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Tokens for Balance

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Not playing World of Warcraft any more but have several million gold stockpiled in the bank somewhere? Got some toons you need to transfer but no cash to do so? Blizzard has finally provided a solution! Teased at BlizzCon 2016 during the Warcraft Q&A session, after the addition of the WoW Token which allows players to exchange cash for in-game gold or in-game gold for game time, dataminers found additional strings added to the PTR which alluded to redeeming tokens purchased in-game for funds added to a player’s balance. The developers explained that it was meant to be useful for all services but they wanted to ensure a smooth launch with just the subscription portion and the rest added later. As of today “later” has arrived. Players are now able to redeem in-game gold for WoW tokens which can then be redeemed for either 30 days of Warcraft game


WoW Token Limits Updated

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We’ve got a few more constraints on how the WoW Token works. The chief change appears to be the long-term limit of 36 tokens purchased for gold every 24 months. Put another way, Blizzard doesn’t want you to buy more than three years of time at once. There are a couple ways to look at this: It’s a bit punitive to people who are running multiple accounts. Granted, in most of the cases where people have got more than one WoW license on their account, it’s usually no more than two or three. That’s still more than a year of gold-bought time. If you’re someone who multiboxes a lot of characters through a lot of accounts, though, then this might not buy you more than a few months per license. Still, if you’re someone who can afford to drop hundreds of dollars per month on a video game, it’s

Europe, you’re up! Blizzard has announced that the WoW Token will be available for purchase in the EU region beginning April 21st at approximately 5pm CEST. The price for the token from Blizzard will be 20 EUR (15GBP) with a starting price of 35,000 gold in the in-game Auction House. From there, prices will be able to fluctuate to match the market available. As they did in the NA region, Token purchases from the Blizzard Store will be limited to 10 per account within a 30-day period to prevent abuse, and there will be a delay between when a token has been placed on the Auction House and when it will be available for purchase. It will be interesting to see how the NA and EU prices compare and if we see the fluctuation (read: DROP) from the original price similar to what happened in the NA region.


Guide To Garrison Money Making Tricks

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Thinking about buying yourself some subscription time by purchasing a WoW token with gold but don’t have the funds? Or maybe want to save yourself the $20 USD it would cost to buy some legit gold without becoming an AH goblin? Here are some suggestions on how you can make your garrison work for you. While it’ll definitely take a bit of time to go from zero to “I log in for ten minutes a day and my sub pays for itself” you’ll definitely be able to make a bunch of gold while you wait for token prices to stop fluctuating. The short, short version of this strategy? Use follower missions to generate gold passively. There are a couple other passive tricks that go along with that, but we’ll get there in a moment. To get started, you want at least one max-level character with a level 3 garrison. It also helps


WoW Token Price Update

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For those of you who aren’t following the in-game gold price of the WoW token since its release yesterday, after a brief rise from the initial price of 30,000 gold the cost has plummeted to an estimated price (as of the time this article was written) of 22,860 gold with an estimated turnaround time of 30 minutes. Based on the recent trending, it appears the price will continue to fall. The folks over at The Undermine Journal have created a new website which allows us to track the current estimated in-game price of the token, along with the turnaround time on those sales. The site can be found at and appears to update hourly. They’ve also got a new Twitter account for those who are so inclined and can be found under @WoWTokens. This account will send a tweet every time the price on their site updates (but not


WoW Token Available April 7th

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Blizzard has just announced that the WoW Token will be available starting after the completion of maintenance on Tuesday, April 7th. If you haven’t been following the epic saga, the WoW Token will be a safe, Blizzard approved way to exchange in-game gold for game time. In an update of the WoW Token post today, Blizzard revealed that the initial price point will be $20 US/$25 AUD from the store, or 30,000 gold from the in-game Auction House. Once tokens start being placed on the Auction House the in-game gold price will be allowed to fluctuate naturally across the entire region. One thing to note (so don’t cancel your recurring subscription quite yet) is that there may be a small delay between when a token is placed for sale on the Auction House and when it can be purchased. This is likely to give additional time for payment verification of the purchase


The WoW Token Is STILL The Future

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Months ago, after the 2015 preview post revealed the initial plans for the WoW Token, I posted my reactions to the idea, which at the time made a few assumptions that turned out to not be true. However, even with what Blizzard has stated about current plans for the token, it still sounds like an excellent idea, and let me tell you why. The constraints upon the system are part of why I’m convinced this is going to work: Buy tokens with real currency to sell for a market-determined price on the Auction House, OR Buy tokens with gold after they’ve been posted by others on the purpose-built, region-wide section of the Auction House, … and that’s IT. You can’t use a token bought with real currency for yourself, you can’t trade it freely with other players, and you can’t set the price on the token. Players have zero control over


Patch 6.1.2 Hits the PTR

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World of Warcraft Patch 6.1.2 is now available on the Public Test Realms. So far there is only one thing (that we know of) in testing for this patch, the WoW Token. As is pointed out in the post below, the token is not actually available for testing at this time, this is just implementing the back-end structure for future testing. Introducing the WoW Token Coming soon to an Azeroth near you: the WoW Token, a new in-game item that allows players to simply and securely exchange gold and game time between each other. 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

In an article over on VentureBeat, Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas gave out a few more critical details about the game-time-tokens-for-gold system that Blizzard announced earlier today. Some of the biggest details: The feature should be on PTR very soon, and it’s slated to be a part of a minor upcoming patch (a.k.a “6.1.2”) instead of the next major update. Code already exists that will allow inactive accounts that have enough banked gold to buy a token to do so from the character select screen, bypassing the Auction House. (!) Blizzard will likely set the initial gold cost and then allow the player market to take it from there. Don’t expect the token to cost less than the monthly subscription cost. High-powered BoE items from the latest raids might see changes as a result of this system being implemented. We’ll have more analysis about the whole of this system up soon, but

Blizzard announced that players will be able to purchase a WoW Token from the in-game store using real money, which can subsequently be traded for gold in-game to other players. It’s set to release in “an upcoming patch.” The WoW Token is an in-game item purchased from the in-game store. It represents 30 days of game time and can be placed on the in-game auction house to sell for in-game gold. After it is sold via the auction house, it becomes soulbound and cannot be traded again. The auction house will not allow you to list it for bidding–it sells at a static gold price, which Blizzard says will be “determined dynamically based on supply and demand.” “The WoW Token was created to give players with lots of extra gold the option to use it to help cover their subscription cost,” the post goes, explaining the rationale behind the decision, “and give those who want