What do you do with all your gold?
It’s rare that I spend a lot of gold on anything, these days — but that’s par for the course at the end of an expansion. When an expansion begins, I’m usually spending gold left and right. After all, new expansions are full of areas to level through, filled with all kinds of dangerous things that can kill you. You need stuff to help out with that. And there are usually a pile of new reputations to grind out, all with their own rewards — and I do like picking up those rewards.
But as the expansion wears on, I find less and less to spend my hard-earned gold on. That’s when I turn to the things I don’t necessarily need. Stuff like filling out my wardrobe with pieces I don’t have just yet, or pets that I missed while leveling, that kind of thing. Yes, it might be expensive, but it’s “worth it” in my eyes — especially when gold invariably gets easier and easier to come by.
That’s become almost a standard in the last couple of expansions. Garrison missions in Warlords rewarded a lot of gold near the expansion’s end, and Order Hall missions are doing the same in Legion. There’s usually a high-ticket mount or two to buy, but I’ve yet to see one of those that I really wanted. Sure, the Warframe is pretty, but it’s not cool enough to offset the cost as far as I’m concerned. And with the knowledge that a new expansion is just around the corner, I kind of want to hang on to my gold — because I know I’m going to need it for leveling again soon enough.
What about you guys? What do you do with the gold you accumulate? Do you sit on it, stockpiling for the day you really need it? Do you purchase the high-cost mounts as they’re released? Are you using it to play the Auction House and try and turn a profit? Is your game time paid for by tokens purchased with gold? Do you buy gear upgrades, or do you just wait for good drops? What do you spend your hard-earned gold on?
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