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#1 Castaa

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

What are you spending a significant amount your gold on?

Or conversely what are you saving your gold for?

I ask because I'm about to buy more gems to purchase more bank slots and I'm not sure if that's the best way to spend my gold.

#2 Shadow209

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

All kinds of equipement. I have multiple characters on lvl 80, and I like to have full lvl 80 exotic equipment for all of  them. On my main I have 2 builds and I'd like to have some options for my power build, so I can switch trinkets to get more damage or more survivability. If I have that much equipment, I will most likely need some more bank slots or bigger bags as well.

And I'd really like to have a Weapon with cool particle effects for one of my characters. Eye of Rodgort for my necro? Aether for my thief? There are lots of possibilities. Having more character slots would be nice too, so I could get characters with all professions.

It's really up to you, what you want to spend your money on.

#3 Allmightybob

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

All of my money is tied up in Wintersday investment speculations.

#4 Nuclear_Herring

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

View PostAllmightybob, on 10 December 2012 - 11:17 PM, said:

All of my money is tied up in Wintersday investment speculations.

^This. I won't share what they are, but the new announcement should start giving a few hints. Will be interesting to see what hits the gem store.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

Gold? What is this gold you speak of? I have never seen gold.

#6 draxynnic

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

Must be talking about this stuff.

On another note, what I want to know is just how much value-adding they're doing to coins so that a gold coin is worth so much more than a full ingot...
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#7 Goojilla

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

Saving up for an abyssal scepter and wall of the mists. Have 39g so far!

#8 Al Shamari

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:37 AM

Right now I'm attempting to switch from running full Berserker's towards running a Valkyrie's setup for a little more survivability on my Thief. So far it's been working out much better in dungeons and areas like Orr.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:04 AM

since actually playing my first character to 80, I've craft leveled at least 50 levels of 4 alts to 80, and started some others as well that I benched due to boredom with the profession.  Other than 1 of my 80's, all are in full exotic armor and jewels, a rare backpiece, and full exotic land weapons and rare underwater weapons.  My thief has the t3 human chest as well.

I have no intention of playing my other alts at the moment as I wasn't a huge fan of the professions.

Now I need a goal.  Not sure what to shoot for as I hate the legendaries, I have no urge to go for ascended stats items (although I might go for a quiver) as I don't run fractals or WvW that often, etc.  Might start saving for a quiver for my ranger and possibly thief, or a foefire's essence for my guardian.  Also might start learning how to be an evil capitalist pigdog and start running some TP games if I can farm up enough capital to meet my needs.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

View Postdraxynnic, on 11 December 2012 - 12:59 AM, said:

On another note, what I want to know is just how much value-adding they're doing to coins so that a gold coin is worth so much more than a full ingot...

I was pondering on this just the other day while crafting. Given how many ingots you need to make trinket items, I'd say the jewellery ingots are about the size of a fingernail. How the unencumbered mind wanders :mellow:

#11 WrathfulForce

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

Saving up for all cultural tier armors (t1, t2, t3.. for all races). Like the look of them and want "The Emperor" title :)

#12 squalleonahar

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

minning pick

#13 Tyrantscreed

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Saving up for legendary Twilight...its a long "adventurous" road. Although I'm secretly wishing that ANet would release more legendaries, preferably better looking legendary bows...!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:16 AM

My gold.. gets saved till I'm bored. then I blow half of it on unid dyes. It never works out well.

#15 Symbiont

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

i blew it all on gear and through arenanet screwed mechanics designs i lost some chunk of the gold

#16 Steadfast Gao Shun

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:53 AM

Saving up for pretty outfits. There's like 5 cultural sets that I want. :(

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

Saving up for my immobulus (Wonder why it sounds so much like Impossiblu.......)

#18 Gilles VI

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

Full T3 armor for my human guardian, getting foefire's Essence, getting sunrise slowly, buying bank slots.

And I just keep investing it because I love playing TP.. :P

#19 BlasBlas

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

I'm wasting it on different investment strategies, mainly gambling ones now.

I push the envelope on some of them to see the threshold of gaining and loosing a little of money towards a lot of money to give me a good idea on my limits.

I've also tested how T6 salvaging works and Ecto salvaging works.  I know people have posted their own data, but I wanted to confirm or reject it myself.

I actually blew a lot more money then I needed too; however, I always treat time as the biggest commodity.  So in order to save time I had to waste more money.  I'm happy with my results and hopefully this will help me stay fluid in the trading post economy.

#20 KaratePet

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Gems, so I can buy character slots. Neeeed moreeee alts!

#21 Krispykid

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

Sigil's, Runes, Ring's, Earrings and Amulets for my build completion. Trying to do a dungeon a day and getting just under a gold per run.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Honestly I don't see what there is to save gold for. In LA map chat I regularly see people bragging about how many thousands of gold they have now. One person was shouting how he was using it to practice for a future career in investment banking. I'm not sure he got the joke btw.

But once you hit 80, and buy your exotics, maybe 2 or 3 sets even.Then what? Choose a look for your gear set?

Unless you want to look like a Harden-using Metapod, or a circus whore, cultural armour is out. And none of the other looks require gold to buy.

You could save for a legendary if you've recently been made unemployed and fancy working 24/7 til the monotony drives you to suicide.

Or you could get mats for ascended items if your idea of fun is running 3 of 9 instances upwards of 30 times. Mine isn't.

Ultimately gold is easy to come by. I do nothing to earn it and make around 4-5 gold a day just listing things I find on the TP or crafting something when I stumble upon 5 ectos. Finding things to use that gold on? Not easy to come by at all...

View PostBlasBlas, on 12 December 2012 - 01:32 PM, said:

I'm wasting it on different investment strategies, mainly gambling ones now.

I push the envelope on some of them to see the threshold of gaining and loosing a little of money towards a lot of money to give me a good idea on my limits.

I've also tested how T6 salvaging works and Ecto salvaging works.  I know people have posted their own data, but I wanted to confirm or reject it myself.

I actually blew a lot more money then I needed too; however, I always treat time as the biggest commodity.  So in order to save time I had to waste more money.  I'm happy with my results and hopefully this will help me stay fluid in the trading post economy.

This right here is why I'm stopping for a while. Seriously, did you read this before you posted?

This is what you do in GW2?

To each their own, and if some people choose to play this game this way then more power to them. But the fact that this is even a viable way of playing at the moment is why I've uninstalled it for a month or so.

Edited by Calla, 12 December 2012 - 10:19 PM.


#23 BlasBlas

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

View PostCalla, on 12 December 2012 - 10:18 PM, said:

Honestly I don't see what there is to save gold for. In LA map chat I regularly see people bragging about how many thousands of gold they have now. One person was shouting how he was using it to practice for a future career in investment banking. I'm not sure he got the joke btw.

But once you hit 80, and buy your exotics, maybe 2 or 3 sets even.Then what? Choose a look for your gear set?

Unless you want to look like a Harden-using Metapod, or a circus whore, cultural armour is out. And none of the other looks require gold to buy.

You could save for a legendary if you've recently been made unemployed and fancy working 24/7 til the monotony drives you to suicide.

Or you could get mats for ascended items if your idea of fun is running 3 of 9 instances upwards of 30 times. Mine isn't.

Ultimately gold is easy to come by. I do nothing to earn it and make around 4-5 gold a day just listing things I find on the TP or crafting something when I stumble upon 5 ectos. Finding things to use that gold on? Not easy to come by at all...



This right here is why I'm stopping for a while. Seriously, did you read this before you posted?

This is what you do in GW2?

To each their own, and if some people choose to play this game this way then more power to them. But the fact that this is even a viable way of playing at the moment is why I've uninstalled it for a month or so.

Your response is a little harsh.  I'm sorry if you do not approve one of the ways I play the game.  I'm big into statistics.  I apply it a lot of things in life outside of games such as investing real money.  Playing the trading post game is a way for me to apply statistics.  I also apply it to other parts of the gameplay.

So please forgive me on how I play the game.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

I spend my gold atm in gathering picks. Doing 5x runs per day so I gather a few more gold coins. Average spent money per week : 100-200g.

#25 Arleanna12

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

I was spending my gold on my legendary and on get all the t3 cultural for the Emperor Title.  Now not sure i suppose it will just pile up and I will probably buy things my friends make to help out.  to make sure all my alts have just the right look. Making the tp my prime cash cash was the right move since now it is never about can i afford it it is more about how does it look on me.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

This is my story:

I've been buying a variety of items I predict will rise in price. I spend lots of time reading the official forums and recently there's talk about underwater bots, that they're farming in southsun for scales and blood which is a possible explaination to the sudden price drop of those two. That includes T5 and T6. I also bought some exotics when the market was flooded with goods again from the karka chests people got in their mail.

So now I'm doing the buy low and hold strategy. I'm waiting for the prices to go up then I'll slowly list em on the TP. I did make some bad investments. I bought 200 armored scales at 9s but they continued to drop to 6-7s each, how could I have known? Hopefully they'll go back to 10s+ so I can get some profit from it. I stocked up on several T5 mats as well.

I have been searching for a cool staff for my elementalist (my only char), had my eyes on bifrost but it's so much work for it and getting the precursor alone is really costly. Right now I plan to make either the anomaly focus or abyssal scepter, unless I find a nice staff skin I want.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

Sitting on my hoard of 17000 gems I bought before Halloween.
My jewden is prepared.
Goim.





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