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10-30-2011 @ 11:20PM
I have 5 85's. Two wear plate, have the 353 helms, and have littlechance of getting better since I don't raid with them, so I was reallyhoping to get the Halloween helm. Of course, it dropped only on myNON-plate wearing main and alts, so I ended up vendoring 3 of them,which really, really sucked.That got me thinking: suppose Blizz charged, say, 5k to transfer anunworn BOP item to another toon on the same account. The charge wouldbe levied at the mailbox: "Mailing this item will cost 5,000 gold. Are you sure? Accept/Cancel"I think it would suck a ton of gold out of the economy. It would alsoencourage people to roll tanks, in two different ways: it would makeit easier to use your main to help gear your tank, and it would givepeople an incentive to run dungeons/raids on well-geared tanks to getgear for their alts.Right now, one of the biggest reasons that tanks and healers are lesspopular is that it is so obvious when an undergeared tank or healercripples the party or raid. No one wants to be that awful noob tank,so people never get past that point. Letting their better gearedtoons get them over that hump would help a lot.Then, once a tank is well geared, there's currently little incentiveto keep running 5-mans or lesser 10-mans, so tanks stop doing it. Thelittle bribe bag Blizz offers isn't close to enough (and only appliesto random PUGs). But for people who are serious altoholics, lettingthem farm a desperately needed BOP item and then transfer it - for abig fee - would be just the incentive to keep them dungeoning andraiding on their tanks.Of course, being able to transfer valued BOPs would be an incentivefor people to keep farming instances on non-tanks as well as tanks,which is fine. It all sucks money out of the economy and combatsinflation. But "transfer farming" on a tank would be much moreefficient because of the near-zero wait times.In the long run, this would also cause many altoholics to choose atanking class as the first or second toon they level up to the max inthe next expansion, helping solve two chronic problems at once.
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