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If you had infinite gold, what would you do with it?

Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

What would you do with it?

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  • Etterwyn.5263Etterwyn.5263 Member ✭✭✭

    Probably stop playing in between content releases. Farming fills in the free time (when I actually have free time).

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  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I guess I'd convert a lot to gems, getting all the bank and bag space expansions I could, and then buy mats to build 32 space bags for my 9 characters on top of that.

    I'd pay people to help my personal guild to help me get a guild hall, so I could learn to scribe and get things for my guild hall. But then you have to do like guild quests to get points to open up more things, as I understand it, so that would probably be a fools errand. I guess I wouldn't bother doing all that then.

    I'd pay someone to help me unlock what I need to do finish off my HoT masteries (raids) so getting HoT XP could start going towards spirit shards and not be wasted. I don't raid, so I don't 'need' the masteries, but it's apparently the only way to 'shift gears' and direct your XP to something more useful. I have all the other areas capped.

    That's it, I guess? Maybe buying dyes or gamble boxes for things? But that's more about completiting collections than actually getting anything I want. Same with outfits, I have everything that I find appealing at this point, which isn't much. I can think of a few other games where I'd go costume crazy for sure.

    I like doing collections, so I might start doing some legendary pre collections, and pay people to take me through fractals to get those steps done. It's really the only reason I don't work on legendary weapons now, I don't really want to do the fractal steps. The open world stuff all seems fine and fun. Though, I have a Bifrost from before HoT, made that, it was fun building it, but ultimately didn't care for all the glowy effects hiding my character, so reskinned it. Never take advantage of it's ability to become other things, as it seems kinda pointless without being able to change the sigils, so built another ascended staff to fit the role I wanted with the sigils I wanted and swap to that entire weapon when I need to.

    So I suppose after I got all the space and bags I wanted, after I got bored with buying minis and dyes and loot boxes, I'd probably just use it to "make other people's dreams come true".

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ah, dreams. I'd buy all the expensive dyes on the TP I've been craving for years, convert some of the gold to gems and buy a few armor skins & outfits & glider skins, and then I would buy stuff to give away and make other players happy. I would not buy every single thing in the GW world because then I would have nothing to work towards.

  • Shirlias.8104Shirlias.8104 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't need anything.
    I will just convert for some gems, but currently there is nothing i really want.

  • @notebene.3190 said:
    I guess I'd convert a lot to gems, getting all the bank and bag space expansions I could, and then buy mats to build 32 space bags for my 9 characters on top of that.

    I'd pay people to help my personal guild to help me get a guild hall, so I could learn to scribe and get things for my guild hall. But then you have to do like guild quests to get points to open up more things, as I understand it, so that would probably be a fools errand. I guess I wouldn't bother doing all that then.

    I'd pay someone to help me unlock what I need to do finish off my HoT masteries (raids) so getting HoT XP could start going towards spirit shards and not be wasted. I don't raid, so I don't 'need' the masteries, but it's apparently the only way to 'shift gears' and direct your XP to something more useful. I have all the other areas capped.

    That's it, I guess? Maybe buying dyes or gamble boxes for things? But that's more about completiting collections than actually getting anything I want. Same with outfits, I have everything that I find appealing at this point, which isn't much. I can think of a few other games where I'd go costume crazy for sure.

    I like doing collections, so I might start doing some legendary pre collections, and pay people to take me through fractals to get those steps done. It's really the only reason I don't work on legendary weapons now, I don't really want to do the fractal steps. The open world stuff all seems fine and fun. Though, I have a Bifrost from before HoT, made that, it was fun building it, but ultimately didn't care for all the glowy effects hiding my character, so reskinned it. Never take advantage of it's ability to become other things, as it seems kinda pointless without being able to change the sigils, so built another ascended staff to fit the role I wanted with the sigils I wanted and swap to that entire weapon when I need to.

    So I suppose after I got all the space and bags I wanted, after I got bored with buying minis and dyes and loot boxes, I'd probably just use it to "make other people's dreams come true".

    Didn't they change needing the Raid Mastery for Spirit Shards? I thought it was removed from the HoT Masteries. Maybe I read it wrong.

  • Etterwyn.5263Etterwyn.5263 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    @Kheldorn.5123 said:
    I'd sell it on ebay.

    Ban kthxbye. ;)

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  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'd buy a lot of gifts for my guild mates and friends. Make sure no one in my circle, did without.

    Keep it modest.. I play games to pass time, not to log in and feel rushed to do something.

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  • i would buy limitless amounts of alcohol for my characters. every single spot in their inventory would be alcohol.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Buy everything

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  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I’d buy all the legendaries on the Trading Post, account bind ones that I didn’t have, and do silly giveaways for the rest via Mapchat.
    I’d craft all the other Legendaries and gear I wanted, and fund my friends to do so if they wanted to.
    Buy all the cosmetic infusions I wanted, for all of my characters.
    I’d fully upgrade the guild hall. Crafting as many decorations as I could.
    I think that’s it. I’d still play, do my usual metas/events and chat with people to be honest.

    Better get a wriggle on.

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    .. probably would buy just one glider skin, the ebon vanguard one, since my guardian is themed to it.
    Then probably would ignore the infinite gold thing... or help some one who needs mats for percursors, instead of offering the mats like i tend to do to clear storages and bags.

    Would made WvW server based rafles with gold prize as well.

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Converting into infinite Gems to crash the system.

    Just watch the world burn.

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

  • Lambent.6375Lambent.6375 Member ✭✭✭

    1.End up breaking the gold to gems system.
    2. Gift random people a ton of gem store stuff.

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    A freaking chair. Woah. I personally can't wait to buy a gem store CHAIR, so all my characters can SIT around in Tyria while other players see me, SITTING there, looking like a [email protected] ...

  • I would probably not use that feature, because it takes away the value of many items, thus taking away the fun you have with acquiring it. Crashing the economy is silly, because every player will suffer from that, and that is not fun either.

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  • blambidy.3216blambidy.3216 Member ✭✭✭

    Infinite gold. I would buy all the crafting insignias. And leg insignias. Buy the materials and get all good armor first. Then I would buy more storage for mats. And 1 more slot expansion for 10 bags. Then I would just buy one of everything on the gen store. Cause you can convert gold to gems. Even though it would never happen. It’s still nice to think it would.

  • Coulter.2315Coulter.2315 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    Buy a Chakk Egg Sac and one of all the dyes.

  • @Erasculio.2914 said:
    Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

    What would you do with it?

    Unlimited gold is a little silly even for a hypothetical. It allows you to muck with the supply & demand of the trading post without any risk, it destroys any joy one might get from getting a lucky drop, and it means never having to defer gratification to work towards longer term goals.

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • HnRkLnXqZ.1870HnRkLnXqZ.1870 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    1.) I would create a guild named "IN CHARGE" recruit one or two active players who are as crazy as I am and offer free commander-tags for guildleaders. Whenever I come from work in the evenings, I would check the new members and mail the gold for the tags. Add them on my friendlist with the nick, TAG CLEAR and kick them out of the guild. Free tags for everyone! The gold-lock is no proof for a good leader.

    2.) I would purchase the entire supply of flax & linseed oil until the market price would be 1g per flax seed. I would continue advertising the guild and offering free guildhall supply on flax/linseed oil for all upgrade. Because the flax sink is just there to tease us and serves no purpose at all.

    3.) I would ask for some help on the forums or ingame, to set up a lottery system. One Gemstore Item as a gift, per week. The person setting it up, would get an all farm nodes and home-instance upgrades I can get my hands on + one skin of his choice per month (as payment). The winner of the lottery does not get a random item, he can pick anything from the gemstore. But, once the person received his/her gift, I would add him/her as friend and give the nick "GIFTED", so one win only.
    To participate the lottery, you have to participate in defending/freeing Okarinoo (event) and post a screenshot of that. <3 Quaggans.

    4.) I would purchase every legendary weapon on tp. Make a life-stream and crush each of them, in HD! Because those items should have never been on TP.

    5.) I would give every WvWvW player on my home-server RoF a Mjölnir hammer and ask to use them, whenever we are teamed up against two [insert country name] servers again ^^.

    6.) I go to heart of the mists, open mapchat and wait 5 minutes. I take a screenshot of every insult I see and post them with account name on the forums. One by one until my account is locked and deleted. Then I would create a new account and play the game normal again ^^.

  • Rezzet.3614Rezzet.3614 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd buy and mail a legendary to everyone i met

  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Considering Anet only gave 2000 gems to the weapon contest winners, this is not worth speculating about if you ask me. You would be lucky if Anet gives you a single free legendary.

  • @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Erasculio.2914 said:
    Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

    What would you do with it?

    Unlimited gold is a little silly even for a hypothetical. It allows you to muck with the supply & demand of the trading post without any risk, it destroys any joy one might get from getting a lucky drop, and it means never having to defer gratification to work towards longer term goals.

    If anyone gets joy from lucky drops and terrible grind I feel sorry for them ;-;
    I'd rather have what I want without having to get lucky or grinding my soul away.

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  • Undertow.2389Undertow.2389 Member ✭✭✭

    Infinite gold is a boring question. You obviously just buy everything regardless of how much you want it because you can and it doesn't make any difference.

    A better question is: What would you do if you had, say ~3,000 gold? A legendary or two? Lots of ascended gear? 10-15 gemstore outfits? Account QoL upgrades?

  • @TheSlothArmada.6709 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Erasculio.2914 said:
    Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

    What would you do with it?

    Unlimited gold is a little silly even for a hypothetical. It allows you to muck with the supply & demand of the trading post without any risk, it destroys any joy one might get from getting a lucky drop, and it means never having to defer gratification to work towards longer term goals.

    If anyone gets joy from lucky drops and terrible grind I feel sorry for them ;-;
    I'd rather have what I want without having to get lucky or grinding my soul away.

    You don't like getting a lucky drop? You prefer that all loot is trash loot and that there's nothing on the TP worth buying or selling? And you wish for all the tangible rewards in the game to require local currency? (That last ensures that things can only be obtained by grind, rather than simply by steady gaming.)

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • alcopaul.2156alcopaul.2156 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    ill buy infinite gems and infinite legendaries and give away those to infinite players

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  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Erasculio.2914 said:
    Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

    What would you do with it?

    Loosing the need to make gold would take a large part of the fun out of the game. It might be different if the game had more of a build aspect to it. It's not like we can build houses for Elonan refugees. As the game stands now if I had unlimited gold I'd probably get bored of the game and stop playing.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @TheSlothArmada.6709 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Erasculio.2914 said:
    Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

    What would you do with it?

    Unlimited gold is a little silly even for a hypothetical. It allows you to muck with the supply & demand of the trading post without any risk, it destroys any joy one might get from getting a lucky drop, and it means never having to defer gratification to work towards longer term goals.

    If anyone gets joy from lucky drops and terrible grind I feel sorry for them ;-;
    I'd rather have what I want without having to get lucky or grinding my soul away.

    You don't like getting a lucky drop? You prefer that all loot is trash loot and that there's nothing on the TP worth buying or selling? And you wish for all the tangible rewards in the game to require local currency? (That last ensures that things can only be obtained by grind, rather than simply by steady gaming.)

    I am torn. Ive been here since beta and am still waiting for my first lucky drop. Its hard to be excited about something that you cant be sure even exists.

  • Buy all mystic coins, ectos and other highly requested stuff to ruin the market

  • Myrdreth.6829Myrdreth.6829 Member ✭✭✭

    I would like to be a fairy that grants random players wishes. That would be fun and would make others and myself happy.

    But to tell you the truth...I am glad that I don't have access to infinite gold. The game would get really boring I think. I like to work towards a goal. Where's the joy if you can just buy yourself everything? It doesn't feel rewarding.

    Once I got the cheat codes for Final Fantasy X-2(it's a solo game, I would never use cheat codes for games you play with other people). It unlocks every outfit and every skill ingame. At first I thought "Nice, I can have everything!" but after the first 5 minutes I was already bored out of my mind and never touched that game again. Cheating in a game or just getting everything handed to you is really boring.

  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    I would buy a ship and get on the Lion's Arch council of captains, and bribe other members to vote along with me, and cackle at my nearly unlimited power.
    I would donate Asura gates to all the maps that are too backward to have any yet, and make sure every city was connected to every other. And then I'd probably have to fight a trade war with the Waypoint people for taking away their business.
    I would hire the very best geniuses and builders and magicians to restore Kormir's library, because I loved that place.
    I would build palatial stables for all my ranger pets.
    I would fund research into giant bird cages to hold the Elder Dragons.
    I would hire explorers to map the entire world. And add waypoints.

    Okay, so I couldn't actually do those things as a player, but I would never get unlimited gold as a player either, so let me have my fun.

  • @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @TheSlothArmada.6709 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Erasculio.2914 said:
    Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

    What would you do with it?

    Unlimited gold is a little silly even for a hypothetical. It allows you to muck with the supply & demand of the trading post without any risk, it destroys any joy one might get from getting a lucky drop, and it means never having to defer gratification to work towards longer term goals.

    If anyone gets joy from lucky drops and terrible grind I feel sorry for them ;-;
    I'd rather have what I want without having to get lucky or grinding my soul away.

    And you wish for all the tangible rewards in the game to require local currency?

    kitten?
    Are you even talking to me?

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  • @TheSlothArmada.6709 said:

    If anyone gets joy from lucky drops and terrible grind I feel sorry for them ;-;
    I'd rather have what I want without having to get lucky or grinding my soul away.

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    And you wish for all the tangible rewards in the game to require local currency?

    kitten?
    Are you even talking to me?

    If you don't get joy from lucky drops, what alternative do you propose for acquiring tangible rewards in the game? Buying things only with local currency? Via collections only/achievements only? Isn't that ultimately more likely to grind people's souls away? It severely limits the number of ways of acquiring things.

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  • Fluffball.8307Fluffball.8307 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The same thing I'm doing right now. Gold is fairly meaningless in this game.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 4, 2017

    I would ruin the GW2 economy in some quantitative easing scheme, while telling I'm stimulating the economy by purchasing all assets with newly created gold out of thin air. (Basically, becoming the Central Bank of Tyria.)

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  • kurfu.5623kurfu.5623 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd be bored, and probably stop playing the game...

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    I would do nothing, even if it's real! Too much gold destroy the value, having infinite gold after all this time of farming for only ascended armor and suits on tp... infinite gold will be a great joke for me. The game would not have a sense anymore: no need to farm a legendary... But One thing can't be bought with gold: Achievment Points, a great challenge.

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  • I would probably end up leaving them game in about a month after I had acquired everything I wanted.
    Perhaps play... correction, help Santa char with his deliveries. (No way am I going to step on that player's good intentions.)

    the side effect would be I would have screwd up the tp market for probably a month or so if I did both of those.

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'd artificially raise gem prices durring regular intervals. and see who is smart enough to pick up the pattern (and make a profit). It would be both entertaining, and it would be giving back to the community.

  • With infinite gold, I would buy a permanent Total Makeover Kit. That's about it really the rest I would continue to play for because that's what the game is all about.

  • Would buy all of mystic coins and ectoplasm on the auction house and destroy them every few months just to see what would happen.

  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Well, the first thing I'd do, is buy all the Permanent Self Style Hair Contracts on the market, they keep one for myself, and hand the rest out to my guild mates for Wintersday.

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  • Abraxxus.8971Abraxxus.8971 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd buy the Chaos of Lyssa recipe and materials to craft it, and then just sit on the rest of it.

    Bring back Ceara

  • How did you know I won the infinite gold fashion wars prize?!?!? Nobody was supposed to know about that but me and anet. >:o

  • Cyrin.1035Cyrin.1035 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2017

    Buy everything. Tank the TP and take it over. Control the economy, control Tyria. Everyone will work for me. I will have statues crafted in my honor. Bards will sing songs of my tales and I will become the new Palawa Joko!

  • @Erasculio.2914 said:
    Let's say ArenaNet sends you a letter saying they're so impressed with how one of your characters looks that they have decided you won Fashion Wars. As a prize, they are giving you - and only you in the entire world - infinite gold. You can spend as much gold you want for as long as you want, and it will never end.

    What would you do with it?

    I'd cripple the economy and ruin the game just for lols.

    1) I'd buy every Mystic Coin and Ecto possible. That would be my entire game. I'd buy those things and just destroy them.
    2) I'd buy as many gems as possible just to mess with the exchange rate.

    Then I'd come to the forums and see people talk about me like I was a super villain... and it'd be great.

  • Buy all the guilds off of BG and watch them crash.

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