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Patch 4.3: Void Storage prices revealed

Alex Ziebart

The costs associated with Void Storage have been purely placeholders so far on the patch 4.3 PTR, but the prices were set high enough that they still spooked many players. We've all been cautiously awaiting the reveal of the true costs of the system. Tonight, community manager Lylirra came through for us. For the moment, prices have been set as:
  • 100g to unlock Void Storage
  • 25g to deposit an item
  • Free for withdrawals
Lylirra warns that these numbers could still change before patch 4.3 goes live. As I mentioned on the latest WoW Insider Show, whether or not I personally use the Void Storage feature depended entirely on what the pricing structure would look like. If it costs too much, I wouldn't use it at all. These prices seem quite reasonable, however.

Read Lylirra's full explanation of the Void Storage pricing on the official forums or behind the cut below.

Void Storage Prices
I just recently got back from a meeting with Ghostcrawler and have an update to share regarding the prices for Void Storage. Instead of charging 1000g to unlock a Void Storage vault and 100g to deposit and withdraw items, we're looking at only requiring the following amounts for each transaction:

Unlock - 100g
Deposit - 25g
Withdrawal - Free

We agree with the suggestions we've seen that placing a higher fee on withdrawals would create a stronger deterrent for using Void Storage as a secondary bank. That said, we don't want players to find themselves in a situation where they are unable to retrieve an item simply because they don't have the gold. This is why we're leaning towards a more expensive deposit (to differentiate Void Storage from a normal bank) and allowing all withdrawals to be free.

Please keep in mind that these prices may not hit the PTR and are, of course, subject to change before the release of 4.3.

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!

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