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Oct 14th 2011 12:30PM RE: blood elf orientation, the "Damsels were made to be saved" quest in Un'Goro is hilarious (and the whole quest line as well).
Sep 20th 2011 1:30PM Can someone explain where, exactly, the problem is with having AH entrapeneurs gold capped? This isn't RL where income disparities lead to disparities in access to necessities. In WOW, the worst thing that happens if you are poor is that you can't buy BOE epics or vanity mounts, pets, etc. So what? If you can play the game, you have the capacity to make enough gold to suit your needs. Anybody who wants to raid with a full set of current tier BOE's without ever investing any time or effort is just being lazy...why tax the people who put time/effort/intelligence into gold making for this?
As for low level players being taxed by inflation, this works both ways. Yes, the glyph may be 200g, but rich players levelling alt professions allowed you to sell that stack of ore for a tidy profit. I recently rerolled on a new server and never once, from day 1, felt like I didn't have enough gold to do what had to be done to advance in the game (repairs, replacing outdated gear, etc). I didn't have full heirlooms or twink BOE blues, but it didn't matter. Questing is tuned to be fairly idiot proof as long as you A) attack the enemy B) don't try to be stupid and aggro the whole zone.
In summary, gold sinks are for players who either have more money than they know what to do with and want to spend it, or as a reward for a grind for players who aspire to have stuff instead of gold. Those who acquire gold for the sake of gold making don't do much to promote inflation, because they don't spend the gold they make. If anything, competition keeps prices lower than they would be