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33. Re: Blizzard: Killing Diablo III Auction House Would be Sep 6, 2013, 15:38 jacobvandy
finga wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 15:02:
I just couldn't understand why they made the cap on item prices $250. That's a ridiculous number. $2.50 would have been much more reasonable.

Even then, any $ amount shows a basic failure in itemization design and I refuse to play a Diablo III with a real-money auction house as a result. Hell, even a gold auction house bugs me. I'm actually thinking of picking up D3 on consoles for some casual living room play since it lacks the RMAH, although I'd want to find out more about whether the drop rates were change to adjust for the lack of the auction house.

You act as if the cap actually does anything to prevent people from setting prices any higher.... A lot of people pay a lot more than $250 for items. They just have to do it indirectly via gold in P2P trade, because gold prices are limited as well in the AH, so there is no transaction fee being paid. The best items are traded for BILLIONS of gold, so even taking into account how cheap gold is with the inflation (currently $2 for 50 million), spending $1000+ for a single item still happens. Capping it at $2.50 would be even worse for ActiBlizzard and cause them to miss out on even more commission than they already do.
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