Now switched off by default.
By Tim Colwill on January 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm
If you’re a parent with a Blizzard-game-playing child, then you may like to know that starting today, in-game purchases will be turned off by default on accounts with parental controls enabled.
Such accounts will not be able to make purchases on the World of Warcraft store, on the Diablo 3 real-money auction house (which is closing soon, anyway) or throw cash at Hearthstone.
“We’re making this change to ensure that Parental Controls users will have more control over real-money purchases in Blizzard games,” say Blizzard. “No action is needed to keep this default setting and prevent in-game purchases.”