World of Warcraft: Classic’s inevitable goldsellers are using modern chat functions to advertise

    
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Very mature.

Gold selling isn’t nearly as much of a thing on modern World of Warcraft like it used to be; the existence of the WoW Token means that it’s much easier to buy gold in a fashion that’s permitted, after all. But the modern state of Battle.net and the lack of any such token sale in WoW Classic have prompted the active goldselling market to find a completely new way to spam advertisements by inviting random players into custom chat channels with the seller’s website as the channel name. This both ensures people see the advertisement and prevents you from directly reporting the person who sent the invite via right-clicking.

Obviously, we don’t need to tell you that buying gold in WoW Classic is a bad idea for several reasons, not the least of which being that Blizzard is much better at tracking these things and it’s a good way to get your account suspended. It’s also interesting to note that this both illustrates the rationale behind the addition of the WoW Token and shows the market that’s present on the game’s Classic servers for goldselling. There are a lot of layers at play here, in short.

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Ben H

What I do is whisper them, then right click the name in my whisper and report for spamming, then in the report description tell them “invited me to chat channel (channel name)”

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Yup got a couple of those on my second time in the game. Hopefully Blizz comes up with a workaround to block them or report them.

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Techno Wizard

“They’re evolving!”

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Techno Wizard

It begins.

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Utakata

Goldseller!
He’s the player with the Midas touch
A spider’s touch
Such a cold seller
Beckons you to enter his web of sin
But don’t go in…

…and my apologies to Shirley Bassey for that. :(

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Denice J. Cook

Interface Options- Social- Disable Chat Channel Invites.

You’re welcome! :)

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Eric Perbos-Brinck

Can’t wait for IGE (or its newest version) to kick in so I can focus on the end-game instead of farming mats 24/7….

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Matthew Yetter

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Doubleplusgood

No classic experience is complete without Susan Express!

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Reht

Wow, that’s a name i haven’t heard in a long time.

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Nathan Aldana

truth

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zoward

Thanks for the flashback!

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Reht

I got one of the invites yesterday, saddened me that it’s start this early. Just for S&Gs i checked out a site to see the going rate and it’s like $6-12 per 1. That’s crazy. I am in the wrong racket. Makes me want to sell all my all gold . . . almost, need to get my mount!