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Meryl SinGarda
Caldari
Belligerent Underpayed Tactical Team
Posted - 2011.08.01 09:34:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Meryl SinGarda on 01/08/2011 09:36:05
At least none of us are going to play Diablo 3, right?

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The other auction house is to use real currency. This is player to player transaction (NOT Blizzard selling items - they made this very clear at the event). There is an unknown to us at this time 3rd party that Blizzard will be working with. They will be taking a cut in the sales. Blizzard is doing this because they realized the market was there in Diablo and Diablo 2 and the scamming that went with it. In this way they can control it (and what they didn't tell us but is obvious, capitalize on it).


Now, I'm sure I don't have to explain to any of you why this is the craziest thing I've ever seen and how abused it sounds like it could be.

So, you just sit there and complain about "being forced" to buy clothing for your character and the non-existent (and never will exist) gold ammunition.

I guess WoW players will have jobs now.

WoW Player 1: Yo queue up for leet raid, we gun pwn dis!

WoW Player 2: Hud on brah, I gots to pay the rent.

*sells Staff of Origination*

mechtech
SRS Industries
SRS.
Posted - 2011.08.01 09:52:00 - [2]
 

This should be in off-topic.

That said, I think the D3 auction house is a fairly cool idea. You must have never played D2, because item selling on the "black market" was RAMPANT. This implementation of an auction system is somewhat akin to the original PLEX system in Eve-Online, aka RMT designed to fight gold sellers (by letting regular players participate).

Now if blizzard starting injecting funny hats and dresses in the auction house that were ONLY available by sending $$ to blizzard, that would be Incarna...


Meryl SinGarda
Caldari
Belligerent Underpayed Tactical Team
Posted - 2011.08.01 09:58:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: mechtech
This should be in off-topic.

That said, I think the D3 auction house is a fairly cool idea. You must have never played D2, because item selling on the "black market" was RAMPANT. This implementation of an auction system is somewhat akin to the original PLEX system in Eve-Online, aka RMT designed to fight gold sellers (by letting regular players participate).

Now if blizzard starting injecting funny hats and dresses in the auction house that were ONLY available by sending $$ to blizzard, that would be Incarna...




Except for the fact that these players are receiving actual cash for the items they sell?

Usunyun Soikutsu
Posted - 2011.08.01 11:40:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: mechtech

Now if blizzard starting injecting funny hats and dresses in the auction house that were ONLY available by sending $$ to blizzard, that would be Incarna...



I though you NeX-haters had a point until I read idiotic statements like this one. Embarassed

You're a sheep.

Suitonia
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.01 11:41:00 - [5]
 

In before $25 for a virtual pet/mount that you can only buy in the store.

Abdiel Kavash
Caldari
Paladin Order
Fidelas Constans
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:11:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Abdiel Kavash on 01/08/2011 12:13:31

I would really like to know whether this is RL $$ -> virtual "gold" <--> in-game items, i.e. you can trade items only for the gold, or if you can actually cash out and get real money out of it. And I mean real money you can go and buy a beer with, not just credits in this or that Blizzard store.

Admittedly it makes sense, but seeing how rampant botting was in DII, if there is actual real money to be earned, I expect it to become a very serious issue. I hope Blizzard already has some countermeasures in mind.

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:00:00 - [7]
 

So... if your job/income is to farm Diablo 3 items to sell to other players for RL cash, can you claim your gaming PC, internet connection, and D3 game purchase as tax deductions?

If some uber item drops, do I have to report that as a gain/asset/gift on my taxes even if I never plan on selling it?

Does needing the advice of a tax lawyer and/or accountant mean that Diablo 3's economy is more realistic than Eve's?


RAW23
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:08:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Meryl SinGarda
Edited by: Meryl SinGarda on 01/08/2011 09:36:05
At least none of us are going to play Diablo 3, right?

NDA Lifted

Quote:
The other auction house is to use real currency. This is player to player transaction (NOT Blizzard selling items - they made this very clear at the event). There is an unknown to us at this time 3rd party that Blizzard will be working with. They will be taking a cut in the sales. Blizzard is doing this because they realized the market was there in Diablo and Diablo 2 and the scamming that went with it. In this way they can control it (and what they didn't tell us but is obvious, capitalize on it).


Now, I'm sure I don't have to explain to any of you why this is the craziest thing I've ever seen and how abused it sounds like it could be.

So, you just sit there and complain about "being forced" to buy clothing for your character and the non-existent (and never will exist) gold ammunition.

I guess WoW players will have jobs now.

WoW Player 1: Yo queue up for leet raid, we gun pwn dis!

WoW Player 2: Hud on brah, I gots to pay the rent.

*sells Staff of Origination*


So, the suggestion is 'don't complain because worse things happen elsewhere'? By this logic: don't complain about being robbed because other people get murdered; don't complain about government oppression unless you live in the most oppressive society on earth; don't complain about bad food in a restaurant because they are serving worse elsewhere; don't complain about NEX because other games are doing arguably worse things with MT (back to the start). I don't think you have a very good line of argument here. Wink

Llambda
Space Llama Industries
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:44:00 - [9]
 

Legitimized RL cash trading between players isn't actually all that offensive to me, really.

Someone will still have to earn the items in game, instead of spawning new items out of thin air in exchange for RL currency.

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.08.01 16:18:00 - [10]
 

Moved from General Discussion.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.01 18:43:00 - [11]
 

Yay, TRIPLE threads now !


 

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