Are you farming World of Warcraft gold? You might be (relatively) wealthy.
World of Warcraft gold has been a market in itself. In past expansions, gold selling sites would take to creative ways to advertise their websites. One such method was to have floating level 1 characters spell out the URL to gold selling sites. These sites would use hacked World of Warcraft accounts to advertise these services. Thankfully, there are now various ways and means for players to block and report these individuals from ruining the game experience.
World of Warcraft gold is so valuable that it is even worth more than the currencies of entire countries. One of these countries, Venezuela, has been experiencing massive inflation in recent years. One dollar is worth about 10,000 World of Warcraft gold, while one dollar is worth almost 70,000 bolivares. This is based on the black market rate, namely because the country is currently in political and economic upheaval.
World of Warcraft currency, as of this writing, is worth more than several other real-life currencies as well. The Indonesian rupiah ($1 = IDR 14,096), Iranian rial ($1 = IRR 42,024), and Vietnamese dong ($1 = VND 22,783) are all worth less than World of Warcraft currency according to XE Corporation.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched a cryptocurrency called the petro in February 2018. The cryptocurrency is allegedly backed by Venezuela’s vast oil and mineral reserves. The petro is equivalent to the price of a single Venezuelan oil barrel, much like World of Warcraft has set a price for a token (1 token is now approximately 200,000 gold, or $20). There are also reports that the bolivar will be revalued in June 2018 as the bolivar fuerte (strong bolivar).
What do you think of all your in-game gold farming efforts actually being worth it? Do you plan to farm even more World of Warcraft currency for the new expansion? Let us know in the comments below!