It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about SWTOR because I’ve been busy updating the fanfic and Tumblr and I was waiting for something worthwhile to blog about. If you’ve played video games online for as long as I have (10+ years), you’ll probably know that there are always ways to “pay to win” if you’re playing a game that is established enough. You may have read all about “gold spammers” or even experienced the email or message “spam” that you sometimes get in your in-game mailbox. Well, I can tell you from personal experience that gold sellers are no joke and whilst the “spamming” might be momentarily annoying, you can be sure that those spammers are earning REAL money from the gold/credits they advertise and people DO buy and sell online.
If you’ve been following any of my previous SWTOR posts you’ll know that I have amassed a large amount of SWTOR in-game currency totalling in the billions. To have that amount of in-game currency took a lot of real world time, effort and diligence to acquire, not to mention real money to acquire a portion of it. Most of the time I generate credits by running “mules” (these are NOT bots as I am actually playing them when I trade) that I trade with on the GTN either with items I’ve acquired via the Cartel Market or items I’ve made in-game. To gain credits in SWTOR consistently you need to consider various avenues of generating credits to do it successfully (in my experience anyway).
After a friend introduced me to a website where you can buy and sell online items and currency legitimately (so not by using stolen items or currency from hacked or stolen accounts), I have been considering selling some of my in-game wealth for real money. The way I see it is, if I have all these items and credits just sitting there doing nothing, I might as well try and recoup some of the real money I’ve spent in the game, right? I mean that makes total sense to me. And there are quite a few legit and well-established websites that have been working with online traders, buyers and sellers for years. This was definitely news to me. The only type of online selling I had ever been exposed to was via spam, gold sellers and online gaming forums. But it’s something I am considering doing in the very near future.
I’ll keep you guys posted on how things go. In the meantime, have any of you gamers out there experienced online gold selling/buying or spammers? Or even considered selling online yourself? Let me know, I’m keen to read about your experiences!