Also, searching for the best gear for multiple characters on the same account can be done all from the same interface without having to log out.Use of either the real-money or gold-based auction house is completely optional -- that decision can be made on a per-item basis, and both versions of the auction house are functionally the same.To get started, simply click Beta Profile Settings in Account Management.
The auction house’s "smart search" functionality can automatically sort items in the auction house based on which upgrades would be most beneficial to your character.
So say you’re a witch doctor and you’ve just found an incredibly rare, incredibly powerful axe that only barbarians can use.
In the previous Diablo games your best option might have been to sell the axe to an in-game vendor, but in Diablo III, you now have the ability to list that axe in the auction house for your fellow barbarian players to bid on.
Opting in to a beta test through this method does not guarantee that you will be selected.
If you are selected, you will receive an email from Blizzard instructing you to log in to your account at you don’t already have one.