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  1. #61
    A cross Realm AH would be a gold sellers wet dream. They could jack accounts, strip em, and sell them over MULTIPLE servers through that style of AH to meet the gold needs on any server. Also, people would not pay to transfer realms to adjust to a new/better AH. Also, if Multiple realms shared the AH, the prices would go through the basement as everyone would be competing for price. People who make alot of money in the AH would hate to see the CRZAH competition.

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    Having been on the same realm since I started playing and watching as it gradually went downhill, I can definitely see where you're coming from.

    Checked here: http://wow.realmpop.com/us.html
    Not sure how up to date that is...my server definitely isn't the worst of the worst but I can now see the difference between my realm and actual populated realms. 180k characters versus 40k characters is quite a large gap.

    For that simple reason I could definitely agree with having a cross-realm AH. My small server is 70% horde/30% alliance and when I played alliance there were times that a single person could have a full and complete domination of some aspect of the AH...like jewelcrafting for instance.

    People on smaller servers now have less access to mats to farm due to CRZ but the same problem as always with their AH.

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    Whenever Blizzard stops producing content for WoW & they leave WoW as a B2P than prbly, but until than if than ever happens it will never happen.
    I'm neither Pro or Anti Flying, I just have a different opinion on the matter.

  4. #64
    There are over 50,000 items on my server's AH and it's already a pain in the ass clicking through dozens of pages to reach what I want. There's no way in hell Blizzard are going to link servers together and increase that number x100.

    You vastly underestimate the amount of items that would be in the AH if it was cross-server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    Google is your friend here to look it all up.
    My friend (Google) says you pulled that out of your nether regions.

  6. #66
    As others mentioned, gold sellers, cross realm AH and cross realm trading will never happen, ever

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    This cross-realm bullshit makes many people quit. I hope there won't be a CRA as well. They should scrap the zones too. It's enough that there's cross realm dungeons and raids.

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  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuja View Post
    This cross-realm bullshit makes many people quit. I hope there won't be a CRA as well. They should scrap the zones too. It's enough that there's cross realm dungeons and raids.
    Realms and servers are becoming a thing of the past. Blizzard is just trying to keep up.

    Look at what TESO is doing. Its the next AAA MMO coming out, and they are having a single "Megaserver" for everyone

  9. #69
    Id love to see this implemented I cannot see any downside, for sellers you get a lot more people looking at items so a lot better chance of selling your item.....theres quite a few times ive had some rare but only wanted by people who are after something specific item ive had to wait weeks to sell because of the lack of interest.

    And for buyers? a lot more choice.

    so whats the issue?

  10. #70
    Since it will suck more fun out of the game, I am guessing not too long.

  11. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by Kantoro View Post
    Since it will suck more fun out of the game, I am guessing not too long.
    How will it suck fun out of the game? do you enjoy waiting ages to sell your items and when some decent peice of gear comes up it immediatly going for a stupid price because theres so few of them appearing on the ah because your realms dead? thats not fun mate, not in the slighest!

  12. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by thatcrazypenguin View Post
    How will it suck fun out of the game? do you enjoy waiting ages to sell your items and when some decent peice of gear comes up it immediatly going for a stupid price because theres so few of them appearing on the ah because your realms dead? thats not fun mate, not in the slighest!
    Neither is 100s of items listed one at a time. Or the 85 people who just undercut you by 1 copper only to be undercut themselves by 30 more people. Cross realm this will blossom into 1000s of people listing items 1 at a time. Cuz I know how often I want to buy a single Jade Squash, luckily I can do that, 100 times. Oh and don't forget the asshats who list level 14 greens for 365g each and buy up every single other green and relist them for 4000% profit.

    Yea, more servers on the AH means more asshats. And that is not fun, in the slightest. I don't care if your realm is dead, you can move rather than impact my game play.

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    I support the Cross Realm AH idea. In fact, I would like to see one central AH for all of North America. It would solve a lot of supply problems, and stabilize the economy.

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-21 at 11:53 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Netherspark View Post
    There are over 50,000 items on my server's AH and it's already a pain in the ass clicking through dozens of pages to reach what I want. There's no way in hell Blizzard are going to link servers together and increase that number x100.

    You vastly underestimate the amount of items that would be in the AH if it was cross-server.
    If only Blizzard had a model to work from, like the Diablo AH
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  14. #74
    Combine a central AH for the entire continent with buy orders, and we may have something interesting on our hands.

  15. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by Kantoro View Post
    Yea, more servers on the AH means more asshats. And that is not fun, in the slightest. I don't care if your realm is dead, you can move rather than impact my game play.
    if your 'gameplay' is being negatively affected by how OTHER PLAYERS using the auction house as it was designed to be used, then maybe you should stop using the auction house.

    Of course with regionwide auction houses, the interface itself would require some updating. Blizz already has a decent template for that in D3, and SEVERAL addons, on how to present the info players want without forcing them to trudge through the muck.

  16. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by Pancaspe View Post
    If only Blizzard had a model to work from, like the Diablo AH
    The Diablo 3 AH sucked, big time. Having 46 pages of the same item is not a good idea.

  17. #77
    I think it would be pretty awesome since you would actually get to pretty much always find what you wanted. Yeah, it would suck for people who just camp the AH to make money as their competition would increase significantly. But, I'm ok with that. Some extra competition is not always a bad thing.

    Also, what is the big deal if the server economy gets wonky for a while until it stabilizes? It's not like raids will start falling apart, and PvP will get out of control, or anything like that.

  18. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by Halicia View Post
    if your 'gameplay' is being negatively affected by how OTHER PLAYERS using the auction house as it was designed to be used, then maybe you should stop using the auction house.

    Of course with regionwide auction houses, the interface itself would require some updating. Blizz already has a decent template for that in D3, and SEVERAL addons, on how to present the info players want without forcing them to trudge through the muck.
    D3 has a number of restrictions in place such as a 10 auction limit per player that simply will not work with WOW, (someone who plays the auction house will have on average between 400-700 auctions up at any one time) such a limit would cripple professions such as inscription. D3, also, suffers from trade skill items being sold for a few copper over the vendor price due to heavy under cutting and the D3 AH is heavily driven by loot drops, which simply will not work with WOW's system of soulbound gear, rather than craft skills in WOW.

  19. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanto View Post
    I'm trying to think of a real-world scenario that I could suggest hypothetically happening that would give a more clearer view... but nothing is coming to mind, and I'm about a minute from falling face-down on the keyboard due to sleepiness... oh well, I'll just leave it in WoW terms.

    Look at it like this: The price of items could either go up or down, depending on supply and demand. People without much gold, but can afford the simple things they need on their current server's economy, could either be able to afford items more easily or run into issues getting the funds. Now take this scenario and add eight zeros behind that one person. Ten million players have the possibility of making it or going through a whole "crash and burn" deal.

    At least with the server economies separated, people can always transfer somewhere with a more favorable outlook. This option is eliminated when everywhere you go has the same prices.

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    You can't be selfish when asking about something that would change the experience on such a large scale. You may not see anything wrong with it, but thousands or millions more might.
    A simple fix is to add in orders. Allow players to place an order for things at a certain price. the sellers and professionals can fill those orders. Or they can simply ignore them and post on teh AH.

    The AH will simply readjust to the new market. It's just like the AH is today but now you'll have a much bigger market. THe only problems with that is you'll need better search functionality or else it'll lag big time.

    BTW doesnt' blizzard already do this with D3. everybody is apparently on one shard and one AH. So clearly the tech and skill is there, it's just the willingness to do so provided WOW tech isn't too limiting.

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    It will happen soon, they will pair low pop realms up with high pops, will make those shitty realms like mine that never get tgc cards etc on more interesting. I wouldnt like region wide AH though, would be camped so heavily by bots and people like me. Most people would have no chance of making any gold.

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