If you are looking forward to the launch of Diablo 3 you might
be interested to know that it has been unveiled the new game will come
with a real money in-game auction house where players can trade for
The in-game auction houses will allow players to sell items from
player to player, one will use in game gold as its currency and the
other will use real money. Players will be able to list their items up
for sale in each of the game’s various regions around the world, and
other players will then be able to spend real money to acquire the
in-game goods, with Blizzard taking a fixed fee for the transaction.
The transaction fees haven’t been
revealed as yet but Blizzard says they will be "nominal” and will be
applied when the item goes up for sale and when it is actually sold.
"Ultimately, players want it,” - ”In the past we’ve really taken
this hardline stance of, we will just try to stamp it down in every
place that we can. And we could take that approach. But I actually think
that with Diablo, it actually will end up being a good thing,
at least something that players will be excited about. It really is
something that a lot of players are already looking to do.”
You can read more about the new real money auction house over on the Joystiq website. What are your thoughts on allowing real money purchases in game?