Buy a video game character for only $400

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Comedy

Wow… what a deal! NOT

This isn’t exactly a “premium post” but I suppose you could say it fits into the “premium comedy” section! (BTW if you don’t think this is funny I would suggest that you’re a huge nerd. No offense)!
So… I was looking for a computer on Craigslist today and I came across an amazing post. Apparently you can buy and sell video game characters. Someone is offering to sell his character from the “World of Warcraft” game for $400. Mind you this is not a video game for sale but rather a character that someone has created. He is selling “a Level 70 Human Rogue on the Alliance side of the PVP server Baelgun” (whatever that means)
More importantly it states that the character is transferable with 60 days of play time and the seller states that he expects to get multiple offers because this is a good deal. (Just a thought, but for $400 couldn’t you go to “Dave and Busters Restaurant” every weekend for 60 days and get an unlimited arcade game card, 5 or 6 beers, some food, a little bit of human interaction and the remote possibility of maybe even meeting (or at least talking to) a girl? Just a thought.

Anyway, it seems to me that for $400 your average gamer would probably buy an XBox 360 or a PS3. What I want to know is, who is spending $400 on a video game character (and please don?t tell me that it?s because the character has high ratings, lots of power or even super awesome looks)? Seriously I need help understanding this!

Side note: If this is for real I might consider getting into the videogame nerd business. Can anyone advise we on weather or not this is as good a deal as the seller states? If so I might have to post this incredible investment opportunity to the “premium investments” section of my blog.

Anyway here is a direct quote from the post and a link to the original post:
link to the original post if it is still up on Craigslist

“His Ret weapon is The Oathkeeper

His Healing weapon is Mogor’s Anointing Club
The Shield for the Club is Draenei Honor Guard Shield

He has +650 to healing with his healing gear and +500 with out the club and shield
He also has 300+ to damage

He is 260/300 Blacksmithing and 130/150 Jewelcrafting

He has over 100 Gold

Armor is:

Lawbringer Gauntlets
Judgement Legplates
Heavenly Inspiration
Shamanistic Helmet of Second Sight
Vengeance of the Illidari
Brooch of Hightened Potential
Burning Blade Cultist Band
Sage’s Band
Lawbringer Boots
Light-Touched Breastplate
Fairweather’s Wristguards
Avenger’s Waistguard
Spell-slinger’s Protector
Lawbringer Spaulders”

So for all you World of Warcraft gamers… what were you most impressed with? Was it the “Light-Touched Breastplate” or the “300+ gold?”
For me, I would have to say it was the “Heavenly Inspiration” that really blew me away!

Update: OMG I just had a heavenly inspiration of my own! I was inspired to never EVER play World of Warcraft!

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3 Responses to “Buy a video game character for only $400”

  1. vicioussummer Says:

    It’s the Lawbringer Boots. I think they’ve been spotted on Lindsay Lohan and are now sold out everywhere.

    Huh? Yeah, and I thought I was nerdy…

  2. Malok Says:

    Selling of in game characters/equipment isn’t a recent occurrence. Its been going on since at least the early 90s. There was even an article in the New York Times 5 or 6 years ago about one individual that made some $150,000 per year buying/selling/trading items in various games.

  3. Kombo5 Says:

    If you’re going to sit around the house and play Internet roll playing games, half the fun, if not more, is building your character. As a rule, GenXers and those that are even younger have little or no patience. The ones that have access to money will purchase good characters or good equipment for their characters.

    I grossed $22,000 in 2002 playing a similar game to World of Warcraft, and had a lot of fun doing it. I typically played Sunday afternoons and a couple nights per week.

    I like the idea of going to bars and meeting girls but my wife frowns on it. Also, it’s hard to make $22k/year in your spare time at the bar unless you’re a great pool shot.

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