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PostSubject: D3 Announcement   Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:00 am

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Diablo 3 Auction House Closure:

We are writing tell you about an important change to Diablo III: we're going to be removing the gold and real-money auction house system from the game.

When we initially designed and implemented the auction house system, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades. But after much review and player feedback, it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.

We're working out the details of how the auction house system will be shut down, but we wanted to share the news as soon as we made the decision in order to give everyone as much advance notice as possible. Please note that the final shutdown will occur on March 18, 2014. We will keep everyone informed as we work through this process, but feel free to check out our blog post on the subject, and stay tuned to Diablo 3.com for further details.

- The Diablo III team
What a surprise.

For any of you who aren't fluent in bullshit let me translate this section for you.

What he said wrote:
When we initially designed and implemented the auction house system, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades. But after much review and player feedback, it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.
What he meant wrote:
When we initially designed the auction house we figured it would make as a fuck ton of money by moving a virtual commodity around and around in an environment completely controlled by us! But after a year or so up and running it turns out this shit is dumb and people aren't as stupid as we thought. And because of the real money aspect it costs us more money to keep the ah running then it actually make us!

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