For many WoW players, 1 million gold is a fabulous amount, something that they will never hope to attain even if they were to play for a lifetime. For others, it has long become a reality. Personally I'm sitting on a quarter of that amount, so it's perfectly reasonable to assume that, if I really set my mind to reaching 1 million gold, I could do it.
Beyond the novelty of having such a huge amount of gold, one has to wonder what can be done with so much virtual money. I mean what's the point? I can't even use a quarter million.
Besides the obvious (buying all the vanity pets, mounts, equipment, etc. for all your characters), here's my idea. I would try to control the market for certain goods for a period of time. Would I need 1 million gold for that? Probably not, but it's certainly a nice fallback amount in case things go wrong.
I wouldn't be able to do it for extended periods of time and I would probably need to take a week off from work to accomplish this. By "controlling" the market I mean "form a total monopoly on certain goods". I would probably scope out some scarce crafting mats and I would buy them all below a certain threshold. Then I would set my own price and sell them at that price. I would buy all undercutters and re-post.
What would I accomplish? In the end probably not much. It would be more of an experiment but in the best case I would turn even more profits. Unfortunately I don't know what success such a scheme would have due to people constantly undercutting, at all hours, even in the middle of the night when I can't do anything about it. That's why I'd have to take time off from work. So in the end it might not be such a great idea after all.
I just wish I had $1 million instead. I'd certainly find a use for those!
What about you? What would you do with a million gold?
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