As Diablo 3 gets closer to release, we hope, Blizzard are now putting the cash transaction system in place which they are going to be calling the Battle.Net Balance.
Blizzard gamers will be able to add real funds to their “Balance” which they can then use to buy Blizzard products, game time or even items such as WoW pets.
Diablo 3 players will be able to transfer any real money they earn in the Real Money Auction House into the “Balance” to be used to buy more Blizzard products. It’s a win win for Blizzard.
There is one slight caveat, once funds are in the Battle.Net Balance there is no way to cash it out. Be warned.
Soon, we’ll be introducing a new feature called Battle.net Balance that will give players an alternate way to purchase Blizzard products and services directly through their Battle.net account. Players will be able to “charge up” their Battle.net Balance using a variety of payment methods, and then use their Battle.net Balance to buy services like World of Warcraft character transfers, digital products like pets and mounts, and more. Players will also be able to use their Battle.net Account Balance to buy items and store their earnings from Diablo III’s currency-based auction house once the game is released.
We’ll be rolling out the new Battle.net Balance feature in the weeks ahead — but in the meantime, check out our Battle.net Balance FAQ to find out more about how it’s going to work.