World of Warcraft’s prestige mount in Battle for Azeroth costs nearly $500

Would you pay $500 to have access to an auction house anywhere in World of Warcraft? Based on the current prices for WoW Tokens, that’s what it would cost you to pick up the prestige mount available right now in the Battle for Azeroth beta, which is priced at a cool five million gold. To put this in perspective, the last “utility” mount added (which has a vendor and transmog services) cost 120,000 gold, or the price of one token (which would still leave you enough gold to buy other stuff).

Of course, the math there makes a couple of assumptions. It doesn’t include the discount for being Exalted, which is significant; nor does it take into account that token prices and the availability of gold are likely to change over time. Still, it seems like there might be better investments to make, such as… well, even just banking some tokens, yes? It costs a lot of money.

Source: Polygon
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Loyheta
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Worth.. not costs.

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Utakata

…I suppose the silver lining here is that the game will be ready to play after dropping that kinda money on the concept shi…err, I mean mount! o.O

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Sally Bowls

Source: polygon??? Rather than their article on the 23rd, didn’t most of the world encounter it on a better site five days earlier? :-)

World of Warcraft’s 5M gold dinosaur mount is 5M gold worth of awesome

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Ben Stone

Uh also inflation… back when Pandaria was cap and the Yak was the goldsink it was an equally absurd amount. We have since had gold farms in the form of missions. And gold accumulation rates will go up again in BFA.

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Bannex

Do they fly?

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Loyheta

No but they do have an auctioneer on them… which is useful as playing the market is the only real way of getting this.

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roo woods

Tools and their money are soon parted

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Ashfyn Ninegold

In a word, no. Ugly thing, anyway.

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agemyth 😩

I guess how I felt when Polygon covered this yesterday is similar to how EVE players feel every time Brendan makes an ISK -> PLEX -> $Real Money$ conversion to estimate of value of virtual goods lost in a big battle.

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thalendor

No matter how few people manage to buy one of these things, it is inevitable that one will be parked right on top of the mailbox you want to use.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Yup. I never use over-sized mounts in town. Or near quest givers. It’s just rude to other players.

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Randy Savage

That’s exactly why a lot of people do it

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thirtymil

And yet Blizzard implement no-mount zones around PvP vendors in Stormshield and one-off xpac quest givers only. /logic