08/20/2012 04:47 PMPosted by ObliteronAs someone who has never used the RMAH and will probably never use it, if the price of gold drops down to the levels of 0.25 per M then won't the price of items on the GAH multiply by up to a factor of ten for top end items; as it will be so simple for people to acquire the gold necessary?
Only the stack size has changed for gold listings (increased from 100,000 to 1,000,000); all other numbers have stayed the same. The minimum price per stack is still the same, and you will still be limited to 100 total stacks. I've updated the main post slightly to make that bullet more clear.
This will only apply to gold auctions made after the patch, by the way. Gold auctions that already exist when 1.0.4 hits will only be valued at 100,000 gold per stack.
There are still lots of improvements that can be made, many improvements are listed in this thread: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6307801324
Although some of the points mentioned there are being addressed, there are other functionality features that would be great to have!
That said, many players already complain about items being "sniped" off the auction house at the last second, and allowing to sort by time remaining will only increase the frequency at which this happens, thus increasing player frustration. The ability to sort on time remaining should NOT be added.
You realize how easily this concept is right now though don't you?
Lets say I search for an item that has Vitality, Strength, and Cold Damage.
I up the amounts of Vitality and Strength to the highest I can find.
There are 3 items that show up that are all awesome.
Those 3 items also have 1D12H left on them.
I write them down, come back in 35 hours and find them again.
Watch them for around 20-30 minutes.
Bid around the 5 minute mark.
Items are mine for bid price now.
The only thing they did was make it easier to initially find the item.
If you do not want people to be doing this and feel that you get ripped off.
Simple. When you bid on the said item, put your "BID" amount insanely high. You get the item and what money was left over comes back to you.
I've seen many players complain about items being sniped off the auction house at the last second after they had the winning bid for several minutes or hours. I've also seen the suggestion to increase the time remaining on an item before it expires so more bids are allowed to prevent items from being sniped.
Suggestion: If an item receives a bid within the last five minutes (five is just an example, it could be more or less), then the time remaining is bumped up to five minutes. This allows people to keep bidding on the item without extending the time remaining indefinitely, it prevents items from being sniped at the last second, allows the seller to make some more money than they would if the buyout amount is not reached, and Blizzard can collect more gold or money from the transaction.
Suggestion: If a bid is placed within the last five minutes (again, five is just an example), future bids can only be placed by players who have previously bid on the item. This way if several players are engaged in a bidding war, one of them is guaranteed to get the item, and they only have each other to compete with rather than the whole community.
08/20/2012 04:35 PMPosted by CamNo, I can't. I can't cancel them right now. By the time I am able to cancel them someone will have the chance to buy them, resulting in a loss due to the changing market.
Forgive me. When you said 'gold auctions' I assumed you meant the gold you are selling, instead of auctions you currently have on the gold auction house.
We’ve increased the maximum stack size of gold per listing from 100,000 to 1,000,000. The minimum listing price will remain at $0.25 per stack.
08/20/2012 05:28 PMPosted by kilolol the whole 100 stack....maximum stack size now 1mil, price per stack not changing is so confusing.
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