The recently introduced Trading Post function in World of Warcraft has left many players perplexed. The new content is a means to reward players with Trader’s Tender cash to spend on cosmetics and delights just for checking in, as well as the chance to earn more through simple chores every month. This is fine if the functionality really works, but the Trading Post and associated Traveler’s Log met a slew of issues this week. Blizzard has now admitted what players have known all week: they have been losing and/or not getting Trader’s Tender at will.
The firm has stated in a blue post today that they have found the issue causing the Trader’s Tender glitch and hope to have a patch for it soon. They emphasize that, despite appearances, any credit or progress achieved has not been lost, and that the expected prizes should return and be lootable in the Collector’s Cache at the Trading Post once the error is rectified.
Some players worked hard to accomplish the monthly chores in the Traveler’s Log in order to obtain the snazzy new Ash’adar, Harbinger of Dawn mount, only to discover that it was also missing from the Collector’s Cache. While this glitch occasionally resolves itself, Blizzard has said that they are aware of the problem and will ensure that anyone impacted receive the mount they have earned this week.
The Trading Post may not have gone off without a hitch, but it doesn’t make it any less of a valuable addition to keep World of Warcraft gamers happy…when it eventually functions properly. There are some pretty excellent awards available, and they rotate every month, giving gamers something to look forward to when they have nothing else to do.