With the latest Diablo III 1.0.3b patch, players can now trade several new items in the real-money auction house. While Gold will be tradable soon, for now players will be able to exchange:
- Crafting materials
- Blacksmithing plans and designs
- Training pages
Of course it wouldn't be a patch without the fixing of a few bugs. The most specific one is perhaps that the bid and buyout buttons will be greyed out in the auction house, if you don't have enough gold. More general ones include fixing a problem with leaving and rejoining heavily populated chat channels, fixing a few issues with tooltips and squashing a bug that was causing a crash during certain situations in the tutorial.
Diablo III was recently hailed as one of the reasons PC gaming is seeing a big resurgence. According to the latest statistics, while console game sales dropped almost 30 percent in the past year, PC game sales jumped over 230 percent.