WoW tokens: Buy subscriptions with in-game gold

A little while ago, we told you how you could pay for your World of Warcraft subscription with in-game gold. That feature’s officially rolling out tomorrow, and we’ve got a quick refresher on just what that really means.

The tokens will be hitting Australia, New Zealand and other America servers “at around 10am PDT” (What’s that in my timezone?), and will set you back US$20 or AU$25 depending on your location. If you’d prefer to pay with in-game funds, Tokens will be in the Auction House for a limited time, for a starting price of 30,000 gold.

Blizzard explains:

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.

Buying a Token outright is a simple matter – there’s no bidding process, you just fork over the gold and it’s yours. Selling is a little more complex – the price of each Token may vary due to supply and demand. If you go to list a Token and don’t like the proposed price, you’re under no obligation to sell it. If, however, you find the price acceptable, then it will be listed for sale, and the gold transferred to your mailbox when the transaction is complete.

Once you’ve bought a token, it’s Soulbound to your account, meaning you cannot re-sell it. Instead, you can easily redeem it for 30 days of World of Warcraft game time – which means if you’ve got troves of in-game gold collecting dust, you could well be able to play World of Warcraft from this point for free!

The whole process isn’t terribly complicated, but if you have any further questions, Blizzard has shared an in-depth FAQ that should answer things for you, as well as the video shown above.

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