Diablo III Details – Always Online Requirement and ‘Real Money’ Auction House

As the NDA of Diablo III has just been lifted, here are the much anticipated details about Blizzard’s upcoming action “hack n slash” RPG. So PC gamers, rejoice as the game will require a permanent internet connection and will give players the ability to sell their houses in order to get a rare item. Wait what?
We know that most of you are annoyed by such DRM’s that requires a permanent internet connection. Well, Blizzard decided to join Ubisoft’s evil forces as this features was necessary for Diablo III. And what happens if you want to play a game while travelling? Well, you’ll simply have to play another game.
As we mentioned, players will be able to use real money to buy items. So in case you want a rare item you will be able to sell your Impreza just to get it. Hell yeah, an Impreza for an item. Fai deal, right?
Last but not least, we don’t know when the beta will kick off. We do know though that North Americans will be the first ones to enjoy it.
Without any further delay, here are Diablo III’s details:
•Beta will start in waves. North America first, Europe later.
•“Real Money” Auction House. You can sell and buy Items for Real Money. You have to pay fee to Blizzard for it. You can also use an Ingame-Gold Acution House.
•Blizzard will not sell Gold or Items. It is just Player to Player Trading.
•Every Class has its own introduction video.
•The Auction House has an amazing search system it sorts the items by the best stats for your character.
•Beta contains all five classes and ends with Leoric.
•Hardcore Modus is in (No more Infos)
•Match-Making-System for Random Groups and PvP-Arena.
•Sharing-Stash confirmed.
•Banner-System: You have a Virtual-Banner for your Achievements. It contains all Achievements from your account (not Character).
•They will also release a long new gameplay trailer tomorrow. It will contain new skills and runes.
•No specific End-Game Content (No Raids etc.), but they want to add more stuff for high level players later.
•Naming-System will work like in StarCraft 2. You have a name and an ID like Diablo.113
•Game will require a permanent internet connection

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