When Diablo III was released on PC and Mac last year, the auction house where you could use real money to buy high-level gear was very controversial. Well, it will be coming to an end on March 18th 2014. That’s when Blizzard will close down the feature and call it quits.
Yes, the in-game currency auction house too. Blizzard Entertainment Production Director John Hight announced the news on Battle.net. He said that despite the auction house’s benefits, it “ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.” They are just figuring that out now?
Killing nightmare creatures should be the way to get cool items. Not by being game rich. It’s more rewarding and fun. That’s the whole point.