I have been a silent (pretty much) watchful eye of Median since 2008 and have never seen community growth like this. Tens of newbie questions every day and seems like people can't think without guides... "is this ring good for this build??" "No, get this!"
-> And of course often those builds recommend high quality gear which cost TG and real money for some through donation.
So now that I watch donation/patreon list it leads me to my main question: Is this kind of thing really legal? I know you work for free and server costs etc. but it's still Blizzard game?
I remember Laz having some problems about that, aren't you guys worried now that you got this huge attention?
This game is HARD at endgame if u have subpar gear. And respecs are limited. People want to get to endgame so they dont wanna make mistakes thus they ask for advice.
And it is not true that u have to spend real $ or even participate in the TG forum trade market to get gear. I have a 126xbow nec(LastCharacter on tsw) and I have only a few slots now to fill with BIS gear.
Also, with how oskills work synergistically with other class skills it can get very confusing to someone new to median. It certainly is for me. I personally rolled a sorc(108), a bowazon (122), a barb(122) and a wolf dru(108) before I rolled my necro. The build seemed good.
Anyway... you dont ever have to spend a rl $ to get endgame gear in this game. All u have to do is play and be nice. Have a personality too. Sometimes people will just give u stuff bc u made them laugh. These “items” are at the end of the day absolutely worthless(but most things in life are) and theyre just 1’s and 0’s. Heck, I traded a dude that good SU pally helm last night(the blackguard one) just because ill never use it, he needed it, he is a fellow human trying to have fun in a game, I want people to play and have fun bc then that increases my fun when other people are having fun.