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5-26-2010 @ 6:29PM
They've taken some measures to ensure a limited level of automation is possible in the game using addons. This seems far more exploitable though. How are they going to keep people from completely automating buying/selling through the site? Otherwise, I can kind of see a future where a web script is going to take over and making money via the AH becomes a trivial matter of just letting some process run in the background while you're asleep or AFK at work/school.
5-26-2010 @ 7:24PM
"How are they going to keep people from completely automating buying/selling through the site?"By restricting the number of auctions per day that you do from your mobile phone/web browser. Even if they set a limit at 1000 auctions per day, this would at least throttle unlimited scripting/web AH camping.
5-26-2010 @ 9:39PM
Even with the hypothetical limit of 1000 transactions per day, you could still theoretically generate significant income with very little or no interaction at all. Even if you're only selling 25% of those listings, they don't have to sell for very much each before you're looking at a thousand or more gold a day in profit that comes at zero effort. The only cost is the $3/mo premium fee that you pay to Blizzard. At which point, they might as well just be selling gold for cash in the Blizzard store.
5-27-2010 @ 3:49AM
they announced the limit of 200 per day, which really isnt much at all for a true auctioneer (I keep about 250 going and I dont consider myself pro by any means) and a webscript would end the day in a couple hours at most if it does what you are proposing.
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