Best whisper ever: "OMG! I thought you were a vanity pet! I only realised you were a player when I moved my cursor over you to find out the name to enter into Wowhead!"
Wow from the Wheelchair
In EU, the token was at 90k in december and jumped to 110k when the bnet currency was datamined by mmo-champion.
In my friendlist a lot of people were using the token when they subscribed. Only the allergic guys to gold with a hole in their pockets couldn't buy the token.
At 150-160k it is way too much for an average player. It converts to 10-30h of farming gold at 5-15k per hour.
Now the buyers of tokens are mainly people with a reserve, people converting to bnet currency, AH Tycoon, botters, and of course players with a lot of free time that can farm that amount of gold.
The casual gamers are vanishing little by little.
If you play 1h or 2h per day, wow isn't worth 13 euros.
We should see mass guild drama in EU, mainly on English and German servers as the central and east european gamers won't be able to afford the new price.
13 euros is a lot for an average wage of 200-500 euros / month.
Western europe is at 2-3k euros per month.
Central europe is at 500-900 euros per month.
Eastearn europe is at 200-400 euros per month.
Switzerland is at 5k and they are on a separate currency Franc Suisse with heavier price than euros.
There is only a Global EU region divided by language : english, french, german, spanich and russian.
The token price in europe is way higher because of eastern and central players.
It was the same problem at Diablo III when it was impossible to sell gold on RMAH in europe when USA guys were having a killing.
Last edited by Nissaya; February 13th, 2017 at 01:11 PM.
I forgot to add the Youth unempoyment rate in EU countries, 18-25 years old.
Ranging from 10-40% with a majority in the 20% mark.
25% in France, 36% in italia and 43% in spain really hurts the token price.