WoW Token Guide - What is it and how can it help you

WoW Token Guide
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World Of Warcraft token guide

Back in April 2015, Blizzard Entertainment shocked all World of Warcraft players and lovers when they released an in-game item called WoW Token. It is a month of game time sealed within an object available to purchase both on Auction House and their website. In this guide, we will go in-depth to show you how you can benefit from this feature, what are the ways of getting gold for it, and how to maintain World of Warcraft subscription consistently without paying a single dollar.

 

What is WoW Token

It is an item allowing a player to have 30 additional days of subscription (game time) which equals to 2700 minutes exactly. It can be purchased by every player from the in-game tab at Auction House and directly from the Blizzard Entertainment store at their website. Furthermore, it can be exchanged at Auction House for a set amount of gold predefined by market changes and the current amount of Tokens listed. Buying the Token for gold binds it to the player which makes it untradeable afterward but those acquired through the website can be sold at the Auction House to other players.

Activating a Token adds 30 days of game time to the player's account. If the subscription is already over, it is possible to use it directly from inventory on the character selection screen. There is also an option to purchase it for the current market price. If done so - the amount of gold needed for this buy will be taken evenly from all characters on the account. It means that if the price of the token is 100k and five of your characters have 100k each in their inventory, then all of them will have 20k deducted for the purchase.

 

Uses of WoW Token

Besides adding 30 days of game time to the user's account WoW Token can be sold for in-game gold. The transactions are usually very quick as the system automatically finds buyers for those who are willing to sell their Tokens. The downside to that system comes with a pricing as it is automatic as well. You won't be able to set a higher price than the average and therefore there is no competition in that market. 

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On top of that, WoW Token can be exchanged for the Blizzard Entertainment account balance. It means that you can get games from their online store and paid features in their other products by farming gold and exchanging it for WoW Tokens. The amount of currency added depends on the region of the account - for Europe, it is set at 13 EUR, for America 15 USD and for Great Britain 10 GBP. It is worth noting that Token from the Auction House is always listed on a server-wide exchange unlike other items in this place.

 

WoW Token from the in-game shop via real money

Follow the instructions below, if you want to purchase a Token at the Blizzard Entertainment store for your real currency.

  • Open in-game store through the "Escape" key menu or by a button placed at UI.

  • Select the WoW Token on the left side of the shop.

  • You will be informed about the price and you can confirm it through the Buy Now button.

  • You will be redirected to the webpage that shows all the necessary information, make sure to check all of them and select the payment method if everything looks fine.

  • After the payment process is completed you will receive a Token directly to your bag. There will be also mail sent to your email which confirms the purchase.

 

Selling Token for an in-game gold

  • Go to the Auction House and talk to any Auctioneer NPC.

  • Right-click the Token which you want to sell to create an auction. The price of the Token will be predetermined and cannot be changed by the player.

  • Now that your Token is up there you can check current prices and prediction of how much time will it take to sell it. If everything is fine click on the Create Auction button.

  • A warning will pop up which informs you that you won't be able to cancel this auction later on.

  • After the Token is sold you will receive its full price that you have confirmed before.

 

Buying Token from the Auction House with gold

  • Go to any Auction House and speak with Auctioneer NPC.

  • Choose the "Game Time" option on the left side of the menu. You will be taken to the screen where the current price of the Token is shown. There is no bidding - only a straight buyout option.

  • Click the 'Buyout' button to purchase Token.

  • Your purchase will be sent to the mailbox so make sure to take it out before it expires.

There is an account-wide restriction that won't let you purchase WoW Token when you have one already listed on the Auction House.

 

Battle-net balance features

You can Battle-net balance by adding a real money to your account or by exchanging Tokens for it. Here is what you can spend it on afterward:

  • Digital editions of Blizzard Entertainment games including special editions

  • Character services: appearance change, realm transfer, etc.

  • In-game shop items including special mounts, pets, and cosmetics

  • Paid items and services in other Blizzard Entertainment games

  • Destiny 2.

How to make gold for WoW Token

The biggest part of getting Tokens in World of Warcraft plays gold. It is the most used currency to buy and to sell Tokens since many players want to maintain their subscription without the use of real money. The release of WoW Token came also with the big hit to the black market of gold-selling as players would rather sell Tokens for WoW gold than buy them from illegal sources. With correct forms of money-making, you can easily acquire enough gold to get your first month of game time within a few hours. As most players who do the high-level content have quite deep sacks of gold, buying the Token once every few months doesn't even require any work. All you need to do is to be frugal enough to not spend every coin on mounts, pets, and transmogs. Here are the most popular gold making methods in World of Warcraft which can help you make a little bit of cash for your subscription.

Make sure to check our gold making guides Gold Cap and Gold Farming

Getting rich on transmogs

This is a long time profit method which can make you a millionaire if you can put enough patience and work into it. Farming transmogs is well-known since the early days of the game and it has many enthusiasts who keep saying that this method is the best gold farm in the game. There are also opinions, that you can't make anything from old items found in long-forgotten dungeons. Who is right then? It is quite simple in fact.

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Just as mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph transmog farms take some effort but for most importantly patience. People who say that it doesn't pay off haven't put enough time into it. You need to create a wide base of items from every equipment slot to be competitive on the Auction House. To do this, make sure to put many hours of farming across at least 5 different dungeons. This will give you a better variety of farms and also a more pleasant time in doing them. When you collect loot don't pay attention only to its estimated price only. 

Make sure that the thing that you want to list sell in a decent amount. Posting everything that you get is pointless and will get you nowhere. Essential addons like TSM can help you list all of them with just one click which makes Auction House usage a more pleasant experience. When everything is ready, all you need to do is to repost your goods every day or two and wait for profits to come in.

Here you can read more for an in-depth look at transmog farming

Rare pet finding

Another method to make a little bit of cash is through finding rare Battle Pets and selling them to other players who would pay tremendous amounts of money just so they will be able to add a unique find to their collection. These sell quite well and since unusual Battle Pets are found across almost every activity in World of Warcraft it is not that hard to come across them. 

You don't even have to train your Pet Battle skills or to learn how this system works. All you need to do is to check at Auction House which of them are selling for a good amount and gain knowledge on how to obtain them. After that, just head over to your chosen farm spot and you can start to farm. One of the best spots known is at Hillsbrad Foothills (Horde restricted) where you can farm Black Tabby Cats. Various Drakelings like Brown or Azure ones might also be profitable so check their prices and try to find the best location to kill them.

Toys

Quite a simple thing which is very similar to pet collecting. Players often pay a fair price for some of the toys like Big Red Raygun or Sylvanas' Music Box and you can get them mostly from simple PvE content. They sell quite often but don't be discouraged if some of them will take their time on the Auction House. The demand for toys is not stable and sometimes you just have to be patient but since collectors often look for the pieces that they do not possess, you can be almost certain that every toy that you come across will sell someday.

Mounts

This is quite a special group of items that you can acquire for profit since most of the mounts are untradeable. If you want to sell them or buy them, you’d need to trade the whole account which you can do at our marketplace. In fact, a very little number of them can be traded but there are some exceptions of fantastic and useful creatures that you can capture. Among them, you can find Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent, Dune Scavenger, Sky Golem, and Sandstone Drake. The last two are always on high demand which makes them very profitable since Sky Golem allows you to collect resources from the ground without kicking you off the mount and the Sandstone Drake allows you to transport one person besides yourself. Some of them are straight-up drops from bosses, some from regular mobs while others are crafted through professions and various recipes but all of the sellable mounts are profitable without a doubt.

Raw gold farms

This is not a one-time huge jump for a cash but more of a consistent thing that you can do to build up your bank. Farming Raw gold is probably the most reliable way to make your way up to the Token. To do so you need to find a place where a large number of items with a decent value drop and sell them all. The most common spots where people try to gain raw gold are the old raids. There you can easily clear all of the monsters and bosses and gain the loot which was meant for 20 or even 40 people. 

It might seem too good to be true but in fact, it is not. Old items, even if they come from the raids do not sell for a lot, which means that you will have to complete many of them to collect a fair bit of cash. On top of that, some of them are quite time consuming since you have to watch "roleplay" done by NPCs and wait for various events to occur. Because of that, it will be important to wisely choose which ones are worth being done and which not. Remember that raids can be done only once a week for each difficulty.

Professions

The most obvious way to make gold goes through the professions. You can use them to your advantage as a gold making method, but their profitability highly depends on the state of the game. At the beginning of every expansion, resources are in high demand and therefore the prices of all goods made through the professions are high as well. It means that professions are highly profitable at that time. Later in the game, the market is sated and the value of everything falls so you need to pay close attention to pricing before investing in this money-making method. Always remember these terms: supply and demand. Filling people's needs is what makes professions viable. You need to know what to produce in order to supply the market in things that will easily sell for a decent profit.

Gathering professions can also be a nice addition to your daily gold made. Even if you don't want to invest your time into straight-up farming, you can simply pick two gathering skills like Herbalism and Mining and collect all the resources that you come across on your journey. Again this is especially profitable during the early stages of expansion when the new resources are being released and both their costs and demand are at maximum. After the raid release you can also expect the best profits in the evenings when most people tend to raid but you won’t earn much if you sell your goods a day before the reset so always wait for it. 

Flipping

This one takes a deeper knowledge of the game and the market on your server, some strategic thinking and ability to predict incoming changes of item prices. Flipping items on the Auction House is a popular method that is known in many online games as "buy for less and sell for more". To do it you need to find items growing in prices or those that are currently sold below the real market value and post them on the Auction House for more. It sounds simple but in fact, it is the hardest method exclusive for the most experienced players. You can easily make a bank on this method if you are good at it so it is most certainly worth your time to learn how to play with prices on AH. Keep in mind that AH takes its cut for every trade when calculating your gains and loses.

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In the end playing the game on the regular basis is usually enough to cover the token costs. Buying Tokens for real money is usually done just to bring it to Auction House for gold as Token exchange for the playtime is less profitable than a simple Game Time expansion via a Timecard. Coming back into the game at recent patch might give you a feel of being behind. To cover that hole players often but you WoW Token as it is helpful way to adress the issues with missed gold. In the history of Azeroth in both WoW Classic and WoW retail there were many ways of making gold but none of them can give you a gold without putting a work into it which WoW Token does. Update which introduced this special item into the game created an opportunity for players from all realms on each level to step up their game and buy items that they have dreamed of.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much is a WoW token worth?

Prices differ very much at all times so there is no exact answer. You can check them at the Auction House and through the "Escape" menu.

How much Battlenet balance is a WoW token worth?

You can get 15$ for each of the WoW tokens that you have.

Can I resell WoW token after I bought it with gold?

No. It becomes account bound and you won't be able to resell it.

How long does it take for WoW Token to sell?

Usually just a couple of minutes but in some cases a few hours.

Can I buy a token with gold when I don't have a subscription?

Yes, you can from the character selection menu and it will take gold straight from your character inventories.

Can I activate a Token which I left in the bag after the subscription is ended?

Yes, you can do that as well on the character selection menu.

Can I buy a token with gold when I don't have a subscription?

Yes, you can from the character selection menu and it will take gold straight from your character inventories.

Can I activate a Token which I left in the bag after the subscription is ended?

Yes, you can do that as well on the character selection menu.

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