Real Money Auction House is available

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#1 Posted by Rayeth (1000 posts) -

Be safe with your accounts duders. I think Blizzard is requiring authenticators for access to RMAH, but not sure about that yet.

But from what I can see they have not enabled commodity auctions in the RMAH yet (gems, recipies, etc), only items. So buyer beware! Prices are utterly insane as is expected in the opening days, when items don't have a good value defined yet. Do your homework and make sure you remember that there is a 30% cut taken from what you sell (15% Blizzard, 15% Paypal) when you choose to cash out. RMAH Transaction fee is $1, and minimum bid value is $1.25

#2 Posted by BNB82 (49 posts) -

You cannot use Paypal to sell items, yet, which makes the money you make almost useless.

#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

The prices I'm seeing right now are...unbelievable.
If anyone actually pays those amounts for such easily replaceable items they deserve to be bums.

#4 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4874 posts) -

From what I'm reading as long as you dump the money into B.net balance there will be no Paypal cut? I'm not sure about the Blizzard cut. Also, is there a way to withdrawal from B.net balance?

#5 Edited by pweidman (2215 posts) -

Some rediculous prices in there day one, to be expected. This whole RMAH gives me the creeps anyway. Maybe I just don't understand why Blizz thought it was necessary and a good idea. Gold AH for me only for sure, and I just hope the economy in there isn't affected too much by the RMAH.

#6 Edited by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@pweidman said:

Some rediculous prices in there day one, to be expected. This whole RMAH gives me the creeps anyway. Maybe I just don't understand why Blizz thought it was necessary and a good idea. Gold AH for me only for sure, and I just hope the economy in there isn't affected too much by the RMAH.

It was necessary to curb the grey-market real-money sites that popped up around D2 and really dragged down the play experience and the ingame economy. While I agree it is kind've icky, I'd rather have a Blizzard-sanctioned pawn shop than be inundated with floods of spammers and scammers associated with the grey-market ones.

#7 Posted by stinky (1545 posts) -

i bought a digital copy of Diablo on release day, which means i have to wait 3 days before i can use the real money AH.

obviously i am a crook up to no good.

#8 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

I really hope I'm wrong here, but this sounds like it'll turn the game into pay-to-win. How are you going to be able to compete in PvP (whenever that drops) or have as good a character as someone who uses the RMAH

#9 Posted by ichthy (450 posts) -

I have made $10 so far. Something about free money that makes all my objections disappear.

#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@ichthy said:

I have made $10 so far. Something about free money that makes all my objections disappear.

Out of morbid curiosity, what did you manage to sell?

#11 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@addictedtopinescent said:

I really hope I'm wrong here, but this sounds like it'll turn the game into pay-to-win. How are you going to be able to compete in PvP (whenever that drops) or have as good a character as someone who uses the RMAH

As much as I don't understand why someone would spend real money on this auction house, I equally do not understand why someone would care about pvp in Diablo.

#12 Posted by Wunder_ (1167 posts) -

Man there are some CRAZY fucking items on sale. Saw a 1.1k dps 1h for $250, jesus.

#13 Edited by Cataphract1014 (1313 posts) -
@pweidman said:

Some rediculous prices in there day one, to be expected. This whole RMAH gives me the creeps anyway. Maybe I just don't understand why Blizz thought it was necessary and a good idea. Gold AH for me only for sure, and I just hope the economy in there isn't affected too much by the RMAH.

There was a screenshot on reddit of someone selling a Stormshield for $250.  An actual screenshot of their screen saying "Sold" I mean.
#14 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

@BrockNRolla said:

@addictedtopinescent said:

I really hope I'm wrong here, but this sounds like it'll turn the game into pay-to-win. How are you going to be able to compete in PvP (whenever that drops) or have as good a character as someone who uses the RMAH

As much as I don't understand why someone would spend real money on this auction house, I equally do not understand why someone would care about pvp in Diablo.

I don't care for PvP either, but the point is the RMAH breaks it for those who do care, or even to those who just want to fuck around with it from time to time.

#15 Edited by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@addictedtopinescent said:

@BrockNRolla said:

@addictedtopinescent said:

I really hope I'm wrong here, but this sounds like it'll turn the game into pay-to-win. How are you going to be able to compete in PvP (whenever that drops) or have as good a character as someone who uses the RMAH

As much as I don't understand why someone would spend real money on this auction house, I equally do not understand why someone would care about pvp in Diablo.

I don't care for PvP either, but the point is the RMAH breaks it for those who do care, or even to those who just want to fuck around with it from time to time.

Sure. I'm not saying you're wrong, but in normal circumstances, unless you're the type of person who is going to invest huge amounts of time farming loot, you'd never be able to do well in pvp anyway. So, to play pvp with any kind of success you'd either be A) Crazy enough to buy items with real money, or B) Crazy enough to spend a hundred hours farming loot. Either way, it's crazy and not really supportive of all but the most ridiculously hardcore characters. Does that mean someone with a lot of money on their hands can buy their way to the top without the time investment? Yes, and for someone who thinks the time-sink is worthwhile, that would probably be pretty upsetting.

Like I said though, I just don't think it would have been an enjoyable experience either way you'd cut it.

#16 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Wunder_ said:

Man there are some CRAZY fucking items on sale. Saw a 1.1k dps 1h for $250, jesus.

Gross.

Is that an intensely good item? I mean, I'm in Hell and rocking something with a 220ish dps, so it sounds sort of incredible. I just don't have a sense of whether or not it really is.

#17 Posted by gamefreak9 (2327 posts) -

@BrockNRolla: I think i've seen 1.2 k dps. So its good but not the best.

#18 Edited by Ares42 (2443 posts) -

Watching a stream with a guy looking at what items are selling for it really just hit me how this is gonna be a sad sad day for gaming. I don't care about the pay to win, or dubious deals or whatever. The really sad part is that with the amount of money Blizzard is gonna make on this it's gonna turn into the new "CoD style progression" thingie. We're gonna see so many developers chasing this, just like they went chasing WoW and CoD, and game design is gonna be heavily influenced by it. Following the CoD wave we've already seen loot being introduced in almost every genre, with games like SSX as a prime example of pointless treadmill loot implementation, so we're already halfway there. Compared to DLC and microtransactions the potential for profit is just so ridicolously bigger that the publishers would be stupid not to push it.

#19 Posted by Xymox (2024 posts) -

@stinky said:

i bought a digital copy of Diablo on release day, which means i have to wait 3 days before i can use the real money AH.

obviously i am a crook up to no good.

well yeah, obviously, 's what you get for buying the game

i got the same message when hitting the button in-game. It would be nice to sell some stuff and get back the money I spent on the game.

#20 Posted by Artigkar (189 posts) -

@Cataphract1014: Do you have a link to that screenshot?

#21 Posted by ichthy (450 posts) -

@Ravenlight: Nothing special. Bracer with a little over 70 in str, vit, and resist all and a couple cheapie $1.50 items.

#22 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1313 posts) -
#23 Posted by Artigkar (189 posts) -

@Cataphract1014: wow, thats one expensive digital shield!

#24 Edited by Cincaid (2948 posts) -

It's not up in EU yet (Wednesday I think?), but do you have to have a PayPal account to see any of the cash? I mean, can't it just link directly to your Visa or whatever? Not that I'm planning on selling any items (since I doubt I'd get any sold, heh), I'm mostly just curious.

Edit: Read their (LONG!) FAQ, and yes it seems you need a PayPal (or similar third-party) account to see any "real" cash. Also that option isn't available in all regions. Think I'll just save me the headache and stay away from the RMAH, or maybe at least try to fill my Battle.net with some cash for future expansions and/or Titan.

#25 Posted by Robo (747 posts) -

This is kind of shitty. And not just because of the completely absurd prices from people trying to beat the possibility of better drops in 1.0.3.

Decent items will now more likely be put up on the RMAH instead of the normal one and the regular AH's economy will be fucked anyway from people buying gold (which, up until now, has always been one of Blizzard's talking points as to why gold farming/selling was so terrible).

#26 Posted by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

What exactly can you do with a Battle.net balance?

#27 Posted by Robo (747 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

What exactly can you do with a Battle.net balance?

Buy other Battle.net digital properties.

No transfers, no cashing out.

#28 Posted by Rayeth (1000 posts) -

You can buy Heart of the Swarm when it comes out. Or a WoW expansion, or I guess more D3 items.

#29 Posted by Marz (5608 posts) -

I have my account linked with paypal, but i'm getting errors trying to sell stuff. So i'm not even going to try this week.

#30 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

@ichthy said:

@Ravenlight: Nothing special. Bracer with a little over 70 in str, vit, and resist all and a couple cheapie $1.50 items.

Its like going to a forgen land and trying to figure out if my money is worth any thing, what you said was just mumbo jumbo to me.

#31 Posted by Hyperglide (149 posts) -

There's going to be massive spikes of bad pricing in the RMAH for a while. Until the market levels off and we start seeing reasonable prices I'm not going to touch it. There's currently no baseline for what's a fair value so I'm going to avoid it like the plague. I might just peak in though just out of morbid curiosity to see the insane pricing.

#32 Posted by TheAdmin (703 posts) -

@stinky said:

i bought a digital copy of Diablo on release day, which means i have to wait 3 days before i can use the real money AH.

obviously i am a crook up to no good.

Yeah, same here. What the hell is the reason for that I wonder...

#33 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4874 posts) -

@TheAdmin: Probably gold farmers.

#34 Posted by Marz (5608 posts) -

omg guys... i sold something for 250$... i'm not even joking.

#35 Posted by gamefreak9 (2327 posts) -

@Marz said:

omg guys... i sold something for 250$... i'm not even joking.

lol! Don't spend it and you won't ever need to spend money on a blizz game again!

#36 Posted by Aetheldod (3338 posts) -

@Marz: Why spend over $ 200 in a game ... thats like 3 games D:!!!! Some people are crazy (or got hold of Dad´s cred card..... he wont be please coming the end of the month) ... but good for you duder

#37 Posted by fox01313 (5033 posts) -

Went to look through the real money AH with one of the two legendary items (some level 15 chest armor which is okay), with 7+ pages of just that one item it was going from $2 to over $30 so I personally don't expect that real money AH to be all that workable. I would have preferred they just do something similar slightly to Eve Online but just in WoW where you could sell items on this AH & get credits for your subscription length. Of course in Diablo3 this idea wouldn't work but I imagine once the PVP sets in with a ton of people just buying their way to the top it will be a mess of an idea. At least this patch removed general chat from defaulting to being on.

#38 Posted by Marz (5608 posts) -

@Aetheldod said:

@Marz: Why spend over $ 200 in a game ... thats like 3 games D:!!!! Some people are crazy (or got hold of Dad´s cred card..... he wont be please coming the end of the month) ... but good for you duder

it's why i setup my account to transfer to paypal so i can actually use the money on real stuff other than blizzard games.

#39 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

@fox01313 said:

Went to look through the real money AH with one of the two legendary items (some level 15 chest armor which is okay), with 7+ pages of just that one item it was going from $2 to over $30 so I personally don't expect that real money AH to be all that workable. I would have preferred they just do something similar slightly to Eve Online but just in WoW where you could sell items on this AH & get credits for your subscription length. Of course in Diablo3 this idea wouldn't work but I imagine once the PVP sets in with a ton of people just buying their way to the top it will be a mess of an idea. At least this patch removed general chat from defaulting to being on.

Everyone keeps talking about PVP in Diablo like its going to be on par with Starcraft. It's not. Blizzard flat out said they won't balance for it and they're only throwing it in as "something else to do". That said, high skill + decent gear can get you past a twinked idiot who doesn't know what he's doing.

#40 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4874 posts) -

@BionicRadd said:

@fox01313 said:

Went to look through the real money AH with one of the two legendary items (some level 15 chest armor which is okay), with 7+ pages of just that one item it was going from $2 to over $30 so I personally don't expect that real money AH to be all that workable. I would have preferred they just do something similar slightly to Eve Online but just in WoW where you could sell items on this AH & get credits for your subscription length. Of course in Diablo3 this idea wouldn't work but I imagine once the PVP sets in with a ton of people just buying their way to the top it will be a mess of an idea. At least this patch removed general chat from defaulting to being on.

Everyone keeps talking about PVP in Diablo like its going to be on par with Starcraft. It's not. Blizzard flat out said they won't balance for it and they're only throwing it in as "something else to do". That said, high skill + decent gear can get you past a twinked idiot who doesn't know what he's doing.

Yeah, what about a twink that does know what he's doing?

#41 Posted by jasonefmonk (336 posts) -

The prices are insane. I see items worse than mine (Act 2 Hell) going for $5-10. It will level out eventually but some people are a little crazy with their cash.

I am glad the put this in to the game, instead of leaving it to shady black-market sales.

And to the $250 sale above: jee•zus•christ.

#42 Posted by Stepside (506 posts) -

The prices are ridiculous. The whole thing's shady to me anyway, so I'm definitely staying away.

#43 Posted by Addfwyn (1914 posts) -

I have no real ability to use it, since I don't have a SC character, but I sorta wish I did. I imagine that until prices settle a bit, the first few days of the RMAH will be a time to make some substantial money.

#44 Posted by MikeFightNight (1048 posts) -

I will not buy anything from it, but it is fun to browse the economy forming around it. Like the Legendary String of Ears belt. It ranges from $250.00 - $4.50. Hahahah.

#45 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

It appears it's been delayed in Europe? Says it will be available on the 15th now. And I was looking forward to making some fool pay big wads of money for shit items.

#46 Posted by Pop (2530 posts) -
#47 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

This is really bumming me out. People spending hundreds of dollars to fill an item slot? Fuck.

#48 Posted by Darklight (207 posts) -

"Hi, my little brother is making more than 600$ a day working to get item in Diablo 3. Go to http://us.battle.net/d3/en/ to learn more about it."

This will be the new bot message we will have here in a few day. Wonder if some people will leave their job to live and profit only from RAHM.

#49 Posted by WMWA (1159 posts) -

=(

#50 Posted by Xymox (2024 posts) -

So $250 is the cap?

Will make more sense in the future to sell items for 300+ mil on gold AH, and then sell the gold. Pretty pointless cap.

Before RMAH launched, 1 mil directly translated to $10, so for weapons selling at $200, it's actually not far off from what the cost in gold was to begin with.

That's not saying the gold price isn't overpriced, because it is, and anyone in their right mind wouldn't buy an item for more than $10 unless it's an absolutely perfect roll. As in, you can't get an improvement for that slot. At all.

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