Many Blizzard fans got upset when Blizzard announced that they will be testing out micro-transactions in Asian markets. However, Community Manager Brandy Camel released a statement in hopes to put everyone’s mind at ease:
“While the above features will not apply to this region, players will still benefit from some of the quality of life perks tied to these additions, such as a streamlined UI for selecting cosmetic benefits like pets and Collector’s Edition wings,” he wrote about the premium Platinum currency used to buy experience boosts, increased inventory storage and character slots.
We recognize that many players have expressed an interest in microtransactions being added to Diablo III. While we may explore this model in some regions, we have no immediate plans to implement such purchases anytime soon for the Americas region.”
So where do you come in on the issue, are you pro or anti micro-transactions? Let us know in the comments below.