Now, you may remember a few weeks back when news broke that Diablo III will feature an officially sanctioned, in-game, real-money auction house. Depending upon how this news originally struck you, you will either be pleased or dismayed to hear that Blizzard has officially partnered with PayPal to handle transactions.
In Blizzard’s own words, it will allow players “to cash out the spoils of their battle-torn adventures via a PayPal account.”
It will also extend to Battle.net (in “several regions”) as a payment option for the purchase of miscellaneous Battle.net goods and services.
From a business perspective, this move deserves unflinching approbation. If anything will ensure the smooth operation of such a controversial service as the Diablo III auction house, it will come from the use of another service which many already trust and frequently make use of.
As for me, I’ll worry about all this real-money nonsense after I determine whether my demon hunter will fare better with “Chakram” or “Grenades”.