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4-20-2008 @ 11:24AM
All this gold is going to lead to Zimbabwe like inflation...
4-20-2008 @ 12:16PM
That's definitely my fear as well. i can easily make 250g in about 3 hours now, which is honestly absurd.70s won't have trouble buying anything, and those of us willing to sugar daddy our alts will be fine, but I feel sorry for the *real* newbies leveling up for the first time without access to those resources.
4-20-2008 @ 12:52PM
Except... You're missing the fact that EVERYONE has access to the same resources. Newbies can do the same daily quests as you or me now, unlike the Ogri'la quests which had prerequisites.You also have to realize, anyone could easily make more than 250g in 3 hours just by farming motes and selling them on AH. My average pace when I was farming was around 150g per hour, which is only slightly under what I'm doing with my optimal dailies path. The only reason why there's more gold coming in now is that the idea of dailies is more enticing to people than farming.
4-20-2008 @ 3:08PM
but what are people spending their money on?that's the real question. Since an epic flyer costs 5k, you'll see a lot of people just farming up for that. Once they hit exalted with SSO, the vast vast majority of people won't be doing these dailies any more. At least not every single one of them all the time. It may be easy to do them, but it isn't the fastest gold out there, nor the most profitable all things considered. I started out doing them on 3 alts as often as possible but once my mage hit exalted I've gone down to 2, and when my warrior hits exalted I'm probably going to slack on him too. I'd personally rather run a heroic in 1.5hrs of my time than do dailies once there isn't anything significantly interesting to buy. And once you have epic flying, unless you need tradeskill materials, having a large amount of gold is basically a bit useless.
4-20-2008 @ 4:53PM
@Pzychotix I think you're missing a couple of points.First, farming motes for 150g/hour to sell on the AH and doing dailies for 150g/hour are 2 different things from an economic standpoint. With the former, the money you receive is comming from another player and is being cycled through the economy. With the latter however, the money is being generated out of thin air. So far, Blizzard has done a good job of keeping enough places where money can disappear as well, (such as buying a flying mount or purchasing something from an NPC) but over time, if any imbalance occurs, the surplus of gold in the economy will push prices up.As for what Rob said about newbies, I believe he meant new players just starting the game that will have to purchase items off an inflated AH (and don't have access to money-making dailies).I don't think this will affect new players much, but I am concerned that with the new dailies, there hasen't been much added to remove gold from the economy (the "of the Shattered Sun" title and the pay 10g daily quest are all I can think of right now) and that we may see inflation start to rear its ugly head.I guess all we can do is wait and see what happens, and hope that Blizzard responds to any issues that may arise.
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