World of Warcraft asks why you use the Black Market Auction House

    
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Yes, we're at a point where bringing Garrisons back sounds not-horrible.

It turns out that you can bring the Black Market Auction House to your very own Garrison in World of Warcraft if you so choose, thus giving you even fewer reasons to ever leave the Garrison for any reason whatsoever. It’s also possible that you forgot the BMAH even exists, which is one of the answers on a new survey from the official site asking players why they make use of the darkest auction house.

The winning poll option at the moment is that players who know about it tend to seek out rare mounts, but the close second are players stating that they simply never have enough gold saved up to partake of its exceptionally expensive wares. No word has been given about whether or not any of these data will be used in the future, but if you’d like to put your two copper down about why you use (or don’t use) the feature, have at it.

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rottenrotny
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rottenrotny

tonymcs rottenrotny I’m sincerely glad to hear it, and I’m a bit envious. I wish I still liked the game, WoW was my first true MMO love, but alas she betrayed me and broke my heart.

d0ub1ep1u5g00d
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d0ub1ep1u5g00d

Cant be bothered to use the BMAH way too much of a fuss and hassle. You have to bid on something then two seconds later get outbid and then big and then outbid again, then try to guess how long you should wait till you try to bid again before you get outbid forcing you to play “the when should I bid” game. Then you never know when the auction actually ends all you have is “short” which is anywhere up to a half hour without an exact time so you have to sit there for a half hour bidding and getting outbid constantly never knowing exactly when the auction will end. Only just to lose the item and have all your time and effort wasted. Aint nobody got time for that!

tonymcs
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tonymcs

rottenrotny 

thus giving you even fewer reasons to ever leave the Garrison for any reason whatsoever.”
Blizzard, WTF are you doing? Sincerely,Everyone.”

Well everyone except me apparently and the others that seem to be wandering around my server.  Now I’m in my garrison to check and set my oil missions and then a quick trip to the shipyard, followed by a port back to Tanaan Jungle where I’m spending the majority of my time with quests and dailies, rares, rare rares, treasures, world boss, LFR, normal raids and occasionally mythic and timewalking dungeons.  I’m even “gasp” fishing again for the occasional felblight to craft my gear upgrades.  I’m enjoying the bonus and daily apexis areas with the progress bar allowing me to choose various methods of completion and the range of difficulties in various areas.
So “shock/horror”, I’m liking this patch and the crowding in some areas suggests others are too, or perhaps they’re all masochists ;-)

amkosh
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amkosh

I have been spending what gold I have on game time now.  Probably won’t buy anything really expensive unless I hella like it.

Linaea
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Linaea

Probably I’ll never have enough gold saved up to use the BMAH anyway, but more than that, aside from the steps in Pandaria, I’ve never been sure where to access it.

Now that it’s in the garrison, still irrelevant to me, though I guess I can feel badly about the things I can’t afford, from the comfort of my own ‘home’?

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

I really hope they drop the Garrison shit next expansion though.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Gibbins  It’s a giant gold sink AH for collectors, basically.  Only other reason to use it is to get a Brawler’s Guild pass thing.
Among the items it has is stuff like the Loot Card items you’d get from the dead WoW Trading Card Game. http://wow.gamepedia.com/Black_Market_Auction_House#Items_for_sale

Also has the Zulian Tiger and Razzashi Raptor mounts which are unobtainable otherwise.  Plus stuff like the rare mount drops (Ashes of Alar, Mmiron’s Head, Invincible’s Reins) off of numerous dungeon/raid bosses.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

I liked the idea of the BMAH tbh.  It’s a way to get a shot at the previously exclusive loot card items via the defunct WoW TCG.  Not to mention a lot of rare stuff for collectors and whatnot… but that’s about it.  It’s just a money sink for collectors and something you have to go through for the Brawler’s Guild stuff.

Honestly kind of surprised that WoW hasn’t tried to put Loot Cards into Hearthstone. Yeah that would be a total jerk move, but I imagine it would be a profitable jerk move.

KOLASTAR
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KOLASTAR

What is considered high prices these days? I remember having 7 figures back before I quit in cataclysm, the monthly fee didn’t justify my economic fetish.

Gibbins
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Gibbins

Koolthulu Gibbins Thank you.

So you are supposed to stand in your Garrison refreshing the BMAH over and over again hoping to catch the super rare item you want before someone else snags it?

Doesn’t sound like especially engaging game-play, but it doesn’t surprise me either.