Blizzard didn't just announce that because after 1,5 years they remembered the fans and they loved us.
no. there is always numbers and statistics behind this decision!
here are the true reasons why Blizzard decided to shut down the AH.
after 1,5 years well actually its 2 years when the AH will be closed, Blizzard had made a HUGE amount of cash! BUT not lately! you see the past few months, i see in the AH that people if they are going to spend Real Money they will do it just to buy ingame GOLD. Not items. with this Gold, then they are buying items from the Gold AH. So Blizzard loses a lot of the commissions since not many Real Money transactions are taking place anymore! So is costing more to them now to have it.
You have no idea what the 15% is used for. You have no idea what is a HUGE profit because you are not an accountant for Blzzard.
Nice guess nonetheless. :Thumbs Up:
I dont think shuting down the AH will be a good thing.Unless they put a good trade system the channel will be overwhelmed with spam about trades. And there will be sites overpricing the best items for far beyhond 200 dolars or 200kk gold.