The day has finally come, the RMAH is now available. Prices are pretty random right now with stormshields selling for $100-$200 and then other really good items selling for only $1.25. Expect prices to stabilize in a few days once people realize selling something for $2 will only net them about 30 cents if you cash out.
The Diablo® III real-money auction house is now available in the Americas game region for the U.S. dollar, Australian dollar, and Mexican peso. With the real-money auction house, players will be able to buy and sell the loot they find in the game using actual currency via approved third-party payment services or using their Battle.net® Balance.
The real-money auction house for the Europe game region and the remaining Americas game region currencies (Chilean peso, Argentine peso, and Brazilian real) will launch in the near future. We are rolling out elements of the real-money auction house separately to ensure all of our players have the smoothest possible experience. We'll have more information on the availability of the European real-money auction house and the remaining Americas currencies soon
To access the real-money auction house, click on the "Auction House" button on the left-hand side of the campaign screen, and then on the button showing your region's currency in the upper right-hand corner of the auction house interface. This will switch you between the gold- and real-money auction houses. Latin American players will have access to trade using the United States dollar, Australia dollar and Mexican peso.
Before you get started, here are a few important things to keep in mind:
Regional Auction Houses and Global Play
Players will only have access to the real-money auction house while playing in their home game region (Americas or Europe only), and characters created outside of your home region will not be able to buy, sell, or use items from any real-money auction house. Your home game region, along with which real-money auction houses you have access to, are determined by the country of residence registered to your Battle.net® account. By default, Battle.net will automatically determine the most appropriate real-money auction house for you, but players in some regions may be able to access auction houses for additional currencies in their region via the in-games Options menu.
Account Security Requirements
We also wanted to remind you of a few important security measures you'll be required to use in order to access certain real-money auction house features:
Even if you don't plan on using the real-money auction house, we encourage everyone to consider adding these extra layers of protection to their Battle.net account.
The real-money auction house will initially launch with equipment trading only (i.e., weapons, armor, and other such gear) -- we'll bring commodities online as soon as possible. As mentioned earlier, we want to make sure that commodity trading remains quick, stable, and reliable. The team is hard at work on this, and we’ll provide another update once commodities are ready.
Item Delivery and "Processing" Purchases
Occasionally, players may have to wait for a period of time before an item or any commodities they purchased in the real-money auction house arrives in their "Completed" tab. While we expect a majority of real-money auction house purchases to be delivered to buyers immediately, in some circumstances, we will need to hold items for delivery while we conduct a review of the transaction. Held items will show as “Processing” until the review is complete.
Today's server restart came with a couple new hotfixes aimed at fixing a few exploitative farming methods players have been using. However the most interesting is the fact monster damage will no longer increase when additional players join your game, a very much welcomed change.
Below you'll find a list of hotfixes for the month of June which address various gameplay and service issues affecting Diablo III.
Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require a restart to go into effect. As always, please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update.
Spoiler Warning: If you have not yet completed Diablo III on Normal, some hotfixes described in this list may include spoilers.
Due to various issues with the Gold Auction House, Blizzard has pushed the release date of the RMAH back even further to an unannounced date. Although this is saddening news it is definitely for the best, the gold auction house has had many bugs that have caused users to lose items and gold.
This website in large is built for the RMAH and we do not wish to start commenting on the economy till it has had time to settle. I have a lot of guides and other things I will begin uploading to the website, but the main content will not be uploaded until the RMAH goes live.
Method, a group well known from WoW, has already beaten Skeleton King on Inferno difficulty! I am almost finished Nightmare.... Looks like I got some catching up to do.
They have only killed the Skeleton King at this point. Do note that up to the Skeleton king is only part of the first act and they still have lots of the game to go till they complete act 1.
Another point to be made is that this is a group of fully co-ordinated, skilled, dedicated and hardcore gamers who have been playing regularly since the moment of release. It will take quite a while longer for the average player and even most seasoned gamers to reach this point. That being said, it's amazing to see the speed in which they have reached this stage of the game, but remember that the hardest is yet to come...
Diablo 3 comes out May 15th as we all know, but the real money auction house isn't out for another week after that. Some might see this as a bad thing, but honestly it's for the best. It gives time for people to at least get an idea of how the economy will work, which items are valuable etc. I will be posting a ton of information during that week to help optimize your farming, so that you guys are ready for the launch of the auction house.
As originally announced in the Auction House FAQ, the currency-based real money auction house will not be enabled until approximately one week after the game's worldwide launch. You will still have access to the gold auction house as soon as the game launches.
If you haven't yet we recommend acquainting yourself with our auction house guides and FAQ's: