another rant: This time its about trading and currencies I've recently come to realize that the trading economy is probably almost as screwed up as it was in 09. Uniques and sets, in most cases, are worth nearly nothing. I point you to the example of GF and WF, while still somewhat valuable are a mere shadow of their former value. Even the marvelous arachnid mesh is now quoted at half a rune. It seems the only uniques that can fetch the higher priced runes (ie ohm jah ber zod etc) are the likes of crown of ages and steelrend gloves! Even this sites trade forums, which i once saw as a sanctuary from the ridiculous pricing system of bnet have been effected. The seeming outright denial of the values listed in Woodsheds thread have caused them to adopt a value system almost the same as the channel kids. Even some veterens are preaching these prices. I sure as hell dont want to trade 2 arach meshes for a frikkin ohm rune so i can make a CTA, while a matter of months ago i could've probably gotten a couple of ohm runes for just on arach! i recall the first anni charms on our forum sold for something like 6-8 runes! now if it doesnt have near perfect stats your lucky to get anything! I have observed that the values of uniques has been sharply since the beginning of the patch, to the point now where only the rarest ones have any real trade value. If this trend continues we will have a system where only the runes themselves and the stuff to make botd, exile and enigma in (esentially ethereal zerker axes, pally shields with resist and 3 socket archon plates) are worth anything at all. Even 4 socket flails have stopped selling. I blame this on blizzards new runewords, more specifically Enigma, HoTo, Exile and of course how can we forget blizzards legalized ith, Botd Interestingly enough mf doesnt effect the drops of runes and these socketable items actually drop more with LESS mf! Hmmm a subtle nerf to mf just like all the skills in 09 that were powerful, but now have become near-useless due to a lack of synergies?