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August 16, 2011, 02:34:33 AM
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So Diablo 3 is implementing a real-money auction house. Someone discuss with blizzard to replace with BTC ;p
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August 16, 2011, 02:46:36 AM
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So Diablo 3 is implementing a real-money auction house. Someone discuss with blizzard to replace with BTC ;p
Give me a well-written proposal and I'll pass it on. In this proposal, I'd like to see sites like bit-pay and btcinch mentioned, as they are great examples of BTC to USD processing. I'd also like the ability for gamers to spend their processing power to make Bitcoins mentioned as a main reason why they should support BTC.

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August 16, 2011, 02:48:48 AM
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So Diablo 3 is implementing a real-money auction house. Someone discuss with blizzard to replace with BTC ;p
Give me a well-written proposal and I'll pass it on. In this proposal, I'd like to see sites like bit-pay and btcinch mentioned, as they are great examples of BTC to USD processing.

Do you know someone at Blizzard? Higher up or eng? I feel this will be a C-Level/board type decision, an agreement reached by both Activision and Blizzard. Tongue

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August 16, 2011, 02:51:30 AM
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So Diablo 3 is implementing a real-money auction house. Someone discuss with blizzard to replace with BTC ;p

Id like to see how they manage the bots/farmers in this game considering theyre basically making it legit to sell in game items (and they get a cut).
Will they not care since they're getting a taste of the $$ or will they get some warden2.0 going.
Bot protection in D2 is a joke..and even WoW has its fair share of Bots.
Would like to see a zero tolerance stance on this since there are microX...but I doubt that will happen  Undecided
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August 16, 2011, 03:09:30 AM
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So Diablo 3 is implementing a real-money auction house. Someone discuss with blizzard to replace with BTC ;p

Id like to see how they manage the bots/farmers in this game considering theyre basically making it legit to sell in game items (and they get a cut).
Will they not care since they're getting a taste of the $$ or will they get some warden2.0 going.
Bot protection in D2 is a joke..and even WoW has its fair share of Bots.
Would like to see a zero tolerance stance on this since there are microX...but I doubt that will happen  Undecided

I'd imagine there will be an extreme zero-tolerance policy against third party addons.

But, from what it seems, the real money auction house in Diablo 3 is pretty cool in my opinion. Great way for Activision Blizzard to capitalize on item stores, which would have existed in D3, with or without them.

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August 16, 2011, 03:17:47 AM
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So Diablo 3 is implementing a real-money auction house. Someone discuss with blizzard to replace with BTC ;p
Give me a well-written proposal and I'll pass it on. In this proposal, I'd like to see sites like bit-pay and btcinch mentioned, as they are great examples of BTC to USD processing.

Do you know someone at Blizzard? Higher up or eng? I feel this will be a C-Level/board type decision, an agreement reached by both Activision and Blizzard. Tongue
Yes. I have PR contacts as well as some Battle.net engineers. I realize that I won't be able to reach the people who would make this decision directly, but I suspect that I have the best contacts out of everyone here. There's only one person outside of Blizzard that I know has more contacts than me, and I'm personal friends with them.

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August 16, 2011, 03:54:15 AM
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This would be amazing for the development of bitcoin.  What better marketplace for a virtual currency than a virtual marketplace?  Having players be able to earn a currency that could be eventually used for the purchase of real goods or services could possibly create huge interest in the game.  In my opinion this would be absolute genius if Blizzard were to adopt bitcoin.

I did put a small paper together for Riot games, who uses an in game virtual currency for micro purchases (League of Legends).  Of course I don't know anyone working there and just sent it to some black hole email address on the very minute possibility that someone should come across it.

Would it be possible to form a bitcoin "lobby" that would help inform game developers about the benefits of adopting bitcoin? This may help spread the labor out as putting together proposals can be time consuming. Outlining the the potential profits, the added interest, media buzz etc etc. I've thought for a while that an organized bitcoin advocacy group that could work with business and corporations could be a great addition to the bitcoin community.


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August 16, 2011, 05:27:04 AM
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I would be happy to contribute as editor for this proposal (professional copy writer). If someone sends me scraps and/or disorganized ramblings or bullet points, I'll turn it into something compelling. I think it's a great idea - and in fact may present interesting advantages for Blizzard, as they would be setting up a digital bargaining system instead of a monetary exchange. There are important legal/regulatory burdens which may be avoided by going the Bitcoin route.
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August 16, 2011, 03:56:00 PM
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August 16, 2011, 07:50:55 PM
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If the Blizzard fee is too high, people will just go 3rd party. Players most likely will go 3rd party just to use BTC to buy goods.

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August 16, 2011, 08:24:07 PM
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It would be interesting also to see if Valve would accept bitcoin on their Steam platform. That would be quite a feat.

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August 16, 2011, 08:28:57 PM
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It would indeed have to be quite the sale, but it would also be amazing for value - at least short term.
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August 16, 2011, 08:46:43 PM
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Why not just have a bitcoin-only Diablo III server that people could play on instead of battle.net?  Someone get to work on it and give me a 2% cut.   Grin

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June 12, 2012, 07:58:28 PM
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I've actually opened a support case asking them to consider BTC for their AH alongside other currencies. I really think that if a lot of people do it this may happen and it would be a great way to improve usability of BTC and bring it before a larger audience.

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June 13, 2012, 01:06:03 AM
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Interesting to note that the RMAH just went live in the Americas.

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Interesting to note that the RMAH just went live in the Americas.

Bummer, I'm stuck out of town for 5 days...  I'm curious how much things will go for Smiley

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June 13, 2012, 04:21:38 AM
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Interesting to note that the RMAH just went live in the Americas.

Bummer, I'm stuck out of town for 5 days...  I'm curious how much things will go for Smiley

Everything is $250.

Come back next week when everything is $2.50.

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June 13, 2012, 04:32:07 AM
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I imagine the temporary effect on difficulty of all those gamers firing up their cards to earn bitcoins to spend in game would be significant -untill they got the first electricity bill anyway  Cheesy

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June 13, 2012, 04:55:21 AM
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Interesting to note that the RMAH just went live in the Americas.

Bummer, I'm stuck out of town for 5 days...  I'm curious how much things will go for Smiley

Things were already selling for cash before RMAH. It's just official now. Gold looks to be around $2.50 / 100K. Secondary Market is $1 / 100K

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June 13, 2012, 06:36:27 AM
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It would be interesting also to see if Valve would accept bitcoin on their Steam platform. That would be quite a feat.

I wonder if they even could legally, with regional pricing and all.

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