The Diablo III real-money auction house (RMAH) was made available for the Americas game region by Blizzard on Wednesday morning.
The RMAH will allow players to buy and sell the loot they find in Diablo III using actual currency using PayPal or their Battle.net Balance.
For now, only equipment trading (weapons, armour and other such gear) is available on the RMAH, Blizzard said in the announcement on Battle.net. Trading of commodities such as gems and crafting materials will be launched separately in the future.
Players who wish to use the RMAH will need to attach a physical Battle.net Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator app to their Battle.net account. Those using PayPal will also have to sign up for the Battle.net SMS Protect service.
Blizzard also reminded players that they would only have access to the real-money auction house while playing in their home game region. Characters created outside of the home region will not be able to buy, sell or use items from any RMAH.
A player’s home game region is determined by the country of residence registered to his or her Battle.net account. For those living in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, their home game region is the Americas.