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9-19-2011 @ 10:10PM
"And worse yet, for absolute beginners, some of the most important elements they need -- say, that glyph -- are absolutely out of reach without strong knowledge of how to play the Auction House."I disagree. If you don't have 200g to buy a glyph at 85, you aren't even trying. Without doing anything else, that's about 1-2 days worth of daily quests. And if you aren't 85 yet, then missing those glyphs isn't game-breaking when you're just leveling (and I can't imagine anyone not accumulating 200g while leveling from 1 to 85).As far as gold sinks and inflation goes, I'll throw out some wild ideas:- Weekly/monthy taxes on accounts above a certain gold threshold. Obviously, the taxes don't go to anything like fixing the roads, so it only serves to slowly erode gold until they fall below the threshold.- Lower the gold cap drastically, like 100,000g for example. I'm sure this will go over well with lots of currently rich people, tho.- Repairs, reforges, transmogs and other service costs based as a percentage of wealth.- Real in-game gambling. They started with fortune cards, but that just shuffles wealth between players (minus AH cut). Guaranteed money drainer, tho I'm sure all we need is more addiction in our addiction.These ideas aren't prefect. Even now, I can see a lot of ways to bypass them because that's what people do. People see restrictions and work around them.
9-19-2011 @ 10:15PM
What about a brand new player that can't afford 200g to buy a glyph at lvl 25?
9-19-2011 @ 10:57PM
Glyphs aren't necessary at low levels. Certainly, they are very nice quality of life additions, but I've gone without some glyphs while leveling because as you said, 200g at 25 is a huge chunk of change. But I pick it up when I do get the gold later on.The gold scale from 1-70 is fine. When I make new toons, I try to make them self-sufficient, so they tend to get little to no help from my richer toons. And without playing the AH, they have enough gold to buy their own mounts and riding skills through looting and quest rewards, which I find is one of the few real gold sinks for lowbie toons. To me, that indicates that when they hit 40, 60, and 70, they should have accumulated hundreds and even thousands of gold.
9-19-2011 @ 11:45PM
Have you tried leveling, say, a shaman without Glyph of Lightning Shield, or a shadow priest without Glyph of Spirit Tap?
9-20-2011 @ 5:58AM
In case anyone new is reading this then all glyphs can (through ink trading) shouldn't cost more then a stack of cinderbloom or whatever cataclysm herb is the cheapest on the AH. Just spam trade that you have the materials, might take a while but its a lot cheaper.
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