Here you go: http://us.battle.net...opic/8770118014
It covers all the latest updates, starting from Tuesday.
This does not say any thing about the AH for hardcore is it the same?
It is. The auction house is down for both Normal and Hardcore characters.
what about when the gold and refunds will be completed?
No ETA, but we believe it will require at least until tomorrow for our anti-hacks team to complete their work. If we have a more conclusive estimate (i.e. a more exact time), we'll absolutely share it. One just doesn't exist at the moment beyond what we've already provided.
Lylirra, thank you for posting, but I honestly think, for the bits of sanity left in the community, you should post on the sticky... let everyone you're having a team working on it. I myself reload the sticky post every 30-45 minutes, even though I know I won't be using the AH til tomorrow at best.
So long as the auction house is down, that means we're working on it. In fact, that's the reason why it's in maintenance right now. We wouldn't keep the auction house offline for kicks, since we know it's an inconvenience for many players.
I definitely appreciate the suggestion, but given that we anticipate the auction house won't be online until at least tomorrow, updating every half-hour would generate a lot of "no news" type of posts (which would make finding the relevant ones more difficult).
Happy to consider other options, though. Any/all feedback is welcome.
Without the AH, 90% of the game is down.
What are people going to do now, grind for garbage gear?
That's up to the individual player. If the game doesn't provide a lot of enjoyment for you right now without the auction house, then you've a few options. You could try self-found or "Iron Born" (there's a pretty strong community for that play style, especially in Hardcore), or wait to play until the auction house is back online.
We'll be keeping the main information post as up-to-date as possible, and we'll be sure to have Breaking News change once auction house maintenance is over, as well.
And your eta's on things needs to be more exact. Ty though.
If we had more exact ETAs, we'd provide them. We don't at the moment, however. Once we reach a point where we can share a time (or even a time frame), we will.
Right now, the ETA is "once our anti-hacks teams has completed their work." Unfortunately, that's hard to measure on a clock face. =/
Lylirra is hit for 1,000,000 Missing the Point damage!
I understood the point. I chose to answer the question at face value, however, rather than comment on what was otherwise an antagonizing, though rhetorical statement. :)
Can I presume then that by the time the AH opens up, all auctions will have expired?
Previously I recall seeing announcements that Blizz do NOT influence the auction house nor 'control' drops to prevent flooding of said market.
Any pre-emptive responses for when it does come online and there are pages and pages of auctions, many which will be below the 'just made' time left?
You presume correctly. By the time auction house is brought back up, all posted auctions will have expired naturally (since it will be > 36 hours).
How about an eta on when we will be able to trade igg for items with other players? Is it going to parallel the AH opening?
At this point, that's the plan. We'll update the main thread if that plan changes.
It would be nice of you guys to shed some light on what will happen to the items that were purchased with the duped gold.
EDIT: I don't know if that comes off as rude, but it's not meant to be. Sorry just in case!
No worries. I didn't interpret it as rude at at all. :)
To answer your question, though, that's still being determined, and I don't have any additional details to share. Right now, we're working on tracking down exactly where everything went, to whom, in what form, and the best way to reverse those effects (this can vary depending on the situation and the player). Whatever course of action we choose to take, though, we'll want to make sure that it impacts players who didn't use the dupe in the smallest way possible (if at all).
One would think that the statement "when we have more info, we'll let you know" would be easy understood, yet it seems that most of the forum goers are just like that kid constantly asking why.
Eh. It's human nature to be curious and want to understand what's happening. Can't really fault anyone for asking questions, you know? Especially if they're being sincere and polite.