Originally Posted by Kirbynator
gonna be hard to control myself when I end up broke on the auction and see that ridiculously perfect and amazingly rare item for a cheap $ price >.<
It won't be there long if it's a good price, so you better keep your account funded.
The people that are going to make any money on the AH are the people who are going to camp it.
The reason that so many people made a lot of money on WoW auction houses (myself included) is because they were compartmentalized. LOTS of tiny little fish tanks where one guy could be the big fish.
In Diablo 3 though, we're all going to be put into a giant 3 million gallon aquarium, and there can really only be a small handful of sharks.
I think AH bots are inevitable, and it'll be hard to compete with them.
I'll certainly be willing to throw some money at it to test out the waters and see if there's any real money to be made.
I think a lot of people are thinking that there's no money to be made because items will be cheap. I think those people are very, very wrong.
It's simple supply/demand. If fantastic items are available for say, a dollar; the demand will be through the ROOF and a $1 price isn't sustainable unless gear drops are way out of whack. People are not going to grind the game for dozens of hours hoping for a piece of gear to drop when they could just buy the thing for a dollar on the AH. Prices will rise, and rise quickly until they hit a point where people think twice about it. Whether that's $5 or $10 or $50, we'll have to see. But if "top tier" items sell for $15-20, then there will be plenty of room for speculators to camp the AH looking for idiots who put their $20 item up for $2, and snatch it up.
I actually think Blizzard is going to regret this RMAH decision from a customer service standpoint. They are probably just confident that the extra income will be worth it.