Bad puns and not-so-clever name games aside, I've been reading Tam & Chas over at Righteous Orbs for as long as I've known about WoW-blogging. I never understood where their blog name came from:
Stratholme. Righteous Orb.
You see, I've come to the unpleasant realization that I spend WAY too much gold in WoW, much of it on silly, inconsequential crap.
The Elwynn Lam
Well, maybe that's not the best example because it only costs Champion Seals and not gold.
Well, the "good" news is that each Quartermaster also sells a slow speed ground mount for 400 gold. And I've bought 4 of them lately. Plus some gems and enchants.
We come back to Stratholme. Huh?
Well, I've been grinding out a bunch of quests, reputation (Kalu'ak) and the like
and noticed I can grab a hefty 300-500 gold per day just piddling around.
It also occurred to me quite recently that a level 80 can run through Stratholme in about 20 minutes (for the undead side) and run away with !60-80 runecolth, a boatload of scourgestones (and Argent Dawn rep) and probably 100-150 gold worth of loot. (probably more, if you were to actually auction off the loot and not just vendor it all) And that's just from clearing one side. (note - you need MUCHO bag space. I went in with 20 spots, and had to get picky about what I kept)
And during one of my sojourns into Stratholme, I received a Righteous Orb as loot. It was at that moment that I had my epiphany, my moment of clarity.
...said I, and I was thoroughly amused.
The moral, point, purpose and reason of this post? Gold is easy, and every once in a while, you find something neat, even if it's only a name.