Tag Archives: Sinks

Black Mushrooms, Liquid Rainbows and Gibbering Gemstones

If you haven’t realized already, I’ve been distracted by a little thing called Mists of Pandaria. It turns out they released the beta a bit prematurely in an attempt to entertain soon to be Diablo 3 players like myself before Diablo 3 comes out. It worked. As I bring my attention back to Diablo 3 […]

Gem Combine Prices – Patch 15

The gold sinks in Jewelcrafting just got a whole lot more ridiculous. Thanks to commenter Eagle32 and DiabloNut I’ve got my hands on Patch 15′s gem crafting prices. If you remember my gem calculator (it’s now updated!) from last month the cost of combining each tier of gems (3 Chipped -> 1 Flawed) always cost […]

Time Sinks in Diablo 3

A month ago we talked about gold sinks in diablo 3, but what about time sinks? Gold sinks are important, they define the economy. If you want to save money then you need to understand how gold sinks work¬†because¬†they are what’s going to suck your gold up. They can also be reflected in prices. For […]

Diablo 3 Gold Sinks

In any virtual economy there needs to be “gold sinks” – assuming the currency is gold. Otherwise the amount of gold in circulation increases too quickly. A gold sink is an expense that players pay which has the effect of taking gold out of the economy. This prevents prices from getting too high as more […]