Originally Posted by Yuzu
So if they can prevent it more easily.. then why the F open the legit door with the money Auction House instead....
Swear... I'm not getting d3... blizzard have just laid down too much bs lately...
The selling point was the change of skill setup n all, not the online requirement..
...I really have to explain this?
The problem in D2 is that hackers and whatnot were creating these items out of NOTHING. Not drops, just duping/hacking, so they had access to an infinite amount of the items, and could sell it to people, and get all the profit, none of it coming back to blizz, or the gamer (apart from the item/gold they bought).
With this AH, which I note is NOT MANDATORY, YOU CAN USE THE GOLD-BASED AH, the items are from CONTROLLED SOURCES. Meaning, someone spent the time actually playing the game, and it DROPPED from a mob/boss. It wasn't created by duping/hacking.
You can then put this item on the auction house, where blizz gets a small flat fee (NOT
A PERCENTAGE) for listing and then selling it. You can then use the money with no extra fees in your blizzard wallet, to purchase stuff from their online store such as WOW items, WOW game time... (maybe even merchandise like the shirts and such. I have to check).
If you want to get the money directly, there'll be a fee from a THIRD PARTY that will convert the money into hard cash to your bank/credit card/etc.
This image from WOWinsider website illustrates it well:
A full article from there by one of the writers with plenty of questions that get answered.