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Power Players. The people behind Diablo 2's black market economy.

If you've ever played Diablo II online, you've no doubt been swamped by advertisements for gold, items, and all manner of virtual services. How did this all come about? Bane Williams speaks to some of the biggest names behind Diablo II's black market to see how this amazingly popular secondary economy sprung up, how it works, and where it's going in the future.

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NeoTribe2182d ago

all those adds and spam ruined diablo2. Everygame ur in u get some gay bot that enters and just starts spammin the fuck out of the room.

DarkZane2182d ago (Edited 2182d ago )

Just because there is an auction house in Diablo III where people can sell their own items for real money doesn't mean this won't happen with Diablo III.

Some places will obviously sell their own items through a site and not only they won't go through the auction house, but they can obviously sell a little lower than auction house to entice more people to sell.

The reason they're gonna keep doing it also the fact blizzard get a cut on what you sell, those people won't want that.

Saladfax2182d ago (Edited 2182d ago )

They could relegate themselves to only selling to cracked and pirated versions of Diablo III, but otherwise they'll be pretty heavily bound by the economy of the auction house, which will probably have a pretty large ease of use factor to it and very minimal risk of getting ripped-off.

I'm guessing the Diablo II black market doesn't have much in the way of a customer service or complaints department. I, of course, never used it *shifty glance*