Correction: RMAH Pay Structure Not Changed


Based on Azzure’s previous post regarding the removal of the flat transaction fee, we were to understand that the rate had been replaced with a 15% fee. This has been corrected, however, as Kaivax from Blizzard explains that this was merely a configuration error.

@KaivaxBlizzard: There was an error with one of the listing fees in the #Diablo III Beta auction house. It has been corrected.


We are aware that, in the Diablo III beta, a 15% transaction was previously displayed when selling items in the Beta Bucks auction house. This was a configuration error, and has been corrected.

We do not currently have plans to alter the auction house fee structure for the beta, as previously discussed here:

As always, thank you for your feedback. This is exactly the sort of thing that makes a good beta test.

I would have been very surprised if they had removed the flat fee for posting items simply because it would open the service up to an enormous amount of flooding unless they introduced a very modest number of daily postings.

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  1. All that raging for nothing. Lol.

    • For nothing really, anyone who took the time to read Azzure’s comments and break down about it would see that the 15% fee would have added more benefit to market since it would allow profit on even $2 listings.

      • Then perhaps they can do a flat fee and a percentage off of items too close to that fee amount.

      • Exactly, when I saw the change I thought it is good. I mean it encourage people to price items lower. Who would sell a item for 2 dollar if the fee is $1.25. Then I guess when everyone see Blizzard and money in the same lane it must spell bad right?
        Heck maybe it is actually intentional, then when Blizzard see the community outcry, they realize they will lose money and the community don’t like it either. So they revert it.

        • Even with that system though, I think the 10 item limit will prevent people from selling cheap items more than the fee would anyhow. What is the point of wasting your limit on cheap stuff when you can at least try to sell something better. I suppose if you really have nothing else, but how long would that last?

  2. I believe they already added in a limit of 10 active auctions (10 for RMAH/10 for GAH) per account per region a few months ago.

    • I was going to write that in, but I’m no longer certain that that is the case. I would think it still is, but I didn’t want to assume.

  3. Thanks god that would be madness..

  4. We got Trolled 😡

  5. Don’t care, release the game already =)

  6. Bashiok is not really saying anything here (as usual? :P).
    “We do not currently have plans to alter the auction house fee structure for the beta” = Does not say anything about how it will be in release.

    The bug might easily be that they patched the release value into the beta… Or it might not. We cant know, and Bashiok surely did not clarify.

  7. I will be not surprised if Inferno will require uber gear that has so low chance to find that many people fill just buy it on AH.
    And if you wonder how this items will end on AH, well Blizzard will find the way.
    What happen to games are for fun :/.

    • It does not make much sense, because to buy it from AH someone must find it first. It’s not like you just buy items out of nowhere in the AH.

    • I think what hes trying to say is blizzard would put the items up before anyone else does to get people started but i do not plan to ever buy anything from the AH i know that for sure but i will sell things as for it being to hard to do inferno thats a buncha crap what people should do is farm hell for the best gear they can get then start to farm act 1 inferno and if they cant handle a challange thats been layed out then they will go to the AH and buy their gear but unlike those people i plan to beat that challange even if it takes months at least thats my oppion

    • Omg i thought wrote it clear , Blizzard can sell items that are needed to beat inferno by set up accounts  and to encourage people to buying them they can lower chance to find them to the point that players has few options:
      – huge luck
      – years of grindfest (seriously i never found SoJ or finished some sets in my 2 years of D2 playing :/)
      – moneys
      Clear enough?
      I hope inferno will req more skill and strat than gear but i doubt because how hard they push real money AH :/.

  8. Iwonder if Blizzard put that mistake in on purpose just to fuck with everyone 🙂

  9. very unlikely that blizz will put anything up on the AH in secret. Fallout would be ridic.if the word got out at all and I don’t think you need to worry about playing for months to clear inferno. These are the same guys that put the \you will die\ inferno vid out and anyone worth their salt can tell the players sucked balls or died on purpose in those. Lets just add the little side note that apparently inferno was so hard and everyone was wiping, yet they ended up changing it to make it even harder after testing it. I hope to be pleasantly surprised, but i take Bashiok’s claim with a grain of salt.

  10. Configuration error my ass. That was deliberate. 😡
     

  11. It’s too bad. I liked the “change” because it would’ve avoided a double fee. (That is, spend real money on gold, and spend the gold on what you want.) But the old way wasn’t horrible.
     
    Anyways, back to dreaming about selling an item for $40 and keeping $38.75 of it instead of $34. (Before PayPal fees, of course.)

  12. “I would have been very surprised if they had removed the flat fee for posting items simply because it would open the service up to an enormous amount of flooding unless they introduced a very modest number of daily postings.”

    I’m confused.  But they did remove it, didn’t they?  The blue post you linked to says “Listing fee is being removed.”  

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