Sponsored Post: Review of mmobux - Wednesday, May 02, 2007
mmobux is a MMORPG currency research site that launched its beta just two weeks ago. The site helps its users find information on buying and selling virtual world currency, such as WoW gold. The site provides three main features:
- The ability to quickly list real-money prices for buying in-game gold for World of Warcraft, including both US and EU servers. The price list is easy to use and intuitive. It looks like in the future they'll expand to include games other than just WoW. However, the prices in their database appear to be a bit outdated. The first gold price I checked (Drenden-US) lists IGE selling 5k gold for $739.85, and Team-VIP selling 5k gold for $704.20, however they're actually selling 5k gold for around $400 and $300 respectively. While some price discrepancies are expected, the price mmobux lists is nearly double the actual current price for those two sites.
- A reputation and feedback system for the gold-selling companies. This is a great idea, as there are definitely some less-than-trustworthy gold sellers on the Internet. Their list is very comprehensive -- it includes every gold-seller I've ever heard of, and plenty that I've never heard of until now. However a problem with their reputation system is that anyone can leave feedback for any company. There is no verification that a purchase, or attempted purchase, of currency actually took place. Other feedback systems, such as eBay, require that a purchase actually take place before leaving feedback.
- A forum to discuss all things related to buying virtual currency.