I swim in gold like Dagobert the Duck even though I´ve never used Hoarder gem. What’s the point of having the gold if you do not have any options to spend it?
Vaneras: Not everyone are swimming in gold Scrooge McDuck style though, but here is a question out of curiosity, what makes a decent gold sink to you? I mean, what kind of gold sink would you like to have?
The Blue’s request for Gold Sink ideas is a worthy topic, but I’m more interested in the OP’s complaint. Are most players in Reaper of Souls really that rich in gold? I mean sure, if you use a Boon of the Hoarder, but if not? In my experience once you can run T6 Rifts efficiently, you find more gold than you need, but until you’re geared up to that level, you’re going to be broke. Especially if you’re doing a lot of enchanting and/or gem upgrading.
Just this week in Clan Chat a couple of guys were talking about the double Goblin buff and how all they really wanted was to find a golden portal, since they’d been broke for the entirety of Season Two without ever a Boon of the Hoarder. I was surprised to hear it, but once I thought about it, I could see a number of potential reasons for players to still be gold poor.
What if you’re in the habit of doing a lot of alts and spending tons of gold to gear them? Or you’re Hardcore and you lose your main with all those millions of gold worth of gems and enchanted gear? Or you’re casual and haven’t geared up to roll T6 yet? In any or all of those cases, you’re probably skint all the time, unless/until you find The Vault and get your Boon.
Is that how it should be, though? Are you guys happy with the state of gold income in Diablo 3? Do you think there’s enough gold from playing normally? Are the methods to increase gold drops, via Paragon Points or GF% on gear, adequate? Do you like the Boon of the Hoarder or think it’s too “all or nothing” with players broke until they find it, then immediately so rich that gold becomes meaningless?