When talking about valuing and selling gaming accounts, there are a lot of variables you have to consider, and it certainly isn’t an easy task. Some of these variables of how to value gaming accounts are:
The popularity of the game
Firstly, you have to consider the popularity of the game. If it’s an older, less popular game, it’s only natural that the price of the account will be lower, even though it might be considered valuable in that community. There are many online games that have been around for a while and still have very active communities. Accounts for that game will maintain their value as long as the game is popular. Take World of Warcraft for example. The game has been around for 15 years now and it’s still the most popular MMORPG in the world, and naturally, WoW accounts are still very valuable, depending on what you’re looking for of course.
That tells us that the hype surrounding a game is a BIG factor when valuing the gaming accounts.
The age of an account and progress
The next important factor to consider when selling and valuing gaming accounts, is, of course, how old the account is and the amount of progress on it. It only makes sense that if the account is older, it will be more valuable, since it will have more assets from the earlier days of the game than newer accounts. In some games, the older account is, the more valuable it gets, due to no longer obtainable items.
For example, when Fortnite Battle Royale first released, there weren’t that many players for a couple of months, until it gained some traction and became one of the most popular games ever. In those first couple of months, Epic Games was selling skins that are no longer obtainable by players, and therefore, not many players have them, which makes them extremely sought-after collectibles. So, the older your account is, the higher the chances of it having unobtainable collectible items.
On the other hand, the progress on the account is also very important when trying to sell it. Having a decked-out account with loads of story, mission, quest, achievement progress can bump up the price. This is because most buyers are interested in accounts that already have all the assets that require grinding and farming. In World of Warcraft, for example, if you have completed the most recent storylines that unlock various dungeons and end-game content, your account will be that much more valuable.
Ranking in competitive games
In other games, such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, buyers will not only look at your inventory for rare skins but in some cases, your ranking. If you are in the Top 500 in Overwatch, for the right buyer that will be everything. For someone who wants to rank up and play a bit more seriously, being Top 500, or Global Elite, or Diamond I is just enough. Be aware though, that ranking is an extremely time-sensitive aspect of an account. If you don’t sell it in time, you lose that value. Also, there are some buyers who do not value ranking at all!
In World of Warcraft, there are loads of people that are simply account collectors. They have tens, or even hundreds of accounts to their name, just because they like collecting stuff in WoW. Usually, the accounts that sell in this game are the ones with unobtainable Achievements, Mounts, Pets, Transmogrification Gear, Legendary Weapons, Titles, etc. So, the more of these things you have on your account, the more it’s worth. For example, if you have 30.000 Achievement Points, 500 Mounts, 800 Pets, all Transmog sets, all Legendary Weapons, plus some unobtainables, your account is already quite valuable, regardless of your progress in the current expansion.
For account collectors and for someone who wants to show off their rare and unobtainable skins, that’s exactly what they will be looking for. In Counter Strike: Global Offensive, if you have rare skins such as AWP Dragon Lore or M4A4 Howl (Which are somewhat unobtainable at this point), your account is going to be worth much more than if you were just Global Elite rank. In Overwatch, you have to consider seasonal skins which are only obtainable during an in-game holiday event (think Halloween, Midsummer or Christmas). Having these seasonal skins combined with golden weapons, which take quite a bit of grinding to obtain, makes for a very valuable account. As far as League of Legends goes, the more skins you have, the better.
In most MMORPGs, the currency is also very important when it comes to selling your account. It doesn’t really matter which game we’re talking about, the currency is ALWAYS important. Do you have 5 million gold in WoW? Great, that adds value to your account. Platinum in Warframe is also currently very valuable and buyers are always looking for accounts with lots of it. The same goes for EVE Online, Black Desert Online, Guild Wars, and many other games. So, keep currency in your mind when selling your account.
In conclusion, if the game is very popular, you will have no trouble selling your account, but you need to consider if it’s really worth your asking price, as some buyers will simply not offer you as much money. If you, however, find the right buyer for your unused gaming account, be sure that you will accept an offer that is appropriate for you. As long as it is obvious that you have put a lot of time and effort into your account, you will be able to sell it, it’s just a matter of time.
But, if you do not have the time and patience to post on numerous forums online, you can always sell your gaming account right here. We’ll be sure to offer you a price within a day for a good gaming account. As long as you have no use for it, and are in need of some extra cash, you can be certain that you will be able to sell it here instantly and without fear of being scammed. Just find the game you have an account registered for, fill out the form and we’ll have you paid in no time!
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- January 20, 2020