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The RMAH makes other games free

GrailerGrailer HamiltonPosts: 876Member Uncommon

I was farming away in D3  and obtained some pants which were very high quality .

I checked the price of them and they were worth around $120 for something similar ..

However I wanted to play The Secret World  so I sold the D3 item for $60 which allowed me to buy TSW .

Btw it took about 10 mins to sell the item so someone definately knew they were getting a great deal . And I got my new game for free pretty much .

So whenever I need to play a new game I can always just log into D3 for 1 quick 20 min farming session which is quite fun if you dont play much and eventually a good item will drop which I can sell super cheap for $20 - $60 .

 

The RMAH is definately a great idea . I wish other games had it at well then you could pretty much just play a game and cash out when you are done via selling gear etc to pay for the next game you wish to play .

 

 

 

 

 

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  • lalapoolalapoo los angles, CAPosts: 16Member

    Huh every 20 mins or so you can make 20 to 60 dollars, you honestly think thats how its going to play out for you, lets see.

    According to you if I play D3 8 hours a day I can make approximately (using the low estimates of your post) 720 dollars a day.  Okay so if I play 5 days a week thats 3600 a week, 14400 a month and finally 172800 dollars a year playing D3.

    Wow thanks for the tip.

  • GrailerGrailer HamiltonPosts: 876Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lalapoo

    Huh every 20 mins or so you can make 20 to 60 dollars, you honestly think thats how its going to play out for you, lets see.

    According to you if I play D3 8 hours a day I can make approximately (using the low estimates of your post) 720 dollars a day.  Okay so if I play 5 days a week thats 3600 a week, 14400 a month and finally 172800 dollars a year playing D3.

    Wow thanks for the tip.

     

    Lol I wish .  What  I said is if I do 1 farming session a day  ( 20 mins min )

    EVENTUALLY <-- keyword  

    a good item will drop which I can sell.  So it could take a 1 days , 2 days .. 20 days ?  But EVENTUALLY a good item will drop.

     

    sorry that you cant read or mis read what I said , I hope this clears it up.

     

     

  • NildenNilden null, NBPosts: 1,284Member Uncommon

    To me someone buying the game for $60 then a single pair of pants in the game for $120 is stupid. Stupid is a strong horse, it can be riden far. The RMAH killed the game for me.

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  • GorillaGorilla Posts: 2,203Member Uncommon
    Or you could flip burgers and make that each day guaranteed. Grinding D3 is probably the worse, most un reliable way to generate an 'income' I can think of.
  • Sandman24Sandman24 Reno, NVPosts: 47Member

    Yeah, I would rather just make money at my job.  However it is very true you can buy things with money.

  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member

    Good for you. It's just sad someone payed 120$ for fancy pixel pants. lol....

  • hcoelhohcoelho Rio de JaneiroPosts: 529Member
    Originally posted by DaezAster

    Good for you. It's just sad someone payed 120$ for fancy pixel pants. lol....

    Capitalism bro, those are the rules.

    I heard about a guy making 100 USD / day with D3's RMAH. Its quite interesting, if the story is true D3 is paying better than a shitload of jobs around the world. Good for the "businessman", good for Blizzard, since they get a good share of your profit and bad for the game itself, but hey, who cares, it's makers sure don't.

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Did any of you even read the guys post? lol. Just wanna point out the pants he sold were $60, he undercut a guy with similar by $60.

    As for D3 being a job, eh right now it pays better than mine but I don't expect it to last forever and would never quit my real one.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by DaezAster

    Good for you. It's just sad someone payed 120$ for fancy pixel pants. lol....

     

    Worse is that person probably bought it so they could sell it for $250.

  • The_ArgoThe_Argo MontrosePosts: 15Member

    Or, and I know this idea may be outlandish to some people, you can try getting a real job! That way, you make more money and you actually contribute to society!

     

    While your games will be "free", you will not be able to cover living costs on playing D3 alone once you leave your parents basement.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by The_Argo

    Or, and I know this idea may be outlandish to some people, you can try getting a real job! That way, you make more money and you actually contribute to society!

     

    While your games will be "free", you will not be able to cover living costs on playing D3 alone once you leave your parents basement.

     

    He's not saying it's his job. He's saying he can make a few bucks by playing a video game. One that he finds fun. Teh Horror!!

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by The_Argo

    Or, and I know this idea may be outlandish to some people, you can try getting a real job! That way, you make more money and you actually contribute to society!

     

    While your games will be "free", you will not be able to cover living costs on playing D3 alone once you leave your parents basement.

    If you know what you're doing you can make more money in D3 than flipping burgers and quite honestly how is flipping burgers contributing to society? Now granted the D3 thing may or may not be constant so its never a safe way to make money but either is the stock market.

  • ictownictown iowa city, IAPosts: 123Member

     

    what's so bad people making money from D3, if it pays their bills why not. People are willing to buy pretty much anything. If you know what you doing, you can make a living selling virtual goods. There are peeps making a living in secondlife.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

    I've made ~$400 since RMAH was added...jobs pay much better, but $400 is $400.  I have a group of friends, we all sit around and farm for an hour or two a day, sometimes more when we really get into it.  One of my friends has made over a grand though, he plays like 24/7 though lol.

  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member

    Slippery slopes people, slippery slopes....

  • mrcalhoumrcalhou St. Bernard, LAPosts: 1,444Member

    Just wait until the IRS wants their share.

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  • The_ArgoThe_Argo MontrosePosts: 15Member
    Originally posted by Aori
    Originally posted by The_Argo

    Or, and I know this idea may be outlandish to some people, you can try getting a real job! That way, you make more money and you actually contribute to society!

     

    While your games will be "free", you will not be able to cover living costs on playing D3 alone once you leave your parents basement.

    If you know what you're doing you can make more money in D3 than flipping burgers and quite honestly how is flipping burgers contributing to society? Now granted the D3 thing may or may not be constant so its never a safe way to make money but either is the stock market.

    I guess you have never heard of taxes.

  • helthroshelthros Miami, FLPosts: 1,449Member

    Amazing how quick people are to try to bash you and chest-beat their superiority over you.

     

    The guy says he plays D3 1 session a day, for 20 minutes, WHICH HE FINDS FUN, and has the added benefit of being able to provide income. Less hating, more reading. No need to troll the guy.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mrcalhou

    Just wait until the IRS wants their share.

    I keep good track of all my financial records, no problem there.  I'm sure I'm the minority though.

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mrcalhou

    Just wait until the IRS wants their share.

    It is unlikely the normal person is making enough that the IRS gives a damn about hunting down. Even if they are making saying 15-20k a year and they do claim it, they'll likely not pay very much if anything at all assuming they didn't have other sources of income.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

    Hmm does that mean I can write a new computer off as a business expense? omg thank you blizzard so much :)

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by The_Argo
    Originally posted by Aori
    Originally posted by The_Argo

    Or, and I know this idea may be outlandish to some people, you can try getting a real job! That way, you make more money and you actually contribute to society!

     

    While your games will be "free", you will not be able to cover living costs on playing D3 alone once you leave your parents basement.

    If you know what you're doing you can make more money in D3 than flipping burgers and quite honestly how is flipping burgers contributing to society? Now granted the D3 thing may or may not be constant so its never a safe way to make money but either is the stock market.

    I guess you have never heard of taxes.

    Taxes? all virtual goods in my state are taxed so i'm providing items for sale that are subject to some state taxes. If you're worried about people paying income tax then sure but even if they claim it they'll likely not have made enough to owe anything.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by Gravarg

    Hmm does that mean I can write a new computer off as a business expense? omg thank you blizzard so much :)

     

    If you claim the income, then yes.

  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member
    Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by Gravarg

    Hmm does that mean I can write a new computer off as a business expense? omg thank you blizzard so much :)

     

    If you claim the income, then yes.

    I think you will need a business first. Maybe you can get a dba or llc....

  • ruonimruonim DGPosts: 251Member

    So you work (farm) for free i see. I want to hire you. Also 120$ for 2 months is much cheaper than chinesse.

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