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1-06-2012 @ 3:26PM
I see my gold in game the same as I see my money in real life. It isn't worth anything unless you spend it. Oh sure, I keep a healthy amount in savings in case my roof blows off or the car explodes, but if you have a million dollars and you're eating ramen every night to pinch pennies, whats the point of having the million dollars?Same in game. If I've got 50k that I'm not actively saving for something in particular, hell yeah I'll spend it on something for my main or one of my alts. Otherwise its worthless. Literally worthless, as you aren't spending it on anything it has no value, its just pixels on the bottom of your bag.
1-06-2012 @ 3:37PM
This is basically my philosophy as well. I don't spend gold like it's water. I constantly watch for good deals. But if I want something, I buy it. That's why I bust my hump on the AH making teh golds... so I can buy what I want.
1-06-2012 @ 3:48PM
Yup.A good example, a few weeks ago I got into a DS10 on my rogue and got to pickpocket Hagara (finally). I didn't pay to get in, as I was one of the top DPS anyway (so I carried my weight), got the ring, and when we were done went straight to start up the quests.10k down the hole, and I was literally broke. As in under 500g spread across all of my toons (a half dozen 85's). Was so bloody broke I couldn't afford to chant/gem my new shinies right away.So what did I do? I got serious, and within a week I was back up to 15k again. Then I dinged 85 on a new toon, an went on a spree. BoE's, mats to craft PvP gear, etc. I'm back down to about 2k gold again, but my shaman never set foot in a regular or heroic raid, went straight into Twilights.Again, whats the point of having the gold if you don't spend it to make your in-game life better/easier?
1-06-2012 @ 4:01PM
Well, now - I do have a pretty healthy nut of savings, and I try not to go down below that. If I do, it's buying mats that I'm gonna use to craft and flip on the AH. Again, just like in real life - you've got to have money to make money. The point for me - making money isn't an end. It's a means. That means is different for everyone - maybe it's to buy pets, or mounts, or epic BOEs... but just having a million gold that you're never gonna do anything with seems pointless to me.
1-06-2012 @ 4:09PM
The point is that you want a comfortable amount at "zero" balance. Let's say that amount is 20k~30k. Never spend so that you go below this threshold. Get up to 50k before you splurge on something that drops it down to 20kIf you get 30k and then spend it all on big purchases and your balances go down to 500g, you feel poor and compelled to work to make money, not enjoy the game. You spent the same 30k in both situations, but one feels like you have more than enough while one makes you feel poor. Just requires a little bit more patience up front.
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