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Blizzard To Drop Diablo III Auction House from March 2014
Information - posted by Crooked Bee on Sun 22 September 2013, 19:21:40Tags: Blizzard; Diablo III; Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
This is kind of old news, but since Infinitron didn't post about it I'm gonna do it now anyway -- it was the past week's major news, after all, especially for those who are still under the Diablo spell for whatever reason. On September 17, Blizzard posted a surprise announcement on the Battle.Net blog, announcing the coming end of the infamous Auction House, decried as a "pay2win" system by many.
We feel that this move along with the Loot 2.0 system being developed concurrently with Reaper of Souls™ will result in a much more rewarding game experience for our players. [...] Please note that the shutdown will occur on March 18, 2014.
There was also a video to accompany this decision:
So, Auction House is being replaced with "the Loot 2.0 system" to be introduced by the Reaper of Souls expansion. What the hell is that, anyway? Erik Kain offers a short round-up:
Now Blizzard just needs to implement an offline mode, and we’ll be in business.
Unfortunately, however, no plans for an offline mode have been announced. On the contrary, it has been confirmed that Diablo III will stay online.