Sylvanelf
2 weeks ago
Why kill the Web AH?
What harm is it causing? I do all my AH stuff there, so I don't have to waste in game time I could be actually playing.
Ythisens
1 week ago
Why kill the Web AH?
04/11/2018 09:41 AMPosted by Mirasol
The most logical explanation is that costs to keep it updated are not worth the relatively small number who use it.


Basically this. The Web/Mobile Auction had a lot more issues with keeping it up than it was really worth for the small amount of players that actually used it. Trying to tackle and fix those issues (for transparency the majority were just exploits) just takes dev time away from working on new content. While it may change in the future, we currently at this time aren't planning to bring this back.

04/10/2018 02:08 PMPosted by Mauerbrecher
Because they need to show investors that people are still logging into the game.


If you really, truly believe us deprecating the mobile Auction House, which was used by the tiniest fraction of a single percent of the community, has anything to do with the health of the game, then I don't think we're ever going to be able to see eye to eye on much.
Ythisens
1 week ago
Why kill the Web AH?
04/12/2018 07:19 AMPosted by Fixilocks
That's too bad - I was really hoping the AH was going to get an upgrade. It is dated and a very poor interface in the game right now and needs some real work. I find it hard to believe that the AH overall is used by only a small percentage of players, so the excuse to ignore it isn't there - yet they have completely ignored upgrading it for basically the entire life of WoW so far. CRAZY PANTS.


I agree that the in game Auction House definitely needs some updates and Ion touched on this awhile back in a Q&A. While we don't like suggesting addons (as we feel that the default UI should have enough functionality in a perfect world), they were suggested by Ion as a work around in the meantime. I currently don't know of any plans to update the Auction House, but as soon we hear information on any changes, you can be sure we will share it with the community. There was a lot of great feedback in here about the in game UI for it so I really appreciate the discussion about it so I can pass this on.
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