English is not my first language, so sorry, I hope everyone understands me
For now, gold is main currency in game. But what sense of it? Buying new stash tab is great, but when you get 10-15 tab - you don’t need more, but even if you need more - you can farm it for few hours.
other point to use gold - gambling. Okay, gambling is good, but there is need lots of gold to gamble something cool. I prefer to farm items from monsters then gambling, its much easier way to get good stuff. In gamble you need so much tries to get something good, and I think its don’t cost that time what you spent to farm gold. + many unique items can’t be gambled for now, so its spending gold for nothing(not always, but really often)
is it possible that new options for spending gold will be added to the game? maybe some new NPC from Monolith, which will appear 1 time in 10-15 echoes, and will have ~ 30 (or any number) random affix shards that you can choose for gold?
or maybe an NPC with Character (or even Class) items from common to exalted, where would be more likely to get items with character / class affixes on the items? I mean, this NPC will only have daggers, bows and armor for the rogue character or the archer / dagger classes if you are playing a rogue. or just scepters and magic items if playing on a mage. as well as some chance to get skill enhancement affixes, such as “+ Flurry level” or “+% damage of some skill” for each class.
At the moment, I don’t even collect gold because I can’t spend it on anything I need for my builds
next question - trade when LE is 1.0
what items can be exchanged? armor / weapons - for sure. What about affix shards and glyphs / runes ?
I am thinking about a trading system, and yet I can not imagine what should be there in order to trade something online.
For example, I have a nice scepter with two tier7 and two tier5 affixes, but I am playing with a different class (or I don’t like the ARPG mage classes, so I don’t want to use it myself) and I don’t need this weapon. but it’s pretty good and useful for other players. So I need to exchange this. But for what? As I said (IMHO) gold is still useless. and trading great items for gold is not a good idea. shards? okay maybe, but they drop quite often (not counting skill shards) and a lot of players have a good amount of shards. same with glyphs / runes. everyone gets a lot (unless you craft 20 items every day with four tier 5 affixes )
So what offer should I get in order to trade good things? I can’t imagine it yet.
Let’s talk about gold and its usefulness and about future trading system and how it should be.