“At the core of the Diablo experience is a promise of killing monsters, killing demons,” says Mosquiera in the video. “The auction house just made that experience too convenient and really short-circuited our core reward loop.” Mosquiera’s predecessor Jay Wilson also had little love for the auction house system. At this year’s GDC, Wilson said that it was supposed to reduce fraud by not making players resort to outside services to trade goods. It’s possible that happened, but Wilson said the houses still ended up cheapening the game’s basic elements and “really hurt” it.

Diablo 3 auction house shutting down time = March 18th, 2014.

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