Blizzard Shutting Down Diablo III Auction House
Posted on Tuesday, September 17 @ 12:07:03 PST by Alex_Osborn
The auction house ofDiablo IIIwill be shut down on March 18th of next year, Blizzard has confirmed.
According toBlizzard’s John Hight, the studio decided to move forward with this closure because the auction house is essentially in conflict with the coreDiablo IIIexperience. Plus, it won't really jive with the upcoming expansionReaper of Souls. On the game's official site, he elaborated:
When we initially designed and implemented the auction houses, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades. But as we've mentioned on different occasions, it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot. With that in mind, we want to let everyone know that we've decided to remove the gold and real-money auction house system fromDiablo III.Are you disappointed or overjoyed at this news? Do you even care at this point? Sound off with your two cents in the comments below.
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