Diablo 3 Looting Crashes WOW Dynamics
Not one to disappoint, Blizzard has released more details regarding crafting in Diablo 3. It is quite exciting to say the least. Unlike Diablo 2, materials slain monsters drop won’t just eat up your inventory – all loot will be useful for crafting in one way or another. Early in the game, players get to access the Cauldron of Jordan. This item converts any items you are carrying into gold. This means you can keep as many spots in your inventory clear for other items. If you don’t just want gold, you you can use the Nephalem Cube to turn loot into crafting materials. You can then take these items to crafters like Mystics, Jewelers, and Blacksmiths for weapons or armor enhancements.
You can also boost your own artisan skills by spending money and constant crafting. The higher your artisan skills, the more powerful and useful the items you can craft. You can get new recipes through adventuring. If this sounds familiar, it is. Diablo 3′s system is reminiscent of the professions system of World of Warcraft, that other Blizzard property.
Unlike WOW, however, loot is randomly assigned to single players. There won’t be WOW-like drama among players for dropped loot.
This way Diablo 3 players can focus on the battle instead of the dropped treasure. You can still trade your assigned loot with other players in your party or you can put it up for auction at the auction house for real world cash.