" The separate Legion app, falls under the new metric of Monthly Active Users (MAU) and I would not be surprised if logging in to send out your class hall missions did not count towards that total. Now, beyond that, King, remember King? the Candy Crush people with Billions of Daily Active Users? (DAU). I’m wondering if we will be seeing a further change in reporting to have everyone on the same page. When you are talking numbers to investors, what sounds more profitable, 50 million MAU, or 1.5 Billion DAU. Mmm hmmm. Ok, so enough with the conspiracy theory of financial shenanigans.What do I see. I see a revamp of the Legion app to include the remote AH, and a new RTS game for the islands in Battle for Azeroth. I also see it being something where you would log in, and remain logged in for it to work it’s best. Logging out would require you to go through the motions of having to redo your authenticator, if it’s not on your phone. Also logging out would put your forces in a vulnerable position open to attacks. So of course you would want to check in several times a day."This is exactly why they closed it down. After all, their mew metric has taken a serious nose dive since the 7.3.5 patch hit and no one wants to spend 50% or more time leveling another character through OLD CONTENT that was optimized for characters that had radically different talent trees and abilities.Blizz is turning into a monster, one that i will no longer feed. They are starting to make EA look good.
If you don't like the app then don't use it. I know that's a difficult concept to wrap your brain around for almost anyone these days, but it's possible. Unless Blizz starts to time-gate content behind a phone app there's no reason to stress yourself out and get up in arms over this.
Considering my sales quadrupled when the remote AH went down a while back, I'm all for it being retired
Back to vendoring any herb and ore that I get on the wandering isle instead of selling it on the auction house.
What Blizzard really needs to do is pull their head out and completely re-do the mobile armory app. It should support all the current functionality, plus the new stuff coming for guilds and a revamped AH interface. The current expansion stuff should just be a sub-section of the WoW app and not an entirely separate thing like we currently have with the Legion app.It also wouldn't hurt if they put more than zero effort into the in-game AH interface.
I will greatly miss the RAH; it was very nice to fiddle with my listings on a lunch break, etc, so that I could spend my game time actually playing, not sitting in the AH.
"How did you use the Remote Auction House? What will you do once it is retired on April 18th?" I use it all the time because I work 50+ hours a week, and I can use my lunch break to post and check sales. It's also good for shopping when you aren't logged in. I also use it to make a little gold on toons I don't play often, or when I don't have time to go to AH in game.I'm not a gold queen, just a player who likes to play AH. RIP
The April Fool from the Gold Queen was pretty cool.
Blizzard’s mode of thinking over the past 5 or so years has been sad and shallow. They remove talents and items that make no sense, and now the AH app is on the way out. It always had issues and was skunky even during the times it did work. There are issues of item levels not showing correctly, and this has been the case for years. Even with all my complaints, I still love and use the AH app constantly. That is why I can’t understand this. Since there was no reasoning or explanation for the removal, I seriously doubt there will be a replacement for the AH. The app without the AH is nothing more than a glorified dressing room, and that really is a worthless feature. While others believe something will replace it, I will not be holding my breath. Blizzard has let me down too many times to think they have any replacement in the pipeline.
Did anyone else note a nerf of the gold missions in the class halls? I was away for eight weeks and used to run daily missions with 14 toons. That made me roughly 400,000 - 500,000 gold within 10 days. No other major sources of income. Now, in the first 10 days of April, running the same daily routine I made only about 250,000 gold from missions. That's roughly half of what it used to be in the months before February. I also have the impression that gold missions appear fewer now than they used to do.