As many of you may be aware (hopefully, especially, any who actually use it) the Remote Auction House is being withdrawn from service. This is part of The Armory mobile app. There had been some rumours that perhaps it was being replaced with something else, but that doesn't appear to be the case:
Originally posted by Blizzard (View Original)
The WoW Remote Auction House will be deactivated on April 18, 2018. On that date, you will no longer be able to view Auction House listings or make Auction House transactions through the official WoW website or the WoW Armory app, and all links will be removed from our website. After April 18, you’ll still be able to use the WoW Armory app for all other purposes, including accessing your character profiles, talent calculators, event calendars, and more.
API & Community Sites Unaffected
Some World of Warcraft community sites make use of Blizzard’s API to access Auction House–related data, and we will continue to support for that. If you regularly visit a site that accesses data from the Auction House to keep an eye on the price of fish, you (and they) can continue to do so after April 18. Carry on fish-watching to your heart’s content.
Azeroth Auctioneers Need You
In the meantime, eager auctioneers all over Azeroth are still available and conducting business as usual, so seek them out for all of your Auction House needs. Time is money, friend!
Originally posted by Blizzard (View Original)
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.
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.
Woohoo! Time to put 14th August in your diaries!
Blizzard have made an announcement regarding the physical Collectors Edition, which is especially relevant to anyone who wants to buy/has already bought the digital version:
Upgrading from Standard or Digital Deluxe to Collector’s Edition
If you’ve purchased a digital copy of Battle for Azeroth, but want to upgrade to the Collector’s Edition, we will automatically credit you the cost of the digital copy in Blizzard Balance - as long as you enter the Collector’s Edition key before 11:59pm PST on December 31, 2018. When you enter the key from your Collector’s Edition, we will see the original transaction on your account and the credit will kick in. Remember, you will need to enter the Collector’s Edition key before the end of the year, as automatic Blizzard Balance credits will be turned off at 11:59pm PST on December 31, 2018.
Please note, if you bought a standard edition then upgraded to a digital deluxe, you will be credited for the original copy only.
Standard Digital / Digital Deluxe > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Standard OR Digital Deluxe copy of Battle for Azeroth and pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original copy.
Standard Digital > Digital Deluxe > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Standard digital copy, upgraded to Digital Deluxe at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Battle for Azeroth, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Standard Edition.
Which sounds much better than previous ways they've handled digital v physical versions.
Included in the Collectors Edition is:
Double-Sided Story Book: Elegy & A Good War
Every great war story has two sides. This limited edition hardback version collects two new World of Warcraft novellas depicting the Burning of Teldrassil from the point of view of the Alliance (Elegy, by Christie Golden) and the Horde (A Good War, by Robert Brooks). Each story includes original artwork exclusive to this edition*.
Horde & Alliance Double-Sided Mark of Allegiance
Declare your allegiance with this hefty, double-sided Mark of Allegiance. Place it somewhere prominent, with your chosen faction proudly facing out into the world for all to see. Includes stand.
Collector’s Edition Digital Soundtrack
A digital key to download the stirring orchestral pieces from the Battle for Azeroth soundtrack, the perfect mood music for laying siege to your enemies.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth PC/Mac Game Key
Digital key to unlock the full version of Battle for Azeroth.
Epic In-Game Content
Unlock a treasure trove of Horde- and Alliance-themed in-game content within World of Warcraft and across other Blizzard games:
World of Warcraft
- Gilded Ravasaur Horde Mount
- Seabraid Stallion Alliance Mount
- Tottle, The Baby Tortollan Pet
- Character Boost to Level 110
- Azeroth is Burning Card Back
Heroes of the Storm
- Primal Flamesaber Mount
- Tracer Alliance Banner & Horde Banner Emotes
- Torbjorn For the Alliance & For the Horde Emotes
- Zandalar & Kul’Tiras Icons
- Anduin, Jaina, Sylvanas and Varok Sprays
- Alliance & Horde Sprays
*Both stories will become available online later this year, but buying the Collector’s Edition will remain the only way to own the exclusive hardback version containing original artwork.
Massive congratulations to everyone - we got a new boss down .. our first Mythic boss in Antorus! Woohoo!
The following roster updates have been made today:
From Pup to Cub
Aluteu, Amalexia, Amarune-Lightbringer, Avocado, Biven, Caladan, Camagon, Coez, Drochtuarach, Druza, Dudumuffin, Eraz, Fang, Farandur, Farloid, Felsong, Gleeana, Grimthorne, Hasselhorn, Keanabeth, Khalira, Kompeta, Kuraca, Miris, Mourogh, Nekor, Nezkin, Nixle, Pawstrong, Shabitari, Shabii, Shabitá, Siofradh, Surdana, Temperance, Woody, Xenin, Xorwatha, Zhalisto, Zulrakas, Zylya
From Cub to Juvenile
Aleidan, Amaratsu, Apothecary, Fortreas, Grandala, Halftor, Hieronimous, Jestyr, Luchra, McMuffinDK, Najosi, Nekysor, Njau, Rakosh, Raquelle, Redluster, Rorgg, Splitlip, Stonewal, Tenzula, Zoneseek
From Juvenile to Wolf
(alts placed in Wolf Alt rank)
Masonicc, Kathrella, Fendrox, Sjougla, Osis
From Wolf/Wolf Alt to Werewolf
Daenamia, Kintarin, Matsujin, Ironfury, Sevathar.
For additional information on how the ranks work, please see that section in the guild rules. If you believe there has been a mistake, feel free to reply below and I'll look into it.
If anyone regularly raids and was already (prior to today) at the Wolf/Wolf Alt rank, and wasn't placed in the Werewolf rank, please let me know. Anyone who regularly raids and who has been promoted today to the Wolf/Wolf Alt rank will then be reviewed at the next set of promotions.
The following members have been removed due to long term inactivity (none of these members were in the MiA rank and the majority were inactive for around a year .. some of the lower ranked members were inactive for around 6 months):
Jadeshadow, Jaded, Mystique, Qairne, Offler, Sokaipmilol, Tanilla, Diesh, Meaningless, Aerofoils, Jinchun, Aenethrin
If any of these characters below to you, and you wish to remain in the guild, please contact me as soon as possible. If you wish to return after two weeks, please reapply using the application form on our website.
Please note that, if you're intending on being away from the game for more than 3 months, you should speak to me and we can either arrange to have a note placed against you in the roster (for shorter periods of time) or we can place you in the MiA rank, which will give you around 1-2 years before you're likely to be removed from the guild.
Massive congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped get us there .. we cleared Antorus Heroic!
We one shot (tonight ) the last boss:
And gained us all the "Curve" achievement:
And, of course, got us all the new mounts - which are VERY pretty :-)
Should be plenty of time to get more mounts for people, so please do sign up for raids if you'd like to come (just make sure your gear is right and you have some knowledge of the fights .. feel free to ask questions )