Blizzard announced yesterday that their mobile app for guild chat and auction house went free to all active subscribers. This change is coming a week ahead of the pre-Mists of Pandaria 5.0.1 patch (which is on Tuesday, August 28th).
The service before (for the last 2-4 years) cost $3.00 a month on top of your WoW subscription(s), but now is totally free with any 1 subscription. The full quote is below:
It’s now easier than ever to stay in touch with your guildmates and access the World of Warcraft® auction house… wherever you go.
Starting today, all of the features that were previously part of the optional World of Warcraft Remote subscription service are now available for free to all World of Warcraft subscribers. These features include:
- Remote Guild Chat – Stay in touch with your guildmates on the go using your mobile phone.
- Remote Auction House – Bid on items, create auctions, and collect gold via your mobile device or through the official World of Warcraft website.
Click more to see all the features included in the WoW Remote app, with links to downloads.
Full Character Profiles
- 3D Viewer
- Activity Feed
- Character Stats
Remote Auction House
- Browse Auctions
- Create Auctions
- Bid on Items
- Claim Your Gold
Remote Guild Chat
- Guild & Officers Channels
- Saved Whisper Conversations
- Guildmate Presence
- Chat Push Notifications
- Guild Profiles
- Realm Status
- Talent Calculator
- Item Browser
You can download your copy of the app now here:
With my recently getting back into WoW and starting my own guild ahead of Mists of Pandaria’s launch, I find this a nice change just ahead of PAX so I can stay connected to my infant guild while I’m busy working. Anyone else jumping on this now that it’s finally free?