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Op Ed

GameFront - Diablo 3′s Auction House Economy Has Screwed New Players.
Diablo 3′s Auction House, an evil more nefarious than the series’ titular villain, is the reason anyone trying to get into D3 today will face the unfortunate results of having a game’s economy be the driving force behind its gameplay. Why? Because the game’s item drop rates were balanced around the idea that players will periodically use the AH to upgrade their gear, but the current state of the game makes doing so a near-impossibility for a new player.

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13. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2012, 07:03 panbient
 
I'm curious. Has Blizzard ever released usage stats kind of like the Community Activity Graph on the Steam front page? I'm not seeing anything official from a quick google search. Has the downward curve flattened out yet? Do the execs look at it upside down and think they've hit a plateau instead?  
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