How long would you have to play before the game pays for itself?

#1 Edited by MatthewFord (7 posts) -

Topic.

#2 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

got it free with warcraft annual pass, already paid for itself.

#3 Posted by NickL (2247 posts) -

It is far too early to ask questions like that. Maybe try again in a couple months.

#4 Edited by therealnelsk (321 posts) -

@NickL said:

It is far too early to ask questions like that. Maybe try again in a couple months.

As they said on the bombcast, hopefully Blizzard employs a lasseiz-faire methodology with the auction house. Until market forces balance things out, we won't really know how much stuff is worth. Allegedly it will launch next week, but we won't see real prices until the playerbase matures and everyone settles into their respective play styles.

#5 Posted by NickL (2247 posts) -

@M3RPHY said:

@NickL said:

It is far too early to ask questions like that. Maybe try again in a couple months.

As they said on the bombcast, hopefully Blizzard employs a lasseiz-faire methodology with the auction house. Until the market forces balance things out, we won't really know how much stuff is worth.

Totally forgot about the bombcast this week! Thanks for the reminder!

#6 Posted by therealnelsk (321 posts) -

@NickL: I actually did too, just listened to it while playing D3 haha. It's a good one, although Diablo will likely be discussed more next week because of the server problems (in fact, they're down now for a restart)

#7 Posted by MatthewFord (7 posts) -

Alright so the real money AH has been out for a little while now.

same question.

#8 Posted by shrinerr (142 posts) -

Supposedly some people have already made back their money and then some. As for me I'm still stuck in Hell (literally) so anything I find wouldn't be worth anything on the RMAH. And even when I do get to Inferno I'll probably stick to gah until I find some amazing item that my DH can't use.

#9 Posted by HadesTimes (827 posts) -

Considering how terrible the auction house economy is right now. Either it would pay on 2 listings or 200. I think some people need to realize no matter how cool your item is, no one is paying $90 for it.

#10 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Ive just been chucking all my rares up for $1. Just banking some cash for the expansion.

#11 Posted by BlamBlam (47 posts) -

Time is money.

#12 Posted by haffy (674 posts) -

I stopped playing soft core and switched to hard core a day before RMAH. Sold the majority of my items and made £120 so far I think.

#13 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Ive just been chucking all my rares up for $1. Just banking some cash for the expansion.

does that even work? I thought Blizzard took a buck off each item that sells.

#14 Posted by MatthewFord (7 posts) -

So far I've plugged about 30 hours. Just starting Hell. I've made 0 dollars from posting yellows at their default. Maybe I should just try to sell things for the minimum.

#15 Posted by redefaulted (2829 posts) -

I felt I got $60 worth in two scenarios.

  1. Finally beat Inferno on my Barbarian.
  2. Made $75 in one throw on the RMAH.
#16 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

@SuperWristBands said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Ive just been chucking all my rares up for $1. Just banking some cash for the expansion.

does that even work? I thought Blizzard took a buck off each item that sells.

Blizzard takes 15%, so for each rare he gets $0.85.

#17 Posted by Turambar (6892 posts) -
@MatthewFord said:

So far I've plugged about 30 hours. Just starting Hell. I've made 0 dollars from posting yellows at their default. Maybe I should just try to sell things for the minimum.

No one cares about items below level 60.  Everything is easily accessible gold wise up until then.
#18 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1333 posts) -

Sadly Blizz grabs a straight up $1 from every transaction and it seems it's another bump for the paypal transfer too... Couple that with me not wanting to sell anything for more than $1 cause... come on guys it's a fucking ITEM is a fucking VIDEO GAME... I would make like 25 cents or something off every item sold or whatever, and I'm very uncomfortable putting something at $5 or even higher. Don't think the game will ever 'pay for itself' in that way for me.

#19 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

If you play 24/7 you'll have paid for it in a week probably, but if of course fluctuates depending on how stupid the people buying your items are and how lucky you are with items.

#20 Posted by CaptainCody (1521 posts) -

@M3RPHY said:

@NickL said:

It is far too early to ask questions like that. Maybe try again in a couple months.

As they said on the bombcast, hopefully Blizzard employs a lasseiz-faire methodology with the auction house. Until market forces balance things out, we won't really know how much stuff is worth. Allegedly it will launch next week, but we won't see real prices until the playerbase matures and everyone settles into their respective play styles.

Too bad Blizzard makes it fucking impossible to set auctions less than 2 dollars because they want a set amount of money which forces you to sell items for more unless you want to sell everything for $1.25 in which case Blizzard takes 80% of profits.

#21 Posted by Robo (816 posts) -

Kind of a while.

Very few people are spending cash on anything under 60 at this point, so you'd have to get to 60. Even then, the loot tables are fucked. Despite the fact that you have to be 60 to even get into inferno and you need a fair amount of decent ilvl 61-2 gear to actually progress beyond Act 1, you'll get a ton of ilvl 55-60 crap instead of anything actually useful.

You might be able to put up some of the nicer 55+ gear for a couple bucks here and there though.

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