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post Aug 18 2010, 03:41 PM
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I was suprised we don't have a thread for this yet, but I guess since blizzard is so stingy with the news its not unexpected.

Anyways, straight outta GamesCom we have details on the crafting system!

Looks fast, slick, and unobtrusive. I love how you can break down the "big loot" into crafting shit so you don't have to TP to town constantly to sell big things like armor.

Update with some details on the caravan:

Diablo III Caravan FAQ
Q: What is the caravan?
A: The caravan is a persistent group that follows the heroes across Sanctuary, providing a centralized hub for players to find quest givers, crafters, and other important NPCs. As your character moves through the world so too will your loyal band, setting up in specific locations to remain close by should you need them.

Q: Who are the artisans?
A: In order to access the professions in Diablo III, you’ll need to gain the loyalty of various artisans through your travels in Sanctuary. The blacksmith, mystic, and jeweler will each provide unique services over the course of the game.

Q: What do the artisans offer?
A: Skilling up your artisans will unlock unique recipes, granting your character access to benefits that may not be found anywhere else in the world. The blacksmith crafts weapons and armor, and can add sockets to some items. The mystic creates scrolls, potions, magical weapons, spell runes, and charms, and can also enchant items. The jeweler crafts gems , amulets, and rings. The jeweler can also remove gems from socketed items and can combine gems to improve their quality.

Q: How do I find the artisans?
A: Finding the artisans will be part of the main quest. Each artisan has been fleshed out to include their own story and quest line.

Q: How do I use the artisans?
A: You’ll collect loot as a reward for slaughtering the forces of the Burning Hells. Unwanted items can be salvaged in your inventory, converting these goods into raw crafting materials—higher-level items are salvaged into higher-level materials. You’ll then take those raw materials and hand them over to the artisans, putting them to work crafting or enchanting for you. Upon returning to the caravan after a lengthy foray, you may also find that the artisans have been hard at work plying their trade for your benefit.

Q: How do I salvage my items?
A: Players will find an item while progressing through the main quest that will allow them to convert unwanted gear into crafting materials from the inventory. This item will not take up any inventory space. This should be a more satisfying option for offloading unwanted loot than the alternative—dropping things on the ground or making frequent trips to a vendor.

Q: Why are you including crafting professions in an action game?
A: Professions add depth to the item collection gameplay that drives the action of Diablo III. We want to provide players with an alternative way to acquire gear, potions, and other randomly found items. We also want to provide additional forms of customization for players—adding jewels, enchants, or sockets to existing gear allows players to further tailor their characters. Many rare crafting recipes and materials are only found as world drops, enhancing the item acquisition process by increasing the diversity of items dropped by monsters.


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post Aug 20 2012, 04:04 PM
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I've made over $150. Enough to pay for a couple new games that were on sale on Greenman gaming, two nights at the bar and the next two months worth of Gamefly. Which is my intention for selling on the RMAH; to pay for my gaming while gaming. I am quite content with it so far. So, totally worth it for the time I put in because I enjoyed playing the game and I would of probably been using that time to play anyway.

I do it very very casually, as in I am not one those people that play the Auction House by flipping stuff; unless I stumble on a good deal. While I have not sold stuff in two weeks, but when I did I would play about 3 hours for my farming session. I could usually make three gems which sold for $15 each at the time (they sell for 8 bucks right now I think). Basically, I would farm then put really good items on gold AH, then use a portion of the gold to craft gems. I could probably make a ton more if I was not interesting in still decking out my character or playing the AH a bit.

I play the game still to gear up for the most part. Though how I got to this point took a ton of time because farming and getting really good gear, to do ACT III was a huge time sinkt. I had the advantage also of clearing Inferno before nerf too. Still I only used about a quarter of the gold I made to make gems to sell for real money. I used the rest to purchase upgrades because I still very much care about decking out my characters.

Selling gems is the way to go because the price of gems in real money is cheaper than in equivalent gold. They sell very fast! Because they always sell and getting the gold to make them takes little to no effort if you can farm efficiently. The other half is knowing what sells on the Gold AH, so that takes some time to research. Also, not wasting time on picking up all items. You want to discriminate items that don't have a good chance of being good so you are not wasting time emptying bags and identifying stuff. It is not uncommon for me to end a farming run with only 4 items in my bags, but knowing their likely total value together will be at least 1 million gold.

Selling gold is the best though if you don't mind waiting.

I know people that are not really playing the game and are sitting on items that could sell well. Like, Fiery Brimstones for example. I told a guildmate of mine to buy up a ton of Fiery Brimstones with his gold before he quit because the price in gold fell to 140k and 25 cents on RMAH ( Though the trick was to buy lv 59 and 60 legendaries for 100k and salvage them). Because of the patch the price is now 400k gold and 46 cents in RMAH. I expect the price to get close to a dollar when patch hits, and my guildmate is sitting on hundreds. So you can speculate on stuff and it usually pays off with very little effort just by playing the game casually and a little bit of knowledge.

Finally, a friend of mine sold a stack of 200 Exquisite Essences last Thursday. That nets about $36 after fees. That is $36 per 300k gold right now! I was like "Are you fucking kidding me?" Getting a ton of Exquisite Essences is like the easiest thing in the game to do. Was very surprised by that. I did not think they would sell for real money because it is so easy to obtain. But, I guess people are going crazy building up their banks with mats in order to craft the new legendaries with really good stats.

I know I could make quite a bit of money if I spent all my gaming time playing Diablo III and flipping on the AH. But, it is not that appealing to me. I am content with playing the game a few hours a week for fun and making a little bit of money while doing it.

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