Time to check out the Diablo 3 Patch 16 Auction House Changes! Oh Yes. I’ve cleared the Skeleton King with my Witch Doctor and am now casting my eyes around for more classes to level in patch 16 (thinking the Barbarian next). I’ve also had a good look at some of the Diablo 3 RMAH changes that popped up this patch. So here’s a quick summary!
This is the 3rd vendor in New Tristram. He goes by the name of Radek and, previous to patch 16, he sold a load of rubbish. Most vendors do. However, patch 16 has given this guy a serious buff. He frequently sells quality 1 handed crossbows for the Demon Hunter (as you can see above). He also sells RINGS. This is a pretty big deal because you can sell rings for a high price (though as word spreads it’ll bring the price of rings crashing down).
This is the kind of Diablo 3 secret that’ll earn you money if you’re quick – specifically after a patch or expansion. The mentality of a lot of players will be rooted in the previous market. That means the old market value of a decent ring (anything from 10,000 -> 500,000 gold depending on quality) makes rings very attractive. Their brain stem subconsciously remembers this, even if they don’t keep their eyes affixed to news sites for changes.
So, for example, I began this patch with 0 gold and 0 beta bucks. A perfect chance to build cash from nothing and test my techniques for Diablo 3 launch. I played the Witch Doctor to level 6 (I showed you a vid of him at 4 in yesterday’s post: Diablo 3 Patch 16 Levelling Witch Doctor) and gained 2,000 gold or so. I used that money to buy a ring which I placed on the Diablo 3 gold auction house. From there, I had built my seed money…
I’ll go into much more detail about what I’m doing in a subscriber mail coming soon (TM)! Basically 1 hours play and 10 minutes on the auction houses can net you thousands of gold and hundreds of beta bucks.
There are some other important changes with regard to the Diablo 3 RMAH in patch 16. Check out these two dialogue boxes (both come from mousing over a section in the ‘completed sales’ tab):
Every auction has an order ID – this means they’re all tracked and logged somewhere. Presumably in case there is a complaint or there are dodgy transactions (remember what we noticed in Diablo 3 Patch 16 Auction House Strings?) You can also see exactly what fees were deducted from your total (in other words you see gold and BB in ‘net’ amounts).
Finally, and significantly, the bottom threshold for commodity and gold (per thousand) prices on the D3 RMAH has been shattered. You can now go below $1.00 beta buck per item/thousand gold. This is great news. I mean, of course it means that some previous techniques we’ve looked at don’t have the ‘safe’ minimum price any longer (for example Make Money in Diablo 3) but this safety wasn’t the main reason these techniques worked.
Furthermore, it was unrealistic to imagine that, with the sheer numbers of crafting materials and gold (per thousand) that any sales listed at $1.00 would sell. For crafting materials it just meant they only sold on the gold auction house (where their value holds at around 100 – 150 gold still). But in the case of gold, a $1.00 per thousand price floor would have meant no one would be able to sell gold on the RMAH. They would have arranged 3rd party trades or used unofficial trading sites. This would have been a substantial risk (but is of course still desirable due to a lack of fees).
Now, I must rush back to work! So, don’t forget to sign up (to the right) if you want to get my next mail/guide based on what I’m doing now to earn money from nothing in Diablo 3 patch 16!