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9-19-2011 @ 11:13PM
I think everyone here missed the point. I think the "gold sink" Blizzard referred to is something that's fairly compulsory. Repair bills. Fast flying so you don't take forever to turn up to the raid (not required with Have Group, Will Travel, but still...) Gemming, Enchanting. I was ecstatic this week because I finally got back up to 10k gold. I've bought maybe two BoE epics EVER because I simply can't afford them. I still have 290% flying on all my toons, including my raiding main. Any more semi-compulsory gold sinks and I'm going to go crazy.As for the completely optional ones, the people who really want the gear are going to ignore those anyway, so gear prices are going to continue to go up. Limiting the amount of gold that can be traded would be a more effective way to combat inflation. What if you weren't *allowed* to trade more than 50k at a time? What if the AH had a price cap of 40k, so that money doesn't pour into the coffers of the few who get the lucky drops?
9-20-2011 @ 1:35PM
But as has been said previously, the AH does not introduce more gold into the game. It removes the AH cut and transfers from one player to another gold that is already in the game. I don't see what this has to do with gold sinks.I am a fairly active AH player. A casual raider. An altoholic with 7 level 85s and am closing in on the 999,999,999g99s99c gold cap. My main toon has a choppa, traveler's tundra, dalaran ring, hilton's sack. I have bought almost all the BOA gear, guild rewards (cloaks, pages, lion mount). I also do not ever farm (other than on the AH) and very rarely do dailies - the actions bringing new, non-existent gold into the game - so why tax players with large gold reserves or many AH postings? Plz quit pointing at the AH as the cause. Blizz nerfed the costs for dual-spec, riding, flying, etc. etc. They reduced vendor costs and increased farming rates through guild perks.In WotLK we had choppas, travelrs mounts, cold-weather flying...what sinks have we had in Cata??? A choppa used to cost around 14K and a Tundra 20k, but are even less now with guild perks.
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