Blizzard shutting down ‘Diablo III’ auction house, wants players to get back to killing monsters

Diablo III’s auction house, which let players trade in-game gold or real money for items, isn’t long for this world. In a post on today, production director John Hight announced that both the cash- and gold-based auction houses would be shutting down on March 18th, 2014, giving players plenty of lead time to wrap up any transactions. The reasoning, explained by Hight and game director Josh Mosquiera, isn’t hard to predict: Blizzard was worried that the game was less engaging when people could just buy loot instead of fighting for it.
“At the core of the Diablo experience is a promise of killing monsters, killing demons,” says Mosquiera in the video. “The auction house just made that experience too convenient and really…

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