After gold cap, I am just sitting on a pile of gold and it keeps coming in. I am not even trying to make gold really, haven’t since I capped back a couple months ago. I do not like to spend it, my personality is the same in real life. I would rather just stare at the digits, carrying it around in my wallet, or count it daily than spend it. Does that make me a bad person?
Not really, considering now I am using it to support others as well as carrying on random gold-giveaways during my live-streaming. It is awesome to just walk up to a random person and give them a 1,000gold but it is really awesome when they follow your stream, support your efforts, and then they win 5,000gold or more.
Here are some of the quick spontaneous giveaways I have done in the past couple days.
When my son wanted to start streaming, I was pretty excited and quickly helped him setup his computer with some streaming software (OBS) and configure his desktop, dual-monitors, etc. I wanted him to experience a good first-time streaming launch so I promoted his channel on Darkspear (alliance) and Tichondrius (horde) Trade Chat offering a chance to win 5,000 gold for coming to his stream and following. A few people came in and he has a blast. It was nice to see him settle down a bit, interact with folks when he could and slowly get comfortable with the whole concept. About a couple hours in, I did the drawing and Daggertimee was the lucky recipient. Congratz!
2,000 gold giveaway for Artist/Song title contest during my own live-stream
While streaming myself, I play random music from a wide range of genres. Out of the blue I decided to play some random oldie that I enjoy and will give 1,000 gold to the first person (only one guess allowed) who gets the artist/song title right. Well almost simultaneously two people answered so I decided to give them both 2,000 gold. They both didn’t want it, so I picked a person to receive both amounts. I like doing this type of giveaway because it really does not involve anything hard on the viewers part (quick and easy coin). It also promotes some interaction in the channel for the viewers. Congratz to Kirspy!
1,000 gold giveaway for Artist/Song title contest during my own live-stream
Similarly to the above, I played another song about 15 minutes after the first giveaway and this one was quickly answered by Hellfyre, a good friend of mine who is in my guild as well as someone I have come to know as a brother for almost 20+ years. (For those who follow my LightHouse Project, it is actually Cynful’s husband!). Congrats to Hellfyre!
TOTAL GOLD Given Away: 8,000 gold (so far so good )
Additionally, 20,000 gold purchase for my daughter’s Jade Panther Mount. Yes, I promised her I would craft her a mount after I reached gold capped. She kindly reminded me today so quickly I fulfilled that promise and delivered it to her to see a beautiful smile which to me, is worth a lot more than anything virtual. Funny part, when I traded it to her and took this screenshot with her on it, my wife looked over and said, “Oh, you can make me one too.” *toothy grin* *gasp*
It really does feel good to help and support people. Try it sometime.