I will never be a rich man in real life. My only interest in money is in spending it, generally on whatever game is offering the cutest in-game hats at any given moment. In games, however, I am absolutely loaded. I carefully conserve my money, spending only when absolutely necessary, and by the time I reach the level cap, I'm already fairly well-off. My bankroll in Final Fantasy XIV
is enormous, my wallet overflows with credits in Star Wars: The Old Republic
, and if I ever go back to World of Warcraft,
it will involve enough gold to swim in, Scrooge McDuck-style.
There's rarely a reason
to hoard cash, of course. It doesn't convey any advantages aside from allowing you to make enormous impulse purchases. In many games, it's not going to help you really kit out your character, and you don't need to be flush with cash to cover mandatory expenses like travel and repairs. But sometimes it's just nice to know that even if you're subsisting on a diet of instant noodles and water, your character is part of the one percent. So do you hoard in-game money?
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