Anyone familiar with MMOs and World of Warcraft in particular is well aware of the prevalence of drama that tends to permeate the server forums, and guild politics. Until now, I have been a mildly amused observer, of this MMO and raid guild phenomenon.
I am an observer no longer…
This week, a long standing feud between my wife and one of the officers of our guild, came to a head, and my wife was permanently benched from the raid team in retribution. As chivalry dictated, I /gquit, left the raid, hearthed to Shattrath and haven’t looked back. Abryn followed suit a few seconds later, and for the first time since the release of World of Warcraft, I find myself guild-less.
Since April of 2005, I have raided 3-4 nights per week, with a short break to level from 60-70 in the Burning Crusade. As a family man, and father of a beautiful little girl, I have very set play times, and as such, have always been just barely able to keep up with the farming required for the level of progression raiding that I was involved. As of last Saturday, I was down to 314 gold, had not purchased an Epic Flying Mount, and had no time to attempt to replenish my cash reserves.
All that changed on Tuesday night. With no raids planned for the immediate future, I decided to see what all this talk about prevalent money making in Outlands was all about. In three days, with the same time I would have spent in Serpentshrine Cavern spending approximately 100 gold per night, I have amassed close to 2,000 gold! I’ll let you know when I get my epic flyer, and feel confident that I could more than double my gold production as soon as I obtain it.
I could tell you how I am farming it so fast… but then I’d have to kill you.