We’ve had a lot of World of Warcraft news lately. It appears Blizzard is speeding up their time table for world domination. In addition to releasing an armory Facebook app as a way to keep all your friends updated on your exploits in Azeroth and beyond, now comes confirmation that the WoW armory will soon be able to have some control over your in-game auctions. This goes for both the official armory and the armory iPhone app [iTunes link].
According to WoW Community Manager Bornakk, this service is now in development and will allow you to access the auction house directly through the armory, although no specific details about how much control we will have is given. The closest we come to detailed info is this comment:
“While there are still plenty of details to be worked out, we’re designing the service to offer auction functionality similar to what’s available in-game. Players have been requesting — and we’ve been hoping to implement — a feature like this for a long time, and we’re excited that the Armory and the game have evolved to a point that makes it possible.”
Being that it’s a rather complex service with some awesome integration between the web-based armor, the iPhone/iPod Touch app and the game itself, portions of (or maybe even all of) the service will be premium. That would suggest that we’ll have to fork over real-life gold to make use of the service to its full. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out on this service, as it is something that I personally thought would have been cool a year ago when I was more heavily into WoW. Naturally, you can expect the service to live up to Blizzarrd’s typical quality standards. If it’s good and useful, I wouldn’t mind paying a few extra bucks for it. How about you? If you play WoW, would you make use of this premium-based service or would you pass?