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4-10-2008 @ 4:51PM
Also, the reason for gold buying isn't really decreased by daily quests, unfortunately. While I found the article interesting, it fails to point out that alot of people buy gold at -lower- levels in order to afford their first mounts and the like, which can be much more difficult to raise money for. (Not that I'm advocating it. I've never bought gold and never will.) Sure, the gold is nice at 70 to gain epic flying, but that doesn't help a level 60 afford their mount, or even a level 40. When I started out, I wasn't 'savvy' on gold saving ways, so it took everything I had to be able to afford that gold for the level 40 mount when I hit 40. My boyfriend even watched amused as I killed things outside of Theramore in order to get the last tiny bit... and I had all of 2 silver afterwards. When I started on horde, my higher level leatherworker had to borrow from my lower level miner to buy her mount. Now that I have characters on both side to 70, the process is much easier...but for new people, the enticement to buy gold and just make your lower levels easier is still there. Until Blizzard implements low level dailies (besides the battleground) that just give gold and not exp, it'll continue to be a problem. These dailies could be like the relic emanations daily where higher levels couldn't swoop in and do them more easily than a low level, and could reward only 1g with only 5 available. That'd probably be sufficient to really cut gold sellers at the knees, but still not give TOO much gold to the lower levels.
4-11-2008 @ 3:31AM
Well, I think there should be no 40 being unable to get their mount easily in a server full of players with tons of gold. You just simply pick a gatherer proffesion and sell stuff in AH. You'd be surprised how easy you can sell a simple stack of copper ores at high prices. I started a new toon in a server where i haven't even friends, and when i hitted 10 I had more than 20 gold, all bags and only by selling things that lazy rich 70s buy
4-11-2008 @ 4:43AM
My comment is more geared towards the idea of people who are not merely starting on another server- I had difficult because I was brand new to the game. I didn't entirely understand the AH (I certainly didn't have anything like auctioneer at the time to help me out) and I didn't know what 'sold well'. These are the people who are going to buy gold, because they get a send and it sounds like an easy way to get their mounts- and they're not into the game enough to realize the detrimental effects of buying gold.
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