My Gold Gaming Buddy Part 2 of 2
Moving to a new World of Warcraft Server
Yesterday I told you about my culture shock moving from being the gold
godfather queen of a small server to a nobody on a huge server realm. Â Just when I thought I would be ok, earning good solid gold with new strategies for a new server, and reclaiming my “royalty”, I discovered my competition included one of the scariest, strongest, most famous gold gamers in Europe.
I needed to know more. Â Reading his blog, his guides. Â Look, when he logs off, here comes an alt into the Auction house, posting every one of his limited supply items from his guide. Â I could just wait for the alt to log off, and post my own set of the same items from the same guide. Â I would be queen again!
I would be a complete douche.
My conscience stopped me in my tracks. Â How dare I abuse his generous guide to take away his gold, his sales, destroy his enjoyment of the game.
I kept out of his markets. He liked enchanting scrolls? Then I would focus on leatherworking. Â his alt logged on with all the limited supply patterns? Then I’d load up my small companion pets alt. Â But I still knew his movements, his plans, strategies. Â I had an unfair advantage and it wasn’t right. Â Not only was there room for both of us, but we could help each other, learn from and support the other.
I tentatively approached him on one of the big wow gold gaming sites. Â I expected a d*ckhead. Â I expected him to sneer and attack, taunt me into AH pvp. Â What I didn’t expect was a new friend. Â We laughed together. Â he was as surprised to find another gold blogger on his server as I was.
My new gold gaming buddy
We now share a guild. Â We volunteer tips and secrets to each other. Â We haven’t white-listed each other. Â I’m sure there are times when TSM means we undercut each other. Â Mostly, we know each other’s markets. Â He’s in a heroic, I’ll play AH and vice versa. Â It gives buyers time to choose and purchase. Â I’d never choose competitive pvp AH but if we both wanted to sell the same item, it’s fair play! Â If we’re lucky, both will sell. If not, then the winner will be the one with the cleverest, smartest selling prices and strategies, and congrats to him (or to me!) Â Another tactic is to talk up each others sales on trade chat. Â He wants to sell a rare expensive pattern, I coo loudly at the rarity and low price, and it sells faster and higher for him.
The opposite of blacklisting. Â When you white list someone, you ensure you do not undercut their auctions, even if that means you can’t post your own sales.
We never give each other items except that one time I got sick of seeing him naked at the mailbox and gave him a cheap dress to “cover the hell up you fugly bstard!” Â We respect each other too much. Â I love sneaking my scrolls up on AH when his stock is low, and he almost certainly does the same with my glyphs. Â It’s all part of the fun. Â Respectful competition.
The decision to reveal his name/identify is his choice, not mine. Â Don’t worry buddy, your anonymity is safe if you choose! Â He’s been an absolute rock of strength to me these past weeks whilst I’ve been in hospital and had to play via WoW Remote AH. Â I won’tÂ embarrassÂ you with effusion, I’ll just say: Â “thanks mate“.