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All this excitement now on your iPhone

Remember when paying for a subscription to a game seemed ludicrous? How would feel about paying for a subscription for mobile access to just a piece of a game that you are already subscribing to? This is happening, thanks to the World of Warcraft Mobile Armory app available via iTunes.

Currently, players can log in to browse auctions, receive notifications when their items sell, and view the status of their active auctions. However, coming soon, players will be able to pay $2.99 a month for the ability to bid, create new auctions, collect gold from their sold items, all from their iPhone/iPod/iPad.

Check out the Remote Auction House Beta Test FAQ page for more info.

What do you think, is this a service that justifies a monthly fee or is Blizzard giving into their Activision overlords and making money off of their hopelessly addicted fans?


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  1. Drakkmire

    It’s not really any different than them charging $20 for a vanity mount. The WoW auction house is sort of a meta game in itself for some. If that’s what they enjoy and are willing to pay extra to take the experience to their iPhone, more power to them.

  2. JDevL

    Ya, they’ve started doing those one time purchases a bit. It was the subscription on top of a subscription that got my attention. Just crazy how far the rabbit hole we have gone to accept this. It makes sense, but still.

  3. colefacekilla

    Has this auction thing been going on for a long time? It seems foolish to me for someone to spend real money on fake money but I know this has been happening for years in other MMO’s.

  4. JDevL

    The Auction House has always been in WoW and most MMOs have their economies centered around a certain similar system. The offline/out-of-game access is new in the past year or so, but it was only so you could view the status. Now, they are going to let you bid, etc, like you were in game.

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