[Source] What happens when the government decides to stop Blizzard from activating the Real Money Auction House (RMAH) in the country? Well, use 3rd party platforms of course! In a recent report from ItemMania, an online website providing players to trade virtual items, Diablo III set a new record for the highest daily currency amount exchanging hands, up to a tune of USD 700,000 (KRW 800 mil). That is the amount of money gamers in Korea spent on Diablo III items in a day!
The previous daily record was held by NCsoft’s Lineage, the country’s “national MMORPG”. However, the amount was a far 25% behind the new Diablo III’s. Blizzard must be emotionally (and financially) hurt from the ruling, given that the company will take a 15% cut in every single trade, but only if the RMAH is functioning in the country. Blade & Soul managed to get 6th spot despite just around 2 weeks since Open Beta (commercial service on 30th June).