The lights are on
Blizzard's controversial Diablo III auction house is now gone for good. Read on to find out about how the transition is being handled and how it will affect players.
Blizzard confirmed on its Battle.net site that the auction house is now shuttered. All existing auctions have been settled; items have either been awarded to the highest bidder or returned to the seller.
There is a FAQ regarding the shutdown for players, which you can read here. One point that's important to note:
"All active auctions will expire as normal following the shutdown of the gold and real-money auction houses on Tuesday, March 18. Once the shutdown is complete, items will either be delivered to the current highest bidder or returned to the seller, appearing in each player's Completed tab. Unclaimed gold will also appear in the Completed tab. Players will be able to claim gold and items and from this tab until June 24, 2014."
Our Take:Fans were never happy with the auction house, so it's good to see Blizzard finally responded to the community. Hopefully everyone remembers to claim their loot before the June deadline.
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