We first heard of Blizzard's plans to improve the functionality of the Mobile Armory [Free] app to include access to the auction house back in February. MMO Champion has all the details today on the recently released Remote Auction House functionality of the existing Mobile Armory app which currently only works for a small number of World of Warcraft servers as part of a beta test of the service.

To use the Mobile Armory you will need a World of Warcraft or Battle.net account, with most of the features requiring an active World of Warcraft subscription. If you're lucky enough to play on the hand full of servers currently supported, using the existing Mobile Armory app you will not only be able to buy items on the in-game auction house, but also sell any item from your character's bags, bank, or mailbox as well as manage all the gold generated from said auctions.

Currently, this functionality is free but limited to 25 total transactions a day, a number which will be increased at launch, according to Blizzard. At the conclusion of the beta test, the auction house features of the Mobile Armory will split in to free and paid functions. Without paying for anything, you will be able to browse and view the auction house along with getting real-time notifications when your auctions sell, expire, or you are outbid or win an auction. For $2.99 on top of your existing WoW subscription you'll be able to do all the buying and selling mentioned previously.

Towards the bottom of the new Remote Auction House site is a chart that details the feature differences of the two subscription tiers.

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    neutral AH tax is still a huge ripoff; time to get rid of it..the economy will survive

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    neutral AH tax is still a huge ripoff; time to get rid of it..the economy will survive

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    Wow. $3 more on your monthly subscription? Really?

    • Eli Hodapp

      With how much Blizzard nickels and dimes players with everything from character sex changes to goofy in-game pets you buy with real money I'm kind of shocked that the $3 subscription comes as a surprise to anyone. :)

    • Deewin

      actually that caught me by surprise too. This is extra 3 dollars a month, not a one time fee. I actually really like Blizzard and all the games they made but this definitely looks like an Activision decision. I am not happy that Activision is associated with Blizzard at all (Hence the name Activision-Blizzard)

      • Smigit

        Why is every decision regarding prices for WoW an "Activision decision". Blizzard has been pricing things in this fashion for a long time but all of a sudden since they've started doing business with Activision its always Activisions fault. People seem far too quick to remove any accountability for how WoW and its services/merchandise is priced from Blizzard because there is such a dislike if Activision.

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    Wow. $3 more on your monthly subscription? Really?

    • Eli Hodapp

      With how much Blizzard nickels and dimes players with everything from character sex changes to goofy in-game pets you buy with real money I'm kind of shocked that the $3 subscription comes as a surprise to anyone. :)

    • Deewin

      actually that caught me by surprise too. This is extra 3 dollars a month, not a one time fee. I actually really like Blizzard and all the games they made but this definitely looks like an Activision decision. I am not happy that Activision is associated with Blizzard at all (Hence the name Activision-Blizzard)

      • Smigit

        Why is every decision regarding prices for WoW an "Activision decision". Blizzard has been pricing things in this fashion for a long time but all of a sudden since they've started doing business with Activision its always Activisions fault. People seem far too quick to remove any accountability for how WoW and its services/merchandise is priced from Blizzard because there is such a dislike if Activision.

  • Yog Shoggoth

    I guess, when you're a Golden Goose, you can never have enough money for nothing.

    This particular deal stinks because it's going to result in the haves and have-nots. Gold farmers must be rubbing their hands with glee.

    Bad Blizzard!

  • Yog Shoggoth

    I guess, when you're a Golden Goose, you can never have enough money for nothing.

    This particular deal stinks because it's going to result in the haves and have-nots. Gold farmers must be rubbing their hands with glee.

    Bad Blizzard!

  • mardas pye

    Who the hell plays WoW anyway? Brain dead.

    • MrPumpkin

      umm just a measly 12 million people id say, not much at all

  • mardas pye

    Who the hell plays WoW anyway? Brain dead.

    • MrPumpkin

      umm just a measly 12 million people id say, not much at all