A day of news and developments just keeps unfolding before us! This is pretty big news right here:
Want to know more about Diablo III’s new auction house feature? We’ve just updated the Diablo III web site with a comprehensive Auction House guide that walks you through the ins and outs of Diablo III’s in-game item marketplace, including details on buying and selling, a breakdown of how the real-money auction house works (in regions where available), and more. You’ll also find some important information on Battle.net account-security requirements that players interested in using the real-money auction house will need to know about.
The gold-based auction house opens its doors worldwide on May 15 with the launch of Diablo III, and we plan to bring the real-money auction house online approximately one week after that. This is a new service that includes lots of complex elements, so we are going to take a little extra time to ensure the game gets off to a good start before we flip the switch and open the real-money auction house for business.
This isn’t bad news. It isn’t good news. It simply means the market won’t be as erratic as it potentially would have been. It also means a few strategies that would have worked (for a single week) won’t. It means we can all work on a strategy for RMAH domination AND simply enjoy playing the game for a week too (with gold auctions flowing).
I’m quite excited by this change at first glance. I think it will have huge implications – What do you guys think?