The Economy - the good? The Bad? It does not take a rocket scientist to see that there have been big changes in the diablo2 ladder economy. Items that used to be traded for a Ton. now go for relatively little. (This is based on RUNES as currency) Is this Good? Is it Bad? Do you like it or dislike it? since the 1.10 came out we have seen acouple of big things that have affected the economy. The First was the "RUNE DUPE" at this time everybody thought that it was going to ruin the economy. you could now trade decent items for RUNES that otherwise were nearly impossible to get (BER,JAH,ZOD, etc) Before the rune dupe 1.10 economy was still trying to find its place. Many people didnt really know what was worth what. But this influx of Runes seemed to make the standard form of currency Runes. Which seems like the right way to go. Prices for items seemed to be fairly constant for a period of time, until recently Prices for items have sunk like the titanic. Why is this? It is partly due to time....as time goes on more people get more items and have less needs for other ones. Also over time we get a clearer understanding of what Items are more difficult to get them others (Deaths web anyone????) the Discovery of the "PIT" was a contributing factor. More and More people Mf'ing the pit meant more and more people getting items that can not drop hardly anywhere else. More Tals Armor, Ik Armor, Trang Belts, Trang Helms. All the premium items that you could not get from Hell Meph. But the biggest factor in my opinion is "BOTTING" Now that there are "Undetectable" Pindle Bots available. These botters are finding some of the most difficult items on a daily basis. Some are even botting on multiple machines and multiple instances on each machine. This is where the largest influx of PREMO items are coming from. The problem with Botting is that Rune drops are not very good. so these botteres need to trade their items for runes. Since they are getting dozens of premeire items daily they have no problem selling for less then market value to get a quick sell. but since they do that so ofton that the new price becomes the new market value. (The Law of supply and demand). now they have to sell even cheaper to get rid of the items quickly. Now the Big question is: Is this Good or Bad. On one hand when I find that Tals ARmor I am no longer nearly as excited about it as I once was. But on the other hand I can now afford for of the good items then I could before. Now I expect there to be many opinions about if it is good or bad. One note to the people that think it is bad and that it RUINS the economy. Do you trade? Do you like it when you get good deals? then maybe you shouldnt complain too much. I try to imagine what the economy would be like without the RUNE DUPE or with out botting. RUNES would be worth a crap load more then they are now and most people would not be able to ever get a chance to play with many of the UBER items. Good? Bad? Any ways.......lets here some feed back.