World of Warcraft exploring in-game payments

In-game payments

World of Warcraft makers Blizzard will experiment with a system enabling players to purchase goods in the game with real money

Blizzard revealed the experiment in a message posted to the WoW chat forums.

Prior to the announcement, players have only been able to spend real money for purchases out of the game for pets and mounts for characters. Now, the first item players can buy is a potion that boosts the experience points they gain from kills and loot.

The Enduring Elixir of Wisdom boosts experience rewards by 100% and is currently only available on the game’s public test servers.  A Blizzard community manager called Zarhym said the elixir was one of the elements Blizzard was using to test in-game purchases. It has been suggested that other elements available for purchase will be introduced soon.

“We are currently exploring the possibility of adding a way for players in certain regions to make purchases directly within the game,” Zarhym wrote, adding that Blizzard would provide more details soon.

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