Sep 20th 2011 11:38AM Very interesting article, gave me something to think about and this is what I've come up with.
Increase the AH cut.
Someone proposed this earlier in this thread and I think it's a very elegant, passive solution to help drain wallets. Better yet, this doesn't rely on players to actively buy things they probably won't need or even want. Of course, players can circumvent this by selling in trade but they won't do this for every single stack of Bruiseweed.
Instead of simply deleting gold, reinvest it.
So there is a bigger AH cut to drain gold away. Good, healthy but it doesn't truly equalize things, it just reduces the actual difference. So instead of just draining that gold away, increase the gold gained for questing, vendoring, dailies, dungeon rewards, raid rewards(through raid finder) and increase the amount of materials that drops(Herbs, Ores, BoEs, etc). The things casual people do, going out into the world and 'working' for their money, hopefully getting lucky a little more often.
This will give people more spending power, and because there is a bigger AH cut and more materials to go around, the amount of gold drained will be bigger and the results more noticeable.
We need gold sinks.
Basically the point of the article, but we really do need them. It should be things the mid-to-high market wants, and that usually isn't a bigger bag or a different colored mount. What I propose is BoA gear. No heirlooms, just fully functional account-bound gear purchasable for gold, set at a lower iLvl than the current raid tier(Think 365 while we're doing 378-391 content). Something casual players won't necessarily need, just to help feed alts.
If not that, than simply sell current-tier BoP or even BoE gear for gold. Yes, casual players won't be able to afford it but at least the threat of the medium wealth players will be a bit less.
Dec 6th 2010 4:58PM wtb tigars! :D
Sep 10th 2009 5:41PM Scout's Shirt for my main. As it is the only shirt I know of that covers the neck. Makes Druid T7 look perfect, along with Tabard of Nature.
Aug 26th 2009 8:14PM I will be helping on the organization, but I'm entering that raffle for sure.
Aug 26th 2009 3:33PM http://www.blogcdn.com/www.wow.com/media/2009/08/img_5794.jpg
Omg its uma thurman
Jul 29th 2009 11:02AM Yeah, I'm really interested in how you got the depth into the pictures. It's blurring to create focus but what tools did you use to get the desired effects?
Jul 28th 2009 7:04AM Looks like the Gladiator's War Staff but in mini-format.
May 14th 2009 12:45AM Pillar of Ferocity
May 14th 2009 12:42AM Only because she's wearing a tightlybound leather top squashing her junk up. Had it been any other shirt, she'd look way worse.
Not that my standards are too high for it though, I'd hit it too.
Apr 16th 2009 9:05AM I click the screenshot and I get blank.