Regrets of Expansions Past

So as I was rooting around my various alts, I finally got up the courage to visit my bank alt. Now, as I have been gone for many months there was of course no mail waiting for me, which meant that my bank alt’s bags are unusually clear. I lost a lot of inventory, but maybe a fresh start is easier.

However, it definitely would have been nice to start with more than 240k gold. I mean it’s a lot more than what players new to the gold making game start out with, but it’s still a relative pittance compared to what I once had.

Where did all my gold go you may ask. Well, part of it was splurging on gear and mounts and such in days past, but a lot of it was gone in poor investments. Back at the end of Cataclysm I made some investments that turned out poorly, and that has kind of soured my attitude on tactics for preparing for the next expansion. Ever since then, I’ve done nothing to prepare.


Basically I spent a lot of gold investing in guilds and in ink.

Shortly after I dropped some serious gold on Level 25 guilds, changes were announced that made them much less valuable, and so I lost hundreds of thousands of gold. It was literally like the next day, I was so pissed.

I actually ended up selling off most of the ink, that or using it at the launch of Mists of Pandaria. I can’t really remember now. I just know that I now have this pretty much empty guild bank that I paid too much for with several tabs designed to hold ink. Notice that the ink is still in stacks of 20 because they only stacked to that when I made this stockpile.

I also have some Rare quality pets stored, and those sell fairly well, I think I’m making double on what I paid for them if my memory is serving me correctly.

Hopefully I can slowly sell off all this junk I have collected, and start making some new inventory, even though we’re entering the slow days of the expansion.

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Eric Dekker

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