Okay, thanks shakin, I was wondering about that. Is it even worth it to do any farming on normal, or should I just play it through and not waste the time yet? Also, is it worth training the blacksmith and buying from him at all? I've been messing around with it, but I see other guys playing that say they don't even bother with him and go straight to the auction house.
Nah, I ran through normal and nightmare. Those items you pick up in normal wouldn't even be of use later on because you will level up so fast. And don't waste time spending money on blacksmith/jewel, the items they craft for you is shitty, AH is the best option.
Make sure you pick up as much items and sell them to the merchant, 200g will add up. I usually buy a new weapon every 5 levels. Unless I'm struggling, I will buy new armor too but so far I've been getting ok drops.
If you have no use of rares or their shitty, sell them in the AH