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Submitted by JoeIsMad 128d ago | news

Diablo 3 Is Now Auction House Free

After just under two years of business, the Diablo III auction house is closed. (Diablo III, PC)

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Stevefantisy  +   128d ago
Its for the best.
JoeIsMad  +   128d ago
I'd say so. The game is much better on consoles. I hope this helps to turn the PC title in the console direction.
Chrischi1988  +   128d ago
Its better now than the console version, on consoles you can dupe items easily and that destroys the whole trading system of D3.
JsonHenry  +   128d ago
They wanted to skim money off the top of auction house sales. In order to increase people buying/selling they tied stats down to gear basically killing Diablo as we knew and loved it.

And now they've failed at even maintaining the auction house that the greedy SOBs wanted so badly.

And yes, the game was better on consoles. Why? Because it was DESIGNED to be on consoles. And it showed. One of the very few games I'd rather play on a console than the PC.
Chrischi1988  +   127d ago
Exactly, it was made for consoles, because of this, they had to create a console playable skill system, which is so different from Diablo 1 and 2, that it is no real Diablo anymore... The whole skill system and the need for gear with just higher stats to become better, really hurt the game. In Diablo2 you could be good enough to finish the game, with normal gear, but for PVP you needed more. You could make 1 skill stronger, while the other was weak because you just needed a bit of that skill, it basically offered so much more. In Diablo 3 alls skills are % of your Damage per Second, which is stupid, because there were no individuality.
erathaol  +   128d ago
Yup, no more Gold Sellers and the game drops good items for your class now.
Retard  +   128d ago
PC version

Reach level 40, cannot kill a single mob.
Spend million gold for a slight upgrade to continue playing
(just shoes btw)
Game over
Fireseed  +   128d ago
I think I speak for nearly ALL D3 players when I say...

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PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   128d ago
Yes now give me a PS4 release date

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parentoftheyear  +   128d ago
Yes please. And second screen for inventory. PLEASEEEEE
Magnus701  +   128d ago
Good, I don't even know how Blizzard was able to make a real money virtual auction house legally in the first place.
JoeIsMad  +   128d ago
I spent money on items. I'm so sad. :(
ROQFrost  +   128d ago
About dam time. I'm still only going to play this when ROS comes put on PS4.
sdozzo  +   128d ago
The lag still kills me. I'm holding out for the PS4 version. Sorry Tres tres.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   128d ago
Y'know there comes a time where you realize that you got a poor connection. Chances are you got horrendous ping, packet loss or just a bad connection in general.
sdozzo  +   128d ago
And that's what I was thinking. But, I managed to get play pretty well during its initial release. I just re-installed after this 2.01 patch.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   128d ago
Could be an issue with the network code on the patch, had the same issue with borderlands 2
sdozzo  +   120d ago
For what it's worth I picked up the PS3 version and it really is nice... like a new experience b/c there is no lag. I'm sure people with the right connections play fine.
ramza04  +   128d ago
Finally. Can't believe they even implemented something like this in a diablo game in the first place. Money money money. Wonder how much they made off of it
goury43  +   128d ago
I do think it shouting down is for the best. It will make hardcore mode just as chalenging as it was the first time.
Perjoss  +   128d ago
I get the feeling that had Blizzard never merged with Activition the real money auction house would probably never had happened.

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