Want to know more about Diablo III's new auction house feature? Clizzard just
updated the Diablo III web site with a
Auction House guide that walks you through the ins and outs of Diablo III's
in-game item marketplace, including details on buying and selling, a breakdown
of how the real-money auction house works (in regions where available), and
more. You'll also find some important information on Battle.net account-security
requirements that players interested in using the real-money auction house will
need to know about.
The gold-based auction house opens its doors worldwide on May 15 with the launch of Diablo III, and we plan to bring the real-money auction house online approximately one week after that. This is a new service that includes lots of complex elements, so we are going to take a little extra time to ensure the game gets off to a good start before we flip the switch and open the real-money auction house for business.
For more information, head to the freshly minted Diablo III Auction House website, or check out the updated Auction House FAQ.
Introducing Global Play for Diablo III
Want to take on the hordes of the Burning Hells with a friend from halfway around the world? In Diablo III, you?ll be able to play on game servers in regions outside your own, with a few restrictions, using Battle.net's new Global Play functionality. Here?s how it works....
Diablo III's global game servers are grouped into three distinct game regions:
In general, players will create characters and play in their "home" region,
which is determined by where they live (specifically, the country of residence
registered to their Battle.net account). Global Play gives players the ability
to switch to any of the other game regions via the in-game options menu, either
before or after they log in to the game.
Note that characters, items, and friends lists donot transfer across regions. Playing on a different region's servers means you?ll be creating characters and friends lists specifically for that region, and you?ll be accessing the gold-based auction house for that region.
In addition, players will only have access to the real-money auction house (where applicable) when playing in their "home" game region. That means that, for characters outside of your home region, items cannot be bought or sold in any real-money auction house. The focus of Global Play is simply to give you the ability to play Diablo III together with your friends in any region.
For more information on Global Play in Diablo III, see the FAQ.