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Wealth Question

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  1. chenw

    chenw Diabloii.Net Member

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    Wealth Question

    This is not regarding the Runeword Wealth, just wealth in general.

    I have played Ladder season 5 and recently just started on season 6. One of the biggest changes I have found were:

    A. Bnet Trade channels were dead, literally. At least this is the case on USW. I used to play on USE but a shift of country (from Ireland to Taiwan) also meant shift of realm.

    B. After scouring through the trade forums, it would seem to be that the only uniques that are actually worth anything are the TC87 uniques (Coronas, Diadems etc), everything else has gone to the pit (no pun intended). It seems like MF is now for gearing yourself rather than using it for any kind of income.
    So my questions are.

    1. What caused such a change? Going from duped runes to botted runes? Baal bots? Patched the loophole in duping?

    2. What could one do to increase your wealth, in terms of high end runes? I was thinking P Gems or craft packs, or even Torches?

    Thanks!
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    Re: Wealth Question

    1. Bots.
    2. Collect pgems and crafting/Spirit runes.
     
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    SeCKSEgai Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Wealth Question

    1. By patching the most used dupe method(s), botting was the next resort.
    Remember how hard it was to find someone to run chaos/baal season 5 at times?

    2. As I made the majority of my wealth last ladder on torches, this season their worth a fraction compared to last. Lotta work for poorer return. Can still work, just not nearly as efficient as before.

    Craft packs works if you don't mind the muling, but then again, only the "richer" folk can afford to buy them regularly.

    A few uniques still have value, but a reduced one for sure, its not all TC87.

    With the market the way it is, you may end up finding the runes yourself faster than trading finds. I got so sick of it all I made the switch to SP. I would suggest you consider making the switch as there is little bnet offers that can't be had on SP.
     
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    Re: Wealth Question

    People just don't trade though the channel anymore. So sad.
     
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    People hardly trade at all really in comparison to previous seasons.
     
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    Re: Wealth Question

    I did note that the Trade channels were pratically devoid of any traders.. I was thinking that it was either the server or because it was pretty early in the season. Then I remembered that I started season 5 at about the same time and there were far more trading...

    Might have to start doing professional AT runs...

    Quick question, Do ppl do Pit/AT/etc runs with MF gear these days or just pure monster mass genocide gear?
     
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    Re: Wealth Question

    The only reason I bother with MF is that I'm collecting uniques and sets - but either way you're lookin at a massive number of kills - deaths of d2 monsters by me number in the millions, and I'm sure the dedicated SP players blow that out of the water.
     
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    Re: Wealth Question

    hmm... intriguing...
    I'll probably not bother with MF for the time being then, I don't have the survivall MF gear (Tal set) and so everything past act 2 would murderise me.

    Does Pindle still have the capability of being able to drop every unique/set in the game?
     
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    He can still drop all of the pre-1.10 uniques/sets, but he cannot drop Arachnid Mesh, Azurewrath and Tyrael's Might which came with 1.10.
     

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