Trading Post Discussion Thread

It’s not like I dont have enough to do in WoW allready :smiley: so depends what these tasks are.

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I’ll admit that I was skeptical going into reading this post and got some heavy “oh no more monetization” vibes from the pictures on first glance (I look at pictures first, sue me) but after reading through it proper I genuinely can’t see any downsides or anything that I don’t like about this, at least not how it’s currently described in the announcement.

So yeah, very excited after initial impressions. This seems right up my alley, and I can’t wait to learn more about it when it hits PTR. Bring on 10.0.5!

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Looking at the announcement it seems like it’s typical everyday stuff!

  • Dragonflight - could be races/world quests?
  • Dungeons and Raids - Kill X bosses
  • Holidays and Events - Participate?
  • Other - Shown example is rez people… seems simple enough if you can
  • Pet battles
  • Professions
  • PvP
  • Quests

I think that covers most gameplay that WoW facilitates… seems like there may be enough that the average player will get it all naturally.

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It looks like a fantastic feature, I hope it works out supremely well! With the mention of previously gone Items, I hope some really cool stuff manages to work its way in. A lot of appearances that aren’t available, hopefully in some sort of ensemble/bundle deal for things that are similar to one another!

My hope is for the removed dungeon sets to make a return from Classic, sets like the Cadaverous Garb!

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I wouldn’t mind seeing something like this replace the BMAH. No matter how many times I’ve checked out the BMAH there is either nothing I want listed, what I do want is way too expensive or I can’t manage to get the last bid in. Something that it more deterministic like this would be a lot better.

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Seems fine if the rewards are new stuff and old promotional items like RAF/store stuff, but don’t make the mistake of putting old challenge/skill-based stuff in there. CM/MT and PvP rewards don’t need to return, especially not in this fashion.

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Seconding Please dont bring stuff back like this

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Massive disagree, WoW needs far less limited rewards. I encourage you to bring back the MOP challenge mode styles and the like, It’d be great!

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I agree with Bluster because if you bring back stuff like Challenge Mode appearances the people who earned them lose the prestige factor. Limited-time rewards should absolutely not return.
On the list of things to NOT bring back I would include things such as:

  • Challenge Mode Appearances
  • Mage Tower Appearances
  • PvP Elite Sets
  • AOTC Mounts
  • etc

But I would love to see stuff like Classic Naxx sets come back as they’ve been available on the BMAH.

I’ve said this before and I will say it again. FOMO Cosmetics (CM/MT) are completely fine and should be in the game. FOMO Content (Ordos) shouldn’t be.

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Id really rather look at someone and know they earned elite/gladiator over saved currency for a few months

I think it’s awesome to reintroduce rewards that may have been once removed. But I think there should be an effort required to gain such a reward. IE. I don’t think I should be able to login once and get a full MoP CM set, or a TCG mount. While I don’t think it should be too limited either since it’s so limited in the amount of coin you can gain. I just hope there’s a healthy balance.

Something that gets lost, is the effort a player puts into achieving something and that becoming made null. Feeling proud of something you earned is important in a game that demands so much of a players time.

Looking forward to seeing new stuff appear on here. Also plugging in, make more adventures like mage tower with mage tower type rewards :).

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From what I’ve read about this new feature, I feel it will be a great addition to the game! Hoping we can get some of the stuff that is sold on the Black Market Auction House at this new vendor.

Some of the stuff sold on the Black Market Auction House is out of my reach on my server as many goods sell for gold cap. So would love to see some of those items sold there for sale at the new Trading Post!

For example, Would love to get some of those old transmog sets that have been removed from the game. Such as the original Naxx sets like others have mentioned previously in this thread!

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I’m cautiously optimistic about this.

It really depends on what type of rewards are actually in them and how hardly tuned the “Challenges” are - like if there’s a challenge to down a mythic raid boss, for instance, not good lol. Just a “Raid Boss” would be fine though.

We shall see how it’s handled.

As someone with WoD CM appearances and multiple Mage Tower sets, as well as half the AotC Mounts, they aren’t prestigious. The only reactions I get when I use my WoD CM weapons is people being depressed that they can’t get them anymore. I’d wager around 70% of the time the person gets so depressed about it they leave the group or logout. I don’t think that’s right.

That said, I DO believe that people who do challenges should have time to feel special. Like, 5 years after something is plenty of time to feel special for having it before I think it should be safe to re-add. Things should not stay permanently gone from the game. This is one of the reasons they even added the BMAH, because people didn’t want to see some things permanently removed.

Do you not remember the huge outcry on the forums and pretty much every social media site for WoW when they added a new black silithid mount that ONLY Scarab Lords could get? During BFA of all expansions, over a decade after you could last get Scarab Lord and probably 90% of Scarab Lords weren’t even playing anymore?

We need less FOMO in this game, and that’s why I think there’s so much positive reaction to the Trading Post - it looks to be a way to start removing FOMO by adding a new avenue to add old removed things.

But I do think they should start with removed things from the store, like the Gryphon Hatchling, Wind Rider Cub, old Blizzard Store Mounts like the Celestial Steed, etc. The old Recruit a Friend Rewards, and such.

Then once that stock wears out, start venturing into other territory. Like pre-patch event pets, toys, mounts (like the Vampiric Batling Pet, Spirit of Competition, Core Hound Mount, Theramore Firework, etc.) I don’t think people realize just how much stuff was removed from this game over the past 18 years.

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Fan of:

  • Cash shop items
  • TCG items
  • Recruit a friend items
  • Collector’s Edition items
  • Unique transmogs from changed content (I occasionally have people message me to use my Brazier of Invocation/Banner of Provocation because the bosses drop unique model items). Other stuff like old scholo/brs also likely have unique items.

Not a fan of:

  • Mounts that required you to do something with your character at a point in time and not just a login/promotion (Black Qiraji, Amani War Bear, Zulian Tiger, AotC mounts, Keymaster mounts)
  • Challenge mode xmogs (Blizz has already promised that “it will not be possible for new players to earn those rewards going forward”)
  • Mage tower xmogs (similar promise)
  • Elite gladiator sets/mounts

On the fence about:

  • Promotional items that required you to play at a certain time (Spirit of Competition, WoW movie promotion, anniversary rewards, etc)

Cosmetics should be a celebration of the journeys one has spent in WoW. With so many to choose from these days, I’m fine with keeping a very select few tucked away for those who played at specific times. Each expansion should have a couple of cosmetics that become unobtainable for those who earn them to celebrate their time playing that expansion. The current system of MoP/WoD CMs, Legion Artifacts, BFA/Slands KSM mounts works extremely well in my opinion.

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Does this mean the 6~12 monthly mounts will disappear? Having them available in-game with even minimal effort feels much better than just “getting” them, while the end result is effective the same.

Not enough details for me to form a proper opinion, by the looks of it it’s going the right way though.

Just one thing that I would really like to stress upon: make it possible to forget about the rewards for a few months while your sub is active, and get everything at once, and please put reminders IN GAME to remind players. I will forget about this feature unless I’m actively reminded of it, because it’s something you do once a month, and if I do forget (yes, my memory is horrible and I’m easily distracted), I don’t want to be punished for having a bad memory, that already happens enough IRL.

Just make them all available. There’s no reason others shouldn’t be able to get virtual items that have 0 value other than your emotional attachment because of something you did in the past.

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There’s also no reason we should get them now despite not doing the time-specific activity when others did. I’ll be really disappointed if items that Warchief is mentioning appear in the trading post.

It is a interesting idea, hopefully when its on the PTR it will be more clear how it works etc.

I would be interested to see a list of items that may appear, I know some people covet items that are no longer available so this will probably cause issues. Personally, I don’t mind that much but I can see how some would be annoyed.

My only main concern is I hope the new currency never appears on the store for cash

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Completely agree.

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:100: Agree! Do not go down the MTX road with this. Too many people already see it as a Battlepass in disguise.


Right now, I will see how it goes, but I am positive on the idea. I do not do group content by choice, so a means to obtain those cosmetics another way is a great for me. I can easily see myself enjoying it and picking up some choice items. I really enjoy farming cosmetics, pets, mounts, and achievements casually so this honestly seems perfect for me. Something relaxing to do when done my DF stuff for the day or week.

I have some questions though:

  1. The wording on when currency is awarded each month is a bit confusing to some folks on GD. If you have active game time you get it on the first of the month. Got that. If you don’t have active game time, you get the currency the day you re-subscribe/add game time. Right? You don’t miss out for the month? That last part needs clarification for some.
  2. The article says it requires a game account to be in “good standing”. Does that mean no infractions EVER, or does it mean not Suspended or Silenced on the 1st when currency is awarded?
  3. How long does the currency stay in the chest if someone does not pick it up? Will it roll over and accumulate for multiple months? Is it capped like Garrison Resources.
  4. Do we have a cap on how much currency the account can hold total? Or char if it is char bound?
  5. Is the currency Account Bound or Character Bound? This is very important.
  6. If Account Bound, how will the activities work? Still need to be done on one char or can we use multiple chars to complete the goals?

Last, please please please make any currency that rewards Cosmetics, mounts, etc be Account bound. :dracthyr_a1: Looking at Timewalker’s Badges in particular. :dracthyr_no2: If what we get with the currency is Account Bound, the currency should be too. IMHO :dracthyr_nod:

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Just make them all available. There’s no reason others shouldn’t be able to get virtual items that have 0 value other than your emotional attachment because of something you did in the past.

Not everything in the game needs to follow the same format as the participation trophies we used to get when younger, tbf. It’s fine for people to have unique things for something they once did/achieved that’s no longer obtainable. Nothing is lost by having a few rare items time to time follow that.