Do Peons Dream of Explosive Sheep?
Gold making can seem like work at the time, and I admit that it seems doubly so when you are not just making gold on the auction house but writing about it, implementing new designs about it, dealing with spam, replying to emails and messages about it, forums, and networking. Well it’s all Work Work, Zug Zug, and sometimes you just have to take a break!
That is my message for you today: Take a break. Â When our brains are busy busy busy all the time, they do not have time to enter daydream state. Â Our peon has the right idea by taking a break from his work to let his body and mind relax and prepare for his work.
Listening to the Just My Two Copper teamspeak meeting broadcast, I was shocked by the number of gold experts who are spending hours and hours making gold online on World of Warcraft. One guru went so far as to say they did not remember the last time when they had left the capital city.
To be honest, I would hate that to happen to me. Â I enjoy making gold in World of Warcraft. Â But I’m horrified by the idea of it taking over my life. Â Even thinking about this from a professional point of view, how can you expect to stay on top of the trends, upcoming changes, finding what players want to buy, finding which items are commonly being sold, how can you expect to understand players and your entire virtual economy if you aren’t even moving away from the Auction House.
My challenge to you for today is: Â move away from the auction house. Â Give up making gold for a few hours. Â Go and enjoy yourself. Â Day dream. Â Join in with some raids, some pugs, or pvp. Â Re-connect with your buyers at the base level. Â Even go and do some farming for once, try and remember what it was like to grind for mats. Â You may have a little more consideration for your ‘farmers’ and players who are out gathering for you whilst you rake in the gold stood around in Stormwind or Orgrimmar.
Take a break.
Talking point: What percentage of your time do you give to making gold? Â Would you like to spend more time or less time doing this? Â When does the fun of the Auction House turn from a challenge into a second job? Or do you disagree and think there is no benefit to taking a break?
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