Diablo 3 auction houses now officially dead as doornails

Diablo III Auction House

By on March 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Blizzard have formally pulled the plug on both the real-money and in-game gold auction houses for Diablo 3.

If you had any money outstanding in the system, this here FAQ should help you out.

Late last year, the Diablo 3 team posted an explanation on why they were shutting down the auction houses, which you can see below.

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Might wanna check out the news I submitted Tim…

 

…and the internet more or less failed to go into a deep sense of mourning over the loss.

 

Good bye auction house! Interestingly though, I had 50ms ping this afternoon playing D3 on ‘US’ hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

 

subw00fer:
Might wanna check out the news I submitted Tim…

Wondering how long it will take. Could be seeking comment form Blizzard or something.

 

^ Possibly.

@Seab4ss, There’s AU Servers now for Diablo 3. http://games.on.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=213&t=200700

 

I wonder how long it will take for Diablo 3 to be overrun by bots now that they have switched it off.
It’s going to end up like D2/LOD, I’m almost sure of it.

 

au servers def real – just relog a few times if you have 250+ MS. Game feels completely different on low latency – fuck the apologists that think it aint any different – char just reacts way better.

 

OMG Aussie gateway servers! Big news!, could also be coming to WoW.. who cares about AH’s… GON news fail fail fail…

 

Sphinx2000:
OMG Aussie gateway servers! Big news!, could also be coming to WoW..who cares about AH’s… GON news fail fail fail…

At the moment there’s zero official information, they haven’t even commented on the lower pings we’re seeing. So it’s not really a “fail fail fail”, it just something that’ll no doubt get written up probably tomorrow. Imagine Tim wanting to spend his evening not working.

 

I’m getting 81 ms and im up in FNQ. Not only new patch is awesome but we get aussie servers!.

 

I was on 40something :D

From how hard the winged molok fireballs are hitting, I’d say that the lag compensation was pretty generous before. I’m clearly not used to using skill in ARPGs :p

 

Aristocratic,

Can’t end up like D2/LOD. Bind on Account for most of the new good items.

 

fireslide:
Aristocratic,

Can’t end up like D2/LOD. Bind on Account for most of the new good items.

I also heard rumors, gold and gems will be bound to account as well.

 

Gold already is… higher grade gems like marquise have always been BOA but they now drop as staple from lvl61 up.

Simply put, you have to play the game to get anything out of it… not just depend on buying/trading/gifting from friends.

 

subw00fer:
Might wanna check out the news I submitted Tim…

today/yesterday was not the 1st time this server has come online, probably better to wait for bliz to announce it

 

Might have to start playing again now the AH is down! That thing ruined the game.
Lower pings sound cool!

 

mugsy:
Gold already is… higher grade gems like marquise have always been BOA but they now drop as staple from lvl61 up.

Simply put, you have to play the game to get anything out of it… not just depend on buying/trading/gifting from friends.

Which is exactly what the ARPG should be :)

 

yipster: Which is exactly what the ARPG should be :)

But doesn’t exactly help co-op play between friends/family when someone decides to take a break from the game.

My bro took a break from D3 for at least 6 months and when he went back to it, he was able to buy 100mil gold with his few bliz bucks, deck out his Demon Hunter to be capable of doing ubers and do Inferno MP10 ubers with me (I hadn’t stopped playing the game since launch). After getting a hellfire ring, we proceeded to powerlevel the other 4 classes for him to try out, to which he found he quite enjoyed the WD.

As much as people frown upon the AH, it did give D3 a second chance for my bro to do some co-op gaming with me, something we don’t get into much since we started living apart.

Hopefully, the loot2.0 system will be able to allow players to gear adequately to catch up to higher level players.

But many fear that the BOA mechanism for legs will make it frustrating to assemble a specific build. I agree and Blizzard really need to relax the trading rules to allow for trading between clan members say maybe restrict trading of BOA items between clan members and both members have to have been a member of the clan when the item was created either when it was dropped or crafted.

A separate trading clan with lesser numbers (say 12 or 20 as opposed to 150 players) would allow friends/family who aren’t in the same clan to be able to trade legs amongst each other.

 

You can still trade things to other players if they’re in the game with you when the item dropped. You have 2 hours to trade it to others in that same game.

 

Shame that they seem to have removed much of the increased drops that they added to make up for the lack of Auction houses!

 
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