Personally I feel Blizzard is making a very smart move by getting out of this Auction House business. In the past the Business has always been extremely shady and people always looked for exploits in anything that has "Real Life" Economical gains and simply do not care who they screw over, as long as they would benefit from it. By taking on a RMAH as Blizzard did, they really brought this shady business into the light and it does not suite their reputation. Now, Blizzard is placed in a hard spot by having to constantly update exploits, deal with angry customers whom are using hard-earned cash to purchase digital goods, and put in place ramifications due to developing issues.
By stating "http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/legal/d3rmah_tou.html" it shows a really greedy persona side of Blizzard that I do not believe was intended but surely is worded as such. By Accepting these terms which all players are forced to do in order to play the game (Though it is a players choice whether or not to use the AH when playing Diablo III) the players/consumers must now fall into a legal binding with Blizzard that states basically "if anything goes wrong, we get our money (Cancel Transactions and we'll Disable your account and privileges - Causing you to either re-purchase Diablo III i.e. more money or suck it up and drive on) and theres nothing you the Consumer, the Player, The Individuals that becomes the masses which is the thriving base and structure to our Company can do about it" mentality.
It's not the Blizzard myself as a child grew up playing and Blizzard should remain cognitive of it's supporters opinions and try to be more helpful towards it's channels by providing more customer support and when errors occur to make notes of it to the public so we ourselves know the circumstances and can make better informed decisions and judgment. I'm saying this because I see a "Breaking News" feed on Diablo III that states nothing being wrong with the RMAH when to me that's Breaking News. If the Stock Exchanges got boggled up... It would be the Breaking News of the world, and on this Economical Gaming Platform of Breaking News, I think that's a high qualified need-to-know basis. We're getting left in the dark and are being told unfulfilled statements by the Moderators here and it dampers on that customer-service relationship.
I'm commenting here because I myself (feeling stupid after the fact) have purchased RMAH Gold @ nearly $50's worth. Though it's only $50's, to me it's not going to be an economic strain... To others it's a Birthday check, it's from doing chores, a weekly allowance (Child/Teenage Faction), it's that spare change left after paying the bills and buying food for the children. People don't want to see their money being haggled with in a Shady Fashion. When purchasing Digitally it should be fast and simple. The only delay should be within the Confirmations and Verification (3-5 days). After that, if an issue exists and has been known to exist the consumer should be notified and informed prior to purchase. That way we don't read things as stated above, "OR why is it that although blizzard knows there is a problem...instead of shutting down the ah's and fixing it, they continue to let people purchase and add to the list of transactions that seem to be in a black hole somewhere." No Bueno...
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I apologize for the use of "Blizzard" in my statements, however they cannot be stated correctly without the use of. For I am not Frowning Upon Blizzard, I am insinuating it's a great Company that just tried to grab hold of the Black Market Digital Trades and sometimes it's not the best thing to do... Fortunately I can rest easy making this statement for Blizzard in fact agrees upon the same premises.
Edited by VJGisCRAZY#1355 on 9/24/2013 2:58 PM PDT