WoW Token prices fall on the first day of operation

    
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Something to (shadow) crow about.

Have you been holding on to your hat during the first day of WoW Token sales? Did you think that 30,000 gold was a bit too low or too high for a month of World of Warcraft? Because the data from the first day of sales are in, and it looks like 30,000 didn’t stay for long. According to tracked data, while the tokens were briefly trending toward higher numbers, the values have plummeted through the game’s prime time and into the present.

As of this writing, a single token sells for 22,181 gold, about 75% of the initial offering. That would indicate that tokens are being bought for money in higher numbers than they’re being bought for gold; while sales remain brisk, it looks like most people were jumping to convert their cash into virtual coins. The bright side, of course, is that if you want your gold to pay for your subscription, that’s getting cheaper by the minute.

[Source: WoW Token Info]
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hollywoodb1
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deleted_73271244_deleted_73271244_toby tob PurpleCopper

this idea has never made sense to me. It is not F2P at all. They’re making more money on you buying that token (for your gold) than they would if you continued playing for 15 dollars, because SOMEONE bought that for 20 dollars, 5 dollars more than you’d have paid. It’s freakin’ genius.

Kherova
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Kherova

I am actually surprised that the token is such a thing. I am sitting on 400k gold and have a decent RL income. Buying game time with gold is not really interesting for me. Blowing all the Ge accumulated over 5 years for a year of subscription: meh. On the other hand: buying 25k gold or even less for 20 dollars: even more meh. So I won’t be participating in any of this.

Bingin
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Bingin

MikeMinier hunterkiller37 SkyyDragonn It’s like I said, getting there is the problem, not doing it. If you are someone right this second with basically no gold and only 1 character at level 100 you are looking at a long road before you can start rolling in the garrison gold. Lich King is a bad comparison, that was a long time ago and the game has changed a lot since then. For starters if you want to level an alt with heirlooms you have to dump thousands of gold on them instead of just running a bunch of dungeons for badges. That’s kind of hard when we are talking about someone who doesn’t have much gold in the first place.

Midgetsnowman
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shaw sbst Thats becaise those of us who play the most cuompulsivly tend to also be those who spend money at the slightest whim :P

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

Bingin yeah..speaking as a casual..I’ve never had more than  like 5-10k gold. 30k just for one month? Hah.

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Bonnenuit It’s largely irrelevant outside of people who simply like large numbers. The MMO economy scales in a way that only people who managed to catch the first day or so of the money crash will profit. A profit is a profit, but it’s far less of an issue than some feel just because they see the higher prices. Hungry eyes, but not filling.

froggiestone
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Isn’t this just supply and demand 101?

Bonnenuit
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MikeMinier Bonnenuit That’s weird that there’s suddenly so much more money in the economy, but prices aren’t going up. Makes you wonder where it’s all gone…

MikeMinier
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There seems to be some confusion among some of the comments here.  Many people seem to think you can purchase a token from the auction house, then resell it later.  This is not true.  There are two methods to acquiring tokens:
1: Buy one for $20 from the ingame store.  These are not soulbound, and can be sold on the auction house.

2: Buy one from the auction house.  These become soulbound as soon as you receive them in the mail.

You cannot for instance wait for the price to drop considerably, then snatch a bunch up with gold and resell them later for a profit.

MikeMinier
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Bonnenuit I play on Proudmoore, one of the higher pop servers, and I haven’t seen any change in AH prices at all.  I also play on Terenas/Hydraxis(2 small servers that are merged), and haven’t noticed any differences there either.