Auction House REALLY slow?

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Hey chaps, for the last couple of days putting something up on the AH and/or sending to stash takes up to 10 seconds for me per transaction (on Hardcore at least).

Is anyone else getting the same thing?
a lot of people are experiencing this, some even lost gold on mysterious disappearing bids... let's hope that the auction house maintenance scheduled for the 31.1.2013 will resolve this.

a much more concerning issue is that ever since everyone has gone to play poe there is almost no action in the auction house, I have items just sitting there not being bought :(
Yeah I feel your pain, havent sold a thing in ages. Some set items and legendaries just sitting there
01/29/2013 08:07 PMPosted by b4rm4ley
a much more concerning issue is that ever since everyone has gone to play poe there is almost no action in the auction house, I have items just sitting there not being bought :(


Just give it a few more days (maybe a week) til new patch comes out, every one will be back and as normal looking on the AH.
Yeah Blizzard, what have you done to our Auction House. Since the last maintenance, it has been slow to the point of being exasperating and the AH in the test realm isn't working at all.

Strangely, the RMAH seems to be working fine lol, but im not falling for that one.
Yes - have noticed this issue - a few times over the last week.

couple of times - even got a strange message - one was saying the transaction timed out, the other said the transaction was complete but the display would not be updated.

So far - I haven't lost any items - and I don't think I have lost any gold.

Normal mode seems OK - just the HC auction house seems to give errors.

Appears random - sometimes the response is normal - other times very slow to add an item.

Haven't sold much either - as other posters say - lots of people have gone elsewhere - other games or the PvP Beta.
Yeah same errors for me. Lets hope tonight's maintenance does the trick
Lost 7m in one bid last night, no gold returned or item. Waiting for another 2 days before ticketing.
01/30/2013 02:20 PMPosted by wildturkey01
Lost 7m in one bid last night, no gold returned or item. Waiting for another 2 days before ticketing.


Experienced the same problem last night and 30 mil gold mysteriously disappeared after getting a server overload error.
I can also confirm the AH is very slow, and every so often I get the "under load" message. In game is usually 250ms, with some spikes to red and orange... but AH has been very slow for a couple of days now.
Yes... the AH is super slow for me and a lot of time outs when listing items.... I have even lost a Legendary item I listed for 85 mil on the AH... it has disappear... no history of the item in completed items... hope I get it back..
The AH is getting hammered by all the Auction-House bots out there. Check out how fast they respond now to your bidding on a great underpriced item... run the bid up a few times and they respond almost immediately as you go. Some serious scripts being run against the Blizzard servers to support that.
I'm Australian but live in Taiwan, so I've been playing on the Asian server without any AH problems (although there have been several latency issues recently - even in one player, although they're usually very brief). Finally made the switch to the US server and I have to say that the lag sucks [insert appropriately inappropriate noun or expression here].

Not that I'm one to complain - I'm enjoying the game, yada yada yada.... but yeah... just another voice in the wind :P

Edit: Of course, right after posting this message, it works perfectly for the remaining items I auctioned off... *sigh*
02/04/2013 08:48 PMPosted by ComfyChair
The AH is getting hammered by all the Auction-House bots out there. Check out how fast they respond now to your bidding on a great underpriced item... run the bid up a few times and they respond almost immediately as you go. Some serious scripts being run against the Blizzard servers to support that.

No, not the bots.

You should google and read up Proxy Bidding.
and chances are, if YOU think something is a bargain. then someone else is likely to think so too.

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