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Diablo III’s real-money auction house hits EU on Friday

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 14:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Blizzard has said Diablo III’s real-money auction house will launch this Friday, June 15. The date was announced in an in-game notification, which originally stated it would launch on June 13 – the same day as the US. Thanks, Eurogamer.

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4 Comments

  1. OlderGamer

    Can’t wait to be spammed from sellers with stuff in the AH. I was shocked that the other day when I logged on, people were chatting in my game. My single player, private game. I hadn’t had this happen before, maybe I just got lucky. I didn’t have much time to play so I didn’t bother looking for a way to turn the chat off. I am sure it is there.

    But I can see it now, where so and so keeps saying he has some ubber rare iteam for sale(for more gold then my toons will ever have) over and over in my game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    Actually the general chat is sometimes enabled, when logging on, which is strange and you can leave the chat room easily through the chat menu.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GwynbleiddiuM

    @1 People are selling stuff right now through 3rd party sites, general chat channel is flooded with them, because of them I can’t join any channel, but you can leave any channel by right clicking on the chat frame.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    Or just do /leave g – It’s the same system as WoW OG.

    The funny thing is that gold sellers were the justification for the real money AH, and the real money AH was the justification for the always online.

    But really… What would the goldsellers be doing if there was no ingame economy?

    It was Blizzards choice to give them that opportunity in the first place. They could just have worked on itemization and loot, to the point where it wasn’t as essential as it is now.

    To me it pulls the game down purely to make money, while letting the goldfarmers in through the back door.

    Ingame economies always get exploited though. It doesn’t matter how small the game is. It would be interesting to see what would happen if a developer tried to make the market more fair for everybody, and shut the goldfarmers off from the more massive, instant profits.

    You’d probably be looking at some kind of digital teaparty movement.

    #4 2 years ago

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