World of Warcraft hatches hippogryphs, expands Nighthold, and continues token madness

    
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Smug twit.

The expansion of World of Warcraft’s token utility continues to ripple across the entire Blizzard ecosystem, as prices remain high and supply occasionally runs out. Polygon has gone so far to posit that grinding out gold in WoW might be more efficient to get those Hearthstone packs and Overwatch loot boxes than actually playing those games.

The article contains a lot of math: “It takes about 135 hours of playing Overwatch to earn 100 loot boxes. A bundle of 50 loot boxes costs $40 plus tax, so Overwatch pays out loot-box rewards worth about sixty cents for every hour you play […] You should be able to earn the six tokens you need to buy a hundred loot boxes in about 30 hours of grinding herbs in World of Warcraft, so you earn more than four times as many Overwatch loot boxes per hour farming herbs in WoW than you’ll earn from actually playing Overwatch.”

In other World of Warcraft news, wing three of Nighthold is now open for business, so get in there and make us all proud. Today and today only is the new Hatching of the Hippogryph micro-holiday, if you’re into that sort of thing. Additionally, you might also want to catch the latest new developer Q&A livestream this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST.

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Michael18

… so you earn more than four times as many Overwatch loot boxes per hour farming herbs in WoW than you’ll earn from actually playing Overwatch.”

Thank god I’m not playing Blizzard games, anymore.

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Armsbend

They didn’t add in the cost of WoW into that simple equation.

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agemyth 😩

Well, everybody already has it, obviously. :)

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Vexia

I think that’s supposed to be in reference to the subscription fee?

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Armsbend

Yes. No mention of paying for the sub or grinding out a token for the wow sub.