Itching to use the new mobile auction house? Do you have a character on Cyclone or Bloodlust battlegroups? Well, you are in luck! Check out the list of realms added to the beta:
The World of Warcraft Remote Auction House beta test is now open for business! The Remote Auction House is a new service in development that lets players access the World of Warcraft Auction House from the Armory website (http://us.wowarmory.com/auctionhouse/) or the Mobile Armory app for iPhone and iPod touch (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=321057000&mt=8). Players can browse their characters’ local Auction Houses with the same search functionality available in the game, as well as see the real-time status of each of their current bids and auctions.
As we’d mentioned previously (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=22748781945), certain features of the Remote Auction House will be premium-based. Once the beta test is complete and the Remote Auction House is live, players will be able to subscribe to a new service called World of Warcraft Remote (http://us.wowarmory.com/wow-remote.xml), which will allow them to buy items; post items for sale from a character’s bags, bank, or mailbox; collect gold from their bids and auctions; and more. During the beta test, players can try out these features for free, and each World of Warcraft account will be able to perform up to 25 transactions per day. (Please note this limit will be increased at launch.)
The list of realms eligible to participate in the beta test is displayed below. If your realm is not on this list, please check again soon, as we plan to eventually open the beta test to all realms.
Update 5/20 – The supported list of realms has been updated to include the Bloodlust and Cyclone battle groups.
Sisters of Elune
The Forgotten Coast
For more information on the Remote Auction House, refer to the FAQ (http://us.blizzard.com/support/article/REMOTE). We hope you enjoy trying out this new service, and we look forward to hearing your feedback in the thread below.
The first group of realms didn’t include very many big realms, likely to slowly scale up the server load. Both Bloodlust and Cyclone are huge battlegroups. Bloodlust is the famous “BG5″ group that contains some of the best PvE and PvP guilds in the US, opening up the mobile AH to a large group of people.
Expect a video of the new mobile auction house on Lore Hound soon!