This is like buy a ferrari to drive and buy bread to breakfast at morning, is useless.
I forgot too 5m just to unsocket the gem, where the sense of gameplay that is test itens.
The sense of basic math was lost.
16/01/2013 15:10Posted by Moofsome bots have billions, don't count their money ;)
Fixed it for you.
The game is catering for them, not us.
"In addition to new items, we're also adding a new tier of gems for those who really want to push their character farther."
16/01/2013 19:22Posted by Jointitif your income is based on what you find during your runs and what it sells for in AH you should learn to trade
16/01/2013 19:14Posted by CottonfaceThe third flaw is the 5 million unsocket price. A Radiant Star costs 6660 gold to unsocket, A Marquis 5 million. Why???????
The third flaw is the 5 million unsocket price. A Radiant Star costs 6660 gold to unsocket, A Marquis 5 million. Why???????
Why would anyone want that gem? Because it's the best. To rephrase that, because I don't think you understand, it's better than flawless squares. It's also better than radiant squares. It's also better than perfect squares. It's also better than stars. It's also better than flawless stars. It's also better than radiant stars. It's also better than perfect stars. For DW barbs, two marquises mean another 20% crit damage. Some will be able to afford it. The rest will farm for it.
You only have a limited amount of slots which upgrade your character. This is an opportunity for players to maximize their damage. Those who can afford it, will. If it turns out that some ring or amulet or whatever allows players to maximize their damage more efficiently (at a lower cost) then the players will generally tend to buy that item instead. This would cause a drop in demand and a resultant drop in prices. If, however, these gems are the best available option, then they will command the best prices. It's very simple, really.
I think your argument is that you don't think that, for your character, the relatively small increase in stats (+4, or +10% crit, or whatever the gem gives) is a significant increase given the expected price. You, as a consumer, should therefore exercise your right to choose what you spend your gold/money on. If enough consumers think like you do, again, demand will drop, and also the price. However, I don't see this happening.
Also, the 5M unsocket cost seems to me like a pretty effective gold sink. I don't see how often you'd want to unsocket the gem, so I don't think that this is really going to matter too much.
Also, in Cottonface's devil's advocate scenario, where an average player somehow finds that 200M drop and uses the marquise gem, and then finds ANOTHER! BETTER! weapon the same week (how often will that happen?) we've got to remember that this formerly average player is now no longer average. He or She now has the ability to farm at a much more efficient rate, and having found two 200 million plus weapons in one week, I don't foresee finding the 5 million needed to unsocket the gem being much of an issue anymore.
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