Monday, August 1, 2011

Diablo 3 RL $$ Auction House

I just read the news that Diablo 3 will have 2 auction houses: a regular in-game auction house like the one in WoW, and a real money auction house where you can sell or buy items for real money. I am 100% in favor of this, in fact I am totally psyched. The reason I am against this in WoW is that gold and item farmers were so rampant in early Wow, they were everywhere hogging up all the best spots, even attacking players who entered their territory, and not letting players do their quests in those areas. They were everywhere, they spoke little or no English, it was ruining the game. But in Diablo 3, you can play online but in your own world if you want, where there are no gold/item farmers to bother you. Then if you want to sell that sword you just got for 75 cents to somebody, you can go ahead and do that. If you find a way to make the equivalent of minimum wage playing Diablo 3 at home, more power to you. If you want to spend your money on those things, more power to you. I seriously doubt that people will be able to make much money at it, I think supply & demand will kick in and that items will sell for very low real money. But who knows? You will also be able to avoid an extra charge and spend your money in the Blizzard store if you want(smart thinking Blizzard) so if I want to play Diablo 3 all month and get a t-shirt at the end of the month for my work, well shit, to me it's better than sitting on a bunch of gold that I don't need(like in WoW). It just adds another dimension to the game that makes it interesting, and Diablo 3 is the perfect game for it. Also, I was worried about conflict of interest regarding Diablo 3. I was worried Blizzard would lose money because people would play Diablo 3 instead of Wow, so Blizzard might start charging for Battlenet. Well, now they can make some extra money off these transactions, maybe that will make up the difference. I just really, really like this direction, and can't wait to play Diablo 3.

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