1. #1
    Warchief Ron Burgundy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    In the mountains
    Posts
    2,167

    Question RMAH, why not just remove it?

    it seems like the census is that the RMAH isn't good for Diablo 3. if that is the case, can't blizz just take it out of the game entirely?
    Milk was a bad choice.

    2013 MMO-Champion User of the Year (2nd runner up)

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgundy View Post
    it seems like the census is that the RMAH isn't good for Diablo 3. if that is the case, can't blizz just take it out of the game entirely?
    Actually it only seems the "concensus" isn't good by those who feel it isn't good. It isn't uncommon for someone with an opinion to feel that it is the majority because they feel so strongly about it. Unless an actual census has been taken using an appropriate body of people you won't ever know.

    Personally I never had a problem with the RMAH and I have never been vocal about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ion Hazzikostas
    LFR justifies the creation of more raid content when millions of players are able to see content. Only a few thousand people actually saw Kel'thuzad, but millions saw Deathwing. The reason Mists of Pandaria is starting with 18 bosses and adding larger raid tiers than we have had previously is because many players are going to see the raids through LFR.
    So Hardcore elitest raiders trying to get LFR removed are in fact essentially trying to kill off their own content!

  3. #3
    Because then when people try to buy something with real money (like they did all the time in D2), they'll get scammed and cry to Blizzard, then get mad when Blizzard says "sorry you're stupid, don't do this again, we can't help."
    #blizzisevilebecausetheyarepreventingmefromenjoyingtheirproductswithapricetag #blizzardisprovidinganadditionalservicethatpeopleaskedforandthepeoplewhodidntaskforitarepi ssedbecausetheywanteverythinghandedtothemlikeentitledassholes #whydoessubwaycharge5bucksforasandwichwhenicouldeatmyneighborsdogshitforfree #mcdonaldsmakesenoughmoneyishouldgettheirfoodforfree

  4. #4
    Titan Nerraw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    11,514
    Because then we're back to the D2-state in regards to the "black market". Whatever their more recent reasonings behind the RMAH, it was originally meant as a safe way to spend and sell gear for real money instead of having to go through shady back channels to do so. It's not going to be removed any time soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    I only saw a few minutes of it but it looked slicker than a lubed up olympic swimmer fleeing from a shark.

  5. #5
    Blizzard has said there will be "loot 2.0" in the future. You can google that term if you want to read more about it. Blizzard has intimated that the AH is a mistake. They haven't detailed their changes yet. It could include banning trading. Who knows?

  6. #6
    Mechagnome Herbert West's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Arkham, Miscatonic University
    Posts
    727
    I thought it was the main money income for Blizzerd from Diablo III.
    To life, to life I'll bring them,
    I'll bring all these dead men to life!

    To life, to life I bring them,
    With one small injection, LIKE THIS!

  7. #7

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgundy View Post
    it seems like the census is that the RMAH isn't good for Diablo 3. if that is the case, can't blizz just take it out of the game entirely?
    Getting less free money is better than getting no free money. As long as people use it they will keep it because ya know... free money.
    I'm a Forsaken. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why.

  9. #9
    The RMAH is just a thing, and it exists. I choose not to use it, though I have for one item found in the first week (and promptly paid for my MoP purchase with said item), and now I simply don't use it at all.

    Some people do use it, and that's fine for those folks. Those that want to spend money on Diablo items would just head to a black market trade site anyways if the RMAH wasn't there. *My* consensus is that it's basically harmless, and Blizzard has no real problem changing items despite its existence or banning folks that have used it improperly somehow, so that means it isn't really hindering development, so nothing about it really concerns me.

    Heroic Recruitment -- Hersh's multi-PoV kill vids. -- Raids & Dungeons & Hunter kitty
    no one huntars like gaston

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Roflifier View Post
    Because then when people try to buy something with real money (like they did all the time in D2), they'll get scammed and cry to Blizzard, then get mad when Blizzard says "sorry you're stupid, don't do this again, we can't help."
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    it was originally meant as a safe way to spend and sell gear for real money instead of having to go through shady back channels to do so.
    Quote Originally Posted by Herecius View Post
    Those that want to spend money on Diablo items would just head to a black market trade site anyways if the RMAH wasn't there.
    All of these.

    Literally, the only difference between D2 and D3's "RMAH" is that D2's "RMAH" is 3rd party sites that scam you, and D3's "RMAH" is safe and official.

    If D3 didn't have an RMAH, 3rd party sites would still sell items, and players would still trade items for real money.
    Last edited by Vook; 2013-07-21 at 12:51 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Precursor View Post
    "Fall of therzane....." ....um what? if that woman fell , god help us it will be the second cataclysm
    Words that lots of people don't seem to know the definition of:
    "Troll", "Rehash", "Casual", "Dead", "Dying", "Exploit".

  11. #11
    Legendary! draykorinee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Ciderland, arrgh.
    Posts
    6,941
    I had loads of stuff off ebay for D2 never got scammed but knew people who did, I don't think removing RMAH will benefit.

  12. #12
    Oh wow. People still complain about this thing?

    If you don't want to spend real money then don't. It's not like you get an in-game message every five minutes saying "BUY SOMETHING YOU LOW LIFE SCRUB!"

  13. #13
    Bloodsail Admiral Hextor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Around
    Posts
    1,107
    Because 1$ there, and 1$ there, and 1$ there... steady income.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Hextor View Post
    Because 1$ there, and 1$ there, and 1$ there... steady income.
    And the meaning of this post is exactly what ?

  15. #15
    Mostly the AH in general that gets the bad rap (it is the cause of D3's horrid item-drop). To cry about how others spend their money is utterly childish IMO.

  16. #16
    Immortal Sigma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Just outside of Wigan, England.
    Posts
    7,763
    without it, Blizzard would not get a cut of the proffit's from the sale of gold and items. This money goes towards development, support and running costs of the servers for the game.

  17. #17
    Legendary! draykorinee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Ciderland, arrgh.
    Posts
    6,941
    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    And the meaning of this post is exactly what ?
    Its fairly obvious that the meaning is that its making money for both parties, ergo its financially sound to keep it going.

  18. #18
    Consoles will not have it.So go there if you want

  19. #19
    The Insane DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    15,372
    Quote Originally Posted by Roflifier View Post
    Because then when people try to buy something with real money (like they did all the time in D2), they'll get scammed and cry to Blizzard, then get mad when Blizzard says "sorry you're stupid, don't do this again, we can't help."
    On top of this... the RMAH is a money-source for Blizzard that technically, works.

    There's no truly logical reason for them to remove it, from the business perspective.
    i7-5820K | ASUS X99- Deluxe | Crucial 2x8GB DDR4 2133MHz | eVGA GTX 760 SC | Crucial MX100 512GB | Crucial M500 240GB | Crucial m4 128GB | Western Digital Blue 1TB | Western Digital Black 1TB | SeaSonic X660 Gold
    ASUS MX239H | Schiit Stack Modi + Asgard 2 | Sennheiser HD598 | Audio Technica ATH-AD700 | Presonus Eris E5 Studio Monitors | Blue Snowball Mic | Razer Death Adder | Corsair K70 | CyberPower 1500PFCLCD UPS

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •