The fifty-third episode of The Diablo Podcast features Flux speaking with D3 economy guru Azzure about various issues including D3 beta discontent and the D3 RMAH, which just began its beta testing.

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    Both guys have been in the Beta test since the beginning, and both are fairly bored with it by now. As a result, they’ve both been playing some D2, for the first time in a long time, and they get into a number of point by point comparisons between D2 and D3.

    Other issues include some speculation about why the Monk doesn’t perform any attacks while actually holding his weapons, why it’s generally more fun to play with bad (or no) equipment in the beta, whether the graphics have been improving during the test, how difficulty will be handled long term in Diablo III, and the never-ending issue of accessibility vs. dumbed down, in light of the parody-worthy fact that Blizzard has nerfed the tooltips.

    The main topic starts up 33 minutes in, when the guys delve into the Diablo III Real Money Auction House, which just began testing on the beta realms. Azzure has conducted extensive testing of the new auction house, as well as examined player behavior, and he’s got a lot of interesting insights into how the RMAH will function.

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