“Starting today, in order to add to your Battle.net Balance, players will be required to have a Battle.net Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator attached to their Battle.net account”
“For clarity, this means you’ll need to have an Authenticator to add to your balance via Battle.net Account Management or to send the proceeds of your real-money auction house sales to your Battle.net Balance.
“Please note that players who previously added Battle.net Balance to their account prior to this change will be able to use it to make eligible purchases on Battle.net and in the auction house without attaching an Authenticator. However, an Authenticator will be required to add to your balance in the future, as explained above.”
Blizzard acknowledged that addition of an extra security measure could be a bit tedious but they said they feel that the added layer of account protection will “foster a safer auction house environment,” for all players. When it comes to account security, especially when the accounts have REAL money associated with them I don’t think anyone can be mad at Blizzard for during everything they can to keep that money secure.
And now the bad news. I know most of you were probably hoping that we would have a launch date for the Real Money Auction House at the end of this post but unfortunately we still have no date from Blizzard on when the real-money auction house will go live.