Diablo 3: Balance Is Finally Here
Blizzard has just released Battle.net Balance. This service allows gamers to add funds to their account by availing of online transaction services such as Paypal. It is being tested in the Diablo 3 beta. Also because it is a possibility that gamers can earn money in Diablo 3’s auction house, they also have somewhere to store the money.
But can gamers withdraw real funds in the real world from their Battle.net Balances? According to Blizzard, this is possible with a fee “in certain regions.”The whole deal is still optional in Diablo 3’ auction house. You can still then buy items through PayPal and credit cards. However, standard auction house fees are applicable regardless the source of money. Of course, with such a service, there are some rules and regulations that you must follow. The lesson here is to read the small print all the time. With Battle.net Balance, you can only have a certain amount kept in your account at any one time. Blizzard, however, has not yet revealed and instilled the rule of how much this will be. Blizzard may also take over your money if you have not accessed your account for more than three years. This will all depend on local laws and regulations, of course. But this also means that you should not use your account as some sort of time deposit.
So what do you think of this new service from Blizzard? Will this be the sort that you actually use? Or would you have second thoughts about using the service? I think Blizzard has already checked out the legalities of everything. So, at least you don’t have to worry about that.