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How to get +541% Gold Find

When it comes to farming gold we’ve established some pretty accurate and reliable numbers in the beta. We’re stuck around 20,000-25,000 gold/hr without building a specific set of gear to optimize that. In the beta, with a ton of gold, you could put together a set between 200-250% Gold Find. This is an estimate since […]

How Does +Gold Find Work?

I wanted to find out exactly how +Gold Find and +Magic Find work. Their tooltips say that they increase the amount of gold or magic items you will find by a certain percent. If you have 100% +Gold Find does that mean that gold is twice as likely to drop from something or are you […]

The New Magic Find and Gold Find

This is probably old news for most of my readers, but late last week blues confirmed that +Magic Find, +Gold Find and +Experience are being split across your entire group. This is a pretty notable change so I let it bounce around my head for the weekend before I commented on it. At first I […]

Making Gold on Day 1

Expansions and patches in World of Warcraft are the absolute best time to make gold. Coming into the update we typically have all the information we need, which glyphs are being added, which raids, which bosses, what will go up in demand and so on. Making gold during the days and weeks after the patch […]

Level 60+ Gear and Gems

The Diablo 3 economy will be remarkably different than WoW for several reasons. Among them will be the fact that everything after level 60 will be exchangeable and will never be bound to a character. The difference between a character who just beat the game on Hell difficult and reached level 60 and a character […]

Best Gems by Class

In my recent class analysis we took a look at each class and which stats, mods and gear they will be looking for. One thing I didn’t do was put it all together to see the big picture. I want to answer the question: which gems will be the most popular and why? There are […]

Gold Find vs. Magic Find

The epic battle between + Gold Find and +Magic Find has just begun. The likely outcome in Diablo 3 will be that players want both or either + Magic Find or + Gold Find, but which one is more important? To find out, we can take a look at how much each contributes to various […]

Diablo 3 Speedruns

Today’s beta is short and easy. A brand new player can sit down and beat the first 4 quests in Act I inside an hour if they don’t read quests. If you go slow, reading quests and exploring your character you can still do it between 90 and 120 minutes pretty easily. However, if they […]

To Craft or Not to Craft?

To craft or not to craft… that is the question. One of the more important decisions you’re going to have to make when you load up the release version of Diablo 3 is what to do with all those Subtle Essence you have in your bag. No longer than 30-40 minutes into the game you’re […]