Diablo 3 Real Money Auction Delayed Again
Blizzard has made the decision to delay the implementation of Diablo 3′s real money auction house yet again, due to ongoing technical problems plaguing the otherwise mostly pretty good game. The delay was announced in a post to Battle.net that was devoted to discussing upcoming patches and hotfixes. “In light of the post-launch obstacles we’ve encountered,” said Blizzard Community Manager Nethaera, “we have made the decision to move the launch of the real-money auction house beyond the previously estimated May time frame… While we don’t have a new launch date to share just yet, we’ll have more information soon.”
The post also addressed growing security concerns. Blizzard states unequivocally that Battle.net and Diablo 3 servers have not been compromised, and that a small portion of members have actually contacted customer care reporting account hacks. “In all of the individual Diablo III-related compromise cases we’ve investigated,” the post says, “none have occurred after a physical Battle.net Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator app was attached to the player’s account, and we have yet to find any situation where a Diablo III player’s account was accessed outside of “traditional” compromise methods (i.e. someone logging using an account’s login email and password).”
More information about the delay, security concerns, and patches and hotfixes can be reviewed on Battle.net.