Auction Houses - No thank you. I've seen a lot of chat around the forums about people wanting auction houses. WHY? That tears at the core of what Diablo is. Trading within Diablo is love/hate relationship and you all know it. Adding in an auction house would take all of that away. As annoying as it is, I love making a game saying what a need and hoping people show up that have SOMETHING that you can use, its like a giant shopping spree. On an auction house you take out all of the surprise because you have this item and then the only way you are going to trade it is if someone else has X gold or X item or X whatever. I mean i suppose you could set it up to where people could leave you offers and you can leave a wish list... but with person to person trading you can see multiple offers up front and then you get instant gratification. And I mean where would this auction house go? Would it be in the chat lobby? Or in your first town? Last town? Hell mode only? It just doesn't fit to me. I just think that putting an auction house in will make trading to easy and then like in World of Warcraft now EVERY Joe Schmoe will be able to have the best gear with really having to work at it. I just don't want to lose what i think one of the best parts of D2 is... the trading. Its a way to see new things and meet new people. If an auction house shows up in D3 its going to be a MAJOR turn off for me. I don't think it will stop me from playing but it will surely kill the replay value for me. I know it.