I've just read up on the RMAH (real money auction house) for Diablo 3 and the way it works.
Whilst I expected blizzard to take a 'cut' from transactions, I didn't expect it to be 30%. If you dump funds into blizzards own service , you only pay 15% on transactions, but if you need to use a third party service like PayPal you are fucked for double that amount.
I was almost tempted to use the RMAH with paypal to buy items, but there's no point now other than to give vast amounts of cash away to Blizzard for nothing. Not only that, you need a blizzard authenticator to use it (more monies for Blizz) and they want to know your name, address and phone number.
No you don't , fuckfaces. That's private info you do NOT get to distribute to your advertising buddies.
Which brings up my next question. Since i'm now definitely never going to use the RMAH and I'd rather castrate myself with a rusty spoon than play public games , nor do I know any friends getting D3, then why does the game need a pointless, constant online connection when all I want is offline singleplayer?
Why don't they simply ask you if you want to use the online components of the game and if you say 'No' your game is permanently locked out from their servers? Simple, no mess, no fuss. I'd be happy.
I already know that I'll stop playing D3 the instant Guild Wars 2 is released. In the meantime, I have League of Legends to keep me occupied. In fact, I even told a friend of mine that "I probably won't even play this until I get sick of Guild wars 2 and LoL."
This brings me to my final question, why am I even bothering with this game? Yes, it's Diablo 3. Yes, I love it. But guess what? I loath and detest virtually every other aspect about how this game has been produced and developed.
I think there's an expensive, collectors edition on order that needs to be cancelled.
6 years, 4 months ago
01 May 2012 23:38 CEST