I fail to see the use of this though. What good is it to be able to see/search the AH of a certain server from the web, and not being able to buy, for example? Unless, of course, the rumors of real world money linked with game currency have some validity.I seriously do not see Blizzard ever selling gold and if they ever do then it will be near the end of WoW's run as they look for ways to milk every penny out of WoW that they can.TBH.With all the gold sellers in the chat and people getting hacked/keylogged everyday, sometimes i would prefer if Blizzard really did it. that way thoose who have that need could get some "legal" gold, and chat could maybe become goldseller free, and thoose without authenticators might get a little more secure.If Blizz removed the market (by suplying the services themselves), dont you think the goldsellers would give up and move away from wow?.
Indeed, this is the part I hate the most. The idea of being able to browse the AH, or see if items I have listed have sold, without having to log in first sounds great. But if buying/selling requires paying extra (which is the most likely thing to be a "premium-based" extra), then I am 100% against it.One of the things I have loved about WoW is that everyone pays the same flat rate, and gets the same possibilities. I even have no problem with the recent addition of a couple of minipets purchaseable with actual money, as they dont affect gameplay at all. However, this WILL affect gameplay for everyone, and could be the first step in a difference between the haves and have-nots ingame.I think that being able to browse for free would be a great thing and if they made it so you had to pay a fee to actually purchase anything THAT would be a good way to discourage gold farmers and bots from using the service imo. I think they will probably make it so you cant be logged into this service if you are logged into the game. Thats really the best way to use it so people arent sitting in a raid and owning the AH at the same time.
this is one step too much. If they actually put premioum on this, it will become the first paid service that DIRECTLY affects the gameplay.This is one step too much.
$50 every time you use the buyout function, $10 to place a bid, $40 more if the bid comes through. $100 penalty if you place an auction without a buyout price. That would be premium for ya.Edit:Thought I'd share this for the guy who complained about non-iPhone QQing:http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-ww-monthly-200901-201002Shows that Opera has the highest share of mobile browsing, iPhone #2, Nokia #3 and iTouch (I assume this is iPod Touch) #4, meaning that the reach would be far greater to a market including general mobile browsers, even in flash (which iPhone does not support). I'm baffled at how many people actually think iPhone is "cool", "good" or "innovative" in any way, when all it is is old hardware, with a bad screen and very restricting usage guidelines, allbeit with a nice and intuitive UI, packed in a fancy box. Mo' power to you I guess.
If we can buy stuff from the AH through the armory. Does this also mean we can access our ingame mailbox from the web?Because that would be interesting...
Some features might be premium-onlyehm, what? we already pay 15$ (or even more in my case, because game card here is a bit more epensive than that...), and we need to buy another subscription? Doubt that will save the AH from chinese farmers, really...at the other hand how many of them has an iPhone?Have an iPhone? Im sure they can get access to one, considering they have Desktops that they run like 5 version of wow from at once, Probably costing much more than an iPhone. /Shrug You have to speculate to accumulate(Spend Money to make money)
wth is an "adroid" phone anyways? sounds like a regular cell with an r2d2 shell.
wth is an "adroid" phone anyways? sounds like a regular cell with an r2d2 shell.In case you really have been living under a rock, http://www.android.com/ ;p
Something about this screams, "We're ready to start winding down WoW!"
Something about this screams, "We're ready to start winding down WoW!"TBH and a little OT, I kind of hope so! Maybe Blizz will focus more on D3 !1111!1!IIs access to the AH out of the game something that people have even asked for? Checking your mail box via the web would be one thing, but I can't even imagine the horror show of trying to level a profession if this goes live.
Something about this screams, "We're ready to start winding down WoW!"You think so? Sounds more to me like Blizz has been listening to what a lot of people have been saying they want. (Which to be honest, is kind of a surprise to me). I think we won't see a real winding down for at least another few years/couple expansions.
all it is is old hardwareYeah, multi-touch touch screens are totally old hardware. That !@#$ was out in the 80s!with a bad screen Define 'bad', please.and very restricting usage guidelinesDunno what you mean, I don't have an iPhone. I'm pretty sure "Unlimited Data" isn't very restricting...though I'm just guessing, not very keen on cell plans and whatnot.And BTW, I wasn't comparing every phone ever released, I was comparing iPhone/Touch and Android. =/As for accessing AH from iPod Touch / iPhone, having Mail access would be a big mistake, because it would, of course, allow people to play the AH without being in WoW, thus making it easier for undercutters and AH campers to monopolize the market.I'm guessing that you'll just be able to browse the AH, and check auctions for your character(s). Maybe, MAYBE being able to post items from your characters' inventories.
Sad day for the game.You should need to log into the game world to interact with it. It's interesting to post data via the armory to be read and looked up, but I think this is a wrong direction to go. If you don't have the capacity to play the game, then you should NOT have any ability to affect the game world or the game economy./Agree
so we 'll be doing business like stock exchangers ..finally i can look like an imporant person in social life.. Hopefully the pertinent pages will have a "stockexchange day-trader" look about them rather than WoW (tm). So then i can AH whilst at work! :)
wth is an "adroid" phone anyways? sounds like a regular cell with an r2d2 shell.In case you really have been living under a rock, http://www.android.com/ ;pWow. I've never heard of that. Don't even recall seeing ads on tv for it. So essentially, Google has made a mobile phone? Looks cool./crawls back under rock and dies.As for the AH premium content, I'm not in favour of it. If someone wants to play the game I think they should have to log in to do so, not access it via other means, but seeing as a company's goal is always to make as much money as possible, I can't fault Blizzard for implementing a cash cow on top of a cash cow.
let see.... apple know that there r lots of Chinese gold farmer and AH camper on WoW...iphone/ipod/ipad AH software comes out...Chinese AH camper buy those iphone/ipod/ipad to conquer AH...hmmm.... kinda fishy here.....
Chinese AH camper buy those iphone/ipod/ipad to conquer AH...Never heard of a Chinese AH Camper...only gold spammers/farmers. And besides, if they only allow you to BROWSE the AH on this app, how would you 'conquer' the AH? How do you 'conquer' the AH anyways? If such a thing is possible, wouldn't they just do it from a computer, instead? Where there's lots of AH addons to help?
<insert the previous Android requests here, but where they said Android, I'm saying WinMo 6.5>
What if Blizzard applies the premium to purchases? Sure, I could probably write a script to snatch up all of an item below a certain price, but if each in-game purchase costs $1 (or whatever), then I might be discouraged to go about owning the AH that way.If, and ONLY IF, Blizzard attaches the premium to AH purchases (at least) will I no longer be against this idea. Otherwise, it's too exploitable for my tastes.