The other day, I was tooling around Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server and feeling a bit despondent, not because I had too little but because I had too much. See, I dropped a bunch of in-game credits when Bespin came out, but I’ve earned it all back and then some, much faster than I thought I would. This shouldn’t be a problem! If this were real life, it wouldn’t be – there’s always something to buy or a cause to donate to in real life.
But in video games, I do occasionally run into the problem of having way more money than I realistically need. I don’t like to hoard it; I like to spend it back out into the economy. I’ve put cash into events and cities and whole new crafting professions. And sometimes I like to coast for a while and just… not have to craft and factory-flip constantly to stock my vendors. (Seriously, I really wish people would chill out with buying my stuff because keeping those stocked is a lot.) But eventually, it’s possible to run out of things to buy. And then what?
What do you do when you have gobs of money in an MMO and nothing to spend it for?