WoW Token value soars on Destiny 2 Battlenet news

WoW Token prices have soared following yesterday’s surprise announcement that Destiny 2 will be published on Blizzard’s Battlenet app (yes, that’s what Blizzard called it). Players ran amok speculating on the currency, which they are guessing may influence the shooter come September, while others are hoarding in the hopes of using it to buy a copy of the game itself. Buyers in Europe sent the price up to over a quarter of a million gold; Americans were seemingly less impressed (or less concerned about potentially higher international prices for the game), as on this side of the pond the currency peaked at 140K gold per token and fell faster.

This isn’t the first time an announcement like the Destiny 2 one has caused a major market shift. Back in February, Blizzard revealed that WoW Tokens would be redeemable for Blizzard store currency, driving the cost so high that it was no longer a wise investment for paying off subs. This most recent spike, however, is even bigger — IcyVeins has declared it an all-time high for the currency.

Blizzard reps have previously said that the token is a harmless tool that makes “people happier,” though only a small fraction of players participate in the market.

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Utakata

*My Goblins’ ears all of a sudden perk up*

*My pigtails nervously shield my wallet from their glancing eyes*

:(

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Richard de Leon III

I’d rather buy the game with cash, i play too casually to use gold to buy games or subs.

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Reht

It’s really not difficult to make a decent chunk of gold in WoW any more. I casually half-assed my way through legion and ended up with almost 1 million gold just from leveling + world quests (wasn’t even going after the money reward ones) in about 3 months.

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Richard de Leon III

My problem is that i play way too many mmos. I usually only play wow about 4 hous a week. STO and Swtor actually take up more of my time, hehe.

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Nathan Aldana

You still put in way more effort than I did given I half-assed my way to 110, play regularly still, and dont hacve anywhere near a million gold and never have. shit, at most if I collected all my characters cash together I’d have maybe 200k, and most of them have been 110 for months

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Reht

Just averaged 4-6 world quests a day on two characters and sent my guys on class hall missions, that’s about it, barely ran any dungeons and didn’t raid, LFR or anything.

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Nathan Aldana

ah see, theres the difference. I avoid 99% of world quests and rarely if ever do gold-gaining follower quests. I do juyst enough world quests to satisfy my need for broken shore or emissary boxes and no more

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Reht

yeah, i changed to focusing on resource world quests to complete emissary boxes because the class hall quests gave a lot of bonus gold.

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Nathan Aldana

eh, not that much, really,. Unless you can reasonably 200% them every time. and I play like 10 characters so i cannot. because my resources are so spread out over so many characters none of my characters can reliably 200% anything.

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RJB

Yeah, it’s 130 atm in NA EU always have it worse

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Reht

It’s back up again? It was at 114k this morning when i checked.

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Reht

In hopes of buying it in the future? Yeah, they/we are certainly trying trying to find the best deal, but we already know we will be able to buy it since it was stated it in yesterday’s news announcement.

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