I heard recently that D3 will have an auction house. awesome! the idea of using real money troubles me somewhat. will blizzard be taking a cut of those transactions? if so, i suppose the purpose of this move is more clear...
rich kids buy the sweet gear with mom's credit card, poor kids farm gold off of quill rats? I dont see the reasoning behind wanting to buy items with real money. you got the game to PLAY it, not buy your way into prestige. this RMAH system discourages me from buying because i could spend time to collect sweet gear (and have fun doing so) only to have the worth (time worth) of the those items lessened by lazy Mr. Moneybags who bought all the same gear.
the release from which i heard of this stated that only a third of the people polled were opposed to this real money system. what?? why? the majority of you would rather buy your way out of the fun of the game? the fun is in getting the items right??? not having them..