Originally Posted by Clak
I'm convinced that the AH is the source of problems for this game, let me explain. The real problem, one that everyone complains about, is the lack of good drops, and I agree. However, I think that's intentional on the part of Blizzard, because if we got actually good drops, what would be the point of the AH? If you consistently got good stuff just from playing the game, there would be little to no need for the AH. Why pay to gain a little DPS, when you're likely to find something for free that will do the same thing? Take away the auction house and they'd HAVE to increase the good drops, or there would be no way to get them at a decent rate.
i'd have to agree.
I use the AH to sell stuff mainly and see what's out there. Outside of a legacy helm of command pre patch, I haven't made any high end purchases, just doesn't sit right at least for me. The HoC was even at cost (minus whatever the gp value of the mats might have gone for at the time).
I'll likely buy a pair of firewalkers if I can't find one someday soon, otherwise i'm trying to stay away from buying my kit purely out of how I want to go about reaching godly status.