Today’s Daily Grind is inspired by a Reddit thread posed to Guild Wars 2 players asking them what they’d do if they suddenly had 3,000 gold (a very large sum there) to play with. I thought the question was a great one even beyond the walls of Guild Wars 2 because the economy sub-game is such a big component of MMORPGs, even those that traditionally just let their economies go wild.
Personally, I tend to use currency rather than achievements or gear as the mark of my success in a game, so I work hard to accrue it. Having a big pile of money is one of the things that keeps me coming back to an MMO, too. How I spend it tends to revolve around the game, but usually it’s tricked out gear and skins, followed by “rares” like ships and home decorations. I’ve also spent a tremendous amount of my money on my guild, particularly twinking people to get them to play something with me, and I like dropping donations on friendly newbies or server-wide causes and events.
So let’s suppose you suddenly come into a ton of money in your favorite MMORPG — what would you do with it? And if you’re already Scrooge McDuck in everything you play, what do you spend your cash on?