Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Making it Easy
In the real world, it is much easier to make money when you have money. In it’s simplest form, if you have $10 million dollars sitting in a simple savings account at a dividend rate of 1%, you’d make roughly $100,000 per year. Of course, you’d probably get a much higher rate than that, but you get the idea there. While people of lesser RL assets may be playing Flip this Tree House, savvy investors may be making a few million dollars on flipping businesses.
World of Warcraft is much the same way. While it’s not always the money you have that makes the big impact, but the level that you’re at. Quests at level 1 provide a few copper at best, where quests at level 70 generally provide no less than 5 gold. At the copper rate, it would take eons for a level 1 toon to save up for a mount. (Thank goodness that the money scales and we have 39 levels to raise the funds.)
Then there are these daily quests that I’ve spoken of that can be an awesome profit center. Expecting a night of wipes learning a new boss? Great! Do a couple dailies, and you’re set for the night. But wait, there’s a catch… you have to be level 70.
I’m not proposing that this changes. I’m merely pointing out the ease of raising money once you’re in a particular situation. Furthermore, once you’ve laid out the 5000g for the epic flying training, you can start working on the Netherwing and open up a whole slew of other daily quests. In fact, if you do 7 quests, you can get 55 gold in quest rewards alone. That’s not even counting all of the gray drops or other greens that you might find. Plus, you can still do 3 more daily quests for even more cash.
I was reminded of this last night when I thought I’d go help out the guild by farming Primal Life. After what seemed like an abnormally long time to get 10 motes, a friend pointed out that in that time, I could have done a number of daily quests, bought more Primal Life than I had farmed, and increased my rep with Netherwing as well.
I don’t have a high level miner, that may be the exception to this rule, but… Farming is for Suckers. Go out and do your dailies.