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Old 2009-03-23, 16:47   Link #3035
Join Date: Aug 2004
Age: 32
Originally Posted by Jazzrat View Post
Well i would certainly blame those poor people for being impulsive on their purchase . All RPGs have a basic economy built into it. You don't spend your last penny on a +1 sword when you know you ll be getting a +2 sword for free next day.

I know what you mean but this is a social game as much as a RPG game. Social influences gets amplified by the protection of Internet anonymity.

Unless Blizzard start replacing AH with vendoring machines, people will just have to wise up and balance their spending
It's not about +1 swords (equipment), it's about herbs and enchanting mats (consumables). If I need Icethorn, I'll go to the AH and buy the cheapest stack of Icethorn. What I will not do is keep checking back every hour to see if someone put up a cheaper stack of Icethorn, nor will I memorize the standard price of Icethorn and only buy when it's at or below that.

What you're doing is taking that cheapest stack and making it more expensive. You are stealing money from me, since apparently the person who farmed that Icethorn didn't think it was worth that much. Both the buyer and the seller agreed on a lower price, but you decided to come in as an unnecessary middleman and steal from the buyer. (The seller doesn't really care because they can't really tell who bought it). The free market was doing its beautiful thing of changing prices to match supply and demand, and you stepped in and killed it. You killed the free market. By stealing from the poor.

Originally Posted by Nosauz View Post
AHHHH, that explains it, well in TBC, you need an extra alt to do the damn dailies because the limit had been set at 10 so gold was in short supply unless you played the AH, and as many savvy players at the time just ended up learning to play the AH but if you had alts, its was an easy way to net 200-300 gold depending on random loot drops also not to mention daily fishing and cooking quests enabling good consumables tahts could be auctioned off. And if you were at 70 for TBC in the early days... damn did it get boring real quick real fast. Oustside of raiding, and not until SWP was pretty much cleared, there were rarely any pugs that ventured into Karazhan let alone gruuls and magtheridon. Anyway dailies for those that spent a lot of time level capped really was one of the best ways to make money, still many have long since found them to be repetive and boring much as yourself, but in those days... thats all we had. Well of course pvp, but really thats just another gold sink.
Playing the AH does not create money. Also, most people I know do not play the game for the sake of playing. When I have nothing to do, I don't end up doing the most boring thing available, I log off and do something else.
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