Blizzard recently launched its Remote Auction House feature for World of Warcraft and this week The Syndicate Guildmaster and CEO Sean "Dragons" Stalzer examines the new feature and how it could better be utilized to help build community. So is charging for the new feature a good idea? Or could it better be utilized to benefit both developers and community if it were free? Find out in D-Mail #4 - Exploring the Community Building Potential of WoW's Remote Auction House.
So for this D-Mail I would like to explore this particular feature in more detail and its potential for community impact. To begin with, I should point out that I believe a robust set of web-tools is an important innovation in community support and one that developers should be investing in. WoW certainly has some web offerings, but they are focused more on the individual than on the community (i.e. go look up your personal gear).