What has become of this land I once called home? For it is now nothing more than a cesspool…a sea of filthy pungent gold making wilder-beasts who do nothing but bare back each other and call it marginal profit…I will stop there before I turn into the ‘evil’ clown which no one wants to really see!! *shows fangs* LOL…what a jack ass I am…but I felt like getting some strange stuff out…maybe I should make B-rated films next….
Anyways, onward with the serious stuff.
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What keeps driving you to make gold?
Honestly, it was always a simple goal on a list of things-to-accomplish. Once the goal was achieved, the thrill was gone. Back on August 4th, I tweeted this: “Gold tip: Dwell in the infancy of gold making for as long as you can for when you mature, the excitement that once was, dwindles…”
Albeit, many people do continue on, and there is nothing wrong with that, but to me, it is just a waste of time in-game doing the same stuff over and over and over again. Yes, you can put on different lipstick, but in the end, its the same old pig (grind). Also, once you know about the techniques and the markets, spreadsheets, addons, websites, macros, and all that happy-gnome-shit, you can make gold hand over goblin without any problems. In fact, mindlessly, I still make ~10,000g/day spending 10-20 minutes tops. It is just silly.
So stick with the fundamental things and TAKE YOUR TIME….otherwise…on to the next question…
What do you do to avoid getting burnt out?
If I knew what I know now back then about what would happen, I would have taken it even slower and enjoyed the thrill more before the end came. End meaning, completing my goal. Again, there is nothing wrong with people setting other goals for like 2 million, 3 million, 4 million and more but to me, it’s the same trip…which is a waste of time. I actually still have my original million gold and I will never go below it.
For others who are just starting this journey or just coming up their the ‘tiers’ of gold making, a I called them each 100,000, my advise would be to take it slow and appreciate what you are learning. It will be the platform of getting you any amount of gold on mostly any realm (low pop realms suck ass) you want by following some simple rules and processes.
Ultimately, I enjoyed the trip. I do ask myself if I did not do it and had to do it all over again, would I. The question now would probably be no. Although, the benefit that I still hold dear are those virtual friends that I have come to know extending WAY BEYOND any amount of gold in-game. For this reason alone, I appreciated the trip.
Regardless, stay focused and enjoy the trip. If you feel like you are getting burned out, slow down a bit. It should never be about being the fastest but more so completing the race. I wish you all the best in your gold making endeavors and I hope those in the gold-making world embrace you just as much as they have embraced me and share their friendships and knowledge.
Be well and happy earnings!