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The Trading Post is coming to WoW, offering cosmetics, rare mounts

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Do you like transmogs? Sure you do! A new featured called The Trading Post is coming to WoW, offering rare transmogs and even rarer mounts.

It's safe to say that Blizzard is fully leaning into that old joke about World of Warcraft that it's nothing more than a $20 a month fashion show. Well, you know what: I love putting on my best transmogs, hopping on that flying cat mount I bought with real money, and showing it off around Valdrakken! If you're like me then good news: A new feature called the Trading Post is coming to WoW, giving players a chance each month to earn new and rare transmogs, as well as collecting the rarest of mounts.

What's in a trade?

Announced yesterday in an official post from World of Warcraft devs, the Trading Post is described as a place where players can "complete monthly activities to earn currency toward decking out your characters in cosmetic transmogs, pets, and mounts— with new items and activities introduced every month." The locations will be in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, outside the Mage District and near Zen’shiri Trading Post, respectively. The transmog offerings will change each month, with the posts decorated in the offerings available.

How the Trading Post works

The Trading Post will offer items paid for with a new currency called Trader's Tender, which will be account-wide. And if you're wondering how you'll earn said currency there are two ways:
  • Automatically each month: Just by logging in and heading to the Trading Post, you can collect 500 Trader’s Tender every month from a chest called the Collector’s Cache.
  • By completing monthly activities in the Traveler’s Log: A monthly set of activities provides the opportunity to earn up to 500 additional Trader’s Tender.
<em>The Traveler's Log within the Adventure Guide.</em>
The Traveler's Log within the Adventure Guide.
The missions are in the Adventure Guide, tracking what is available to players each month. On the plus side, the activities cover almost all aspects of WoW. So if you're one of those people that only plays pet battles--surely this person exists--then you're all set to earn Tender!
One thing of great interest is that it appears items from the game's IRL money item shop will pop up in the Trading Post! And while this could very well make some players angry, the ability to earn mounts and items not available in-game by typical means is a welcome inclusion.
The Trading Post will be on the PTR soon, and hitting retail WoW shortly after. Keep an eye out on esports.gg for more info on what to expect from the Trading Post and how to make the magic happen!
Will Harrison
Will Harrison
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Will has over a decade of print and digital journalism experience, with bylines in Polygon, The Escapist, The Toledo Blade, The Austin American-Statesman, and more. He's also the host of the World of Warcraft lore podcast Essence of Azeroth, loves Murlocs just a bit too much, and owns too many cats.