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Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by PTRH, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. PTRH

    PTRH Diabloii.Net Member

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    Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    I want to here some opinions on this, should gold have little value in D3 like it does now, or should it replace runes and items as a currency?
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    i like how the items are currency instead of gold and i want it to stay that way. Just to keep the diablo feel.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    Gold should still have some meaning. Repairs and buying respecs should be Gold only, maybe quest reward for respec.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    If Blizzard stays true to their words and crack down on dupes (SOJ), I am not sure the whole item trading system would work so well.

    On one hand, I like the extra interaction between players when bartering for items. But I really dislike the idea of sitting in trade channels, spamming all day just to get a potential buyer interested. So I am leaning towards making in-game currency useful again.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    We need to change to rupee's.

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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    True but other items that are more common than SOJs could become more of a standard. Also, it seems runes my exist, as well as Pgems. Not to mention, who knows if they will really prevent duping, the hackers always seem to find a way.

    EDIT: I'm all for rupees :p


     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    I believe that they will change the current trading standard to gold, on the other hand both might be viable. Who really knows, diablo has always changed in what was a hot trading commodity at that certain time.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    I hope it has some worth. There is little point in it even existing if it is worthless.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    I hated the constant merc ressurection costs and death penalty gold loss. I hope they find a better way to have a meaningful death penalty that doesn't erode hours worth of work.

    It would be nice to say "Here's a million gold for that high level set item, Deal? Ok, here you go!" I wouldn't mind trading items for gold, as well as for other items.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    Yea I agree, It would be cool to have gold hold some sort of importance while also being able to trade items for items. Basically if you have one or the other, it gives the players more options to attain goodies.


     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    Don't agree. What makes Diablo fun is the mf:ing, if items can be bought with gold(god forbird they put in an AH...) a huge part of the game is taken out. Also trading items for items,haggling, is a much more interesting way to trade.



     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    Gold isn't exactly meaningless in D2, it helped me net some nice rare rings and amulets (gamble, remember?).

    If D3 doesn't change the value of gold (in terms of trading), I don't mind really.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    AH won't stop you from trading items for items if you want to...

    Sometimes I barter when the currency system gets ridiculously inflated by greedy players and goldfarmers...
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    I hope gold will stay meaningless, not like in wow. Otherwise we'll have D3 goldfarms soon... Which is to be avoided.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    As if we didn't have runefarmers (er... rune dupers) now.
     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    I would like to have a meaning behind gold. Okay, in the start of a fresh character gold is somewhat scarce and the higher you level, the more gold you have and so gold becomes useless.
    You say WoW. In WoW gold is not rare at all. And the balance there of gold is quite okay pre-BC (pre-dailies). If they can pull that balance off in D3 it would be nice.



     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    Agreed. But the D2 dupe rate can't be compared to goldfarming in wow... You can buy ingame gold vs real life money on 25698 different websites. To accieve this, those companies have Chinese goldfarms doing nothing but gathering gold. This is on a way more massive scale than for example runes in D2, mainly because D2 is an older game in the first place, but also because runes are harder to get than plain gold in WoW.

    I only fear that if they don't hold the leaches tight, we get a same scenario in D3, which will be a massive popular game like WoW.

    Therefor, I would say no-go for gold as main method of trading.


     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    Why can't they farm currency X?



     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    nvm 10 chars


     
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    Re: Should Gold Stay Meaningless?

    Yeah, true. But I think gold, being dropped from monsters all the time, is easier to collect than for example runes. But indeed, if they really want, they can farm anything.


     

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