You’ve got less than a week to sell sell sell! Blizzard announced the closure date of Diablo 3’s gold and real-money auction house next Tuesday.
This annoucement came on the heels of the release of patch 2.0.1 that came out last month that revamped Diablo 3’s quirky loot system. The Auction House will close it’s virtually doors on March 18th at 3 a.m PDT. Players will have until June 24, 2014 to grab any unclaimed gold and items under the “Completed” tab.
Why the closure? Blizzard responded with on the following on their FAQ page;
The gold and real-money auction houses have provided a convenient and secure system for trading, but it’s also become increasingly clear that despite the benefits they provide, they ultimately undermine Diablo’s core gameplay. A big part of Diablo is the thrill of battling demons and finding epic loot. While buying epic loot in the auction houses might be more convenient, it doesn’t feel anywhere near as heroic as plowing through a pack of fearsome-looking monsters and having them drop that one awesome item that seems like it was made for your character.
Be sure to cash out while you can.