Auction House Changes for Diablo 3 1.0.4

In a second update is as many hours Blizzard reveal how they are going to address the issues with the DiabloWikiAuction House in patch 1.0.4.

Over the last few days, we’ve seen a lot of requests from players for us to make improvements to the auction house. We’ve also seen questions regarding what, if any, changes are being made to the AH in 1.0.4. While we’ve already talked about many of the updates we have planned, we know some players may have missed those discussions. So, rather than make you wait for the patch notes, we’ve put together a list of everything that’s changing in 1.0.4 for you below.

Take a look:

General Improvements

  • Players can now cancel their auctions at any point so long they do not have any active bids on them (it will still take five minutes for a listed auction to become searchable, however).
  • We’ve increased the maximum stack size of gold per listing from 100,000 to 1,000,000. The current minimum listing price will remain the same per stack.
  • We’ve added description text to several error messages. We’ve also improved several existing descriptions so that they more clearly describe why you’ve encountered an error.

Search Improvements

  • We’re upping the allowed number of “Preferred Stats” per search from 3 to 6.
  • We’re upping the number of digits you can enter in the “Min Value” field for equipment searches from 3 to 5 (i.e. you can now search for values > 999).
  • We’ve replaced “Minimum Damage” with “Average Damage” as a searchable stat, which can be calculated as follows: (Min Damage + Max Damage) / 2. So, for example, searching for an Average Damage of 12 will find an item with 10-14 damage, 12 Minimum damage, or 24 Maximum damage.
  • Stat increases which come from slotted gems will no longer be factored in when searching for equipment. Instead, your search criteria will only take into account the base stat values for an item.
  • Armor, DPS, Buyout, and Time Left columns are now sortable columns in the Search tab.

UI Improvements

  • The Auctions tab and Completed tab will now refresh whenever one of your items has been purchased.
  • Whenever an auction expires or is cancelled, the listing price of that item will now display in the Completed tab.
  • Tooltips have been added for items in the Completed tab (which means you’ll be able to see the stats of the items you’ve purchased or sold, as well as items which failed to sell or were cancelled).
  • Tooltips have been added for commodities.
  • Item Compare tooltips have been added to the Recommended Items page.

In addition to these improvements, we’re also fixing several bugs with the auction house UI and functionality (many of which you reported on these forums).

Bug Fixes

  • Auction house filters are no longer case-sensitive.
  • Players can now search for stats on Legendary items! Yay!
  • The Recommended Items page will now display quivers for demon hunters even if you have a two-handed ranged weapon equipped.
  • DiabloWikiWitch doctor‘s DiabloWikiCorpse Spider (db) bonus is now listed when searching for mojos.
  • And, last but not least, we’ve fixed several issues with affixes not displaying correctly or being unavailable for equipment searches:
    • “Attack Speed” is now a searchable affix for quivers
    • Items with the “Level Requirement Reduced” affix will now properly appear in search results when specifying the level range
    • Searches will now properly filter results according to the set Minimum and Maximum values for”Life per Spirit Spent”

And there you have it! Please note that this isn’t a preview, and that the above list represents every change we are making to the auction house in 1.0.4. While the list is exhaustive for this patch, it’s definitely not the end of the road — we still have additional improvements planned for 1.1.0 and for the long-term. We don’t have a lot of juicy details to share right now on that front, but we’ll be sure to provide more information as development continues

If you’ve missed all the updates (and there have been plenty) on what’s happening in Patch 1.0.4 check them out. There is a lot to digest.


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  1. Still RMT? Still irrelevant.

  2. If I didn’t know better I would think these were wishlist fake changes made by fans to incite anger upon Blizzard. That being said, this is AWESOME x ?!

    It makes you wonder why they were unable to have everything this way to begin with. I assume they were scared it would be too easy to find things or that botters would somehow not exploit the system if everything was semi-hidden and those are both silly explanations considering the history of botters and that people would recognize and dislike that Blizzard was intentionally making things hard to find.

    I’m really excited about these changes for the future of D3.

    • It’s easier to find what you looking for. But.
      It will be harder to sell your items. Less people will look at your items as they simply wont show up in their searches anymore.

      I doubt many realize this and will probably complain about it.
      But ya… people will complain no matter what.

  3. “We’ve increased the maximum stack size of gold per listing from 100,000 to 1,000,000. The current minimum listing price will remain the same per stack.”

    Hopefully this will cut down spam in chat channels.

    • I’m not quite following what this means exactly. Does this mean the minimum price will be $.25/million rather than $.25/100k?

      • Thats a good question if gold now costs 0.25 per million, everyone like myself who has 500+ million gold ready for sale have just had there assets wiped out in real money terms.

        • Also, prices on the gah will now skyrocket if this is true. what costs 10 million now will be 100 -150 million after patch

          • It is OBVIOUSLY still a fact on how much supply/demand there is.

            The prices are still made by the community, and I doubt the prices will drop to 0.25cent for each million gold

          • Of course, but the minimum of $2.5/mil has been the floor and ceiling of the gold market since day 1. No one can really say where it will be at with the removal of that floor. My personal guess would be around $1 per million. That’s a little under the going rate for 3rd party sites atm. I think RMAH prices will be slightly lower than that. Yeah there is probably a much higher demand for gold on the RMAH than 3rd party sites, since it isn’t against the rules, but the supply is also much higher it seems.

            Like D3hater, I am sitting on a large stack of gold that i have been selling for the past weeks. I list a couple hundered million every morning, so every night i have half my auctions ending. Recently only about 20m gets sold every night, but it’s a nice steady income. If the minimum is lowered, I can probably sell my entire stack in one day, but my profits will be cut in half at least i’m sure.

  4. I’m almost more excited about these changes than about the upgraded Legendaries.

  5. Nothing left to preview. Hurry up and post the full patch notes and release it already!

  6. By far the best list of any 1.04 additions 🙂

  7. I’m glad they removed socketed gem bonus stats from item listings. I’ve been waiting on that change for some time…

  8. I never used the AH or the RMAH at all while playing the game and have found a couple of legendaries and I am only around level 39 right now. Been playing single player without the AH and having a decent time but since I lost the HDD in my main gaming rig I have to use an older single core system and I am lagging like crazy and have died multiple times due to lag just glad I am not playing HC.

  9. Wow. They fixed being able to search by Corpse Spider WD skill but they STILL haven’t dealt with the fact that you can’t search for Cluster Arrow WD Skill?


    The other changes all look great though.

    • I had the exact same reaction, but as I’m typing this I’m starting to think that maybe it was just a missing parameter in the drop down list on that item. It would at least make some sense to include it that way since this is a complete list of changes rather than a preview.

      Can any WDs shed some more light on this? Because, seriously, if I’m wrong, I am genuinely confused by this oddly specific inclusion.

  10. It’d be nice if they include a quick reset button to clear the modifier values you’re searching for. When you’re looking for different things on different items, it’s a little more intuitive to search from the top of the drop down. It would also make it easier to reset values to “none” if you wanted.

  11. We’re upping the number of digits you can enter in the “Min Value” field for equipment searches. We took 3 and then we doubled it.

  12. hey, now we know blizz reads incgamers! Hey, blizz! LOOKAT ME! add 5 MODIFIER SEARCHES! NOT JUST 3! CMON!

  13. they should add a ‘trash all unsold equipment’ button. Once my list of 50 items was full I stopped using the AH, I am not gonna juggle with all those items and limited inventory space.

  14. who gives a shit anyway

  15. So… from the wording of the last two updates, it’s starting to look as if we are probably not going to be seeing this in the morning (Tuesday/the 21st). I know it was just speculation, but I was really hoping to see it live then. Has there been any more word as to when it’s coming out that maybe I missed somewhere along the line?

  16. no mp3 download?

  17. How about a way to exclude certain affixes/stats when searching? My monk never wants str.

    • Wouldn’t be as useful as you’d expect. A single affix can actually include two attributes. For example, the affix “murderous” is +45-150 strength AND +45-150 Dex. The strength doesn’t use up an affix slot, so excluding that item would be pointless.

  18. Still only 10 AH sale slots tho 🙁

  19. Still waiting for the game improvement where they delete RMAH/AH from existence??

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