World of Warcraft players are in an uproar as the game has introduced the option to purchase Trader’s Tender with real money. This move has gone against previous assurances from Blizzard and has disappointed the community. The controversial in-game store purchase, called the Corsage Pack, includes two wrist corsage transmogs and 200 Trader’s Tender that can be used at the Trading Post. While players are currently only able to purchase Trader’s Tender in this bundle, they are concerned that this sets a troubling precedent and fear that future cosmetic bundles will include higher quantities of Trader’s Tender as a bonus incentive.
Trader’s Tender Now Available for Real Money
World of Warcraft has officially made Trader’s Tender available for purchase with real money, causing a backlash within the community. This decision goes against previous statements from Blizzard and has upset many players.
The Corsage Pack
The first in-game store purchase featuring Trader’s Tender is the Corsage Pack. Priced at $5, this bundle includes two simple wrist corsage transmogs and 200 Trader’s Tender that can be used at the Trading Post. The cosmetics themselves will be available on the Trading Post in the future. It is important to note that this bundle can only be purchased once, preventing players from obtaining an unlimited amount of Trader’s Tender.
A Troubling Precedent
While World of Warcraft did not technically lie about adding Trader’s Tender to the game, players feel misled by the implications made by the game director, Ion Hazzikostas. Hazzikostas mentioned the possibility of adding Trader’s Tender to « some significant bundles, » leading players to believe that it would be part of major bundles and expansion purchases rather than small cosmetic bundles.
While the current availability of Trader’s Tender is limited to the Corsage Pack, players are concerned about the future. They fear that more cosmetic bundles will be introduced with higher quantities of Trader’s Tender as a bonus incentive. This sets a worrying precedent and has frustrated players who feel that the Trading Post, an otherwise highly praised feature, is being ruined by greed. Many hope that Blizzard can find a balance in the future, either by reconsidering their decision to include Trader’s Tender in cash shop bundles or by increasing the amount of the currency that players can earn each month through in-game activities.
World of Warcraft is available on PC.
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