Razor sent me a link to a post about a mutual in-game acquaintance of ours. It seems that this acquaintance has reached the gold cap and was interviewed about it. It appears that this is a regular feature on the blog and they try and interview as many players as they can when they reach the cap. The post itself was a good read but I found it rather amusing and still don’t quite know what to make of the whole thing.
The guy in question claimed that he reached the cap doing dailies. Knowing the player there is not doubt in my mind that he does all 25 dailies everyday. The part that made me raise an eyebrow was the fact that he claimed that this was his primary method of making gold. He also down played his use of the auction house as a source of income.
It is no secret that I claim to be a Goblin and being a Goblin means a few things. It is important to know that I was on this guy’s server, doing my Goblin thing. Any Goblin worth his salt knows his competition and all of the major players on the server. This guy is an AH player whether he will admit it or not. I am calling foul on this one. The bulk of his wealth did not come from dailies, this guy is an AH monster.
While I was on the server this guy was huge in enchanting mats. He would post page after page of single item auctions. He would posts hundreds and hundreds of mats in single lots. You would literally have to tab though 4 or 5 pages of an item to get to a full stack. No one has this many enchanting materials from doing dailies.
Not only is he an AH monster, he is also a big time trade chat barker. I can remember his advertising spam almost word for word. Anyone who has purchased crafted gear knows that the tool tip tells you who crafted the item. That was part of his selling point. His name is well known on the server so he used that to his advantage.
Don’t get me wrong I am not calling the guy a liar, I just think he under played his true source of income. I am sure there is decent money to be had doing dailies but I know he had other income streams that produced more. About the only conclusion I could come to is he wasn’t willing to let us see all his cards and I can’t fault him for that.
I know all of this because this guy is no Goblin. He does the majority of his business on his main. Goblins use alts and some of us cycle those regularly. He is very well known on the server and he isn’t trying to hide his moves. This is why I am confused about the article. Surely I am not the only one who knows the facts. Why would he go the direction he did? In the end it really doesn’t matter. Just remember to take what you read with a grain of salt.