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I really, really wonder if World of Warcraft has a RMAH in its future. The BMAH is practically that, just with more ludicrous numbers for bids.
I don't think so. RMAH is basicly pay to win (though you pay other players, instead of the company), and Blizz has always stated that they don't want that for WoW.
Although a RMAH for pets and mounts would be kinda cool :)
I think it would make some sense to do so. Plain and simply - right now a lot of players spend money on ingame stuff like boosting, harmode PVE items and similar stuff. Imagine Blizzard would offer an option to pay for such things with the new Battle.net currency. Would not include boosting of course, but maybe participation in a RBG group to gain rating or something similar. This would give players the possibility to earn money ingame. I am not saying I like, that ingame things are paid for with real money, but it has been going on for years and ignoring the situation does not make it better. Maybe it is time for Blizzard to say "we cannot stop it, so we embrace it". If I could choose I would ban all of it, but right now embracing it seems like the better option.
@berryz - It's pay-to-win, but it blatantly exists right now in-game. Pay for an arena rank, pay for a mount run, pay to get a weapon your character wants from 25H DS... it's a system that top guilds do every week. It's already a black market.
@Hildegard - Exactly. Putting these features into the game is just officially acknowledging things that already exist & happen frequently in-game. I'd never really support a RMAH of current-tier items/weapons, but it'd be a great system for previous tiers (i.e. gearing up alts quickly) / transmogrification sets / vanity items (pets, mounts, tabards). There's enough stuff floating around WoW that plenty could get placed on a RMAH without affecting high-end player power. This does start warping the game in the sense "Soulbound" items and whatnot. But for items that'd drop normally as BoE or come from out-of-game sources like the TCG, it just makes a new market that Blizzard can mediate and take a small profit from. Which will help if sub numbers decline.
Well, if it's no I Win- button, then I don't mind it at all :)