The Daily Grind: What do you spend your in-game MMO money on lately?

    
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The Daily Grind: What do you spend your in-game MMO money on lately?

A while back, I asked you folks whether you tried to become rich in MMOs, but that Daily Grind didn’t go into detail on what we actually do with our accrued video game wealth. And sometimes I find that it’s… nothing.

See, I have a bad habit in real life of buying something consumable and loving it so much that I can’t bear to actually use it, as if I like the idea of having it and using it in the future even more than I like using it right now. Sometimes I do this same thing with my piles of gold in video games too: I hoard it because I like the idea of being able to spend like a fool more than I actually spend like said fool. I have a hard time pulling the trigger.

But I have done it. For example, this spring I spent close to 200M credits on resources in SWG Legends so I could move into armorsmithing, a big change for my crafting playstyle. I’ve made it all back, and it was a welcome shift, so I’m glad I broke out of my spendthrift rut and did it! A few weeks ago, I put down 20 gold (a huge sum for me in LOTRO as I have no endgame toons and only this summer returned to the game) on a high-end lute for my Minstrel. I don’t even know who I am anymore. Pre-COVID me would’ve made do with whatever junk I had around!

What do you spend your in-game MMO money on lately? What are your most notable recent purchases in an MMO – with in-game currency, not cash shop money?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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RoarAshley

Entertainer props!

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Gipfeli

nudes

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Brazen Bondar

In SWTOR the crafting supplies for Level 75 gear are very expensive. I have almost stopped spending on anything else to save up for what I need to be able to reverse engineer the next level gear.

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Eliandal

I don’t need for much (of anything really) in WOW – so – friends mostly. Philanthropic person I am ;P!

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squid

What do you spend your in-game MMO money on lately?

Very little, as devs tend to gate the things worth buying behind time-locked special currency grinds.

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xpsync

I spent about a month grinding uldum faction to buy a mount and tbh i don’t know how i feel about it. Bottom line it’s a lazy trick to keep peeps engaged.

However in some weird way i didn’t mind it, it was something i just did every night to start the play session off, like a warm up lol, and maybe felt a little DID IT! when done, but not really, think it was more of a F, thank the heavens that’s f’in over ffs.

The second i finished that stupid grind, i dropped my main so fast, had nothing left to do on it until SL drops. I mean i’d prefer a higher rep cap but you can grind to your hearts content than daily gates. I think i would anyway.

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squid

Honestly, a big reason I play MMOs is because I like watching numbers go up. Levels, skills, factions, etc. It’s not that I dislike faction or currency grinds—though I do hate it when developers time-gate progress behind dailies or weeklies—but it bugs me when the basic currency effectively has no use.

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xpsync

Love progression too, is why i only play mmorpg’s anymore, even red dead couldn’t hook me, worried about 2077, progress is where it’s at.

It can be any progression, even alts (how many) as long as it’s all under the same umbrella is most preferable.

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Robert Mann

I don’t AH, so I don’t spend it there. I primarily spend on in-game gold sinks, and I certainly spend on whatever other system ties in (like if crafting has gold costs, I’ll probably be spending there).

I generally find some in game gold sinks, eventually, aimed at the people who spend far more time worried about hoarding vast amounts of in-game coin, that are out of reach. At which point the economy becomes a complete negative to me, and the in-game money will never be enough without wasting hours grinding the AH. If the game is borderline, this can break it and result in me leaving.

The rest of the costs are usually so low I don’t even notice them… which means they might as well not exist. It’s an odd state of “I wish there were in-game uses for the money that felt good for me… but the ones that exist are either so pathetic, or so over-inflated, that they don’t fit anyone except those with extreme poverty issues or extreme in-game wealth.”

Basically, nothing important, since I am neither the constantly poor nor the rich in any game I play.

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Fisty

Im always the poorest guy around. If I do have enough to spend, its always on mounts or housing related.

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Sleepy

Cosmetics and convenience. Housing sometimes too, if the system is versatile enough to make decorating interesting.

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DeviateFish

Fast travel, and some staple homes in ESO.

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starbuck1771

Fast travel yes but why staple homes? Hall of champions is free.

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Toy Clown

It all boils down to housing or things I can play dress-up on my characters with:

1. BDO – I use silver to buy cash shop outfits off the market board.
2. ESO – Gold has mainly been used for buying motifs and furniture recipes.
3. SWG:L – Credits are used for rares to showcase in housing.
4. WoW – I’m close to splurging on the Dalaran mount that lets you repair on the go. I’m not used to repairing so much in the other games I play! Other than that, my coin goes on things like healing and invisibility potions, buff food, and goblin gliders.