I’m pretty angry at the elitist attitudes that can grow up around gold making in World of Warcraft. Â I’m not shocked, because everyone knows that normal person + internet = drooling idiot, and that “open” can become “open sewer”.
However, I am disappointed that a friend and fellow gold blogger, Flux of Power Word Gold felt intimidated by this “elitists” and that he had to use the words “my secret shame” in a post which should celebrate him reaching a gold making milestone.
I started writing this gold blog, and I’m sure Flux did the same, out of a desire to help players. Â WoW is not a win-lose game, where some elitist jerk gets to rub his/her massive amount of gold in the face of a losing player. Â There is enough gold to go around, and you do not need to have even 100,000g to be a real gold gamer.
This is one of the several reasons why I refuse to hit gold cap. Â One million gold is not only the end-of-the-game and end of the fun for me, but it would also put me up there with the snobs who think they are better than other players because of some number in game.
It’s more than numbers
I can still crack out a seriously high dps, but I’m no longer highest dps on recount. Â Back when I was a regular raider, I could put out stupidly high numbers, but I also prided myself on being the druid who would pop out of catform to res, innervate, or take over offtanking. Â I was also the guy who would whisper those who looked like they were slacking, only to find out that they had a problem that we could sort out together and that would increase their input into the raid. Â I used to say I was not a cog in the mechanism of the raid guild, I was the oil that helped the cogs work better together.
The point is, screw the numbers.
What Being Rich Really is
Being “Rich” in world of warcraft means that you have enough gold to buy what you need when you need it, without worrying where the bloody hell the gold will come from.
Being rich is knowing enough strategies, and having an instinctive feel for the ebb and flow of the market.
Being rich is an ability to make gold, not an ability to hoard coins.
Being rich is knowing you can rely on your competence.
Flux is rich. In fact, he was richer than those a-holes before he even hit 250k.
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.