Their answer, one I have heard many times before:
Because Blizzard wants people to continue to return to the Old World and it ensures life in quality but otherwise forgotten content.
What about the Neutral Auction Houses.
I sort of consider the neutral auction houses to be a bit of a failure. Really only ever used for cross faction “smuggling”.
In fact, I think that’s all they have ever been used for.
The three current Neutral Auction Houses are in places that players are only ever in temporarily (Gadgetzan, Booty Bay & Everlook). Sure back in Vanilla wow they were hub-ish, but not since TBC hit the shelves.
I think that now is the time to introduce Neutral Auction House in at least Dalaran, if not dropping one in Lower City as well.
The demand for their use is greater than ever. Achievements encourage the sale of faction only items, the problem is the market.
There aren’t enough buyers or sellers. Put the Auction House in Dalaran and suddenly people would be putting all sorts of stuff up for sale, and all sorts would be flocking to see what is up for offer.
This would also cut down on, or at least increase the risk of cross faction smuggling. If there are more buyers watching the Neutral Auction Houses, then is is going to be harder to slip the 50g item through for 50s.
Another thing it will do is help to vitalize lower population factions. It’s just a reality that most servers have some sort of a population imbalance.
The problem with this is that the high pop faction will have a vibrant economy, the low pop faction a stagnant economy. Introduce a high pop Neutral Auction House and some of the economy issue will be readdressed
Sure, the seller will face addition costs in selling via the Neutral Auction Houses (5% cut vs. 15% in neutral auction houses), which will (theoretically) increase the sell price on the items. So players will be faced with a buy/sell at the Neutral Auction Houses and incur higher costs, or deal with the inconvenience of traveling back to a major friendly city.
Just a thought… What do you Greedy Goblins think?
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