Blizzard is adding a new option to World of Warcraft that will allow players to exchange their hard-earned in-game gold for extra game time.
You'll be able to buythrough the World of Warcraft in-game shop for cash, then sell it in the auction house for gold at a non-negotiable price. When a player buys your Token, it becomes Soulbound and they can redeem it for 30 days game time.
That frees players up to haggle and trade, and also lets rich players splash out and sort of take the place of third party Gold Farmers. New players now have a way to buy cash without visiting sellers who might compromise their account.
“We’ve heard feedback from players that they’d be interested in a secure, legitimate way to acquire gold that doesn’t involve the use of unauthorized third-party gold-selling services—one of the primary sources of account compromises,” explains
“We also know players who’ve amassed large amounts of gold through regular play would be interested in the ability to trade some to other players in exchange for game time, helping cover their subscription costs. The WoW Token feature gives players on both sides of the equation a secure and straightforward way to make that exchange.”
WoW Tokens will be added in an upcoming patch across all regions, though Blizzard doesn't have a release date for us just yet.