WoW tokens are now redeemable for Battlenet cash

Blizzard is tweaking World of Warcraft’s WoW Token currency in a big way.

“Today, the goblins of Bilgewater Cartel are introducing a new way to use the WoW Token. Now, when you choose to get a WoW token from the Auction House, you can decide if you want to convert it to 30 days of game time OR Battle.net balance. That’s right – Battle.net balance to buy services like World of Warcraft character transfers, digital pets and mounts, or purchase in-game items for other supported Blizzard games you play.”

In other words, you can farm gold in WoW, use it to buy a Token from someone else (who paid real cash for it), and then choose to redeem it for the 30 days of gametime or $15 in Battlenet currency, which you can then spend on anything for sale on Battlenet, including character transfers and loot in Blizz’s other games.

The change is retroactive, so if you’ve got tokens lying around, you can turn them into murloc plushies straightaway. As it should be.

Source: Official site, press release
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Jeff

Blizzards reponse to other mmo’s releasing content doesn’t have the Pow it use to.

Kinda sad.

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Sally Bowls

One of the great things about WoW and EVE is the amount of online info. In particular,
https://wowtoken.info/
shows you the real-time price, in gold, for a token.

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mirricatwarrior

Every big enough MMO have this, often far more detailed and in depth (there is not really a feat to have something more indepth than a Blizzard game tbh).

GW2 – http://www.gw2spidy.com/ for every item ingame, including premium currency
ESO – https://eu.tamrieltradecentre.com/pc/Trade again for every item ingame
POE – http://poe.trade/
of course all of these is realtime.

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Rumm

Overwatch loot boxes you say?

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Sally Bowls

You can even buy the Overwatch and then buy the loot boxes for it.

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Doubleplusgood

If only you could do this years ago. I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve spent a couple hundred dollars or so on race, faction, appearance, and name changes. Sometimes for even the same character. Like my first character started out as a female human warlock, changed to a gnome female, then went to the horde as an undead forsaken, then back to the alliance to be a dwarf male warlock. And that’s just one of my characters. I am so indecisive.

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Rottenrotny

Meeeeee too. I think my hunter has been 3 different races haha.

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Doubleplusgood

Lol same as my hunter, started as a Tauren female, then Orc but didn’t like the weird noise females make, then switched to an alliance dwarf. Ive been tempted to change to a gnome…..

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Rottenrotny

I started as Female Orc then Male Goblin and now Male Undead heh.
And I’m done other similar silliness on other characters.
After 11+ years I’m sure Blizzard loves me.

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Doubleplusgood

I bet my service transaction log is bigger than yours!

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agemyth 😩

Aaaaand Tokens are sold out and sell out in seconds. They will probably be 100k tomorrow if people buy enough supply.

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Utakata

Now don’t day that…my Goblin army will pressuring me to into buying a bunch of them, so they can roll naked in the proceeds they make off of the hosting on the AH stock exchange. :(

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agemyth 😩

welp

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Utakata

You are trying to get them to bankrupt me. :(

Also, Edit/Erratum: Now don’t *say that…proper.

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wandris

Perhaps this is finally my ticket off Kil’jaedan. Six of the past twelve years has been about getting ganked left and right in 20:1 no win scenarios. I am convinced blizz has allowed almost all of their PVP servers to go to shit just to rake in $20 service fees. 500k gold or so will be much easier to swallow than $200. Though they will probably decide to correct the WPvP a month later leaving me stuck on a PVE server.

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Meanie

Wait that month and see what happens! That sounds terrible, though.

wandris
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wandris

Started cashing in tokens.. then balance capped at $105. So then try to buy more and find out they are all sold out. /sigh. The price is probably going to skyrocket.

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Armsbend

I wish you could somehow do this in other Blizz games

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Sally Bowls

You used to be able to do this in Diablo. But – to most players – earning gold was boring. they wanted the thrill of random loot drops (which as anyone familiar with these comment sections knows, the hormonal thrill of a RNG loot drop is very different than the hormonal thrill of a RNG lockbox) So Bliz had to change D3.

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RJB

D:

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Andrew Ross

I wonder if this change will go to Korea too. I believe they have laws against RMTs and it kept D3 out until they removed the player auctions, so I’m wondering if this will hit too close to home for them.

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Space Captain Zor

And this is how I might finally gtfo my PVP realm. Rejoice for Choice!

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borghive

I see a lot people complaining about the current state of PVP realms due to CRZ. I wonder if Blizzard has some secret agenda for enabling CRZ in current content in order to drive sales of character services.

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Space Captain Zor

Honestly, the problem isn’t CRZ. CRZ is just an byproduct of the over all problem which is the enormous power gap they’ve enabled by having damn near countless tiers of upgrades and content difficulty levels. Which is great for PVE.

Quite literally you can ding 110 and have other players around you with around 200 item levels higher than you if they’re keeping up with the raiding, and we’re barely into this expac cycle. To put that in perspective, back in Vanilla wow let’s say you were a max level 60 character with, say, the tier 0 dungeon set. Your gear was ilvl ~60. When Molten Core came out that was only ilvl ~66 and it was the top gear availalbe for quite awhile. Later on, someone in tier 2 raid set was only ilvl ~76. Tier 2.5 (AQ40) and it was only ~81, and later tier 3 (Naxx) was ~86. These gaps were not the titanium wall of godlike power non-progression raiding players are faced with now. Back then you could get your dungeon set, maybe get a few purple upgrades, and you could still hold your own if you played your class well. Surviving an ambush in world pvp was a thing.

Now, not so much unless you’re at the top of the food chain. And for someone like me who’s been there/done that and not interested in 4-5 days a week of Heroic or Mythic raiding, my realm has become a giant vat of sociopathic sludge. It’s quite literally paradise for those who want an insurmountable advantage over others.

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borghive

The power gap is insane atm, I agree with that!

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