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Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

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  1. FizzyBubbly

    FizzyBubbly Diabloii.Net Member

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    Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    In an effort to understand demand from the community we ask this question

    Are you willing to spend any amount of Money to buy items in D3?
    Yes or No?
     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    Im willing. I dont know whether Ill actually spend money but im not against the idea. People who are will understand once theyve grown up.
     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    I would estimate at least 98% of the player-base will take part in a real money transaction during their time playing Diablo 3. Though I am excluding players who lose interest in the game early.
     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    98%? Doubt it.

    There will be a sizeable group of people who have no interest in dealing with paypal in any way, shape or form. Also a lot of people who simply aren't interested in it, as well as some who won't even know the option exists.
     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    You need to remember that the RMAH is potentially the only way to trade most items effectively. I doubt more than a few % of regular players would go long without using it. I'm pretty sure 99.99% of WoW players have used the AH.

    Also, you don't need ANY money to take part in the RMAH, nor do you need to have a credit card or bank account to open a Paypal account. This will remove the barriers for players who have reservations about putting down any money or credit details into Paypal. Had that not been the case, I would agree with you.


     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    I will use the RMAH, but don't intend to put in money. If that counts, then yes I'll spend money. But I also think that using the GAH is essentially using money as well, since that gold could have been converted to cash and cashed out.

    On the Paypal issue, if all I'm using it for is to pull out cash from Blizzard, that would avoid the problems I've seen people have with Paypal. Blizz isn't going to challenge it. Additionally, it is so easy to get a separate bank account or credit card to use with it, that it is trivial to minimize your risk.
     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    Putting items for sale in the RMAH will attract a listing fee, yes?

    Is there a similar listing fee (whether $ or gold) for items in the GAH? If not, then that's one significant point in favour of the GAH right there.
     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    Shocking. I think 50% would be a generous estimate.

    For reference, I don't think 98% of the player-base of World of Warcraft have used that Auction House. I don't know what percentage that is, but I'd say half of that number would be a generous estimate for "player-base who will take part in a real money transaction."


     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    I think he is referring to people participating in an RMAH "Transaction" on either the buyer or seller side counted together.

    So in his estimation over the lifespan of ones game experience he expects 98% of the player base to either Buy something Or Sell something on the RHAM.

    I think it may be more like 70% because you have to account for player drop of but also you need to understand that this is in reference over the life of the game. If a Kid starts playing D3 when he's 15, In 3 years he may come back to the game and realize "oh, i have this legendary that's selling for $40 bucks why not sell it."

    Also in thinking of the people that are completely against the RHAM it's comical because for all intensive purposes these are the more "hardcore"(not mode wise) players and they will be the ones finding these ultra rare items and when they see a $400 dollar price tag on it they may change their mind very quickly about the RHAM..

    Either way I think as time goes on the RHAM will be embraced as a normality and a positive. Also I can see this becoming something that is implemented throughout the industry over the next 3-7 yrs.

    Either way my guess in about 70-80% will use the RHAM at some point either on the buy or sell side.
     
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    Re: Will you spend MONEY to Buy Items in D3?

    Mmmm, I dunno what to answer... I'd be willing to but know I won't have the need to so am I a yay or a nay? :scratchchin:
     
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    No. But Im more than stoked that not everyone feels the same as me. Gonna set goals - first, a pack of cigs. Then a 12 pack of beer, then work my way up until I've paid off the game. Then I'll be satisfied.
     

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