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Monday, May 2, 2011

Fo Shizzle. Goldizzle my Nizzle.

Yeah, I don't know either. I often wonder where some of my titles come from. I guess snoop came out of me (albeit a few years old, I am not sure that's in his vocabulary anymore..). I have been meaning for almost two weeks now to write a Carnival Post for JMTC on this months topic "What would you do if you hit the Gold Cap".

Well, most of you know I am capped. Been that way for a while now. I guess the thing that I see the most is folks say they will purchase "this, this, and this" when they get there. The drag is, I gotta call bullshit on that. Your spending will follow the same you do now. Let me rephrase, if you blow your gold now (no, not that way xander...) you will continue to do so. If you spend very little, keep your gold close to you, then you will cap and then some.

I fall into both categories. I spend a ton of gold. On alot of stuff. I buy things because I want them. But I make alot too, as I won't spend more than what I made in that week (average around 10K a day, so 70K a week). I will not "dip" into last weeks sales for something I want. I will however dump whatever amount is needed to restock my mats without blinking an eye, as that is an investment, not a "want or need". Two completely different situations there...

I felt that hitting the gold cap is the same as some folks feel about downing a 25 man heroic boss. It takes quite some time, alotta patience, and alotta experience. You can't cap with zero information. You can't cap without time. You can't cap without frustration. You can't cap without others help. Wait. Let that one sink in. You cannot hit the gold cap without others help. People farm goods that we buy and resell. People farm goods that we prospect. People farm goods that we mill. People farm leather that we craft with. And most important of all, people buy our stuffs.........

I feel that hitting the gold cap is a huge accomplishment. Some call it bragging, some call it a waste of time (thinking capped players are on 24/7), some say "I dont care to hit it" (as in I am happy with XXX thousand). I call bullshit on that. When you finally do hit a million, you will be all over the interwebs with it, and you "pulse" will change.

Whatever the case, once you hit the cap, get your diploma. WarcraftEcon (no, I am not affiliated with them in any way- I know you hear that alot from me) has a whole interview process for everyone that hits the cap. I look at them as the Harvard or Yale of Goldmaking. You get your "degree" from them. No classes are taught there, but you get the recognition for a job well done. If you don't have your name on their list, to me, you didn't cap. Sorry if that offends you, but tuff. So if you are reading this and you are at a million (or more- or less- they also have a 500K club) email them and get an interview setup. You can find the information here on their Hall of Fame page.

Oh wait. The topic is what I would do when I hit the cap. Nothing different. I still spend, I still craft goods, I still make trips to the AH. So I really don't have a good answer to that question, just alotta rambling from a hungover Alto.


Xandereragon said... Reply To This Comment

Haha your a twatsicle great post btw

Admin said... Reply To This Comment

Xander, you and your 'sicles. You always gotta have something in your mouth, don't you?

Kammler said... Reply To This Comment

Been saying this for a long time. Gold doesn't change people's habits. If a player is buying new gear every time he levels (until he runs out of gold) then making more gold just lets him buy better gear--every time he levels.

If a player is spending all his gold on pets and mounts, earning more gold means they buy more or better pets and mounts.

I don't buy stuff I can't use, and really hate paying for gear that will soon become obsolete. I may buy a good weapon or purple armor if the price is right--as long as it is something I will use for a while.

4.1 means more gold being spent, more goblins earning bigger profits--can't imagine 4.2 won't continue that trend.

Azz said... Reply To This Comment

I have to agree with you here. I have read many blogs that say I hit XX gold milestone and rewarded myself by purchasing ###### item. I don't find myself going on a shopping spree every time I hit a new milestone. I look at it as a setback to the next milestone, or worse, back below the milestone you just passed. I guess I am a tightwad, gold-hoarder, penny pincher, (insert other cheapo nickname), etc. but I just don't blow gold. The biggest shopping spree I have been on lately, was increasing tabs in my guild bank when people are dumping mats in trade chat. If I had to guess, if/when I hit cap, nothing will change.......Time will tell.


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