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Originally Posted by Firann View Post
@ R.Smith those have nothing to do with Activision. They started offering those services before. At the end of the day why should faction transfers, server transfers etc be free when you are supposed to just start over if you want that. Its just a quick way for people who can afford it but have no time to make the game more enjoyable for them.
The Activision-Blizzard merger deal was closed on the 9th of July, 2008.

Race change was released Oct. 27th, 2009.
Faction change was released Sept. 2nd, 2009 (US), Sept. 17th 2009 (EU).

Both things that Blizzard said that they would NEVER do.
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Sigh, Blizzard why you derp so hard? .-.
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This is actually a Brilliant idea!
For those screaming greedy blizzard, you missed the part where blizzard makes NO money off this auction house.
Think about it, since the items will best be found in game there's no more reason for spam bots. And since every Chinese company wanting to make a buck will be in more direct competition, the flooded market will collapse on itself and only the most desperate will survive.

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you are extremely, EXTREMELY, naive to think that blizzard really thinks that they will make no money on the auctions. if you read it a little further, you would have noticed how the blizzard rep said "well, we hope it does make money." blizzard is creating this feature for $$$, amazing that you think otherwise. don't be a sheep and fall prey to such standard rhetoric from a company rep.... unbelievable!
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Just shows ur knowledge.

Activision didn't acquire Blizzard. Vivendi parent company owning Blizzard merged with Activion.

And just to say for the 500th:
Don't they both answer to the same shareholders? There is pressure on Blizzzard to monetize on their games more after their merge than before, I think it's safe to say that it's true. Even though they still have autonomy as you stated in that the gaming divisions didn't merge/layoffs for redundancies did not take place, Blizzard has changed and I think many of us can see that clearly.
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This is all going to go tits up and become bot central.
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ouch. I was looking forwards to this but now its gonna be a game about gold farming and bots. if you think about it that's what they may want. if a lot of copies of the game sell and then they make tons of money from bots and such. they're making money by the boatload. they don't care if the game is good or not after they have a decent amount of people playing...people will get addicted to it regardless.

the game will sell because of its name.
Edited by Benladesh - 8/1/11 at 5:33am
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Who cares the game is going to be epic I'm in..........
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post #58 of 234
First thing I thought was " Now I need a game to replace D3 ". RMT in one of the most beloved games in history and it is implemented by the dev??!! Yes, Mind blown..thanks Blizz

Region specific Auction houses might be the only saving grace. However we can play old school and actually finish NM,hell runs over and over for drops like the good old days and give a big middle finger to Blizz's auction house idea. Bottom line though, if Blizz had not implemented this we would have a huge black market for it with 32984294823 websites dedicated to getting our dollar for drops.
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Great move Blizz ^^ 10% comission on auctions... aff...
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Are you guys that ignorant and stupid that you only see small little pictures?
THIS IS NOT DIFFERENT THAN HOW IT WAS BEFORE WITH D2, OR PRETTY MUCH ANY GAME.

BIG PICTURE:
Item/Gold selling will happen either way.
There will be attempts of botting either way.
Would you rather have SPAM BOTS and ITEM SITES all over, or suck it up and let blizz handle it?

At least this way blizzard gets a cut, allowed for better server support ect.

AND AGAIN THIS IS 1000% OPTIONAL. THERE IS STILL AN AUCTION HOUSE THAT USES IN GAME GOLD.
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