Hi all, With D3X announced and some of the changes now made public we can probably start considering the impact on our current heroes and the HC economy. This post is going to be crystal ball gazing a bit considering we don't have a release date (or do we?) but bear with me. The biggest change to my mind is the increase of the level cap. I don't think this is particularly good news for those among us with particularly sick gear but it does present some real opportunities in the future. 1. That 500 million gold weapon you have been drooling over and saving for, checking the improvements on D3UP - when the expansion goes live, won't be worth anything. You could potentially find a better weapon just levelling yourself from 60 - 70. 2. With all the gear we are currently using about to become obsolete I would think that if you have any epic items you are waiting to sell, you might want to hit the market with them soon. I would think that the closer we get to the launch of the expansion the less people will want to fork out large sums of gold for current end game items. 3. For us in the HC community I think EHP has just taken a precedent over DPS. Survival until the expansion goes live will be the key factor. 4. Opportunity: There will be a new set of end game items. When looking for upgrades there won't be 20 pages of Dead Man's Legacies. There will be a blank canvass of lvl 70 - 73 items. For the people that start farming these items first there could be a LOT of gold to be made. There are loads of other possibilities to consider and these are just the ones I think are the biggies - what do you all think? Any other big changes to the current D3 state of the game now we know about the expansion?