Thursday, August 22, 2013

If I'd known how much money there was to be made in World of Warcraft, I wouldn't have suspended my account...

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I was always lead to believe that gold farming in World Of Warcraft wasn't a particularly lucrative career.  Don't they always say that Chinese gold farmers make thirty cents an hour or something equally horrendous?

But it turns out there is a way to make a living from playing computer games after all ... although I wouldn't recommend converting said living into gold bullion and storing it in your house.  Really, you're just asking for robbers to come knocking.

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    1. Get in there Val, get your girls on there too! You could make a fortune between you!

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  2. I first heard about the term "gold farming" when I read "For the Win" by Cory Doctorow. If you're looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend it.

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    1. I haven't heard of it, but I'll definitely have to look it up!

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  3. Whhaaaaaatttt???! I was an EQ fan.. Like an obsessed calling into work because I hadn't gone to bed yet because I was killing orcs EQ fan. I know someone offered my son $1200 for something on his EQ acct. but $75,000.00???? Wth.. Gaming and stripping.. It's where the money is. ;)

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    1. I never played EQ, I went straight to WoW, but I heard it was equally addictive in its day.

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  4. I don't think I could get interested in play World of Warcraft. Hauling those massive boobs around must cause a lot of back problems.

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    1. It's a sacrifice one must make if one wishes to traverse the barrens.

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  5. Wow! I never knew real money was involved in online gaming - am I just naive?

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    1. Yep, and there's even a player v's player competition element, so some people make money competing with that.

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  6. Is WOW still popular enough to make any money off of it?

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    1. I know it was up around the 11 million users at its peak, and it's since dropped down to around 7 million, but that's still one hell of a customer base.

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  7. My wife used to play WOW. She was a guild master, top level, had great equipment, etc. When she finally got bored of it she sold her account for $1500, which was way more than she'd ever paid to play it. In other words, she was basically paid to play the game.

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    1. I've heard of people doing that. Starting accounts, levelling a character to end game, then selling the account. I think the highest amount I ever heard someone pay for an account was five grand.

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  8. Oh goodness I better hide this post from a friend of mine because he'll totally try to make a career out of this lol

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  9. Hi Kellie!

    I had heard about these people and you have to give them credit for creativity and their sense of entrepreneurship! Only in America...

    P.s. Came over from the Bloglovin Hop to give you a like!
    https://www.facebook.com/iloveladyblogger

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    1. Hi, welcome to my li'l old blog! Hope you enjoy your stay ;D

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  10. Maybe I'm just an old fart, but I prefer spending my time in the real world than a make believe one. Just don't get all this gaming.

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    1. It has its good points, I get to spend my evenings with friends and I don't have to even get dressed if I don't want to.

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  11. Try Michael Offut's blog. It is very interesting. So is his book, Slipstream.

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  12. HAHA I love this! I never knew that you could make money from gaming. I'm happy to have found your blog via the Bloglovin' Hop and I can't wait to follow future adventures!
    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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  13. My 4 boys have all been obsessed by the game. Seriously bug business. We have definitely chosen the wrong careers!

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    1. It's completely addictive, like heroin level addictive.

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