Diablo 3 Diablo 3 Diablo 3

That’s all I hear on twitter the last month! World of Warcraft players in a frenzy to buy the game, or use their annual pass to download and install their free Diablo 3 game.

As an annual pass holder (I wanted the mount), I’m eligible for a free Diablo 3 download, and today I’m apparently allowed to install it. However I have no intention of getting involved in Blizzard’s newest game. Why?


1 I’m determined to be an Expert in World of Warcraft Gold.

That means no deviating from course, not getting side-tracked by fun projects, no abandoning my blog for a diablo 3 blog.  I will always be here for you, playing World of Warcraft with you, and giving you my free tips.  I guarantee Gold Queen will stay on World of Warcraft for at least another 2 years.  That’s a *lot* of free gold blog posts.  I have my work cut out so I am keeping on target.

You may or may not know that I am quietly, steadily and surely, writing, recording, and producing my own world of warcraft gold guide.  I’ve been working on it in my spare time since April 2011. I refuse to release a quickly made product or any guide until I’m 100% proud of it.  And hey, with my dedication to the WoW Auction House, and my determination to regain my One Million Gold Cap, which I spent last month in one weekend, I don’t have much spare time left!


2 I don’t wanna be addicted

Don’t get me wrong, I love Diablo.  I used to love Diablo 2.  When Diablo 2 was out, I’d play it for hours. I had a tiny little house in Nottingham England, and a tiny little bedroom and half of it was my bed and the other half was my Diablo 2 PC.  I had a druid, and used to play diablo far too much. Take that Skeleton Archer and Sand Maggot!

The other one I played was Baldur’s Gate. Loved that.  Imoen was my favourite ahead of Minsc and Boo.


3 I’m always last to the party

Not because I’m old and slow (how rude!!) but because I have always been cautious about new ideas. I prefer slow and steady to rich, fast and dangerous.  The only things I like fast and dangerous are NSFW.

You know those girls who wear the very latest fashions and look stupid? I’m not one of those.  I wear them 6 months later, and look even worse because everyone and their dog now buys those trendy clothes at the local supermarket for £2.50.

World of Warcraft had been out for a few months before I decided to play it. I started playing WoW just after the original Zul Gurub and Arathi Basin were released in 2005.   I’m a pretty loyal girl though, 6 1/2 years is a long time to stick with one game!

Hey, I’m still planning what I will do for the millennium party at the end of 1999.  Stay in or go out, stay in or go out, hmmmm…


What do I not know about Diablo 3?

Battletags? I have no idea what they are. Wanna enlighten me?

The free game I get with the annual pass.  Can I put it on my son’s PC instead and let him play?  He’s 12 1/2  He’s currently addicted to Minecraft, but when I said I’d research whether he’d be allowed to play instead of me, he punched the air in excitement:  “f_ckyeah!!”

I don’t know anything about the Real Money Auction House.  If you want to know about that, you’ll have to ask Markco, who has been researching the thing for his Diablo 3 Gold Secrets guide for at least a year now, or ask Peng Joon, who’s running the Diablo 3 Secrets guide.  These are both affiliate links which means if you visit the site and decide to make a purchase, I’ll get a small comission which will support Gold Queen website. For a free guide, check Markco’s blog and free diablo 3 guide or check Oligopoly’s Diablo 3 Professions guide in association with WarcraftEcon.net  You may remember Oligopoly helped to approve Gold Queen comments when I was in hospital late last year, so he deserves some good luck in return!

Don’t know anything about races, classes, dungeons, professions, nowt.

So ask me about Diablo 3 and I’ll shrug and point you at the people who know.  World of Warcraft, on the other hand, I can help you with.

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The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.

15 replies
  1. Jer
    Jer says:

    I would certainly allow my son at 12 to play diablo III which is incredibly violent with blood spattering all over the place. Despite how unpleasant it may sound to someone taking it all literally, the actual context underlying the macabre is quite figurative which should be obvious at twelve but I do not know your son so I can only state my general opinion which is cartoon violence staged in such a blatantly fictitious, fantastic environment as diablo’s absolutely will not impact a normal adjusted boy about to enter his teens..

    TLDR: Let the kid have his fun it won’t interfere with the development of a person who at his age, live for this kind of excitement and adventure.

    of course your going to watch some game play footage on youtube first and judge for yourself.

  2. Dark
    Dark says:

    Battletags are an alternate way to add people. It shows their battletag instead of their realID. Basically another way to add people without giving them your real name or email.

  3. Matojo
    Matojo says:

    I still play Diabo 2 on occasion because it’s still fun, all these years later. >D

    *summons ALL the skeletons*

    You know what you love and you’re keeping up with it. That’s perfectly reasonable!

  4. Ross F.
    Ross F. says:

    Hey Gold Queen! To answer your questions:

    1. The battletag is something you must set up in your Battle.net account before you can play Diablo 3. It should be visible in the left-hand column of your accounts page.

    2. You may download the client onto any computer that you wish. All that is require to log in to the game is the license, so yes, you may put it on your son’s computer. However, if he does not have a D3 license, he would have to log in with your ID. As far as I know, you can be logged into to D3 and WoW at the same time with the same login.

    3. Real Money Auction House was scheduled for release on May 22nd, but that has been pushed back indefinitely.

  5. Vexed
    Vexed says:

    Another useless thread. OKay so you won’t play Diablo 3. I’m deciding not to play SWTOR, Tera, Minecraft, Runescape ect etc etc. You’re really missing out on a fun game. WoW is dead. Hoarding gold gets boring. Don’t get me wrong, I love having gold when I need it but it’s time to change it up. The cata slump is worse than the wotlk slump imo. Gold addiction = Gambling addiction. It’s a serious problem that people seek treatment for. Anyway, logging on to D3. Yes, random scattered thoughts. woooo.

    • Dimitri
      Dimitri says:

      I have to agree with Vexed. WoW is dead. Servers are deserted. Org is quiet and so are the auction houses. Mists is just going to more of the same grind people are already sick of. Why hoard gold on a dying game?

      • The Gold Queen
        The Gold Queen says:

        Hi guys, here is the Diablo Day effects of the mad zerg to the Diablo servers (apparently they’re up now?)

        There has always been a decline in interest in content once its been completed and done to death. We’re also going to see a slowing of interest over the Summer as usual.

        However, this is exactly the time that gold makers will be dipping their hands into the pockets of players selling things for cheap, ready to fill my guild bank full of bargains, because if you’ve seen the Beta for MoP, and seen the amount of new stuff that will be available in September, then you’ll be rubbing your hands gleefully ready to become a WoW billionaire.

        (Mop Release date: http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/04/11/predicting-mists-of-pandarias-release-date/ )

      • Matojo
        Matojo says:

        WoW is faaar from dead, indeed. I can’t consider a game with that many accounts to be dead.

        Besides, my current main server, Wyrmrest Accord, is hopping. If someone is playing on a low population server, they’re going to get the impression that things are dead simply because their server doesn’t have the same population as, say, mine, or any of the other higher-population ones. If I were full-time on Thorium Brotherhood like I used to be, I’d probably be able to fall into that ridiculous line of thinking, too. 😛

        Thank you for not listening to the naysayers and not giving up. 😉

  6. Matt
    Matt says:

    Jeng Poon? Ew, that guy is one of the biggest rip offs out there when it comes to game guides.

  7. Pally Fan
    Pally Fan says:

    In addition to that I should mention the monk as well, but seriously? The Pally was the most fun Class I ran with for the two games before this and they threw it aside for seemingly no real reason that I can fathom.

    I want my sword n board playstyle fix for RPGs and this game doesn’t offer it.

    A small nitpick to some, but for someone who’s always played this way through RPGs over the years (because I prefer it), it’s a bit of a cold feeling to note the class and even the style of player has been set aside and is not offered.

    I’ll pass on D3 thanks!

  8. Dan W
    Dan W says:

    Awwww … We’ll miss you 😉 I personally love Peng Joon’s stuff. His leveling videos are very helpful. I will checkout Markco’s gold stuff when I’m at a higher level.

    Thanks for the recommendations!

  9. Pally Fan
    Pally Fan says:

    I can give you a simple reason why I won’t play Diablo 3.

    No Paladin class.

    What was with that decision?

    Diablo and Diablo 2 had a great Pally class represented and then come D3 all we get is a Barbarian if we want a melee fix?


    • The Gold Queen
      The Gold Queen says:

      There is no paladin in D3 ? Hmmmm I might just go and play it then!

      Just teasing 😉

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