Yea, I didn't play POE at all but I know my friends like the trading, which is like D2, use SOJs to trade. But the system can still allow ppl to use real money to gear. It's just that POE is not as big as Diablo now, if it is, sure got alot more 3rd party trading websites and forums for real $$ trading.
I think they isolated the problem greatly to just having tons of gold now; maybe Boon of Hoarder might be OP? They prolly didn't expect increasing crafting cost on gold might not be enough for a gold sink.
Alas, I think the way it is now is fine; maybe there can be improvements which I can't see working effectively as of now. (Like spend gold for chance to upgrade item to ancient or buying bloodshard but these could be terrible ideas).
Having billions of gold now only means I can craft/reroll my other new toons easier which is nice.
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