Elkagorasa the Casual: "Offline" aka Remote Auction House

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Offline" aka Remote Auction House

When Blizzard first announced that it was working on a Remote Auction House, I had my concerns. Gold Farmers posting 24 hours a day, playing the markets on all servers, hackers stealing my account info and wiping me out, or even myself scanning the AH all day at work, to just be able to quest when I am at home.

Checking out the links and reading through the FAQ, it looks like it won't be any of those.
  1. It will be a subscription service (free during beta), $3/month when in production.
  2. You can only do 25 transactions a day.
  3. It requires your WoW credentials, so got Authenticator? 
  4. No addons (yet). There isn't an "Auctioneer" available yet that will scan the AH and tell me how much something I should sell something for. 
The major benefit I see this being useful for, purchasing upgrades from the office.The issue being 2-fold, no way do I want to pay $3/m for a new subscription and not carrying my authenticator around with me all the time.

The AH Beta consists of 20 realms. Malfurion is not on that list, so no testing for me this go-around.

  • Anub'arak
  • Blackwater Raiders
  • Bladefist
  • Cenarion Circle
  • Cenarius
  • Darrowmere
  • Echo Isles
  • Fenris
  • Hyjal
  • Korialstraaz
  • Lightbringer
  • Maiev
  • Misha
  • Ravenholdt
  • Shu'halo
  • Sisters of Elune
  • The Forgotten Coast
  • Uther
  • Vashj
  • Winterhoof 

If your toon is on one of these servers, check out the new Armory page and let me know what you think?

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