Yesterday blizzard reported that Martin Wallman, 38 year old man i trying to settle a lawsuit against blizzard entertainment. The reason is, the man spent $5000 in the real money auction house also known as RMAH of Diablo 3. Their are 2 ways of buying good in Diablo 3. The safe and easiest way s just to use the in game gold auction house. For more risky players their is a Real Money Auction house where you can link your PayPal account and pay for items with real money. Also you can sell items.
Martin Wallman lives in the state of Oregon and was recently divorced with his wife of 7 years. Playing Diablo 3 was a a hobby instead of a game to him. Martin told us when he discovered the real money auction house in Diablo, he decided to make a few quick bucks. Last year Martin was laid off work and hasn't attempted to look for one. In Diablo 3, you can buy other members in game items for a minimum of $1.25 and a maximum of $250. The higher the price means the more rare the item is.
When Martin linked his PayPal account that had just over $5000. Blizzard Entertainment showed no notice that players of the game could choose what price they wanted their item to sell for. Martin though of a plan, he would buy all the high priced items and sell them for maximum price. So hew went ahead and bough over 100 items in a price range of $20 - $50. When Martin began to check the items he paid for he realized he got ripped off. The items he bought with real money are worthless and their was nothing he could do.
Martin contacted blizzard, they responded to him summarizing that they have a no refund policy and it states that you see the item before you buy it. Martin claims the differ. Today, Martin is filing a lawsuit against blizzard for scamming users. Papers were served and the Court date for Martin and Blizzard Entertainment will be this up coming Thursday.
Man tries to sue blizzard for Diablo 3 auction house.