With the revelation that the Black Market Auction House will feature a few items from the current raid content, Zarhym took the time to hit the forums and talk to people about this move and clarify a few things.
“No one should count on this even being close to a viable option for gearing up a character. If you can raise that kind of gold in the game, you’re going to have much better success paying your way into raids for gear than hoping the right items appear for you in the black market AH (which doesn’t include set pieces), hoping you can afford to outbid everyone else on your realm, and hoping you’re the last one to bid before the auction ends.”
He makes a reasonable argument, that and if you can afford to outbid everyone on the entire realm, the game needs a gold sink. Having millions of gold hoarded in guild banks certainly requires a huge amount of effort and a goblin-like talent for playing the normal Auction House.
It is a touchy issue for a lot of WoW players, some see it as an ominous sign of things to come, while others are salivating at the chance to blow all their coins on the Black Market.
What do you think? Is Blizzard going too far by selling raid items on the Black Market Auction House, or do you support it? Let us know!