What I am doing now

You are most likely here because you enjoy crafting. I have been reading up on some of the WoW issues regarding gold making, which make me realize that WoW is not the game for me.

If you want to play a game where gathering and crafting is the cornerstone of the economy, and are not faint of heart, I recommend EVE Online. EVE even has releases purely to support industry. You can play for free if you are good enough manufacturer or trader.

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07 July 2010

What happens when a goblin leaves a saturated market?

Edit: Blizzard have recently announced that at this time real names will not be used in forums

I am really ticked about the RealID changes, with Blizzard moving from an opt-in basis to a 'if you want to participate in the forums (or get online support) you must use your real name'. (see my previous post)

As such, I am mulling up my options about whether to continue playing the game. Due to this, and having 80k in gold + ~150k in mats, I have more than enough for my current needs. I am currently crafting and selling ~1500 glyphs/week + ~150 gems/week.

I will probably continue to list my crafted items out of habit. Until I see a sign from Blizzard on how this will pan out, I will no longer buy raw mats, and will either craft & list, or simply list my remaining raw materials.

Caelestraz is 'full' of goblins, with most (but not all) markets having competition. Some glyphs and gems that no one else seems to be selling. I will still be around for a little while, and will take some interest in seeing how the market plays out.

I do not know that I would leave the game forever, but I do not see much hope for this blog if real name in the forums becomes required.

Edit: I have cancelled my account renewal, with the subscription due to expire 31 July. If this is resolved by then, I will renew it again. If not so be it.

Edit: We have been planning this change for a very long time. During this time, we have thought ahead about the scope and impact of this change and predicted that many people would no longer wish to post in the forums after this change goes live. We are fine with that, because we want to change these forums dramatically in a positive and more constructive direction.  http://www.worldofraids.com/wow-blue-tracker/eu-forums/13816838128-battle-net-update-upcoming-forum-changes.html#4053.  It looks like this is so be it.

They resolved it.


  1. Who is forcing you to use their forums?

  2. The same people that force me to play the game. No-one. So I will do neither.


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