The Auction House will give players access to rare items and gold using your hard. To sum up what I believe, the “Herd Mind” will pay most frequently for 99 cents auctions over and over again. Think angry birds or any extremely popular Iphone application. These things sell because they are perceived as cheap. Let’s face it, they ARE cheap. They’re a bargain considering the number of hours you will spend playing with them. So if you want to know the stuff people will buy in Diablo 3 most frequently, you will need to create an analogy to 99 cent IPhone application sales. What Items Do Diablo 3 Players Buy Most?
What will sell for relatively cheap and is used frequently to contribute to every character’s long lasting success?
Perfect crafted set pieces.
Best cut gems.
Best placed enchants on items.
Will these all sell for 99 cents? No, I’m sure some will fetch a few dollars, but the principle remains the same. Cheap, quick transactions that provide the players what they want immediately.
People want instant gratification and IPhone applications give them that instant gratification. All too often however, the enjoyment is quickly replaced with the need for the next source of gratification. The next “level ding” so to speak. If you insert yourself as a supplier of “dings” to this hungry group of gamers, then success with the RMAH is yours.
I’ve mentioned activities like selling characters, which would obviously fetch more than 99 cents per transaction. Does that mean that you should forsake diversity and stick to just one method? No, absolutely not. I’m simply stating that the most common transactions on the RMAH will be the cheap ones.
There will always be someone willing to drop a hundred dollars for thousands upon thousands of gold, but there will be an overwhelming number of people willing to frequently buy a few thousand at a time.
Even though I believe that the bulk of my business will come from these cheap transactions, I will still diversify with many different methods for making money/gold in Diablo 3.