Diablo III Auction House is Shutting Down on March 18, 2014

  • #61
    I've gotta say, blizz have big balls :excl: ! Respect guys! Fantastic news :Thumbs Up: ! So excited. RoS will rock!!!
  • #62
    *CLAPCLAPCLAPCLAPCLAP*


    Damnit Blizzard, stop being so awesome!
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  • #63
    Jay Wilson: In the end, it was a mortal heart that saved two worlds from ruin and casted down AH forever. A new day breaks for both Blizzard and fans. For mankind's greatest champion, Josh rose to confront the darkness that we in our pride would not face. My brethen, I will take my place amongst you once again but this time not as lead designer. Since justice has been met this day I will now stand as one of Titan's developer. on behave of those who risked all to save us, forevermore, we shall stand together Blizzard and fans in the light of this glorious new dawn.

  • #64
    MUAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA YYYYYYEEEESSSSS!!!


    Quote from Ryude

    Well we can guess at what might happen, but I can tell you what will happen. You won't be able to buy gold anymore (except 3rd party), you won't be able to sell an item for millions of gold easily (3rd party isn't easy), and they have already said that enchantments will have a significant cost associated with them.

    This also means, craft materials such as tomes of secret will be much harder to come by. Stockpile now if you don't want to be surprised.

    Let me tell you what will happen. Drop rate will be reajusted to their original behavior, from before the ah tumor was in the system. We will get to enjoy the game as ps3 owners have been able to. Gold or tomes won't be a problem like now. Much like on console.
    Almost no one will ever sell or even buy their items (much like in d2), because it will be inconvenient and because everyone will be flooded with items and be busy playing the damn game.

    Next step: offline/LAN mode and controller support.
    "A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever." Shigeru Miyamoto-nintendo boss

    "I think it's hilarious because gamers won't be getting watered down anything.
    This is flat out Diablo 3." -Anonymous discussing the console version
  • #65
    This game shouldn't be about killing monster to drop items and trade. It is the opposite, you trade to be able to kill monsters. It means you will rarely trade since most things will be bound and what you drop will be rolled to suit your class. Only now and then you will get a great item you don't need, it's not bound and will take the time to trade it with a friend or someone in a channel.

    D3 is a suppose to be a dungeon crawler, not a day in the farm harvesting apples and selling then in the local store for oranges.
    "In time the hissing of her sanity
    Faded out her voice and soiled her name
    And like marked pages in a diary
    Everything seemed clean that is unstained
    The incoherent talk of ordinary days
    Why would we really need to live?
    Decide what is clear and what's within a haze
    What you should take and what to give" - Opeth
  • #66
    This gave me a serious hard on!

    Might actually install the game again, since... lemme see... 28 Jan 2013!

    They finally listened to us, i salute you Blizzard!
  • #67
    Bah... I don't see much good in this. To me AH provided fast, safe and easy way to trade. But I guess most people prefer dealing with all the scammers like it was in D2.

    Oh well... the game goes on.

    Edit: As for RMAH - I sold enough stuff on there to pay back for D3:CE, Starcraft (WoL+HotS) and I have enough left for any future expansions of D3. I can see all the problems with it, but to me it was usefull.
  • #68
    Quote from Ashes

    Bah... I don't see much good in this. To me AH provided fast, safe and easy way to trade. But I guess most people prefer dealing with all the scammers like it was in D2.

    Oh well... the game goes on.
    it also provided 95% of the gear you ever equiped. That is a problem.
    "A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever." Shigeru Miyamoto-nintendo boss

    "I think it's hilarious because gamers won't be getting watered down anything.
    This is flat out Diablo 3." -Anonymous discussing the console version
  • #69
    Hmm am i the only one who doesnt like the Idea?

    I am not a AH Tycoon by any means, didnt really bother...but i think they should at least keep some basic Stuff...
    Like buying/selling Reagents, Gems, Recipes, Dyes for Gold... and perhaps a RMAH Gold market.
  • #70
    Wow, I did NOT see that one coming - at all. I am blown away by this, this will really get me back into the game I think.
    Quote from brx

    Quote from Ashes

    Bah... I don't see much good in this. To me AH provided fast, safe and easy way to trade. But I guess most people prefer dealing with all the scammers like it was in D2.

    Oh well... the game goes on.
    it also provided 95% of the gear you ever equiped. That is a problem.

    Indeed. The game wasn't about farming gear for your character. It was about making money to buy your gear - it just wasn't fun.
  • #71
    Quote from Wildthood

    Jay Wilson: In the end, it was a mortal heart that saved two worlds from ruin and casted down AH forever. A new day breaks for both Blizzard and fans. For mankind's greatest champion, Josh rose to confront the darkness that we in our pride would not face. My brethen, I will take my place amongst you once again but this time not as lead designer. Since justice has been met this day I will now stand as one of Titan's developer. on behave of those who risked all to save us, forevermore, we shall stand together Blizzard and fans in the light of this glorious new dawn.


    Just FYI: long before Josh became game director, Jay Wilson admitted in an interview that the AH was the biggest mistake ever made and if they could, they would take it back (he wasn't game director anymore at the time).
  • #72
    The removal of the Auction Houses was critical to ensure the game improves. No matter how fun the item hunt gets with Loot 2.0, if AH was to stay, the market would adjust to keep being more efficient than getting the gear yourself.

    This will probably "help" the online black market being once again the best way to go for the best items, but the thing is, back in Diablo 2, it was a very thin minority that used d2jsp unlike the AH on Diablo 3.
  • #73
    I agree with tocadero fuerte and don't see how removing the ah and rmah itself is helpful to the game. The main complaint I saw about the ah was that it was much easier for people to find upgrades there then from monster drops. That part is 100% true, but that's a problem with the quality of items that dropped not the ability to buy someone else's items easily for gold. Those great rare items on the ah were found by someone playing after all, but I agree that the average quality was too low. With loot 2.0 they are improving average item quality and adding more variety to what's viable. So that should encourage players to spend more time killing monsters anyway and to not search for good deals on ah. Then when you add in binding items with enchant and crafting binding that further lowers the ah's role in providing upgrades. Before good items were too rare, but now they may swing too much in the other direction. Of course this just means what is considered 'good' will just shift and what was great then will be seen as garbage later. Then instead of having people not play because they can't find anything worthwhile in game, they stop playing because they get too strong and still can't find that rare upgrade all over again. That's just my speculation about the new or not so new complaints that will appear.

    I just feel like they are trying to demphasize trading items in a game they repeatedly say is about acquiring better items. Whether you brought that item with gold/money or got it to drop yourself shouldn't make a difference. The big issue is item rarity and average quality. Shutting down the ahs also puts the value of gold onto shaky ground I think gold/money did a good job of being a currency in d3; sure the prices got out of whack but it was still used in pretty much all trading.

    Maybe they are working on some other kind of trading system so that you can still easily buy and sell things like gems, dyes, recipes, crafting mats. tomes, and maybe even some armors for transmog purposes. Because it would really suck getting enough of those things without some system that makes it quick and easy. They can't seriously go back to chat spam and think that's acceptable, but I'll wait and see.

    okay that went all over the place, but I'm done now.
  • #74
    Quote from Bisso

    The removal of the Auction Houses was critical to ensure the game improves. No matter how fun the item hunt gets with Loot 2.0, if AH was to stay, the market would adjust to keep being more efficient than getting the gear yourself.

    This will probably "help" the online black market being once again the best way to go for the best items, but the thing is, back in Diablo 2, it was a very thin minority that used d2jsp unlike the AH on Diablo 3.


    While that is true, I think Blizzard found that the bots were trimming their margins so much that it wasn't worth the hassle anymore dealing with real money. They have to pay the CS and other fees. There's a lot of stuff they have to pay for just to let us buy and sell items for real money. So while it is indeed for the best of the game, it probably was not the only reason. They may have actually been losing money just to keep the RMAH.
  • #75
    Yes!! Great news!

    Sadly before launch I didn't think much of the AH, thought it was alright to implement it. Since launch I've realized that it was not worth it, not at all. It's just not in the spirits of a loot hunting game to have such a thing. That said, I hope they do implement a decent trading system at least, for those interested, off course. As for me, I'll be playing with my friends, swapping gear around and having a good time. :)

    Question though, since there are a few things that cost into the high millions, how is anyone supposed to make that? I thought it was that high to force players into using the AH, but since its leaving, how will players hoard that amount of gold?
  • #76
    Not sure why everyone is celebrating. This could easily be the worse thing possible to happen to the game. Does no one understand how reliant we'll be on crafting mats in RoS? Does nobody remember how annoying trading was in d2, with all the spam? Does no one remember how absolutely FRAUSTRATING it was to find the low level dueling peice? How about all the bot spam?

    On the other hand, The AH-barons really, really ruined the game and it was the "correct" way to gear up, which really sucked.
  • #77
    Quote from Venaliter

    Not sure why everyone is celebrating. This could easily be the worse thing possible to happen to the game. Does no one understand how reliant we'll be on crafting mats in RoS? Does nobody remember how annoying trading was in d2, with all the spam? Does no one remember how absolutely FRAUSTRATING it was to find the low level dueling peice? How about all the bot spam?

    On the other hand, The AH-barons really, really ruined the game and it was the "correct" way to gear up, which really sucked.


    I don't care about AH barons, the annoyance of trading, bots, spam, and whatever. But the AH made loot too easily accessible and whenever you found an item, it was just a question whether or not it's worth enough to put it up on the AH. It wasn't about "does this item improve my character" but "does this item yield some gold on the AH such that I can buy another upgrade".

    There will be AH alternatives, many of them. But there will never ever be a system again that is so easy and "in your face" like the AH right now. And that is good.

    Remember that they'll increase the legendary drop rate by a factor of 6. With the AH in place, everyone would have access to every "game-changing" legendary item immediately.
  • #78
    *writes a bunch of [censored] stuff, deletes*
    Josh Mosquera has just lost 95 points on my respect scale. Pity, he was looking much more promising than Jay Wilson.
  • #79
    Quote from Grafikm_fr

    *writes a bunch of [censored] stuff, deletes*
    Josh Mosquera has just lost 95 points on my respect scale. Pity, he was looking much more promising than Jay Wilson.


    No worries, he earned over 9000 points on my respect scale.
  • #80
    Josh Mosqueira is the man!! Best decision ever made!!!
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