• Welcome to ForumKorner! We are a community for the members, by the members where everyone is accepted.
    Join today to discuss any topics, sell in-game items, accounts or usernames.

World of Warcraft Will Start Selling Subscription Time For Gold


World of Warcraft will soon introduce a whole new economy, allowing players both to spend in-game gold on real-life game time and to exchange real-life money for tokens that can be sold for in-game gold.12.

The system is simple, and best summed up in this graphic:

World of Warcraft Will Start Selling Subscription Time For Gold

The new system will launch "in an upcoming patch," Blizzard says, and though they haven't announced specific pricing details yet, they do have a big Q&A (that you can read here) addressing many potential questions. Each token can only be sold once; gold values will fluctuate based on supply and demand; and they're hoping this system will "lead to fewer account compromises and a better game experience overall."3

This isn't a particularly unusual move for World of Warcraft, as other MMORPGS (like EVE Online) have already taken steps like this to regulate their gold economies and help crack down on grey-market gold sellers. And although this new system will inevitably lead to speculation about the future of Blizzard's big cash cow, it's worth keeping in mind that WoW still dwarfs every other subscription-based multiplayer game on the market.

Below are comments from wow players:

Wait. I'm confused here. So by "the shop", they mean the cash shop, correct?So essentially, the only way to buy game time with gold is to buy a WoW Token that someone else purchased with their own actual cash and then put up on the auction house at a price they themselves set?I'm sure this is going to be an extremely viable option for absolutely no one. - Archaotic

Any way it goes down blizzard still gets payed, that'll be about all they care about. - Shardik The Man Bear

I'd actually totally disagree, this system worked wonders for EVE Online, it can work here too. - RerTV

Viable for those who have the gold to buy it? There's plenty of people who have more than enough gold for this to be a viable option to them. Depending on the pricing it might even be viable to myself (I only have around 100,000g). Say each token is valued at 10k. I'd gladly pay the 10k for a month, although I have paid friends/guildies less in the past - around 5-7k.All this is doing is making such transactions legit, albeit probably a bit more pricey. We'll have to wait and see. - Who_BobJones

Well it looks like I chose the right time to start playing WoW. Got base+all expansions (except Draenor) for 拢5 from BattleNet and now I won't need to spend money on subs either. - Mortal Dictata

More wow info at: Gold4fans


This is a awesome feature, i'm glad that they're using this system.
But i also do think this is a copy of the Runescape item 'Bond', where you can basically buy free name change or membership for 14 days.
Thanks for this awesome post, man. :p