AnointedSword wrote on May 1, 2012, 21:21:
Against popular belief (here at blues), a majority of players will use the in game systems.
Well, it's always fun to argue against an invented "popular belief", but no one here has been arguing that people will flock to 3rd party sites.
Personally, I would never use an auction in a game like this - for gold or otherwise. The entire purpose of the game is finding items, so if you just buy them, there's little left to do. With that said, I still find the 15% figure to be way
over the top. I expected 1.5% (or thereabouts). That definitely takes it from the "we're just making our costs" to "we're using this as an alternate revenue stream".