WoW Crackdown in May: 30k Banned

So, the news is that 30,000 accounts being banned in May for gold-farming led to a loss of 30 million gold across all realms. That only comes to 1,000 gold per banned account on average. This number causes a bit of an eyebrow raise for being fairly low, in my opinion. Considering the amount of work needed to make 1,000 gold without breaking the rules, what are players doing that is so much more efficient than just levelling up and constantly running Dire Maul or Strat? I would probably only count myself as being a casual player when it comes to playing time, and I believe that with a realignment of priorities I could make 1,000 gold with relative ease. I’m interested in hearing from other high level players and what their own hourly gold rates are when they start taking the WoW economy seriously, without trying to cheat it.

4 Comments so far

  1. Squiggle (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 3:31 am

    I believe 1000g is a relatively low ammount, but own up … How many people actually have 1000g sitting on their character? Players normally accumlate money to spend on specific items …

    … Anyway, on to the point with the right professions, 10 evenings work?

  2. Sabocat (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    What an amazing coincidence that these announcements are always made on maintenance days. It’s almost like they wanted to make sure everyone saw it.

  3. pierce1215 (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

    i’m only recently a 59, but with alch and herbing at 300, i made 150g in three days – three days that i wasn’t on for longer than to put a few things up on AH before AV popped.

  4. Fumar (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

    I can make 50g per hour just picking herbs. I earned gold for my first epic mount in 7 days and epic mount for another toon in 5 days of farming. The gold is easy to make, but really not a whole lot you can buy with it, since all the best stuff is BoP in instances. I generally see people buy gold to fund their twinks or for epic mounts.

    On a side note, the day they announced the bans, I noticed almost every single known farmer disappeared (put them on my friends list to track them). However after two days saw a whole new batch of unguilded level 60s back running the same routes…

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