A lot of gold makers seem to come across this problem when they reach major milestones, they can’t spend any gold below that milestone. It’s like Schrodinger’s cat, they’re both rich and poor at the same time. Alright, so that comparison is a bit stupid, so sue me.
I’m finding myself in this predicament right now. My new guild wants me to push to get my brand spanking new monk ready to raid as soon as possible, and towards the end I coughed up the gold for, among other things, the 522 crafted healing leather helm. It brought me down below 500k gold for the first time in, well, since I first hit 500k gold I think.
It’s not the first time I’ve brought myself down below a bench mark. After I reached one million gold I peaked at about 1.2 million gold before various purchases and poor investments brought me down to around the 600k gold mark. Since Mists of Pandaria launched I’ve been hovering around the 600k – 700k gold range, making gold steadily but also spending fair amounts of it (the new JC mounts anyone?).
It think the biggest issue lately has been apathy (something I’ve mentioned a lot in this blog it seems), since last January or so I’ve just been coasting, not really doing much in World of Warcraft. I really need to start working properly on gold making now that I’m playing again, but I just haven’t had time in the last few weeks. After Friday though I’m done my placement so will have loads of time, I’ll hopefully be able to pay more attention to gold making.