(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Actual money is now playing a big role in popular hack and slash RPG game Diablo III thanks to Blizzard’s introduction of a “Real-Money Auction House” unveiled today for Europe and earlier this week for North and South America.
The platform allows users to sell items discovered in the game relying on actual currency. To make use of the auction house, look at the campaign screen, then click the button reading “Auction house” to your left.
Users can enter cash either with their Battle.net balances or through integration with PayPal.
“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,” explained the gaming company in a blog post via battle.net.
For some players, the feature’s introduction may cause them to reminisce of the days when actual Diablo II items were sold for currency via popular auctioning site eBay.com.
Diablo III has dominated the market in sales. Earlier this month, VideoGameDesignSchools.org released an info graphic, estimating that sold copies of the game could fill the trunks of 7,899 DeLoreans.