The gold cost of WoW tokens has risen; hard to be precise as costs are by faction/server but "more than doubled" or "gone through the roof" seems to be the order of the day. So what might be going on?
Many official forum posters seem to have forgotten what drives the price believing it is simply Blizzard reacting to server supply & demand - so a quick refresher. What Blizzard said is that they would be monitoring external gold seller prices and setting token prices accordingly.
So a quick check on gold seller prices and - sure enough - they have nose dived. And many are advertising "huge stocks" and big discounts. No surprise then that if you can get 60k gold from a gold seller for $20 the cost of the tokens are going to have to be "about 60k". Remember that is the key link.
If a person wants to buy gold and they can get 60k from a gold seller they are - probably - not going to buy a token if all they will get is 30k. And if its 150k or it is in some regions ......
So why? Could be a combination of factors:
- tokens are having an impact on gold sellers and, as predicted, gold sellers have cut their prices;
- gold farming has become easier as a result of garrisons enabling them to offer more gold
- they have huge stocks and want to get rid of them (worth less as WoW subs "decline")
- fewer players means fewer buyers.