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29. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes and More Jun 10, 2012, 03:38 Flatline
Dades wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 23:55:
Dev wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 23:36:
Actually, I'm not sure it will change much. The chinese gold farmers can NOT participate in the RMAH (asia isn't going to have access to any RMAH), so they will continue to sell on the "black" market, spamming general chat and selling through websites. They won't be able to use blizzard's processing system at all. In other words, nothing will change from how it is now. We are getting a preview of what it will continue to be like.

They're going to have access, they will just do it through a subsidiary or other third party based somewhere else. If Blizzard blocks their IP then they will use a VPN and if they block their payment addresses they will just a third party.

Last time I said that this would happen I was told that it'd be "far too difficult" to VPN into the Americas or otherwise work around the regional restrictions. Which I still laugh at.

Which is bullsh*t. The only way it won't happen is if the chinese farmers can't make a profit that way. And again, why would Blizzard want to go to *too* much trouble to lock them out? They make 15% off the top and another 15% when you withdraw. Blizzard telegraphed it's intent when they said that flat gold would be available in the auction house.
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