Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Available Exclusively on Battle.Net
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming to PC exclusively on Battle.Net, with a release date of October 12! All of the existing Blizzard social features will work in the game. There will be dedicated servers, 4K support, an uncapped framerate, HDR, and more!



Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
They should allow a free token market similar to EVEs, and let the players set the price.
While there are similarities the EVE Plex and the WoW Token function differently in a very important aspect. With EVE Plex you can invest in it, and the market supports investing from the ground up. With Plex you can buy with ISK and resell a few months later in ISK again. Their economy is built entirely different to support that kind of playstyle. It's very interesting but it just wouldn't work in WoW.

As someone that plays both EVE and WoW, they have similar player feedback towards PLEX that you see about the WoW Token. Almost the exact same, so just adopting their market wouldn't magically fix what problems you think it has. Us regulating its growth and decay allows us to keep it from fluctuating too wildly and impacting server economies. You'd be pretty upset if you bought a WoW token and in the time it took you to list it on the market its value dropped 40% because someone decided to unload and crash the value. That can happen in EVE. That's not really a negative about the game, its just designed to allow that kind of market behavior.

While it's validating to have a blue post in response to this, your response doesn't really address the main issue -- a game outside of World of Warcraft (and Blizzard) is going to be influencing its economy.
Adding games to the launcher doesn't influence WoW's economy. It influences the cost of the token, sure. However it doesn't affect the overall economy.

Tokens do not inject gold into the economy. The same gold always exists. If the price jumps up 50k someone is still paying that 50k that already existed and someone will receive that same 50k.

It reduces the value of gold in regard specifically to the Token because the Token itself is worth more but it doesn't change the value of say flasks or food or change the amount of gold circulating between players. There is gold inflation naturally through expansions but its not because of the Token or adding things to the launcher or Battle.net store.

So if tokens are sold out that means all the available gold is now locked away in tokens.
No. That means that not enough players have bought tokens. It's happening right now. People aren't buying enough tokens with real money to satisfy the demand so the tokens are selling out.

Untill these tokens are converted back into gold, the total ammount of gold available will have to come from in game rewards, thus increasing the total ammount of in game gold.
You can't convert a token "back into gold". Doing those activities would still increase gold in the economy regardless of tokens being present or not.

Then, if a mass sell off happens, the token price should drop significantly untill the gold is again locked up in an even larger number of tokens.
The price can only increase or decrease so much an hour. If a mass sell off were to happen the same amount of gold would still exist in the economy. Tokens at their time of purchase have a fixed value of what they were worth at that time. You cannot gain or lose value of it once it is bought.

Repeat until things even out or crash.
It can't unless you have another way to counteract the inflation. The price could crash very slowly but again the same gold still exists unless there is something else removing it (vendors, repairs, AH cuts, etc).
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  1. Ilarion's Avatar
    Will we be able to buy it with Battle.Net balance?
  1. therealbowser's Avatar
    Please don't tell me I'm going to have to start seeing Call of Duty advertisements in battle.net. Please...
  1. Pandragon's Avatar
    Oh good. Time for the wow token to jack up in price again so I can't pay my account.
  1. hulkgor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilarion View Post
    Will we be able to buy it with Battle Net balance?
    I'd guess so. I wouldn't buy the game, but if i can just dump some of my gold into bnet balance, i'll probably buy it now.

    And yea, expect a huge spike in wow token prices. If Destiny 2 being the crap game it was had a huge impact, i can't begin to imagine how much this will affect it.
  1. Zurich's Avatar
    Can we pls for the love of god delete icons of games on our battle net and more importantly, block the advertisments? I have had a visceral hatred of anything cod since HS, its not a rational hatred, its just there
  1. Arrashi's Avatar
    So its pretty much activision.net now.
  1. TobiasAmaranth's Avatar
    And there go the Wowtoken prices again. Booooooo...
  1. cwowtbang's Avatar
    Uh for crying out loud, I knew that when Destiny 2 was coming to the launcher it would open the floodgates... ఠ_ఠ
  1. Arafal's Avatar
    aaaaaand i demand an option to not show any non-blizz games on the launcher.
  1. Polarthief's Avatar
    Oh good, now I have to deal with a second garbage icon on my BNet launcher.

    Glad to know Blizzard is just bending over for their sister company.
  1. therealbowser's Avatar
    In seriousness though, I hate just about everything Activision produces (on an individual basis, I haven't seen them design any genuinely good games), but Call of Duty is chief among them. It's like the worst qualities and business practices possible out of every FPS ever made combined into one awful franchise. It doesn't even have an interesting theme to make up for it; it's miserably boring and one of the most toxic communities I've ever experienced in the brief time I've played any of their games.

    I really wish I could hide Destiny 2 on my B.net browser already and disable all popup advertisements for them, as I will never invest a penny into the game (nor would I play it if it was completely free), but Call of Duty is taking this to a whole new level. Reiterating on what I already said, I really, really hope I don't have to start seeing popups for this shitty franchise in my B.net browser for Blizzard's games.
  1. Triggered Fridgekin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arrashi View Post
    So its pretty much activision.net now.
    Yeah I mean if you think two is a bigger number than seven, sure.
  1. Kylecat15's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Polarthief View Post
    Oh good, now I have to deal with a second garbage icon on my BNet launcher.

    Glad to know Blizzard is just bending over for their sister company.
    You poor baby.
  1. Sting's Avatar
    Atleast I'll know who to unfriend
  1. therealbowser's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zurich View Post
    Can we pls for the love of god delete icons of games on our battle net and more importantly, block the advertisments? I have had a visceral hatred of anything cod since HS, its not a rational hatred, its just there
    Hear, hear...
  1. Arrashi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Triggered Fridgekin View Post
    Yeah I mean if you think two is a bigger number than seven, sure.
    And you expect them to stop with that ? Because im pretty sure activision makes more games than blizzard.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    For fucks sake, the B-net app is evolving into an Acti****on app and that's the last fucking drop of cancer I will ever allow on my computer.
  1. Mivoc's Avatar
    There will be dedicated servers, 4K support, an uncapped framerate, HDR, and more!
    I have never been a fan of Call of Duty games since they are consolized shooters, but the above items are actually really good features on the PC. Especially the dedicated server part.
  1. Bryci's Avatar
    They should not allow to purchase it via tokens to be honest... they basically sink wow gold into a game that is not even part of warcraft at all.
  1. Slowpoke is a Gamer's Avatar
    So when's the official rebrand to Activision Battle.net?

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