20 Days of Gold Making: Day 2 – If you set yourself a goal, what was your goal & at what point did you set it?

I touched on this in my previous post in the series, but my first gold making goal was the, then prestigious, Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth. I had seen my Guild Master at the time sporting one, and was baffled that anyone in the game could make that much gold to afford such a thing. When I started making gold properly (as I mentioned previously, I operated some time under the fallacy that farming would make me rich) the Tundra Mammoth is what I had in my sights.

Before I bought it I made sure I had enough capital to continue with my gold making, even though I had reached my first goal I had the gold making bug. Unfortunately shortly after I reached my goal my interest in the game started to wane, for a variety of reasons (new home, starting at college, the lull before Cataclysm) so I left the game and left all my in-game possessions to one of my friends who was still playing at the time.

When I returned it was with the intention of making gold. I know that seems like an odd reason to return to World of Warcraft, but it was the main driving factor. After a friendly Game Master helped me recover some of my lost inventory (and gear, I got all my Holy Paladin’s gear back enchants and everything) I set on my way to making gold cap.Along the way I set myself mini goals, every 100k gold increment, old gold cap, half a million gold, and finally one million gold. After I hit that my momentum carried me to 1.2 million gold, but after some bad investments and spending sprees I still haven’t recovered so I’m only at 600k gold right now. Hope to make gold cap again soon.

This post was part of Nev’s 20 Days of Gold Making blog challenge. Find all my entries in the 20 Days of Gold Making and 20 Days of WoW Blogging

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Eric Dekker

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  1. Jojo

    1.2 million gold!?! I’m speechless!!! That’s amazing. As is your current 600k… makes my 25k look a bit puny.

    1. Eric Dekker

      By gold blogging standards my gold pile, and more specifically my average weekly income, is pretty low. I guess no matter what there’s always going to be someone better than you lol, I know people with nearly ten million gold -.-

      1. Jojo

        Very true. I’m always amazed at how much gold people manage to acquire over time. This is why I’m only an apprentice gold maker :P

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