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WordMaster #1125
Where did you get your gold from?(1)Category: HardcoreJune-19-2013 10:59 AM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
When I started playing Hardcore, I decided that I wasn't going to trade over any gold from Softcore. This was mostly because I had spent money on the Real Money Auction House in Softcore, and I felt it detracted from my sense of character progression. I wanted to see how it felt building a character from scratch. Besides, by selling items that I'd bought with real money for gold and then trading that gold over to Hardcore, I would basically be gambling with real money, which is not something I want to get involved with.

Besides the gold I've picked up from farming and vendoring, I've had three major sources of income that I've used to gear my current Hardcore Barb:

1) Received about 1mil from my friend v1R, just as I was starting Inferno.
2) Won a 25 million giveaway from KillerElite.
3) Found a nice pair of Rare shoulders that sold for 50 million.

I guess I should also give a shout-out to MrDeAth, who donated some decent starter pieces to me before I even got to Inferno. Thanks again, MrDeAth!

What about you guys? Where did you get your gold?
Did you trade over hard-earned SC gold to help yourself get started?
Are you a flipping machine on the Auction House?
Did you win a giveaway, or get an epic item drop?
Or did you just grind your pants off?

Share your story of gold-collecting with me!

NOTE: This thread is not the place to insult flippers or people who trade SC gold. If you don't have something constructive to say, don't say it at all.
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Where did you get your gold from?(32)June-21-2013 9:44 AM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
I never had a lot of gold in HC, but most of my funds came early on from selling a nice Unity that enabled a few upgrades to my Witch Doctor. The remainder of that gold is just sitting in my bank, though, since I swapped to self found. I tend to avoid flipping (even when I'm on a character that uses the auction house), because I prefer the kind of progression that stems from grinding upgrades.
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Where did you get your gold from?(39)June-21-2013 1:40 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: WordMaster

How many self-found characters do you have, and how many use the auction house?

I have three self found characters. One is a SC DH, but is using an "account found" style. I don't know if that counts. The main character I'm focusing on now is a purely self found HC Barbarian who mostly plays solo. I'm still pretty low level (Act III Normal), but I've been strict with ensuring he doesn't use ill-begotten items or gold. The rest of my characters all use the gold auction house.
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