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12-27-2011 @ 12:19AM
I don't really get this. Generally, if you've gotten to a point where you can plop down such an obscene amount of gold for something like the Swift Spectral Tiger, chances are you don't need an article telling you how to buy it, because you never would've gotten to that point in the first place if you weren't economically savvy in this game. Meanwhile, the rest of us are still debating whether it's worth it to plop down 8-12k for those Valor boots or bracers, which, from this article's point of view, is "chump change". Pardon me for being blunt, but...I really don't see the point of this article other than reminding us that there are people way better at making gold than most of us will ever be.
12-27-2011 @ 12:31AM
Articles like this can serve as a motivating tool for those who haven't gotten into the AH game to try their hand at it. Having something to work toward can make working the AH feel like less of a grind. I know that the Swift Spectral Tiger was the reason I tried to get gold capped in the first place.
12-27-2011 @ 12:35AM
I think one of the points of the article is that you can't really create a set price on items like this. If you are in a position to buy an item like this, congratulations. You are officially the "1%" of WoW. Another point of the article is don't listen to the "99%" because they don't really have a clue what the hell they are talking about.
12-27-2011 @ 1:00AM
Nine times out of ten, whether it's Fox or Basil, Gold Capped has an article dedicated to helping those less successful auctioneers step up their game. Consistently this article is well written, by both of these gentlemen and it rarely excludes Warcraft's "middle class".You may take offense to this particular article, but look at it from that perspective. I'd also point out that there are authors on this site that consistently write articles aimed at progression raiders, and by that I mean articles that have absolutely no value to anyone that isn't in a top end, hard core progression guild. This makes me feel, I'm sure, something similar to what you're feeling when you read this article, you see, as I'm a casual raider. And they write those articles assuming that their entire audience raids like they do. Which means I rarely, if ever, read those authors anymore because they ARE detached from their audience.So my point is, this is just one article, take a deep breath and come back next time. Or peruse some older articles in the Gold Capped series, I guarantee it would be worth your time.
12-27-2011 @ 1:04AM
12-27-2011 @ 1:05AM
Also, they need to fix the darn comment system already.
12-27-2011 @ 1:06AM
One way to think of it is there are people that are better at making gold than you are. Another way to think of it is there are people who invest their time and resources in the game differently from you. Gold really doesn't grow on trees, if you're going to be a serious gold earner, you have to invest some time researching, go through some trial and error to see what works, and yes, spend a little time grinding gold so you have some funds to start with. :)That said, it's fair to say this article and many articles in Gold-Capped aren't intended for the people that don't have 12k gold to their name, which is totally fine. I don't read the druid blog because I don't have a druid and no interest. So I'm not going to make a post over there complaining that it has nothing to do with me, when I'm not the intended audience anyway.
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