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    Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Introducing the Remote Auction House
    The Remote Auction House is now available on iPhone and from any computer with a web browser. I have to admit that I'm a little scared of how the system could be abused but I'll assume that Blizzard is full of smart people who added protections against that.

    When the beta test is over, it will cost $2,99/month to buy and sell from the Auction House remotely.


    iPhone Remote AH


    Web Remote AH



    Features
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

    Free Features
    • Browse the Auction House
    • Get real-time notifications when your auctions sell or expire
    • Get real-time notifications when you win auctions or when you are outbid
    • View your characters' current gold
    • View the status of your auctions and search for similar auctions
    • View the items you can sell in your bags, bank, and mailbox
    • View the status of auctions you are bidding on
    • View the items you've sold in the Auction House
    • View your expired auctions
    • View the status of auctions you created
    • View your successful auctions

    Subscription Features
    • Bid on auctions
    • Buy out auctions
    • Create auctions from items in your bags, bank, and mailbox
    • Collect gold from successful auctions
    • Collect gold from unsuccessful bids
    • Collect all outstanding gold with a single click
    • Cancel your auctions
    • Relist items for sale from your expired auctions
    Auction House Beta Test
    Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
    ). Players can browse their characters’ local Auction Houses with the same search functionality available in the game, as well as see the real-time status of each of their current bids and auctions.

    As we’d mentioned previously, certain features of the Remote Auction House will be premium-based. Once the beta test is complete and the Remote Auction House is live, players will be able to subscribe to a new service called World of Warcraft Remote (http://us.wowarmory.com/wow-remote.xml), which will allow them to buy items; post items for sale from a character’s bags, bank, or mailbox; collect gold from their bids and auctions; and more. During the beta test, players can try out these features for free, and each World of Warcraft account will be able to perform up to 25 transactions per day. (Please note this limit will be increased at launch.)

    The list of realms eligible to participate in the beta test is displayed below. If your realm is not on this list, please check again soon, as we plan to eventually open the beta test to all realms.

    Anub'arak
    Blackwater Raiders
    Bladefist
    Cenarion Circle
    Cenarius
    Darrowmere
    Echo Isles
    Fenris
    Hyjal
    Korialstraaz
    Lightbringer
    Maiev
    Misha
    Ravenholdt
    Shu'halo
    Sisters of Elune
    The Forgotten Coast
    Uther
    Vashj
    Winterhoof

    For more information on the Remote Auction House, refer to the FAQ (http://us.blizzard.com/support/article/REMOTE). We hope you enjoy trying out this new service, and we look forward to hearing your feedback in the thread below.
    Remote Auction House FAQ
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

    The Remote Auction House is a new feature, currently undergoing beta testing, that allows players to log in to the Armory and browse any Auction House that the characters on their World of Warcraft account have access to. Once beta testing is complete and the Remote Auction House is live, players who subscribe to an upcoming service called World of Warcraft Remote will also be able to bid on or buy out existing auctions; post items for sale from their bags, bank, and mailbox; and collect gold that they earn in auctions or that is returned as a result of being outbid, all through the web or their compatible mobile device. During the beta-testing period, players will be able to try out and test all of these features, including premium features such as making bids and posting auctions, without a subscription to World of Warcraft Remote.

    How do I browse the Remote Auction House via the web?
    After you log in and designate a primary character, click on the Browse Auctions tab, and then enter the search term in the field. You can narrow your search using the filters and options, which are similar to those available in the game. To switch between the character’s faction-specific auction house and the realm’s neutral auction house, click the faction symbol in the upper-right corner of the interface. A World of Warcraft Remote subscription will not be required to browse the Auction House in this fashion; however, please note that after the beta test concludes, you will need to subscribe to World of Warcraft Remote in order to bid on or buy out items from the results window.

    How do I create auctions?
    From the Create Auctions tab, select the item you wish to sell from the list on the left side of the screen. You can sell any transferable item (excluding account-bound items) from your bags, bank, or mailbox. Once selected, you can set a starting price, a buyout price, the quantity you wish to sell, and the number of stacks (to create multiple auctions for that item). Please note that after the beta test concludes, you will need a subscription to World of Warcraft Remote in order to create auctions.

    How can I collect gold from successful auctions and unsuccessful bids?
    To collect gold from a successful auction, click the My Auctions tab, and then click the Claim Gold button next to the successful auction, or the Claim All Gold button to claim the gold from all successful auctions. The gold will be removed from your mailbox and given to your character. You can also reclaim gold from unsuccessful bids on the My Bids tab. Please note that after the beta test concludes and the live service launches, you will need a subscription to World of Warcraft Remote to use these features.

    How will I subscribe to World of Warcraft Remote?
    Subscriptions to World of Warcraft Remote are not yet available; we’ll have more information about how to subscribe after the Remote Auction House beta test concludes. In the meantime, you can visit the World of Warcraft Remote FAQ for more information.

    Is there a limit to the number of transactions (purchases and sales) I can make?
    Yes. In order to help prevent abuse of this service, there will be a system in place to limit the total number of Auction House transactions (including bids, buyouts, and creating auctions) that a single World of Warcraft account can perform through World of Warcraft Remote each day. For the purposes of the beta test, the limit is set to 25 transactions per day per World of Warcraft account. When the Remote Auction House beta test ends and the live World of Warcraft Remote service launches, we plan to increase the limit to 200 transactions per day (with a World of Warcraft Remote subscription), though this limit is subject to change. Our goal with this system is to ensure that most players who are using the service will not reach the limit, and we will be continuously monitoring how the service is used and making adjustments to the system as needed.

    Is the Remote Auction House affected by weekly maintenance?
    The Remote Auction House will be unavailable during periods of downtime, which includes the weekly Tuesday maintenance period. In addition, during the beta-testing period, the service may be unavailable for periods of time for testing purposes.

    Who can participate in the World of Warcraft Remote Auction House beta test?
    The Remote Auction House beta test is open to existing World of Warcraft players on select realms -- you do not need to sign up to participate. For a complete list of realms currently participating in the beta test, visit the Remote Auction House Beta Test thread in the official World of Warcraft forums. If you do not see your realm listed, check back later, as we plan to expand the beta test to all realms in the future.

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    I play the AH a lot and this would be useful, but I go through thousands of auctions per day, so 200 would not be game breaking for any buyer or seller.

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    so awesome!!

    i must have iphone!!

    but am waiting for the 4g !!

    cant wait!!

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Neat

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    How about an app that shows who is online from your guild or friends list....
    You Betcha!

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Where is my mobile guild chat? That should be here WAY before a mobile AH.


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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Awesome. =D

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Did anyone else hear that? It sounded like thousands of Chinese gold sellers screaming out in joy :'(

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Next is the buying of gear

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    It is just for US Relms?

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Quote Originally Posted by Viceversa
    Next is the buying of gear
    /facepalm

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    jesus christ.....

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    looks like a good way to get hacked.
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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    o_o

    Dont know what to think about this. lol.

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    god dammit, I need an iphone now ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Smoopie
    this change is to help players like you..... you know..night elf with tyrannical beheader...

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Quote Originally Posted by Efekz
    How about an app that shows who is online from your guild or friends list....
    I wouldn't be surprised if this will follow soon, a lot of games have that feature already.

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    wooo another money grab.

    ok, people that actually use the ah alot will have no use for this, we go through 1000's of auctions every day, and were on enough as is. not to mention we have access to our addons.

    people that just buy a flask or some food a few times a week arent gonna pay 3 bucks to do that.

    so whats that leave us with? stupid people, im looking at you star horse buyers.

    now, if they up'd the cap and allowd somehow addon useage, then ill consider it.
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    Frost Nova me now. I dare you.

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    And I JUST sold my iPhone.. I hate you blizzard..

    Nah, its a neat feature, but prices will be dropping, I'm quite sure of that. With all the auctionhouse fanatics undercutting eachother every second.
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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    Quote Originally Posted by Quirinus
    And I JUST sold my iPhone.. I hate you blizzard..

    Nah, its a neat feature, but prices will be dropping, I'm quite sure of that. With all the auctionhouse fanatics undercutting eachother every second.
    We use addons, and post more than 200 auctions at a time. The fanatics already undercut eachother constantly. This won't change anything.

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    Re: Introducing the Remote Auction House

    stupid. Tempting people to pay for things they do not need...
    WoW is bad enough...pets...mount...now this? : /
    Makes me

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