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A look at World of Warcraft’s $500 mount

Battle for Azeroth is getting a portable auction house, but it’ll cost you

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is getting a new vendor mount. The Reigns of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur is a giant brontosaurus with a portable auction house on its back — a first for World of Warcraft. But this new mount will cost players a cool five million gold, which has a real-world value of $475.

The on-demand auction house is a huge plus for most players, as a faction’s capital city —Stormwind for the Alliance and Orgrimmar for the Horde — is one of the only locations where players can buy and sell goods. Having one of these player markets available on-demand could be a total game-changer for the gold-makers of WoW.

But five million gold is quite a price to pay, even for the kings of the World of Warcraft economy. For example, the Reigns of the Grand Expedition Yak vendor mount — which comes with a vendor who can change the look of your items anywhere you are — only costs 120,000 gold.

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However, thanks to the addition of WoW Tokens, players are able to buy game time for World of Warcraft and sell it on the auction house for in-game gold. In the US, these tokens cost $20 each and, as of this writing, sell for 210,505 gold. Assuming a player has zero gold, they would need to buy 24 WoW Tokens to afford the The Reigns of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur.

The brutosaur is designed after some Zandalari dinosaurs — beasts you can find roaming around one of the expansion’s new continents when World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is released on Aug. 14 for Windows and Mac.

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