Also, searching for the best gear for multiple characters on the same account can be done all from the same interface without having to log out.
Use of either the real-money or gold-based auction house is completely optional -- that decision can be made on a per-item basis, and both versions of the auction house are functionally the same.
And you know another player will probably appreciate the true value of that axe more than some heartless vendor who’ll likely just melt it down for scrap….
The auction house’s "smart search" functionality can automatically sort items in the auction house based on which upgrades would be most beneficial to your character.
You can also post the items you don’t need for players who are desperately searching for what you’ve got!
Nearly everything found in the game, including gold, can be exchanged with other players directly or through the auction house system.
Blizzard does not plan to post items for sale in the auction house.
Items can be sold and purchased using real-world money or in-game gold.
Countless hours of consulting the ancient prophecies and poring over dusty tomes have resulted in the unearthing of new information about Diablo III.
The upcoming Diablo III beta test will introduce a treasure trove of exciting new features, including a new Auction House that will provide a powerful new way for your characters to acquire the implements of war. We’re introducing a powerful auction house system that will provide a safe, fun, and easy-to-use way for players to buy and sell the loot they obtain in the game.