World of Warcraft is a very popular massively multiplayer role-playing game, one of the few that still works under the payment model of a monthly subscription. Much has been said that it could go to a free system with optional transactions, but at the moment this has not been confirmed. However, there is now an interesting novelty, as it is possible to purchase your World of Warcraft subscription with gold, the in-game currency used to purchase virtual objects.
However, that is not to say that the creators of World of Warcraft allow free play. The process is more complicated: someone who wants to have more gold in the game must get a token through real money in the official store, for 20 dollars. Then will sell that token for in-game gold to another player who wants to get a 30-day subscription, through the title's Auction House. A token starts at 30,000 gold coins, although the price will be regulated according to supply and demand later.
This new feature is rolling out today in North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand, with Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China coming later. However, the limit of tokens a player can acquire is 10, so this new system has certain limits. Of course, everything is done in the environment controlled by the game developers, so no one else is guaranteed to make a profit. And it is that World of Warcraft accounts have been sold for a lot of money unofficially.
So you can already buy your World of Warcraft subscription with gold, but this system doesn't seem like as much of a bargain as it might seem It It is about a new method to monetize the title, which will surely become very profitable, and which proposes a different way of getting game time. World of Warcraft is certainly proving to be very profitable.
What do you think of this topic? Do you find it interesting to buy your World of Warcraft subscription with gold, or do you prefer to use money and not lose virtual coins?