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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-06-14 13:50:16
Remote Auction House App
Sorry for the website outage. Somebody "stumbled" us, and the additional wave of traffic just obliterated out bandwidth. Today's Squishy Comics will also post a day late.
So this iPhone app allows users to access the World of Warcraft auction house to buy and sell commodities while out and about. This "World of Warcraft Remote" service costs an additional $2.99 a month. That's right - not a one time purchase, but a recurring fee on top of your subscription to the actual game itself.
Terrible thing is, if I was still heavily into the game (if you peruse the archives, you can easily see this phase of my life), I'd gladly pay for this mobile service. I used to use the auction house to raise virtual funds, not only for in game use, but to sell WoW gold online for actual cash to cover my subscription.
I know people that would love to have access to World of Warcraft on the go, wherever they might be, and would eagerly pay additional money to have even this meager auction access. This should somehow be illegal; it's like Blizzard has found a way to print money without fear of reprisal from the U.S. Treasury.