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Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 Market & Economy Discussion Forum' started by z00t, May 2, 2012. | Replies: 29 | Views: 3523

  1. z00t

    z00t IncGamers Member

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    Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    I'm curious - what do you guys think will be the effect, if any, on gold farmers due to there not being a RMAH in Asia at launch?

    Will there just be fewer gold farmers in this game? Or will they all flock to the NA / EU servers because those are the only places where they can make money off the game?
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    They will hit the US market, wow is a good example. EU should be safe enough.


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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    No effect. Being a gold farmer in Asia selling to the Asian market would be pretty stupid to begin with. They would go to US/EU markets no matter what.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    Getting an account that can sell on the US will be a bit difficult but shouldn't be that big of a deal. Then again, Blizzard can always slip something in the EULA that can get you into trouble if you play a lot from an address different than the one in your battle.net account, claiming you listed and incorrect address and must prove it or something, and of course only use that part of the EULA on the Chinese farmers.

    If they only sell gold, though, only the farm's manager really needs a US account to list a ton of gold on the RMAH (since each "stack" of gold which you list at once counts as 1 of the 10 listings, unlike items where each item is its own 1 of the 10 listings). That can be easily worked with and wouldn't break any rules of Blizzard, since after their announcements they can't prevent Chinese from playing on US and they can't prevent Chinese players from "giving away" gold to their "American friend" who then sells it on the RMAH in his own region, gets the money out to his bank account and pays the farmers their paychecks.

    So IMO item farming will be reduced (but probably not at all eliminated) by it if Blizzard really wants it to, but gold farming will be almost as rampant as it would have been without the restriction.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    What do you guys think about people in Asia resorting to third-party sites in order to carry out real-money transaction? Would they resort to that? Or just deal with not having a RMAH of their own until Blizzard figures something out?
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    The question isn't about the sellers, it's about the buyers.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    Personally, I hope they perish in a fiery crash...and then something heavy lands on them. Sorry. I'd rather be taken advantage of by people who actually care about the game, like all of you for example.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    It will mean lots of cheap gold at US AH because they will start playing ahead of everyone else and they need to dump all of it to offset the initial game license investment.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    guys, clue train: it is perfectly legitimate to farm gold, its perfectly legitimate to sell gold, it is perfectly legitimate to choose whichever market you want to participate in, even while being asian/chinese. ffs.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    Can't sell for RMAH cross realm. So selling gold from asia to US is impossible atm.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    Chinese farmers will probably work around it and get an account with a US address and likely a US proxy too.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    Not according to Blizzard it seems. But yeah, in D3 goldseller companies are technically legal, as long as they use RMAH.

    Anyway, what could happen would be that instead of chinese farmer companies, we would get indian and various southeast asian farmer companies, since they would have direct access to the US RMAH. Which is a bit weird actually, why not split up access more between the sub-region RMAHs.


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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    if there are chinese on us wow servers, there will be chinese on us d3 servers- and thats ok.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    " it is perfectly legitimate to choose whichever market you want to participate in, even while being asian/chinese" - blizzard clearly stated ppl from other regions won't have access to RMAH of another region hence its NOT legitimate. Also getting a us account/using proxy won't work either because you have to set mobile alerts on paypall cashout and they can detect from what region you really play.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    Sure. But they can then ban you the moment you register a phone which does not fit your country of residence for example.
    If they want to, which is the question I guess.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    source? people move. people want to play their games while on vacation.
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    All I know is that Paypal is a huge deterrent for Chinese. The fees are so high for them that its almost always not worth it. My guess is they will offer external means of buying gold, outside of the RMAH. For a cheaper rate than the RMAH. Question is, will players bite?
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    Re: Gold Farmers and no RMAH in Asia at launch

    AFAIK if you want to move (as in actually move, not just play from a different country for a short while) without breaking the TOS you need to change the address on your battle.net account by proving that you actually did move. I think it used to be easier to change address on your account, but now with D3 coming (and the "get D3 free when buying 1 year of WoW" deal that wasn't available in some countries) they probably needed to make it more difficult to just change your address.



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