Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Natural Born Killer

Deneis was so clever, Etsumei thought as she handed over the gold to her flying trainer.

While Etsumei had been riding slowly from mining node to the next, gradually improving her skill, Deneis had been juggling small items in the Auction House to earn enough money for this.

Etsumei summoned her Tawny Wind Rider and soared away from the flight platform. Mining would be much easier now, and their nest egg would begin to accumulate. Deneis had been wearing rags for too long now, and soon Etsumei would be skilled enough to join a group in the Ramparts of Hellfire, where she hoped to find a new weapon.

She was now a member of “Natural Born Killers.” A good guild for a death knight, she thought. Though once upon a time, in another life, she had been an artist, crafting jewelry and cutting gems, now she was of necessity a soldier of fortune. Death Knight – a natural born killer.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Starting Over - Again

Etsumei had arrived in Thrallmar feeling more battered than triumphant. Now, exhausted yet unable to sleep, she stretched out on a hammock at the local inn and wearily assessed her situation.

Once a proud hero of the Horde, she was now simply a survivor, and that just barely. She must find a way to close her mind to the horrors she had endured – and inflicted – as a servant of the Lich.

Her armor and weapons exuded the stench of the Scourge she had so recently been and she could not wait to shed it – but first she must find replacements. Everything she had seen at the auctions in Orgrimmar was expensive, far more than the few gold pieces in her backpack.

The new Warchief had been less than friendly, but nonetheless had offered her a job, and for this she was grateful.  So here she was in Outland, and must find a way, not only for herself but for Deneis as well.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Charyeise Is Officially Retired

Screenshots do say it all, but a quick summary:
  • Total time played:  1 day, 2 hours, (30 days by RL calendar)
  • Total gold accumulated: 17,468g
  • Total gold on hand at end of experiment: 11,348g
  • Average time played per week, including leveling:  about 8 hours
  • Average time played per week in last two weeks:  under 3 hours
  • Net gold per hour played:  436g
  • Net gold per RL day played:  378g

I never did level her to 20, which I think I would do if I were starting characters on a new realm.  That way she could make a lot more gold, which would be nice if there were several leveling toons on the realm.  So while the time goal of under 3 hours/week was met, the financial goal of 1,000g per day was not.  Still, I find myself quite content with the results :)

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