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  1. #101
    No thanks, the auction house is bad enough as it is, having it work with real money would just break it even further.

  2. #102
    No, but I would way rather see a system like CREDD.

  3. #103
    In Diablo 3 it was fantastic.

    Until the video gamers found out about it.

    This video game market is too retared to accept the concept.

    I still think that's the reason a genius like Rob Pardo left Blizzard. For once Mr and Mrs Average could SELL something in a video game.

    I grew up with the Arcade machines in the late 70's , early 80's that swallowed coins constantly.

    For once we had a chance to get coins back by simply playing a great combat game. Apparently it was too much to ask for the idiots to adapt.

    Still 180 Euros in 5-6 months was not bad to have fun.

    And of course Rob Pardo was RIGHT ALL ALONG: since the AH dissapeared, there is hardly any long life left in D3. An excellent combat game is now just another limited "smash the mosters game" without ANY long term motivation to play.

    Kids stuff. But hey: you got what you deserved: D3 is now a kids game for 14 year olds.
    Last edited by BenBos; 2014-08-25 at 04:22 PM.

  4. #104
    Brewmaster ACES's Avatar
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    Yes, and it would be my favorite addition ever to WoW.

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by starkey View Post
    Q. Why is the auction house system being removed from Diablo III?

    The gold and real-money auction houses have provided a convenient and secure system for trading, but it's also become increasingly clear that despite the benefits they provide, they ultimately undermine Diablo’s core gameplay. A big part of Diablo is the thrill of battling demons and finding epic loot. While buying epic loot in the auction houses might be more convenient, it doesn't feel anywhere near as heroic as plowing through a pack of fearsome-looking monsters and having them drop that one awesome item that seems like it was made for your character.
    With the in game trading system, Diablo 3 far surpassed the "thrill of battling demons and find epic loot".

    The AH gave an extra dimension to this rather pointless hunting for loot forever.

    Deleting it was one of the most (if not the most) serious blunders Blizzard ever made.

    It showed to me that the kids have no idea and regulated Diablo 3 to a male 14 year old ADHD button smashing experience without ANY deeper game play.

    Even Farmville 2 is better these days. Real Money Trading will just be the next step in game design.

    /Shrug if the kids don't get it. If Rob Pardo ever makes a game again with RMAH, I am in for good.
    Last edited by BenBos; 2014-08-25 at 04:31 PM.

  6. #106
    I am Murloc! Akaihiryuu's Avatar
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    I only have one comment to this thread.

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Valyrian Stormclaw View Post
    EVE Online: People buy $20 PLEX all the time just to buy internet virtual spaceships that can be destroyed... I'd imagine there'd be more than a few WoW players out there who would pay $5 for an AH mount and such, though in all seriousness I doubt it would work too well in WoW.
    The reason it works in EVE is just that... the ships are blown up all the time. Death penalties like "loose all your stuff" is the best gold-sink ever. However, one of the main reasons WoW hit it off big-time back in 2004 was that it launched with "carebear gameplay". Unfortunately the lack of any efficient gold-sinks is the reason why it would totally kill the game if you could officially buy your way to stuff.

    PS: It took less than a year for D3 to abandon the real money AH. Take it as a hint on Blizzard's stance. They tried it out in a game franchise that is notorious for 3rd-party market places. As if WoW didn't have enough goldbuyers as it is.

  8. #108
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    It would be fine UNTIL the inevitable happens: WoW becomes Pay-to-Win. I don't support or play Pay-to-Win games. I bought D3 because I didn't know they were gonna pull the Real Money Auction House stunt and utterly ruin the game. I wasn't gonna buy RoS until they confirmed they were gonna remove the Auction House altogether and utterly fix the game.

    WoW is my favorite game of all time. It would really break my heart to see it die as another Pay-to-Win. If WoW is gonna die someday, I think it deserves better than that.

  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by Grogo View Post
    k I am just going to lay this here and see how you guys feel about this.

    Remember the Diablo 3 auction house? There an actual real money aspect to it and you had the gold side for bidding and on the other side you had real currency for bidding. People could sell any gear. What if raiding gear (all gear) was BOE and you could sell anything on either side of the market so to speak. It would bind on equip however (unlike D3) Imagine someone selling mythic gear, legendaries, hard to get gears...for real money...that would/may be a real shot to economy...hell that would be a game in itself.

    Many different options to start this up with. Many people loved it in D3 and many people also hated it. Perhaps it could be done better with in WoW, I think it might be interesting to discuss.
    You... do recall the RMAH was closed in Diablo 3 for failing to meet expectations for doing exactly that what you posted? RMAH, in WoW, would make WoW the definitive 'pay-to-win' game.
    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    You're claiming-- as fact, mind you-- that one of the main concerns Blizzard has when designing NPCs is "how would a class based on this NPC play like?".
    An NPC that could be a potential class. Yes.

  10. #110
    definitive 'pay-to-win' game OR best economy ever?
    ** When you realize the person you're talking to is so clueless that they think you're the idiot **

  11. #111
    RMAH dont fit a subscription MMO. If this game was F2P then maybe you could make an argument.

  12. #112
    The Lightbringer Lime's Avatar
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    Please don't give Blizzard ideas (or well support ones that they might be entertaining).

    RMAH would ruin the economy.

  13. #113
    Those nolife AH campers/flippers wouldn't even leave their place, so maybe no.

    Excuse me, are you saying something? Nah, you can't tell me nothing

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