World of Warcraft devs share early thoughts on the new trading post ready to introduce retired items

A few months have passed since the release of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight and Blizzard developers continue to release new content with Patch 10.0.7, which will be released this week, while preparing for what happens with the Embers of Neltharion game. update will come. World of Warcraft Vice President and Executive Producer Holly Longdale and Game Director Ion Hazzikostas recently gave an insight into one of the latest systems introduced in WoW in a recent interview with Gamepur.

The Trading Post is a new feature added to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight in January patch 10.0.5. By completing challenges each month, players can earn Trader’s Tenders, which they can then spend on a rotating variety of items including gear, battle pets, and mounts. Despite some hiccups along the way, we asked the development team if they have any initial thoughts on how this new system is progressing so far.

“It’s going better than we expected, to be honest,” said Longdale. “A lot of what we do is experimental, but it’s based on the feedback we’ve received. For a long time, gamers wanted access to things they might not have easy access to. And of course, when they tie it to content, people love having activities just by checking into the game. For someone like me, there are a lot of activities I can do to earn great stuff. So it was an experiment based on community feedback and it’s going very well.”

“The trading post is really for everyone,” added Hazzikostas. “I think it’s pretty unique in that regard, no matter what your playstyle, there’s a way to fill that bar and play the game you would normally do, or chase certain activities if you want to make it quick . Ultimately everyone likes cool looking stuff, but I think part of that is also an expression of choice and agency. It’s not about giving people a specific reward that some people might not like, but rather a wide range of options with the ability to choose what you think is the coolest. It’s been fun seeing the start of the past month with people looking forward to the new selection and perusing the catalogue. It becomes something like “Christmas comes every month”.

Related: All trading post rewards in World of Warcraft

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While players can use Trader’s Tender for the rotating collection of items, this selection of rewards comes from a list of available items currently available in World of Warcraft. But is there a chance that the Traders Outpost will revive discarded items and allow players to pick up cosmetics that have since disappeared? This seems to be something the development team is open to.

“It’s certainly a possibility,” Hazzikostas said. “I think it’s a way for us to get cosmetic rewards into players’ hands. One of the benefits of the system is that it kind of unleashes our artists to just make a wide range of really cool stuff without having to think, “Wait, what dungeon boss would make sense to release something that looks like this?”. ”

“That’s really a consideration sometimes when we’re trying to fit things into certain content updates. Whereas the trading post, by definition, casts a wide net and allows people to express themselves. But it’s also a way to give away some of the lower-priced items or just colorways of old looks that are falling elsewhere but with colors that never had a source or were taken out. These are the basic things you can get for 100 tenders. We’re definitely open to continuing to find ways to expand on this, while recognizing that players can spend their supply elsewhere.”

Hopefully any issues players had with the Trading Post are now ironed out and the next round of cosmetics goes smoothly.

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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