Economics 101

The Auction House, as you are no doubt aware, is a source of income for millions of players. Every day, thousands of items are bought and sold — among them being the humble Netherweave Bag. This one item is responsible for most of the gold I have earned since I founded my bank guild, as bags are the one thing always in demand. It may only have 16 slots, but they are cheap and readily available; an ideal bag for starting your adventures, at least until you can make your own or buy better ones. Most of my characters are in possession of at least four of these inane objects.

How ironic, then, that the humble Netherweave Bag (which, from this point on, I will shorten to NWB) would also be responsible for causing a recent war in the Trade Chat.

It all started like this: I had just made some NWBs and put them on the Auction House. I have a small addon which sends one of six random messages to the Trade Chat, so I used it. That’s when the shit hit the fan, as I attracted the attention of Tarrendar.

Now, Tarrendar is someone whom I never thought I’d be writing about. I once helped him get an achievement on his guild, for which he paid me 5,000 gold. The funny thing is, though… I helped him on Luxxoria.


ANOTHER FUN FACT: At the time of writing this post, I had enough Bolts of Netherweave Cloth to make another two hundred and fifty-seven NWBs.

But I digress: Tarrendar is clearly worried that I am muscling in on his own – seemingly lucrative – NWB trade — although I have to say that putting a hundred of them on the AH is a bit OTT. Also, and feel free to call me vain or whatever, I like to think that I control the NWB market on this server.


Who the hell does this guy think he is, telling me what to do? I do not need his permission, nor anyone elses, to use the Auction House. As you can see, I tell him this…


… and he promptly has a tantrum. I actually put a few on at 1g each myself, just to annoy him. He bought some of them, but I was able to cancel the majority before he could get them.


Let me explain something to you, Tarrendar. I cannot make money on the Auction House if I sell things at the same price as you. I have to make what I am selling seem more attractive to potential buyers — so I do this thing called ‘undercutting,’ which is when I put my items on at a lower price than yours. In this case, I put my own NWBs on at seven gold each; whereas you had them on for ten gold each.

Do you understand now?


He has now gone from being angry to downright immature — so I put him on ignore and grabbed these screenshots.

It is rather unfortunate that I have to type this because, as I said, I thought Tarrendar was a thouroughly decent person. But this incident has shown me that even the nicest of people have a dark side.

Anyway, this concludes our lesson on Economics 101.

Class Dismissed.

Spamming? Me?

What’s this? Aim coming in with a story for the first time in ages?

Well, don’t get too excited; it’s nothing spectacular.

I was in Goldshire on one of my characters, when I got bored and decided to use Krastinov’s Bag of Horrors, Mr. Smite’s Brass Compass, and Manastorm’s Duplicator all at once. Now, as you know, these three items make your character shout a quote when used, but I didn’t think anything of it.

A little later, I saw a Night Elf Druid by the name of Calandir having an argument with someone, at which he said ‘Your dumb then.’ So I did what anybody would do — and said “‘You’re*”, thereby correcting him.

Calandir took offence to this and starting raging at me. Then he whispered me, saying that he had reported me for ‘spamming’ earlier with the three items. Then he put me on ignore before I had a chance to reply.

The fact is, using the item once isn’t spamming. Had I been able to use them multiple times in quick succession, then yes. It would have been spamming. But that’s probably one of the reasons why there’s a cooldown on these things.

My guess? This guy was having a bad day, and decided to take it out on everyone else.

Not that I care, of course.

Logicus For Rexxus

I couldn’t think of a better title, sorry.

Anyway: I was on Luxxor, my Tauren Warrior, watching some duels outside of Orgrimmar when he was challenged to a duel by a Death Knight named Rexxus. DuelResponse blocked the challenge, and then it blocked the second one he issued.

He then went off to duel someone else, and I took the opportunity to inspect him. It was hardly a surprise to find that he was wearing full PvP gear.


He challenged me again, doing the /chicken emote when it was rejected — at which point I told him to fuck off. As for the guy telling me to ‘ruun,’ he threw a Paper Zeppelin at me after he said it, so he isn’t part of the story. He just wanted to have some fun.


He’s a fully PvP geared player challenging me, a PvE geared player to a duel… and he’s asking me what my problem is.


So what if it’s only a game? It doesn’t give you the right to act all high and mighty.


I’m sad? I’m not the PvP-geared egotist here, mate.


‘This is place for pvps, and u stay here.’

So, basically, he’s saying that because I am outside Orgrimmar – a place where duels frequently take place – that means I want to take part in duels myself.

What the fuck kind of logic is that?!


Seriously, what the hell is this guy on?


Well, it’s good to see that he accepts my logic.

I left the area after this, not particularly caring about what might happen next.

To finish, I will repeat myself for the umpteenth time.

I. Hate. PvP. Elitists.

Shagged Out

I logged onto a character by mistake, but decided to see if anything was happening in Goldshire. As it turned out, something was:

I don’t think I need to say anything more than this. What I will do, however, is point out that the brightness is messed up because I had to increase it. For some reason, all of my screenshots and videos are dark — despite my brightness being turned up to max.

Yunko Is No Funko

Aim and I were doing Timewalking Dungeons, finding ourselves in Utgarde Keep. I was tanking, and I was unfortunate to find myself lumbered with a rather lazy healer.

Needless to say, it wasn’t long before I died.


I never had any problem doing these dungeons back when I was a proper Level 80, so I don’t know why it is such a big deal now. My healer, Yunko, offers a sarcastic comment, to which Aim responds with this:


If Yunko was ‘spamming’ heals, then I’m next in line for the British throne.


All was quiet for a while — until a ‘Vote Kick’ dialog suddenly appeared. The intended target? Baegon (Aim). The reason? ‘Faggot.’

It’s just a shame I didn’t get a screenshot of it. I also voted ‘No,’ but I think you all gathered that.

The vote, sadly, passed, and Aim was removed from the group. No prizes for guessing who initiated it. Suffice to say, I left soon after.

But was Aim right to say that Yunko’s heals were ‘weak?’ Let me check my Recount…

Yunko005 Yunko004 Yunko007 Yunko006Yunko’s Healing + Overhealing = 383,391.

I used Frenzied Regeneration and Healing Touch to heal myself for 119,054. Take that away from my Healing Taken and you get 341,703. If you take away my Damage Taken, you are left with -168,639 — which tells me that Aim is indeed correct.

Any healer who is ‘spamming’ heals should not be left with a deficit this large.

Feel free to prove me wrong if you think my maths is crap, but until then I will continue to assume that Yunko just got a little bit butthurt.

(Obligatory: ‘Funko’ is a registered trademark.)