Real Money AH - Why it's a good thing Too many knee-jerk reactions and not enough common sense on the issue ... First, real money transactions will 100% be a part of the economy in this game. Blizzard can't stop them from happening, so whether it's under Blizzards Aegis or not they're going to be a part of this game. Now, there are MANY reasons why it's better to have Blizzard regulating them rather than giving third party farmers all the power over them. 1) Blizzard can keep an eye on their AH. A new duplication method is discovered; Blizzard will notice 20 xxxx swords of awesomeness spamming their AH and can shut down the auctions to protect the economy while attempting to break the dupes. 2) Blizzard transactions will be safe and secure, plus any money you want to spend you can easily earn back if you even feel obligated to use RM-AH. Over time you'll probably end up making money off this game. 3) Blizzard gets it's piece of each transaction; meaning they have more money to invest in the security and development of this game. Why not let these people pay to make the game better if they want. 4) Botters and exploit abusers are more likely to be caught if trying to operate in Blizzards backyard. Blizzard can't scrutinize a 3rd party site, and the RMAH makes sites like the D2 one obsolete. Just give this a chance, people. It makes sense.