Blizzard to introduce Battle.net Balance
Posted by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev 1 year, 23 weeks ago
Blizzard will incorporate a new feature to their online platform Battle.net that is to provide alternative ways of buying company's products. Players will be able to store funds in their Bnet account and use them to purchase various goods both in-game and not.
The FAQ section reveals some more details on how this feature will work. Although charged up with real currency via debit cards, credit cards or alternative payment methods, players will not be able to convert their Balance funds back into real cash. To those fans that are looking forward to using the real money auction house in Diablo 3, the news might have a bad ring to it but Blizzard state that in certain regions, players will be able to cash out their AH winnings via PayPal, although for some additional fee. Players will also be allowed to combine both Battle.net Balance funds and real once to do purchases with the exception of auctioned Diablo III items.
Going back to Blizzard's upcoming action RPG, the company has clarified that the Auction House will not be exclusively connected to Battle.net Balance and players will still be able to use real currency to buy items of their liking.
In conclusion, Battle.net Balance is to have a limit of funds that can be charged up, plus it will be removed from any account not being used for over three years.