Jun 142015
 

Blizzard puts a lot of effort into its landscapes and world and the mobs and things that are placed there. It makes sense that they’d actually like people to explore those areas, right?

Of course, a few addons popped up showing you where all the treasures and rares were, but you still had to get there. Which was made more interesting if you were leveling on a PvP server. One can generally count on a few members of the other faction making that quest a bit more interesting.

A bunch of people, however, though differently. Naturally there’s the crowd that thought flying should be implemented immediately up entering Draenor, and another crowd (smaller) that agrees with the “no flying” rules. Blizzard says there has been “spirited discussion on the issue.” Heh. Nice euphemism. It’s a good think they have a thick skin, I think.

So in answer to this “spirited” discussion Bliz has come up with an interesting idea, which I like, but which will be a lot of work. No, probably a lot more work than that.

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Mar 022015
 

It’s “Coming Soon.” A means to pay real money, to Bliz, and, indirectly, get the gold.

“Players will be able to purchase a WoW Token through the in-game Shop for real money, and then sell it on the Auction House for gold at the current market price. When a player buys a WoW Token from the Auction House for gold, the Token becomes Soulbound, and the player can then redeem it for 30 days of game time.”

Want to “buy” some gold? Buy a token for cash from the in-game store and sell the token on the Auction House. When it sells you get the gold. The buyer gets the game time. How much will you get? Well… that going to be determined dynamically by current market conditions. This probably means that if there is a lot of demand then the gold price will float upwards, and visa versa.

Update: Patch 6.1.2 implemented the “buying gold” system. See below for their official video explaining how it all works.

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