Official Valuers are independent from any of the trades they value and therefore do not have an vested interest in the price the item(s) sells for. They have a particular interest in the Diablo III economy and keep a close eye on the auction houses and trade forums to keep up to date on the state of the marketplace. They also do a lot of trading themselves. Here are the profiles of the official valuers of these forums: Azzure Valuation style: Conservative Valuer Current Region: Softcore US. Current worth (excluding Equipment): 60-100m gold Description: Azzure is the founder of Diablo3markets.com and has a lot of experience in economics and Diablo 3. KTang Valuation style: Balanced Valuer Current Region: Softcore EU. Current worth (excluding Equipment): 3-4m gold Description: KTang is a long-time Diablo 2 valuer and successful Diablo 3 trader in the EU region. Capt Goodman Valuation style: Balanced Valuer Current Region: Softcore US. Current worth (excluding Equipment): 29-30m gold Description: Capt Goodman is an active, successful trader on the D3 markets, and has several years experience in market analysis. darkrealm Valuation style: Agressive to Balanced Valuer Current Region: Softcore US. Current worth (excluding Equipment): 10-20m gold Description: Darkrealm is a long time member of these forums and has been active Auction House trader for 10 years in Diablo 2 and WoW. If you would like to become an "Official" Valuer, please PM me with some information about yourself and your experience in using the Auction House, and other information that is listed below in the Valuer descriptions. Screenshot of your current gold balance also helps.