Diablo III Auction House Update


Hi, I’m John Hight, Production Director on Diablo III Reaper of Souls And I’m Josh Mosqueira, the Game Director So as you saw, we’re going to be shutting down the Diablo auction houses. When we originally setup the Auction House, it was supposed to be a safe and convenient way for you to trade items, and in that respect it was very successful, but it became a double edge sword. It totally did because at the core of the Diablo experience is a promise of killing monsters, killing demons and for the promise of finding those epic items and the auction house just made that experience way too convenient and really short circuited our core reward loop. We’ll be giving you more information down the road, but for now we want you to know that both the real money auction house and the gold auction house will be shut down on March 18, 2014. That should give you plenty of time to settle your affairs and be ready to play Diablo III without the Auction House. So for us this is really exciting news, from the moment we announced Reaper of Souls and we started talking to you guys about what Loot 2.0 means to us about how we want to drop less, better and more epic items. We firmly believe that by shutting down the real money and the gold auction houses, it really paves the way to make sure that killing monsters in game is the most rewarding, the most satisfying, the most compelling ways of getting your hands on those items. I also want to say thank you to all you guys in our community for being patient with us, for coming along on this journey but at the end of day, we at Blizzard, specifically us on Team 3 we felt that the right decision is to preserve the integrity of the gameplay experience of Diablo, and make sure that finding items in game is the best place to find those items. So we have some more exciting news for you at BlizzCon, but until then we’ll see you in Sanctuary.

7 thoughts on “Diablo III Auction House Update

  1. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! I NEED IT TO MAKE MONEY IF I DON'T HAVE THE AUCTION HOUSE I CAN'T FEED MY CHILDREN I CANT GET A JOB ARE YOU KIDDING ME

  2. this game is over I will not buy a blizzard game now this new package explains everything to you blizzard is no longer a sinking company I think you should work for a new diablo In 2012, the game officially made me cry if a new game is going to be if this plugin package too bad I wouldn't expect that from you if you have the same problems if I won't buy the game from you You have time until 2020 develop new diablo the game better

  3. A kind uf punishment for all players.
    You must to do it ? Because of rage ???
    Punish only those who is responsible for the ruin of AH remove real money fix the problem and let others enjoy
    Or you show us only your interest for moneys !!!!!!!! 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮

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