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Diablo 3 to feature in-game auction house that uses REAL MONEY

 

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2397-Diablo-3-Auction-House-Announced-Spend-and-Earn-Real-Life-Money!

 

From Blizzard:

We’re introducing a powerful auction house system that will provide a safe, fun, and easy-to-use way for players to buy and sell the loot they obtain in the game. Items can be sold and purchased using real-world money or in-game gold.

 

An Easier Way To Trade

Sure, slaying monsters, demons, and cultists is a surefire way to obtain a ton of random new loot in Diablo III, but with the new auction house feature, it’ll be easier than ever to gear up your character with the exact items you’re looking for. You can also post the items you don’t need for players who are desperately searching for what you’ve got!

 

Don’t Need It? Put It Up For Auction!

Nearly everything found in the game, including gold, can be exchanged with other players directly or through the auction house system. So say you’re a witch doctor and you’ve just found an incredibly rare, incredibly powerful axe that only barbarians can use. In the previous Diablo games your best option might have been to sell the axe to an in-game vendor, but in Diablo III, you now have the ability to list that axe in the auction house for your fellow barbarian players to bid on. And you know another player will probably appreciate the true value of that axe more than some heartless vendor who’ll likely just melt it down for scrap….

 

Amazing Search Functionality

The auction house’s "smart search" functionality can automatically sort items in the auction house based on which upgrades would be most beneficial to your character. Also, searching for the best gear for multiple characters on the same Battle.net account can be done all from the same interface without having to log out.

 

The Choice Is Yours

Use of either the real-money or gold-based auction house is completely optional -- that decision can be made on a per-item basis, and both versions of the auction house are functionally the same. In addition, players have the option to simply sell the items they obtain to in-game vendors for gold. They can also trade items to other players through a direct character-to-character trading system in the game in exchange for gold, other items, or just an overwhelming sense of goodwill.

 

Players Only

Blizzard does not plan to post items for sale in the auction house. The driving purpose of the auction house is to provide players with a fun additional in-game option for what they do with the items they obtain in the game. Items sold in the auction house will be posted by players and purchased by players.

 

Safe and Sanctified

The real-money auction house provides players with an easy-to-use, Blizzard-sanctioned way to collect money for items they obtain while playing Diablo III. It also helps protect players from the scams and theft often associated with questionable third-party sites by providing a secure, completely in-game method for purchasing and obtaining the items they want for their characters.

 

Faster Than A Seven-Sided Strike

Sellers can post items for auction from any of the Diablo III characters on their Battle.net account, or from their shared stash (extra inventory space accessible with any of the characters on their account), without logging out. And after a buyer has won an auction, the item will become immediately available to be equipped and put to good use in the ongoing struggle against the forces of the Burning Hells.

 

Hope you didn't preorder @@ I have a feeling this game will be one solely by goldfarmers, douchebag elitists, and retards dumb enough to buy their shit

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You do realize these item auctioning sites would pop up regardless. Now they can at least be Blizzard controlled, and they can deal with scams.

 

Just play the game and get random loot. Derp.

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while is saddens me a litttle to see blizz once again wanting its cut... like mop said this is something that's been around, just now it might be regulated better and hey if they can make revenue off this to maintain the game win... they've got to make money somehow, and I don't think game sales will run the servers for the next decade. if it's something voluntary instead of a subscription, it's an elegant solution

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I'm back on board. I'll probably end up pre-ordering from a local store (or amazon), just so I don't have to download 10gb+ on my slow connection.

 

I think not being able to play offline is pretty weak, though (even if I'm not apart of that crowd, but I can see some people getting upset).

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Meh. There's a thousand other ways they could've made money. Come on, is that the best they could do?

 

I'll probably play it... but yeah that's pretty lame.

Yawn, no one is ever happy.

 

They are attempting to simply make what already existed for D2, be under their control.

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Yawn, no one is ever happy.

 

They are attempting to simply make what already existed for D2, be under their control.

 

I know that.

 

But having to go through a 3rd party was enough to discourage a lot of people from doing business with item sellers and stuff. Now that it's under Blizzard's command, it's indeed very easy and safe to make transactions, which means that a shitton more people will be trading real money for items.

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Aren't they also changing the AH in WoW so that you can use real cash to buy things?

 

I mean, just don't do it. What's the big deal? No one is forcing to buy anything through the auction house. Was there an auction house in D2? No. Was there websites to buy items online for real cash? Yes. Did you need to buy this item to finish the game or to have fun? No.

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As I said, the fact that it's officially part of the game will make this the norm, unlike offhand websites in D2. There's no risk that whatever you buy is a dupe, or that the website you're buying your stuff from is crooked or anything. Look at how many people are dishing money on aestethical upgrades in LoL/HoN... imagine how it's gonna be if you can buy power instead. It might very well become the norm.

 

I don't know... I just hope Blizzard will make this fair for people who aren't willing to shell out $30 a month only to keep up with their gear.

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As I said, the fact that it's officially part of the game will make this the norm, unlike offhand websites in D2. There's no risk that whatever you buy is a dupe, or that the website you're buying your stuff from is crooked or anything. Look at how many people are dishing money on aestethical upgrades in LoL/HoN... imagine how it's gonna be if you can buy power instead. It might very well become the norm.

 

I don't know... I just hope Blizzard will make this fair for people who aren't willing to shell out $30 a month only to keep up with their gear.

I don't understand you at all. The people who wanted to gear up in D2 hacked or bought their items -- regardless if they got burned a few time. There was never some sort of fairness that you are trying to imply existed -- that you hope was carried over.

 

Also Diablo is a PVE game first, PVP second. LoL/HoN aren't -- someone else buying better items than you won't change how hard your bosses are. Also your universe can be sharded to be only yours and your friends universe if you use private games and what not -- so you can truly make your own non-cash affected universe. There's absolutely no reason that the auction house has to affect you if you don't want it to.

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Profession: Diablo 2 trader

 

Quite honestly, people who dominated the World of Warcraft auction house (without the use of 'mods') will be making quite a decent chunk of change (or individuals who can script and understand the basics of the auction house/economics). I doubt someone will become a millionaire from exploiting the market, but I wouldn't be surprised by some shocking stories.

 

However, now with money put into the equation, it'll be a bit more interesting.

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I don't understand you at all. The people who wanted to gear up in D2 hacked or bought their items -- regardless if they got burned a few time. There was never some sort of fairness that you are trying to imply existed -- that you hope was carried over.

 

Also Diablo is a PVE game first, PVP second. LoL/HoN aren't -- someone else buying better items than you won't change how hard your bosses are. Also your universe can be sharded to be only yours and your friends universe if you use private games and what not -- so you can truly make your own non-cash affected universe. There's absolutely no reason that the auction house has to affect you if you don't want it to.

 

I don't care. The only reason why they established this feature in D3 is because they couldn't control the offhand websites, so don't come and try to convince me that this is actually a good thing. Nobody was never meant to buy power. The fact that it's now officially condoned by Blizzard just sucks.

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