WoW Explores In-Game Purchases with Real Money

WoW Explores In-Game Purchases with Real Currency(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – WoW game developer Blizzard recently revealed that it was exploring in-game purchases using actual currencies, according to a report from the BBC.

“We are currently exploring the possibility of adding a way for players in certain regions to make purchases directly within the game. As part of this process, elements related to this will be appearing on the PTR. We’ll provide additional updates on our plans as development progresses,” commented Battle.net community manager Zarhym via a forums post.

As of now, players are only able to use real-money to buy items on websites not integrated into the game’s design. Such transactions are used to buy things like mounts and pets.

Meanwhile, the BBC signaled that a game item called the Enduring Elixir is being test on WoW’s public servers. Using it, however, requires a level 85 character.

WoW is currently one of the most popular MMO games. Blizzard released World of Warcraft’s last expansion, Mists of Pandaria, in September.

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