The Poor Man’s World
Living in a Poor Mans World
It is not uncommon nowadays for most high level players to be walking around with several hundred million gold stuffed into their gold pouch. I even know a guy who has several hundred million empty pouches sitting in his bank because his gold pouch couldn’t hold anymore money. These are the type of people who can comfortably say “Yeah, I spent 400mil getting 99 construction, but I’ll just make it back flipping items in a week or two.” And good on them, because they’ve gathered their wealth, whether it be through hard work, or luck, or a mixture of both.
On the opposite side of the scale, there are people like me, who don’t know what it is like to have a three digit number followed by a “M” in their money pouch. This is coming from personal experience, having never had more than about 25-30 million gold at a time.
Being this kind of person can really get you stuck into a rut. Yes, we’re told repeatedly “go to QBD” or “Try Araxxor”. And I know that we’d all love to be able to go to those bosses, but to be successful you need pretty good armor and weapons. And well, for good armor and weapons, you need money. And anything above tier 75 power armour (Bandos, Armadyl and Subjugation), costs many millions of gold for a full set. So then what? Skill? Maybe in 2008, when yew and magic logs were good money, but with the ridiculous prices of many items these days, the only effective way of making money is through pvm.
So we’re stuck in this vicious circle, where we can’t pvm effectively or efficiently, and skilling takes an extremely long time, which a lot of people don’t have the time or patience for, including myself. The happy medium in my opinion would have to be slaying and keeping a slayer tab over a long period of time. For example, just last night I completed an Aviansie task of 125 kills in just under an hour and made about 300k. Yes it’s not the best money, but it’s the best we can do at the moment in our situation.
Don’t see this as a rant, but more of an explanation, were “poor” people can relate, and rich people can understand. So next time you walk past that level 130 in full Bandos and Korasi & Jessika’s Sword duel wield (which would coincidentally probably be me), please don’t look down upon me, but just think that I’m a little less fortunate and in a sticky situation.