World of Warcraft is retiring its remote auction house — but don’t panic just yet

    
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If you’ve gotten used to perusing and trading on World of Warcraft’s auction house from the mobile app, brace yourself for some slightly shocking news. Blizzard announced that it will be taking the WoW Remote Auction House app offline on April 18th.

Don’t panic just yet, however. First of all, this only affects remote auctions; the WoW Armory app will handle other remote functions as usual. Second, this move will not disable API and any auction house-related community sites.

“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,” the studio said. “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 18th.”

Finally, there is plausible speculation that this move is in preparation for a Battle for Azeroth mobile app. The current Legion app, which handles remote order hall missions, will no doubt be disabled or changed by the new expansion’s launch as well.

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Ben Stone

Not surprising given the recent hacking event, but I hope it comes back in some form.

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Michael

I am pretty sure the idea is that they are trying to get it all into one app, so this makes sense.

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Dug From The Earth

Im might be off my rocker, but i seem to recall them doing the same thing at the end of WoD.

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Count Oakland

I sincerely hope that this functionality will be replaced in a Battle for Azeroth mobile app. I regularly use the Armory app for auctions. The interface compares favorably with the Auctioneer and Auctionator addons, and it is the simplest undercutting tool available. It also has functionality that does not appear to be available in-game, such as listing items for auction directly from the bank and mailbox.