Most people who play Diablo 3 already knew that the famous Auction House had its days counted. Blizzard already disabled the ability to make new bids and ended the auction system blamed by many players that it took away the pleasure from the game. This is happening just before the release of the Reaper of Souls expansion pack.
The only remaining problem for Blizzard is to wait for all auctions left to reach maturity and won items to be claimed. Players can do this by accessing the Completed category until June 6th. Until that time, players will be able to recover money stuck in active auctions. After that time, however, the auction system will be permanently closed and auctioned items or gold will be lost permanently.
Auctioning took the pleasure from playing Diablo 3
Blizzard has decided to close the auction house since last year. The reason is simple: instead of helping the game, it made things worse. Despite the theoretical benefits, auctions produced both inflation in the game universe and also a category of players who only wanted to win real money from the items found in the game and later sold. This is how the so-called “merchants”, those who bought items auctioned, then to put back on sale at prices several times higher for huge profits.
Since the advent of Diablo 3, players have found different ways to exchange objects, both in Diablo 3 and outside the game. Many of them were not safe and Blizzard wanted to bring transactions in a controlled environment, keeping a commission from each transaction. Only that some gamers have seen it as a way to make good money, even $ 10,000 a year just by selling rare items found in the game.
But why is this a bad thing? Both World of Warcraft and other MMOs have auction houses and it does not affect gameplay. Unlike Warcraft, Diablo 3 players fight on the same territory and the same monsters, differing only the difficulty level. If in WoW better equipment is prerequisite to achieve the goal of killing the increasingly stronger enemy, in Diablo3 the equipment itself is the ultimate goal. And, as long as the equipment can be bought, why should gamers play for hours to get the same equipment, when they can shorten the circuit?