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9-19-2011 @ 9:32PM
So you're saying that Blizzard should place artifical gold sinks into the game because some people aren't as willing to work hard at the game than others? Really?If anything, I think the fact that so many people are willing to pay 100g for a flask, or 275g for a stack of food makes it even easier for even casual players to make money - max cooking, go fish for 10 minutes, and you can make a stack of food. Bam, a couple hundred gold. Do that once a day and you're bringing in over a grand a week.I think the bigger problem is when people aren't willing to put in the work, then complain as loud as they can that someone else has something they don't.
9-19-2011 @ 9:48PM
Your definition of "work hard at the game" varies from mine. For me, working hard is finding enough time in the day to get my dailies and a zulroic done. More than that, and I'm taking away from RL time that I need. And btw, I can bring in a thousand gold just doing the dailies for a week. It's pretty easy. But it's not enough to counter a few wipes in a zulroic every time I go in. (~100g per death.) And I have some max level profs, which I try to be good about keeping some stuff on the AH. But the market is not favorable for me- a low server population and a couple other people who have way more time than I do. Sorry, but I put in as much "work" as I can afford- and I'd also like to remind you that this is a game. If it makes me work, something is wrong.
9-19-2011 @ 9:55PM
You sound like one of them thar con-ser-vi-tivz.(I kid, I kid.)
9-19-2011 @ 10:02PM
I think you miss part of his point. a new player will have no way of getting items that require to have your profession at a certain level, and is this players that inflation affects the most. A new player on his lvl 25 toon cant afford a glyph to help him along the way cause the price tag on it is way out of their pockets. Players cant even get a cool blue or epic from the auction hose cause that 85 with huge amounts of gold is willing to pay an obscene amount of gold so his twink can have the item. other who don't play the AH or just have no luck with it will be also hurting in their ability to obtain and upgrade or and enchant they need cause others will just pay or sell for prices that are out their price range.
9-19-2011 @ 10:05PM
Pretend you're brand new to the game and go roll a new toon on a new server and start leveling. When you hit lvl 25 check the AH for the glyphs that are available to you. Those glyphs can easily cost 10-15 times more than the total amount of gold a new player has by time they reach lvl 25.
9-19-2011 @ 10:25PM
@Bella: Really? 100g/death? How? My mid-370s toons take about 13-14g/death.@Khegh: Many people play the game to have fun, not to have more work. Of course, everyone's definition of what's work and what's fun changes, but I strongly suspect that most people only do what they need to do to get by in-game and don't worry about jacking up their gold.I could rack up a lot of gold if I so chose, I'm quite certain of that. I have the profitable tradeskills maxed among my toons, and I certainly made quite a bit of money the week after Cata selling blacksmithing weapons (I think I sold two Obsidium Executioners for 18k, which more than made up for the costs of leveling blacksmithing), but I just can't bring myself to find that entertaining, especially since I can make more than enough to meet my gearing needs doing dailies for the achievements, and occasionally selling stuff on AH when I feel like it.
9-20-2011 @ 3:53AM
I don't get the "poor new players can't even afford glyphs" argument. Any gathering profession can make the gold necessary to pay most glyphs in a matter of minutes at any level. And any new character is free to get into the glyph market himself; those expensive glyphs aren't all high level by any means, you can get your firs 100+g sales with the very first batch of glyphs you make.
9-20-2011 @ 9:46AM
"For me, working hard is finding enough time in the day to get my dailies and a zulroic done. More than that, and I'm taking away from RL time that I need. And btw, I can bring in a thousand gold just doing the dailies for a week."Sure, the dailies might net you those thousand gold for the work of a WHOLE week and you say that you struggle to find the time to do them.I craft a few heavenly shards and sell them on the AH and make a grand per DAY with a time investement of maybe an hour or two per week.The main reason I'm not doing dailies is just that: they aren't rewarding enough for the time investement, that is the real work.
9-20-2011 @ 12:18PM
I wish people wouldn't pretend repairs cost a significant amount of money. 100g for a death?Just tested on my pala (average ilvl 376, but I'm not sure it makes a difference) and a death cost me 12 gold 83 silver.I know people exaggerate to make a point, but that's not really hyperbole that's just fabrication.
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