No real money auction house at launch

Posted by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev at 01 May 2012 23:40
The news are a bit unexpected but real nonetheless: if you planned to load up your Visa and buy out the treasures of Sanctuary, you'll have to wait till a week after the release.

While waiting on Diablo III to actually launch and arguing about if this was a right move by Blizzard, you can check the Auction House How-To Guide on Diablo's page.

Want to know more about Diablo III's new auction house feature? We've just updated the Diablo III web site with a comprehensive Auction House guide that walks you through the ins and outs of Diablo III's in-game item marketplace, including details on buying and selling, a breakdown of how the real-money auction house works (in regions where available), and more. You'll also find some important information on account-security requirements that players interested in using the real-money auction house will need to know about.

The gold-based auction house opens its doors worldwide on May 15 with the launch of Diablo III, and we plan to bring the real-money auction house online approximately one week after that. This is a new service that includes lots of complex elements, so we are going to take a little extra time to ensure the game gets off to a good start before we flip the switch and open the real-money auction house for business.

For more information, head to the freshly minted Diablo III Auction House website, or check out the updated Auction House FAQ.



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