Let it not be said that I’ve not mentioned before how limited the experience of beta testing for Diablo 3 is. I am eternally grateful for having access to the beta for these past 4 or 5 months it’s given me a definite knowledge boost compared to a lot of players who’ll approach Diablo III knowing only what they know from World of Warcraft or Diablo II. At the same time I’m aware there’s so much of the game that’s untested by us. This is the main reason why I’m not, at this very minute, trying to sell a guide with the information I’ve acquired.
Just take a look at the latest addition to the official Diablo 3 site, the progression section. Let’s take a look at my favourite character (currently). This is the skill and rune progression for the Witch Doctor. Pretty substantial isn’t it? Pay close attention to this line:
Below it you’ll see the vast majority of the Witch Doctor’s active skills, passive skills and runes. This kind exponential increase in content applies to every aspect of the game: The real money auction house; The different difficulty levels; Item affixes; Mob affixes; the list goes on.
When I told some friends 4 or 5 months ago that I wanted to blog about Diablo 3 and specifically the RMAH they said, “That makes sense.” What they meant was that they believed that I have a certain set of skills which are useful to a lot of people (often those very friends I’m writing about!).
These skills I can pass on now. They’d provide a simple foundation that would certainly help you with your economic goals in the Diablo 3 RMAH – little things like time management, an appreciation of the value of your own time, understanding opportunity costs and so on – and I probably will in the form of free mini guides for my subscribers. But they’re only a beginning!
My main goal though is to create something that I can be proud of – and I’ve got high standards (I mean, this blog is the result of the simple desire to document my beta findings. What would make me really proud is to write a guide that is 100% focused on as many areas of Diablo 3 as I can master myself (with the caveat that I can be an average player in, say, PvP scenarios ). Something that my readers can pick up and actually progress their Diablo 3 skills with – while they gain more skills for the characters they play!
Look, I spent a lot of time putting together my miniature Free Diablo 3 RMAH Guide for all the guys who were awesome and subscribed to me. I hope you all liked it and I hope to make a lot more content for you (so, yeah, if you haven’t signed up yet you might want to ). But I am not for one minute saying that those mini guides will be anything but a brief introduction to the amazing game that’s going to land just over a month.
Furthermore, I don’t intend to leave you guys on your own. I don’t even intend to master Diablo 3 fully by myself (gotta improve that PvP handicap you might have heard me mention?) If we want to make a pretty awesome dream – financial success by playing Diablo 3 – then there’s a lot of work to be done. Now, building up to launch and after launch.