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Sessler's Soapbox: Diablo 3's Auction House

Posted: August 2, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: Diablo 3's Auction House
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Adam discusses the good and bad sides of Blizzard introducing a real money auction house into Diablo 3.

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  • topgamer101

    Personally, I'm really unsure about all the news. It's taken what was a buy for me to an unknown now.

    I'm not really a fan of selling a virtual item in a game like Diablo for real money since the whole point of a dungeon crawler isn't that.

    I don't know. We'll have to see how all this stuff comes together honestly.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 3:28 PM
    topgamer101
  • Tarqosis

    You open a portal. It could bring you ricjes, or the US Congress.

    Seriously, the black market areas will still be around for one simple reason; money. People that sold ingame items/services for cash will still do so through their own means, as there won't be a share removed by Blizzard and the 3rd party. The fact it's "legal" will not offset the fact they are losing money by doing it that way.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 3:22 PM
    Tarqosis
  • roscobot011

    I too share the apprehension. But it's on a more personal level. I sit back and think, do i want to save this ten dollars for my house payment, or do I really really want that sword. But that's how it is for anyone when it comes to luxury purchases. I don't overly mind this idea. At the same time, I do also feel like I want to earn what I get. It just makes the game that much more worth playing to me.

    I guess we will all just have to wait and see how this plays out. Overall, It's nothing that's going to make or break an industry. It will mix things up a bit, which could be good. Or it could also bring satan, or a hug. We'll see.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 3:20 PM
    roscobot011
  • Tarqosis

    You open a portal. It could bring you ricjes, or the US Congress.

    Seriously, the black market areas will still be around for one simple reason; money. People that sold ingame items/services for cash will still do so through their own means, as there won't be a share removed by Blizzard and the 3rd party. The fact it's "legal" will not offset the fact they are losing money by doing it that way.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 3:19 PM
    Tarqosis
  • roscobot011

    I too share the apprehension. But it's on a more personal level. I sit back and think, do i want to save this ten dollars for my house payment, or do I really really want that sword. But that's how it is for anyone when it comes to luxury purchases. I don't overly mind this idea. At the same time, I do also feel like I want to earn what I get. It just makes the game that much more worth playing to me.

    I guess we will all just have to wait and see how this plays out. Overall, It's nothing that's going to make or break an industry. It will mix things up a bit, which could be good. Or it could also bring satan, or a hug. We'll see.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 3:19 PM
    roscobot011
  • Tarqosis

    You open a portal. It could bring you ricjes, or the US Congress.

    Seriously, the black market areas will still be around for one simple reason; money. People that sold ingame items/services for cash will still do so through their own means, as there won't be a share removed by Blizzard and the 3rd party. The fact it's "legal" will not offset the fact they are losing money by doing it that way.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 3:18 PM
    Tarqosis
  • CatharsisWilder

    Totally agree with you. So many games these days have a very time consuming grind to them. This will definitely help people with families and that work long hours the chance to "keep up" with perhaps some friends who have more time to play. For those who love Diablo and aren't able to put an obscene amount of time in, I think this is a great feature. I definitely have some friends that will benefit from this. Those who are really against it have the option. It's a separate entity from the in game currency AH and they can choose to avoid it.
    I don't think that implementing a real money auction house will break the game. People who are terrible at the game will still be terrible even with good gear. I've seen, and many others I'm sure have seen that before. I personally don't think I will use the real money auction house. I personally prefer to grind it out and have the sense of accomplishment that you get when you finally get a specific item. GG Blizzard. Great feature for some fans who grew up playing Diablo that just don't have the time anymore.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 2:48 PM
    CatharsisWilder
  • SpiffRawr

    I'm reserving my judgement until I play. I have bought/played every Blizzard game in the Starcraft/Warcraft/Diablo universe.

    I utterly detest micro-transaction-based games (farmville, smurfs, mafia wars etc) and think this is in that same branch, though obviously much different.

    My initial feeling is that this is a bad idea. Only time will tell.

    Resume your fanboy shenanigans and nerdy bikering ;)

    Posted: August 2, 2011 2:47 PM
    SpiffRawr
  • QuickKick89

    While I respect the Sess and definitely want him to discuss the things that interest him, I can't think that, while this is certainly controversial, there's much more discussion going on about Nintendo's price cut of the 3DS and the potential ramifications of that, not to mention Nintendo stock plummeting and the company having their lowest profits in years.

    Also firsties.

    Posted: August 2, 2011 2:37 PM
    QuickKick89
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