quinta-feira, 14 de junho de 2012

Fw: Real-money auctions launch in Diablo III

Isso mostra como aplicamos um valor subjetivo a qualquer
produto e mostra como o mercado é necessário para que se chegue ao
preço das coisas (impossibilidade do cálculo econômico no socialismo).
Com o tempo, essa diferença diminuirá através da concorrência.

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URL:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/real-money-auctions-launch-in-diablo-iii/
Sellers seem to have very different ideas about the relative value of
very similar items. Blizzard

After multiple delays and some butt-covering enhancements to security
procedures, Blizzard has finally launched Diablo III's real-money
auction house in the Americas.

While players can't yet spend real money on commodities like gold and
gems—a feature Blizzard says it is preparing to launch "as soon as
possible"—top equipment for Level 60 characters is already drawing bids
of $200 or more, less than 24 hours after the auction house first went
up. The nascent market still seems to be struggling to determine the
precise value for certain items, though. Buyout prices for the Demon
Hunter's "Grim Hellion Crossbow of Death," for instance, range from $69
all the way up to $250, with asking prices having only a vague
relationship to the crucial damage-per-second stat.

The centralized auction house is meant to replace gray-market websites
that proliferated outside of Blizzard's control for previous Diablo
games, a move the company says will help with "numerous
customer-service and game-experience issues." As previously discussed,
Blizzard takes a flat fee of $1 from the seller for each piece of
equipment sold, and there is a 15 percent fee for transferring money
from a Battle.net balance to a PayPal account.

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