With the release date of Diablo III, May 15th, fast approaching, Blizzard is gradually upping the trickle of information that it is releasing regarding the epic clickathon. In today’s news, the in-game auction house has been outlined, with a brief guide as to how it all works.
The auction house will be split over three different regions, The Americas, Europe, and Asia. Both in-game and real-world currency (except in Asian markets) will be accepted, although each will have a separate area for transactions to be completed, in an attempt to prevent real-world money from trumping in-game gold at the last second. Also separate from all of these is a ‘Hardcore Auction House’, where those playing on the hardcore setting will be able to exclusively purchase items. Hardcore players will be unable to access the previously mentioned houses, however.
Real-world transactions can be carried out via Credit Card, Paypal or a Battle.net account, and unsurprisingly, Blizzard (they are owned by Activision, remember) will take a cut from every transaction completed. If you want to learn more on the Auction House, check out Battle.net.