Microtransactions are nothing new for World of Warcraft, but the game has never had an actual in-game store. You’ve had pets and mounts that toe the line, but the line still existed. Then a bit of datamining turned up an experience boosting item that looked as if it might be tied to an in-game store. But datamining isn’t the same as actual confirmation, and thus much nervous hand-wringing ensued… until community representative Zarhym confirmed that yep, this is a thing that is happening.
Zarhym’s posts specifically state that Blizzard is “exploring the possibility” rather than definitely adding a microtransaction store, but it seems the most likely outcome. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sooner rather than later. No word on what this means for the future of the game’s business model or how much will change from the game’s current system with an online storefront, but it’s certainly surprising to see one of the last games without an in-game store taking steps toward adding one.
F2P is just around the corner..blizz will soon announce another 2 million subs lost and then the decision is made..and its what Blizz deserves..They rushed out crap patches, made terrible changes ingame, destroying guild gaming all together and refused..REfused to listen to the gaming base when changes were neccessary..I say Bravo and Blizz is getting what they deserve.Click here for more information and third party game service honor points powerleveling.