The Daily Grind: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever bought in an MMO?

    
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There are two types of MMORPG players: the type who spends game currency like there’s no tomorrow because it’s a video game and why not, and the type who literally tracks video game currency in a spreadsheet with a budget and a plan for expenses.

I am the second type, unfortunately, but I am trying to be more like the first type because seriously Bree, YOLO. So I’ve been trying to ease off the spreadsheets a little in my core MMO, SWG Legends. I’ve been trying to buy more fun stuff. I’m trying not to cringe over dropping a couple hundred million on houses and deco. It’s just a video game, just a rogue server, so enjoy it while you can. You literally cannot take it with you.

Of course, trying to be more freewheeling with my video game checkbook has also led to my buying some really dumb things because I was trying to be spontaneous and not research and plan everything. I recently bought a rather pricy item that turned out to be pure decor and didn’t have the functionality I thought it would have. It wasn’t worth what I paid, and a lost a decent chunk of money on my mistake. This is why I’m a spreadsheet person.

Ah well, at least it wasn’t real money. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever bought in an MMO?

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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Vlad Matejka

Warframe knows how to get me…cool skin collections for frames I never play.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

My smartest purchase and dumbest purchase were both lifetime subscriptions. For the right game, purchased early on, it was the deal of the century. For the wrong game a complete waste of money.

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MesaSage

In Glitch I accidentally bought the “Million Currant Trophy”. It was to “celebrate having a million currants.” It cost 1 million currants. I didn’t think it was funny then, and I still don’t now. No refunds given. I got even with the herb wars and made over 10 million back, using it to help refuel the inflation they claimed to be trying to tame.

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K8 D

It’s not much but it’s very stupid: Dead Mole grey item on wow for 200g. I love all the silly grey items and was on an alt/different server. I NEEDED that dead mole you dont understand!

Alsooo, I wish I was more budgety in mmos! I make gold with spreadsheets but spend it way too easily. Friend says they think something is cool? Surprise! Got it for you! Joke item to mail to friends that’s maybe only a little funny? Sure why not?! I could stand to learn a little from people like Bree. I always feel a little regret after silly in-game purchases.

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Dankey Kang

Fat cat mount on wildstar lol

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Harbinger_Kyleran

I once bought a 600K ISK ship hull in EVE for 600M ISK.

It was late, I was tired, and totally fell for one of the oldest scams on the books.

Now I never buy anything of importance late in the evening, much safer that way.

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Jayden Beaman

Roomba that drives around your ship in Warframe. It serves no function. Worth every dollar.

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Vlad Matejka

I’m sort of collecting them all…at any cost. Help me. XD

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Robovader

Bigger boobs in Elder Scrolls Online.

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SmiteDoctor

No such thing, I would have bought that by now.

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EmberStar

Technically… everything I’ve ever bought in an MMO. Since I’m paying money for a digital thing that doesn’t exist and that I don’t actually own. (Assuming we’re talking about cash store stuff. If it’s just game currency than whatever – I’m using money that doesn’t exist to buy things that don’t exist, so who cares?)

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MothballShow

Access to Shroud of the Avatar. Sure, it was Steam card money, but it wasn’t even a fun ride.