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    by Published on December 19th, 2014 06:31 AM
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    From the looking forward into next year post:
    New Ways to Play
    We’re exploring the possibility of giving players a way to buy tradable game-time tokens for the purpose of exchanging them in-game with other players for gold. Our current thought on this is that it would give players a way to use their surplus gold to cover some of their subscription cost, while giving players who might have less play time an option for acquiring gold from other players through a legit and secure system. A few other online games offer a similar option, and players have suggested that they’d be interested in seeing something along those lines in WoW. We agree it could be a good fit for the game, and we look forward to any feedback you have as we continue to look into this feature.

    Those familiar with EVE will recognize that Blizzard is talking about an item almost identical EVE's "PLEX."

    If this is implemented it will have massive impacts on the WoW economy. Possibly bad, possibly good, possibly both. I'm excited and scared at the same time. One notable impact will be a big blow to the botting/gold-selling community if players have a safe and legitimate way to "buy gold" even if in a roundabout way.