That's quite the dedication to avoid the AH. At least now A3/A4 Hell has a chance to drop ilvl61+ items.. so there's a chance! I got my first two characters up to 60 before that patch, so the jump from hell to inferno was quite a shocker, especially for my Barb which was my first 60 character. It was so bad that I abandoned it and switched to a Wizard. Ranged characters have an easier transition to inferno IMO.Some of us still refuse to use the AH / RMAH to purchase gear.
I have however broken down and started selling a few items on the AH in order to build up cash for upping gems / crafting weapons.
Currently dual wielding mighty axes I've crafted myself.
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