About token money
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WoW Gold is the only thing you can buy with a token, limiting its use severely. Every other Blizzard game inexplicably has its own separate cash-for-currency but a token bought with WoW gold can be used on any other Activision/Blizzard title or service. That sets up a ridiculous imbalance.
Unless the goal is to migrate people out of WoW and into their other games, which it may well be, they either need to keep riding the inflation wave which is what they’ve been doing so far, putting more and more and more ways to earn nonsense amounts of gold into WoW to balance it a little, or on the other end they need to have significantly more midrange repeatable gold sinks in WoW itself.
I’m not quite sure why they haven’t looked at doing the latter, but maybe we’ll see something surface in BfA.
Gold price for WoW Token is OUT OF CONTROL
2 – I enjoy blizzard’s games which is why I actually spend real money on their games and services.
3 – I really like that we have the WoW Token to combat the gold sellers and 3rd party sites. This is important to me because the 3rd party sites/gold sellers erode part of the fun that I’m paying for.
4 – I’ve looked into many ways to generate gold in game. However, with my limited game time I would rather not focus to heavily on farming gold for token fees as I don’t want to burn out. WoW, like all online games, should be fun, and entertaining.
5 – I wanted to grab several tokens to purchase a few mounts and services (not the new mount).
6 – In addition to spending b.net balance from tokens I also planned on purchasing several game copies for my son and younger relatives (Overwatch and SC-2).
Hopefully the above clears up some confusion.
Original Post Below:
When I resubscribed after a 6+ year break the gold price for a WoW Token was about 30k to 33k. Two days ago it was 132k gold. This evening its 149k gold. Its almost 5x the gold cost since my sub started in Oct/Nov. of last year. This creep and jump in price is way OUT OF CONTROL. I get that Blizzard made the WoW Token more useful with the conversion options but this is still way too much.
I’m a pretty casual player. I have family and work responsibilities so my fun time is limited. I’ve been waiting for the price to come back down to the 60k to 70k range, but at this point its basically not going to happen. I get that generating gold isn’t nearly as hard as it was several expansions ago but I’m NOT rolling in 25-50k (or more) a week or per month like some players may be.
I get that no one likes whining or complaining. However, I’m quite frustrated with always being at the point of having to bankrupt my chars in-game to get a single token. I have a right to be frustrated, own my frustration, and express my frustration. Feel free to disagree. Your opinion is just as valid an important as mine.
I wanted to get a few tokens (plus real US $$) to buy stuff for my son and his cousins so they, together, can enjoy the online gaming experience that I’ve enjoyed with Blizzard’s games. For now its back to the Playstation. School will be back in less than a month.
How long do WoW tokens take to sell?
I buy one with cash about once a month, I love the current prices but am too cheap earth side to do more than that.