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10-28-2010 @ 4:14PM
So, this doesn't have any particular bearing on this article, but this line - " If you're one of those folks who makes stuff for free for friends and for a tip for strangers, that's fine." - in an article about auctioneers, no less - made me chuckle a little bit. I am most definitely both. I run two of my own alt guilds, stashing thousands of things to use at a moment's notice, with max-level crafters of every profession. But I have only two main characters: My level 80 main, and my bank alt. On my 80, I never ask for or expect fees or tips when enchanting or crafting, and I do offer my services in Trade. With guildies and friends I'll also supplement mats or give random lower-level ones for the asking. I also never keep more than about 500g on that character, partly so I never have any to be "shared". But on my bank alt, *don't touch my gold!* I aggressively work the markets I've chosen and never give away anything for free. All of my sales for all of my accounts are handled on that toon, and she holds the gold until I want it elsewhere. If I have something you want and she's got it, you'll be paying for it. Incidentally, I never have and still do not use AH addons. I might not be the fastest, but I get where I'm going. I just like the "using my brain instead of my brawn" feel of it. It's also nice to know off the top of your head what the market price is for stuff.I keep both characters separate, never revealing that they belong to the same player. Does that make me duplicitous? I like to think I'm keeping "making money" and "ask me for stuff" where they ought to be - not together! It lets me be nice, while still having hundreds of thousands of gold at my disposal. Those "silly mounts" are so much fun, after all.... =)
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