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Diablo 3: Diablo III: Auction House to Utilize PayPal

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,614MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Blizzard has announced its partnership with PayPal to enable players to purchase items in the Diablo III auction house.

For those who've been living under a rock, the Diablo III auction house will feature items for sale for both in-game gold and for real world cash.

According to Blizzard, the PayPal option will "be available in most regions".

Read the full announcement on the Diablo III community site.


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  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    I can pretty much write this game off now.

     

    PayPal is the devil. I do a ton of eBaying and know a lot about it. PayPal is a worthless outsourcing pile of ####.

    Have fun dealing with asians named "Bob" and "John", yet can barely pronounce it.

     

    Not this time, Kotick

  • kadepsysonkadepsyson sun prairie, WIPosts: 1,937Member

    Originally posted by precious328

    I can pretty much write this game off now.

     

    PayPal is the devil. I do a ton of eBaying and know a lot about it. PayPal is a worthless outsourcing pile of ####.

    Have fun dealing with asians named "Bob" and "John", yet can barely pronounce it.

     

    Not this time, Kotick

    It's an option so if you don't want to use it, then don't.

    I'm just wondering if you list an item for a fee, and it doesn't sell if you're just out the money then.  Seems like an easy way for blizzard to make massive cash off Diablo 3 players without much benifit to the game.  That's what I'm concerned about, more than them adding options for its playerbase, lol.

    El Psy Congroo

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon

    Well you don't have to use the auction house and there will be items for sale for in game gold too.  Personally, I find finding the items the best part of the game.

    The biggest problem with Diablo II was the ninja looting.

  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    Well you don't have to use the auction house and there will be items for sale for in game gold too.  Personally, I find finding the items the best part of the game.

    The biggest problem with Diablo II was the ninja looting.


     

    That won't really be a problem anymore, as items dropped will be different for each player. For example, if Duriel is slain, he might drop a sword for Player A, yet a bow for Player B.

  • wesjrwesjr Gilbert, AZPosts: 366Member Uncommon

    This should be interesting as PAYPAL does not offer buyer/seller protection on virtual sales ....

  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    Originally posted by precious328

    I can pretty much write this game off now.

     

    PayPal is the devil. I do a ton of eBaying and know a lot about it. PayPal is a worthless outsourcing pile of ####.

    Have fun dealing with asians named "Bob" and "John", yet can barely pronounce it.

     

    Not this time, Kotick

    It's an option so if you don't want to use it, then don't.

    I'm just wondering if you list an item for a fee, and it doesn't sell if you're just out the money then.  Seems like an easy way for blizzard to make massive cash off Diablo 3 players without much benifit to the game.  That's what I'm concerned about, more than them adding options for its playerbase, lol.


     

    It won't bother me if they have a server that's against buying items..

    The ultimate problem is that "weeked warriors" will be able to hang with players who spent far more time due to the option to purchase items.

     

    MMOs have turned into forms of virtual socialism.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    PayPal will be used to 'Cash Out' of your account. You won't actually be buying stuff with PayPal like you do on eBay.

    You'll put money into a Blizzard account, where you can pay for subscriptions, buy games or buy stuff from other D3 players using the auction house. If you make more money than you spend, you can convert money from your Blizzard account to some other account...in this case your PayPal account which would put money into your checking account.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • LynxeyedLynxeyed Akron, OHPosts: 75Member

    as a weekend warrior I find that completely acceptable. Sorry I dont have the time my 13 year old son does to grind for 70 hours a week but I got the wallet to keep up with him.

  • EcocesEcoces Chicago, ILPosts: 879Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by precious328



    Originally posted by kadepsyson






    Originally posted by precious328



    I can pretty much write this game off now.





     





    PayPal is the devil. I do a ton of eBaying and know a lot about it. PayPal is a worthless outsourcing pile of ####.





    Have fun dealing with asians named "Bob" and "John", yet can barely pronounce it.





     





    Not this time, Kotick

    It's an option so if you don't want to use it, then don't.

    I'm just wondering if you list an item for a fee, and it doesn't sell if you're just out the money then.  Seems like an easy way for blizzard to make massive cash off Diablo 3 players without much benifit to the game.  That's what I'm concerned about, more than them adding options for its playerbase, lol.






     

    It won't bother me if they have a server that's against buying items..

    The ultimate problem is that "weeked warriors" will be able to hang with players who spent far more time due to the option to purchase items.

     

    MMOs have turned into forms of virtual socialism.




     

    more like people care way too much about how others play the game. after all how does Joe casual buying his gear off the auction house affect your fun in anyway?

    did you have fun playing through the dungeons and obtaining that gear ... that should be the only question when talking about gear. if the answer is yes then the game did its job if the answer is no then find another game.

    if you are playing these game for fulfillment or some sort of status symbol then sorry but go out and get a life.

  • EladiEladi ArnhemPosts: 1,100Member Uncommon

    Lol, paypal... righhtt.. the oldest (more or less)  but slowest digital bank in the world that offers no protection for buyer at all and is known for their double standards and more dubious handling of donations toward anti-goverment movements. 

    these account designers in the game industrie are still living in the late 90's  .. ... so many way faster,more secure and world wide accepted/useable  systems out there..

  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    Originally posted by Ecoces



    Originally posted by precious328








    Originally posted by kadepsyson














    Originally posted by precious328







    I can pretty much write this game off now.













     













    PayPal is the devil. I do a ton of eBaying and know a lot about it. PayPal is a worthless outsourcing pile of ####.













    Have fun dealing with asians named "Bob" and "John", yet can barely pronounce it.













     













    Not this time, Kotick





    It's an option so if you don't want to use it, then don't.





    I'm just wondering if you list an item for a fee, and it doesn't sell if you're just out the money then.  Seems like an easy way for blizzard to make massive cash off Diablo 3 players without much benifit to the game.  That's what I'm concerned about, more than them adding options for its playerbase, lol.














     





    It won't bother me if they have a server that's against buying items..





    The ultimate problem is that "weeked warriors" will be able to hang with players who spent far more time due to the option to purchase items.





     





    MMOs have turned into forms of virtual socialism.










     

    more like people care way too much about how others play the game. after all how does Joe casual buying his gear off the auction house affect your fun in anyway?

    did you have fun playing through the dungeons and obtaining that gear ... that should be the only question when talking about gear. if the answer is yes then the game did its job if the answer is no then find another game.

    if you are playing these game for fulfillment or some sort of status symbol then sorry but go out and get a life.




     

    Umm. It makes a big deal when your fighting against them.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Eladi
    Lol, paypal... righhtt.. the oldest (more or less)  but slowest digital bank in the world that offers no protection for buyer at all and is known for their double standards and more dubious handling of donations toward anti-goverment movements. 
    these account designers in the game industrie are still living in the late 90's  .. ... so many way faster,more secure and world wide accepted/useable  systems out there..


    You have the buyer/seller protection thing backwards. They offer no protection for the seller. The buyer complains and the money is refunded. The seller is simply out the money.

    It would be surprising if this were the only method to cash out of the auction house. Blizzard already accepts direct payments for their goods using credit cards; they have the infrastructure to credit payments out directly to checking accounts using the same systems.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • AkulasAkulas GoldcoastPosts: 1,617Member Uncommon

    Just do most trades in lobby chat and ignore the AH.

    This isn't a signature, you just think it is.

  • IllyssiaIllyssia LondonPosts: 1,524Member

    Looks like we are talking a few routes for the finance of the Blizzard cash auction houses. We are talking the usual credit card routes...American Express will probably do nicely. Next we are probably talkin Blizard bucks...some form of game card for those who choose not use credit cards. Finally PayPal...well I just reckon they are throwing Ebay a line since they have handled so many unofficial Blizzard item currecny transactions in the past. Yes,the suits who run Blizzard are once again proving that the depths of MMORPG commercialisation have not be truely reached yet.

  • mackdawg19mackdawg19 Shiloh, ILPosts: 864Member

    Eladi, Paypal is one of the most used and recognizable forms of online payment systems. Also, as it's been said already. This will be more of a way to convert your cash over to Paypal or adding currency from a Paypal account to Blizzards system. I can really only name about 3 different online payment systems that are widley used, with Paypal being the top. And I shop pretty much everywhere.

  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,212Member Uncommon

     






    Originally posted by precious328



    It won't bother me if they have a server that's against buying items..



    The ultimate problem is that "weeked warriors" will be able to hang with players who spent far more time due to the option to purchase items.



     



    MMOs have turned into forms of virtual socialism.



     

     You've never played Diablo have you?  

    Paypal is fine.

     This is a text to highlight the stupidity of throwing up walls of nearly unreadable captcha up against every post in these threads. Spammers don't have high post counts and haven't been members for five years or more. Get your act together MMORPG.com  You're insulting your loyal patrons with these inept tactics. The rest of you feel free to ignore this.

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    *Grabs some popcorn and waits for people's Diablo 3 AND paypal accounts to get hijacked*

  • Excalaber2Excalaber2 Merrick, NYPosts: 357Member Uncommon

    To the poster wondering what happens when your item doesn't sell:  Blizzard still takes their cut regardless of if you sell. 

    Disclaimer: This is not a troll post and is not here to promote any negative energy. Although this may be a criticism, it is not meant to offend anyone. If a moderator feels the post is inappropriate, please remove it immediately before it is subject to consideration for a warning. Thank you.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,978Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Excalaber2

    To the poster wondering what happens when your item doesn't sell:  Blizzard still takes their cut regardless of if you sell. 

    Really? That seems dumb to me. They would earn more money otherwise, now people wont put out as much stuff.

  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,945Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    Originally posted by precious328

    I can pretty much write this game off now.

     

    PayPal is the devil. I do a ton of eBaying and know a lot about it. PayPal is a worthless outsourcing pile of ####.

    Have fun dealing with asians named "Bob" and "John", yet can barely pronounce it.

     

    Not this time, Kotick

    It's an option so if you don't want to use it, then don't.

    I'm just wondering if you list an item for a fee, and it doesn't sell if you're just out the money then.  Seems like an easy way for blizzard to make massive cash off Diablo 3 players without much benifit to the game.  That's what I'm concerned about, more than them adding options for its playerbase, lol.

    I'll bet you dollar's to doughnut's that it will be the case.

    Easy money

    "If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you." - Bruce Lee

  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,212Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Loke666

    Originally posted by Excalaber2

    To the poster wondering what happens when your item doesn't sell:  Blizzard still takes their cut regardless of if you sell. 

    Really? That seems dumb to me. They would earn more money otherwise, now people wont put out as much stuff.

     Almost. There's a small non-refundable up front fee to list. There's a larger fee when you sell. It's to keep people from flooding the auction house with useless items.

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    Originally posted by zymurgeist

    Originally posted by Loke666


    Originally posted by Excalaber2

    To the poster wondering what happens when your item doesn't sell:  Blizzard still takes their cut regardless of if you sell. 

    Really? That seems dumb to me. They would earn more money otherwise, now people wont put out as much stuff.

     Almost. There's a small nion-refundable up front fee to list. There's a larger fee when you sell. It's to keep people from flooding the auction house with useless items.

    I foresee players having massive posting fees charged to them after their account is hijacked.

  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,212Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Ceridith

    Originally posted by zymurgeist

    Originally posted by Loke666

    Originally posted by Excalaber2

    To the poster wondering what happens when your item doesn't sell:  Blizzard still takes their cut regardless of if you sell. 

    Really? That seems dumb to me. They would earn more money otherwise, now people wont put out as much stuff.

     Almost. There's a small nion-refundable up front fee to list. There's a larger fee when you sell. It's to keep people from flooding the auction house with useless items.

    I foresee players having massive posting fees charged to them after their account is hijacked.

     You can only post on the cash auction house if your Blizzard account  already contains the funds to pay the fee. So unless they have access to both your account and paypal or credit account information they can't do it. Also they will probably require authenticators to be on enabled accounts.

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo




  • Originally posted by wesjr

    This should be interesting as PAYPAL does not offer buyer/seller protection on virtual sales ....

    Doesn't matter.  If you're a seller, your funds come from Blizzard, not from some kid who stole their parent's credit card.  If you're a buyer, your funds are processed by Blizzard, NOT paypal.  Blizzard is the entity that will be providing the buyer/seller protection.



     

  • SuprGamerXSuprGamerX Montreal, QCPosts: 531Member

     Heh , *sigh* , 2 words and a number ; TorchLight 2 ... :P

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