In the Diablo 3 beta, the importance of a good weapon was obvious. Almost every single ability for every class is based on your weapon’s damage. A top-notch weapon can help you power through difficult quests, and just as easily, a lackluster weapon can hinder you unnecessarily. No other item slot has as much impact on your character’s power than your weapon. If you haven’t found a good weapon recently (or you’ve outgrown what was once a dominant weapon at lower levels), you should check the auction house for level-appropriate weapons that are large upgrades. You can use the auction house interface to filter out overpriced items; there are good people in there selling good weapons at fair prices.
A well-chosen weapon will likely pay back the gold that it cost with quicker killing, faster leveling, and fewer deaths. How do you improve your gear quickly? You spend Diablo 3 gold on the auction house, purchasing new equipment. But then, how do you deal with your overflowing stash? You spend gold on expanding it. Later on, you find yourself also wanting to increase your Artisan levels. And what do you need in order to achieve that? Once you die your gear will receive a durability penalty, similar to other games. And you need Diablo 3 gold to repair that. As you progress further and further into the game content and the difficulty levels rise up, the cost to maintain your character will also get higher and higher.
And here is where most people get stuck, unable to continue on, lacking the gold to support their character’s progression. This Diablo 3 chapter sees a new generation of heroes trying to save the world from the evil forces of Sanctuary and also, players get to explore new areas of the Sanctuary encountering new characters as well as a number of characters from the previous Diablo games. The set of characters to choose from are very different since 4 out of the 5 previous characters in the subsequent Diablo 3 games have been replaced by the Witch Doctor, Wizard, Monk and Demon Hunter.