Tuesday, July 31, 2007

(Not) In the Bank

In California, the minimum wage is $7.50 per hour.

In Azeroth, my Warlock has almost 151 days /played. That equates to 3,624 hours at my computer, casting Shadow Bolts, Immolates, DoT'ing the hell out of everything, and what have you.

Had I picked up a 2nd job and worked those hours, I would have had an extra $27,180 of gross income saved up over the past year and a half, at the very minimum. That's TWENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DOLLARS of extra cash. I know of people who have kids they need to plan financial security for, but yet still play this like it's their duty.

Just remember, all. This is a game. Not your life.

Take care of business. Then play. =)


Zyphre said...

Go read my blog you.

Sin said...

Sinfucious Says-
Enjoying yourself and having a normal income will always be more profitable than not enjoying yourself and being rich.

EvilCheeseWedge said...

Well, to a point. People need free time. Whether you take naps, watch TV, play WoW, or do whatever... I can't imagine getting another job to fill all the hours I've played WoW. Life needs a little downtime.

(But then again Evil only has a /played of 50 days heheheh.)

JAGOeX said...

I believe in enjoying life, but not when there are responsibilities to be taken into account.

I take care of mine. Several people I know of do not.

It's all about priorities.

Sin said...

I will agree there, responsibilities come first. No one can argue that.

Sometimes you make it sound like if you take care of your responsibilities like your supposed to, then you can't raid hardcore in WoW. I know that for the vast majority of people this is probably true, but I have met many people (some of the best I have ever played with) that do it and do it well.

JAGOeX said...

Nah dude. My bad if I come off that way. I just spoke with a friend on Azuremyst who was complaining about a member of his ex-guild that was a complete slacker, and disappears because he doesn't pay his bills on time. Just sad.

And then, after watching that spoof vid "The Guild," and seeing the mother character's behavior, it made me lol and then think to myself "how sad, how true."

I wasn't really directing it at raiders or anyone in particular.

JAGOeX said...

What I must say, though, is that the raid requirements I've seen for "progressed" guilds is incredible. A couple wanted more than 90% raid attendance. No thank you to that.

I'm not sure how strictly policed these reqs are, but even so, that's still quite a bit more time than I'm willing to give at this point.

Sin said...

Tyranny does have a an attendance policy, but as long as you post when you are going to be absent, all is well.

I am in a guild that I enjoy, so me being there feels like less of a job, less mandatory if you will, and I actually want to be there.

I guess its kind of a universal truth: If you enjoy what you are doing, and where you are at, then you dont feel obligated to be there, you want to be there.

Thats really funky and I dont know if I said that right, but I am sure you guys will know what Im saying.

JAGOeX said...

I hear that. Glad you found a fitting place. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with Jagoex... but I'm very much diggin' the re-roll and probably won't worry about it for a while.