than D3 could ever wish to have. There's a reason behind it. WoW is pretty much the PERFECT online game. Well, here's an adaptation of the WoW Black Market AH.
*~Cain's Lost Treasure Trove~*
Over the years the Horadric wonder that is Cain has been helping travelers identify the rare artifacts they happen to chance upon. Well, it just so happens Cain has happened upon some of them himself.
Upon searching Cain's archives, a secret bookshelf was found in New Tristram that leads to a wonderful trove of treasures!
Given the recent attacks on New Tristram by the relentless zombie horde lead by dreadful Skeleton King Leoric, this presents a unique opportunity for New Tristram to recuperate from their losses!
Now Cain's most valuable treasures are placed for auction in New Tristram!
The Liquidation of Cain's Treasures:
Basically this will be an auction house, but not just any ordinary auction house. The sellers are not players and do not receive any gold. The seller is the game itself.
Perfectly rolled Legendaries can be found here. However there's a catch, these Legendaries are BoA, and the bidding starts at 10m. There is no buyout.
You could possibly find such items as this BoA Manticore.
286-661 Poison Damage
11% Increased Attack Speed
100% Critical Hit Damage
3% Life Steal
Or maybe this BoA Witching Hour.
The Witching Hour
9% Increased Attack Speed
50% Critical Hit Damage
80 All Resistance
How this will remove gold:
Players will be competing with each other for perfectly rolled Legendary Items. Since these are STUPIDLY rare, players will pay billions of gold for them.
There's not just a 15% gold sink, there's a 100% gold sink. Billions will be removed from the system in a matter of weeks thus removing the massive amounts of inflated gold the botters have so graciously given us.
Since these items are BoA, they will not reenter the system, but there's no reason to. They're perfect and cannot be beaten by anything currently in the game.
This will allow crafting to come down in price. I mean 20m for a single gem? No player is going to have 20m gold without selling tons of stuff on the AH. I also farm way more essences than I could ever craft with because I'm limited by my small flow of gold. I can't afford these things without giving in and playing the AH game.
So, what do you guys think? Can we set aside the hatred for this game becoming more like WoW and agree that a 100% gold sink is needed? Let me know your thoughts, and post your perfect versions of items!
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