Here's a change I bet you didn't see coming: World of Warcraft Tokens, that item Blizzard sells to players in the MMORPG that are redeemable for 30 days of game time and can be sold to other players for in-game gold, is getting a new restriction starting next week.
In order to "preserve the integrity of the game and provide a better token market to players," Blizzard announced that starting next week (November 21st) you will not be able to actually purchase the Token from the game's auction house or in-game store with gold UNLESS you've purchased at least 30 days of game time using real world money sometime since 2017.
Obviously this is 6 years ago, so it won't be a problem for many people who have likely bought at least 1 month of game time with their credit card, but I'm sure there's going to be SOME actual players impacted here. This is most likely aimed and bot management/fighting as the end result means that anyone buying the Token has had to register an accepted payment method at one time or another...meaning you're no longer anonymous.
While the original announcement is locked and can't be replied to, the forums are having quite a bit of fun speculating on the "real" reason for the new restriction.
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