Originally Posted by jd1020
Rares in D2 were the best drops in the game too, sooooooooo.... There were even some magics that were the best too, but good luck finding a Jewelers Monarch of Deflection or a Jewelers/Whale combo. Runewords were the predominant item in D2 but there was still Uniques that were the BiS. Legendaries in D3 are just completely useless.
The difference between D2 and D3 is that there wasn't an AH that made those rares so easily accessible. There was actually an end game in D2 because you had to continuously kill shit to get the best gear. In D3 all you have to do is open the AH and spend a little of the most useless item in the Diablo series.
And there's no haggling/ screwing people over in the AH.
You set a price and forget it. If it's too high it won't sell. Plain and simple. If it's awesome, you can practically name your price. And you can see thousands at the same time instead of making a game and seeing 1 every few minutes, maybe.