200,000 Gold

Posted March 28th, 2011 by Miss Mediocre

Hi Readers,

I meant to post this last week, but got busy playing Rift and trying out the new Sims Medieval game, both of which I’ll talk about more in later posts!

I did finally manage to break 200,000g in World of Warcraft just a few days before my account expired. I’d considered giving it all away, or buying something extravagant like the Crimson Deathcharger before calling it quits, but decided to hold onto it because of a question that comes up during the cancellation process. It asked, “How likely are you to return?” and the truth is that I have no doubt that I’ll one day jump back into Azeroth, even if it’s just to try out a new event or get a cool mount or try out a new expansion. If they added new hairstyles, colors and some kind of pink mount that was obtainable outside raiding, psht, I’d re-activate my account tomorrow! Though I highly doubt those things can be found on Blizzard’s To Do list, I’m sure they will come out with something that sparks my interest eventually. As people say, it’s my $20 a month, it’s just that right now I am having more fun using that $20 on Rift than I was on WoW.

I’d intended to get into how I made the 200,000g in this post, but the more I think about it, the less I can pin-point any major markets or strategies I used. Having a max level of every profession meant I could just sell whatever was selling the best at any given time, and I never had to outsource any crafting steps, because I had it all covered. As other people crowded a market driving prices down, I’d just jump into something else. I went from selling profession bags to enchanting rods to engineering pets to flasks to dreamcloth epics and everything in between. I never really focused on it too intently, and rarely spent more than about an hour a day specifically playing around on the Auction House. It was a fun side-game during my WoW time, but even it wasn’t quite enough to keep me subscribed. Nonetheless, it will be nice to return to that amount of gold whenever I do jump back into it! Maybe whenever that happens I can even push it to 500,000!

Until then, thanks for reading, and I promise to do my best to keep it interesting, even if it’s not always about WoW!
<3 MM

8 Responses to “200,000 Gold”

  1. Shaft

    Well congratulations, just today I was walking through my town centre and went by Game and actually thought about walking in and buying a Game Card for WoW but then I thought better of it now that I am working Part Time I would not have enough time to devote to it and to be honest I have not really been missing WoW itself over the past few weeks more missing the time it took from my schedule whereas now I am left twiddling my thumbs a whole lot more.

    I left my money with my account because I feel eventually Blizzard will realise they need a real reinvention of WoW far beyond anything a major patch could bring and that will bring me back to the lands of Azeroth. For now I just think I will have to buy more books. Chloe King looks promising.

  2. Kammler

    Congratulations!

    I will miss your WoW posts but will read whatever you do put up. I find your content compelling.

    Good luck, and hope you are back sooner rather than later.

  3. Miss Mediocre

    Shaft: I agree in thinking that a major patch or even another expansion wouldn’t quite cut it. I think Blizzard knows that though, which I’m sure is why they’ve been working away on “titan”. I haven’t been missing it at all so far either, but I am spending my time playing a very similar MMO, otherwise I might still be trudging along on WoW! Have you tried Rift?

  4. Miss Mediocre

    Kammler : Thank you! I’m very glad to hear you’ll keep reading :D Perhaps I’ll post about some old WoW battle tales from “back in the day” so that my blog doesn’t get too Riftcentric!

  5. Indy

    I was enjoying leveling my hunter in Luck; I will most likely leave him to gather dust now that you’re gone, though. Let me know if you resub to WoW, I’ll try to come back to him then.

    At the moment, I’m doing a bit more in LOTRO again. I haven’t quit WoW, I’m still raiding on my main — and just got an alt up to heroics (granted, I’m not spending a lot of time on it currently).

  6. Miss Mediocre

    Indy : Poor Luck wasn’t so lucky after all, lol. I will definitely let you know when I return, I’m not sure when it will be, but I know I’ll be back. I’m glad you’re still playing and raiding in WoW! I still have yet to try LOTRO, but perhaps without WoW or the Sims I’ll finally find the time! :)

  7. Indy

    I really enjoy LOTRO; the lore behind that game is second to none, IMO. With the new F2P model, it doesn’t require a financial commitment to check it out, either! I’m in a good kin (guilds are called kinships, a group is a fellowship) on the Vilya server.

    I find the landscape awesome — fairly literally, as I often enjoy running around the zones (particularly the Shire) sightseeing as I go. The fact that you have morale instead of health is cool (though functionally identical, essentially) — but you don’t ‘die’ when you lose morale, you’re defeated instead, to come back at a nearby rally point. (People don’t come back from the dead in Tolkien, after all — undead notwithstanding.) A distinction without a difference, perhaps… but frankly the serial resurrections in other games are a bit silly to me when I think about it. Farming in LOTRO might actually involve planting seeds and gathering crops!

    And what other game allows you to learn to play the bagpipes and play (well, with the help of a script) ‘Amazing Grace’?

  8. Miss Mediocre

    Indy : I’ve got some time, so I’m going to give it a try finally tonight! I will make a character on your server and post about what I think of it all! I’m interested to find out more about their free-to-play model and bagpipes?! Awesome! :D

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