The WoW Token has been talked about since early March when we reported on it. Now the new currency that was created to put an end to third-party gold trades and account compromises releases tomorrow for World Of Warcraft.
Blizzard has recently updated their WoW Token article with an announcement that the token will be available tomorrow, April 7th. Here’s the word directly from Blizzard:
“Update: The WoW Token will be going live in the Americas region (North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand) on April 7 when maintenance concludes, at approximately 10 a.m. PDT. The WoW Token will be available for $20 USD/$25 AUD from the in-game Shop, and will be set at a starting price of 30,000 gold in the Auction House across the Americas region. From that point forward, the gold price will automatically fluctuate based on player supply and demand. To start we’ll be limiting the number of Token purchases to 10 within a 30-day period, but this limit may be adjusted over time. While Tokens will be available immediately from the Shop, please note that there may be a delay before Tokens put up for sale on the Auction House become available for purchase with gold.
We’ll announce additional regional details closer to the launch of the WoW Token in other regions.”
All of this is sort-of great news, but considering that the WoW Token can be redeemed for 30-days of World Of Warcraft game-time. It is rather a stupid purchase for anyone who plans to redeem it for such. Players can go now and buy game-time for $14.99 which also covers a 30-day subscription to World Of Warcraft. So why would anyone do this? The only real reason I guess would be to resell it for massive lumps of gold on the new marketplace/Auction House. Time will tell if this is a fruitful effort by Blizzard that fans will love, or a cheap cash-in.