Alamar wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 20:54:
Are you new here, or to gaming in general?
As much as the AH is arguably a failure, it is somethings hundreds of thousands (I counted and verified identities) of gamers asked, begged, and pleaded for...
This doesn't seem accurate. People begged and pleaded for an in-game method of facilitating trade. They did not beg for an auction house specifically that Blizzard could take a huge cut from. Player driven bazaars in lobbies would have accomplished the same thing without exposing millions to the perfect rolls of items that they could never obtain outside of a centralized auction house.
Blizzard made the auction house because it wanted a piece of the pie. They could have easily gone other directions that would have accomplished the same thing with a similar level of polish and accessibility. They did this because they wanted to, not because gamers wanted it.
The underlying mechanical issues in the game are not really fixable without a drastic overhaul. There is nothing under the surface of Diablo 3. it's all style without any substance. Go play Path of Exile, it's not a perfect game but it has alot to get into and there are numerous ways they actually innovated and brought more depth to action RPG. Until the devs of Diablo 3 realize the simple fact that the game doesn't have much replay value, it will just be simple touch ups to appease people in the short term, much like they did with WoW for years.