Gun to my head, if I had to come up with a life philosophy it would probably be KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid.
If you wanted to farm transmog for a couple of hours, grind out mats for a couple more, maybe craft some gear, you could potentially make plenty of gold per day if everything sold. But the folks who tend to make the big money are usually the ones who put in the big hours. Still, there’s no reason that someone playing casually can’t earn enough scratch to buy heirloom upgrades, or even pay for their subscription with gold.
I don’t want a bunch of expensive mounts or fancy transmogs. I don’t need a hundred thousand gold per day. I just need enough gold to buy at least one token a month to keep me subbed, or to pay for a race change/server transfer/etc. I also don’t want to spend hours doing the grinds. I want to progress my character, be it a main or an alt, rather than my bank account.
But I still want my bank account to get a little attention. Not a lot, just enough.
Sometimes we just don’t see the obvious staring at us in the face. Youtube phenom Soul showed me, via the power of the Youtubes, an easy way to earn gold while doing my regular day to day in-game chores.
The beauty is in its simplicity.
- Save your gold.
- Get Boon of the Bloodhunter, using Bloods to buy mats from the Blood vendor (get the most valuable ones as listed on The Undermine Journal) .
- Get Bacon from World Quests.
- Assign Bodyguard with Gold Gear.
- Complete all gold missions.
Are there more optimal ways to earn gold? Sure, if you’re willing to put in the extra time. For me, in just under three weeks I’d earned enough gold to upgrade all my plate, chain, and leather heirlooms. I also bought a WoW token. I wasn’t doing anything different, I was just doing things a bit smarter.
Try it for yourself. Hopefully this helps put a little extra coin in your changepurse!
I know what you’re thinking. Maybe I’m jumping the gun a little. Blizzcon 2017 was just announced a couple days ago. Tickets aren’t even on sale yet. Why would I even mention something as silly as the Saturday Blizzcon hosting gig?
Well, after last year’s fiasco, it probably wouldn’t hurt for Blizzard to start giving this a bit of early consideration. Assuming they haven’t already, of course. If they were smart, they would have started flipping through their rolladeck to see if there was anyone willing to return their calls before the body of Thomas Middleditch got cold after Blizzcon 2016.
You remember him, right? He’s the guy from the HBO TV show Silicon Valley that drew question marks when he stepped onstage at Blizzcon 2016. His schtick ticked all the boxes – he was a nerd, a gamer, a bit awkward. Someone that Blizzard fans were supposed to relate to. Unfortunately, his comedy routine fell flat, and the fans shat on him for it. I’m not going to say bullied, but he was ridden hard. He was smashed to the point that, not only did former host Jay Mohr tweet his support for Middleditch, but Thomas felt the need to defend himself on his Instagram.
So what’s the move then? I had a couple of ideas in my post that I made just after Blizzcon 2016, and I’ll just touch on them again here:
- Blizzard seems to like having some kind of celebrity in that hosting spot. Why? Is it to attract more people to buy the stream? Fine, but stop getting comedians. Or at least comedians who don’t play any Blizzard games, or aren’t familiar with the product. Do you really need someone to make jokes at the contestants of the dance or cosplay contests? Do you need someone to do five minutes of stand-up to warm up the crowd before the contests? If ever there was a crowd that was already filled with HYPE, it’s a Blizzcon crowd. They don’t need a warm up act to set the mood. So if you just want someone with some mainstream celebrity status to slap on ads, there’s plenty of celebrities who have admitted that they play WoW – Warcraft’s own Rob Kazinsky, Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill, Fast and Furious’s Vin Diesel and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. And that’s just for starters.
- Saturday’s hosting gig is mostly to cover competitions, so have a contest for the hosting gig! There is no shortage of people putting out video and audio content as it relates to Blizzard games – podcasts, Youtube channels, Twitch streams. Give them a chance to compete to star on the biggest stage a Blizzard content creator can appear on – CENTER STAGE AT BLIZZCON, BABY!
There are about 230 days before Blizzcon 2017. It probably wouldn’t hurt to start looking now. I doubt Blizz will find a former host actively willing to volunteer for the gig. Why not change things up this year?
Fingers crossed, I’ll be there to see it unfold LIVE.
Do you have a favorite host from a past Blizzcon? Who do you think would be a good host for Blizzcon 2017?
What the Hell. Might as well make this PVP week complete with my “The Gold I Find” entry for the week that I’ll never be able to do.
I’m not being negative. I’m just being a realist.
To pull this off, you need to fulfill two important prerequisites:
1) You need to be very good at PVP, specifically 1v1 duels. This takes a great deal of practice and countless battles. Experience is key.
2) You need to be a bit of a dick so that people will line up to give you absurd amounts of gold, just to try and kick your ass. This takes, well, being a dick. Not a raging boner, just enough of a dick that people kinda like you, maybe find you entertaining, but really want to shell out to take you down a notch.
Sodapoppin is that special kind of