Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

How much money do you have?Follow

#1 Oct 28 2010 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
**
602 posts
If someone could post this as a poll it'd be great. I've been wondering whats the average and whats a lot.
I currently have a bit over 1 million, my main rank being 21. This was unthinkable on XIV, but I feel its pretty average on XIV. I have never felt for money to be hard to come up with on XIV so far.

Look below for the poll, courtesy of Mikhalia the Picky!

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 10:55am by MajidahSihaam
____________________________
FFXI: Dashiel. (Asura) Puppetmaster.
FFXIV: Majidah Sihaam. (Besaid)
Marauder, Weaver & Alchemist.

#2 Oct 28 2010 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
***
1,083 posts
I never had a problem on XI making gil. But I never had a lack of things to buy either so as soon as I made 5mil, it was spent on something >.>

However in XIV, I can make money so fast I don't know what to do with it. I made a few mil so easy I wondered what was going on, but now I can't even find a new spear to buy >.<

So basically I've stopped really trying to make gil at this point. I just craft, mine, hit stuff. Gil comes in just about as fast as it goes out on repairs and some new gear occasionally.

I'm sure by this time, hardcore crafters are sitting on 100 million gil or more easily. It wouldn't be that hard. I only play 2-3 hours/day but someone who isn't married with 3 kids and a 50/hr a week job plus other obligations all weekend..... I can't even imagine. Probably 200-300 mil even.
____________________________
Wada: "There may be some areas of testing that were lacking or too rigid."
#3 Oct 28 2010 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
*****
11,539 posts
You need premium to make polls. Here you go:

How much money do you have?
Less than 1 million.:85 (48.6%)
More than 1 million but less than 2.:42 (24.0%)
More than 2 million but less than 4.:26 (14.9%)
More than 4 million but less than 5.:2 (1.1%)
More than 5 million.:20 (11.4%)
Total:175


Edited, Oct 28th 2010 1:10pm by Mikhalia
____________________________
[ffxisig]55836[/ffxisig]

Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
#4 Oct 28 2010 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
364 posts
I think it's going to be very difficult for new players to ever enter this game. You have to know they will be completely overwhelmed at the tremendous gap between the have and have nots. It has to seem futile when they realize their primary source of income is going to be 500 - 10,000 gil leve rewards for the foreseeable. Maybe shards will inflate to ridiculous levels, and they will include low level synths in every high level item, but in practice, other wealthy Vets will probably fill those voids themselves.



Edited, Oct 28th 2010 11:00am by Furia
#5 Oct 28 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
**
589 posts
I have less then a Million but I'm sure I've spent way more then that. I spend my money on something I see I like, I get down to 6k, 24 hours later I have 200k again, spend it all, back to 200k again, and this will be daily. I dont care that i've made some crafter (a paticular ARM) wealthy, I got stuff I wanted and make the money back. I just wonder what does HE have/want to spend the money on? Prices are dropping fast on everything. There is no need for alot of money at all.
#6 Oct 28 2010 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
*
59 posts
bit over 900k, would probably be lot more if i actually bothered to sell stuff in bazaar instead of just vendoring everything
#7 Oct 28 2010 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
*****
11,539 posts
Furia wrote:
I think it's going to be very difficult for new players to ever enter this game. You have to know they will be completely overwhelmed at the tremendous gap between the have and have nots. It has to seem futile when they realize their primary source of income is going to be 500 - 10,000 gil leve rewards for the foreseeable. Maybe shards will inflate to ridiculous levels, and they will include low level synths in every high level item.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 10:58am by Furia


Yeah, one of the big problems of a system with overinflated currency value is that is kills the market on low priced goods, such as low level materials and weapons. People aren't going to want to waste their 10 slots with items that only sell for 100-1000 gil when they're sitting on 5-10m; they're going to stick to making items that are worth tens of thousands, which leaves newer players who come into the game noticing a lack of low level materials (because players will just NPC them or chuck them) and weapons (because it's jut not cost effective to make them), and what they -can- find is too expensive for them.

I really gotta wonder why SE would overinflate currency value so early in a game's life. Or, for that matter, everything else. Damage, skills, TP, everything... seems like they're trying to cater to people with "Big Numbers Syndrome", and it's going to end up really hurting new players months down the road.
____________________________
[ffxisig]55836[/ffxisig]

Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
#8 Oct 28 2010 at 9:11 AM Rating: Excellent
*
100 posts
Just so ya know, your poll has an option that says "More than 3 million but less than 3". Not many will fall into that category =)

But yes, it's difficult to understand their motivation. It didn't work for Zimbabwe either.
____________________________
Homer no function beer well without.
#9 Oct 28 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
991 posts
Im currently sitting on 13 million myself
rank 30 alchemist


also, i STILL sell items cheap, its the cheaper items that have made me my furtune
the more expensive stuff is more expensive to make and sells so slowly that it actualy takes longer


1000 profit per synth that i can sell in minutes is better then 500k that takes a day+ to sell and took me an hour to make(if it even sells at all, cuz itl probly beundercut by then)

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 8:23am by Vedis
____________________________


#10 Oct 28 2010 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
**
782 posts
one of the 5mil+ club.
#11 Oct 28 2010 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
***
3,564 posts
I sit on 500k or so between my (pointless) buying sprees, but I've spent a few million overall. If I weren't always spending the gil on unnecessary things I'd be sitting on a pretty fat stack. I don't know what kind of economy SE was shooting for, but right now gil feels borderline useless. Shards and crystals might as well be FFXIV's currency by comparison.
____________________________
FFXI (Retired)
Naiya | Mithra | Windurst | Rank 10 | 1st Lieutenant | Ragnarok
WAR: 75 MNK: 75 SAM: 66
RotZ: O | CoP: O | ToAU: O | Apoch Nigh: O

WoW
Naiyah | B.Elf | 85 Rogue | Stormscale
Doubleday | B.Elf | 85 Paladin | Stormscale


#12 Oct 28 2010 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
I got right around 5 mil right now, and I earned that in the first 2 weeks of the game. After that I just stopped giving a %$#@. I found spending every waking moment spamming the same lame synth over and over just so I can make and gouge on the next "money item" pretty **** boring after a while. I'm gonna laugh when gil has very little to no value in the long run.
____________________________

I started this character at the CE launch, and played for about 2 months. Haven't touched it since.
#13 Oct 28 2010 at 9:41 AM Rating: Default
**
602 posts
Seems to me its pretty hit or miss: you are either a crafter who became filthy rich, or you just don't care about the money and live on a use-and-spend basis.
____________________________
FFXI: Dashiel. (Asura) Puppetmaster.
FFXIV: Majidah Sihaam. (Besaid)
Marauder, Weaver & Alchemist.

#14 Oct 28 2010 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
***
2,208 posts
I have 2.3 million right now. I craft to make the items to suit my wants and desires, then sell 10 of each.
____________________________

FFXI: Maddog - 99 BST, BLM, RDM, WAR


#15 Oct 28 2010 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
MajidahSihaam wrote:
Seems to me its pretty hit or miss: you are either a crafter who became filthy rich, or you just don't care about the money and live on a use-and-spend basis.


I don't spend anything either. I offer more than I should for repairs, but that usually gets them done faster so I don't have to sit around town for hours on end hoping someone will repair my stuff for nothing. I won't buy the "latest gear" for my level, because I can't see spending 200k for an item that: A) makes a marginal difference performance wise, and B) will be ultra-mass produced within the next month.

Crafters are filthy rich because people have to have it now now now. "Hey look I got the newest thing! Never mind the fact I paid 600k for a shirt that cost the crafter 60k and 15 minutes to make."

There are fisherman progressing just fine at level 30+ with starter gear and maybe a willow rod. As a conjurer I can party up on tough mobs, or solo weaker ones with my "gimpy gear" for the same or more SP, not to mention kill faster and get more drops. Jellyfish being a perfect example, cnidae and umbrellas being a fantastic set of recipes for the low 20's alchemist.

I digress, my point is, gil is pretty meaningless so far. My daily leves pay for my repairs and even any random materials I need to buy from a NPC.
____________________________

I started this character at the CE launch, and played for about 2 months. Haven't touched it since.
#16 Oct 28 2010 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
*
80 posts
if you are concerned about gil...get to 23 and do your 8 battle leves every reset...you shouldn't have a problem making gil...with a group of 4 or 5 knocking all 8 out for everyone...you can net 200k easy per reset.
#17 Oct 28 2010 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
**
602 posts
NM drops are gonna be priiiiicey.
____________________________
FFXI: Dashiel. (Asura) Puppetmaster.
FFXIV: Majidah Sihaam. (Besaid)
Marauder, Weaver & Alchemist.

#18 Oct 28 2010 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
**
845 posts
I'm over 1 million but under 2 million but I dont really craft anything of value since ive taken a stupid path when it comes to crafting(I am leveling 7 crafts at once) all my crafts are between 16 and 18 so I'm not really cutting edge with the stuff I can make lol.
____________________________

#19 Oct 28 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
MajidahSihaam wrote:
NM drops are gonna be priiiiicey.



Another gouge-fest. See: Ecphoria Ring in FFXI. When this ladybug NM was introduced that "decent for the level at best" ring was being sold for 400k+. Those people that just HAD to have it, and I have a hard time believing it was for anything but e-peen purposes, paid out the *** for something that was 40k after a few weeks.
Ninety percent of the time, these items are high ticket just because people are willing to pay out the *** so they can have an item that not a lot of others have at that point. Smart shoppers will know the real value of things will have the money, or the desire to camp, for the items that are truly worth the time/money. Most of what exists in the game right now is just standard crap, nothing special.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 12:21pm by mattkujata
____________________________

I started this character at the CE launch, and played for about 2 months. Haven't touched it since.
#20 Oct 28 2010 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
6 million from fishing and selling shards/fish.
#21 Oct 28 2010 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
***
1,330 posts
I have less than 200000 gil. Doing guildleves of my DoW rank hinders me from going through a circuit of all three cities to get the appropriate local leves and then Returning back, so I only do them when I have the extra time instead of each time they are available. Obviously that cuts into my income pretty badly. I'm a little hesitant to level faster though because I'm at a point where I need fire and lightning crystals heavily and can burn through earth shards quickly--fireflies are a very fast way to get all of them and I've almost outleveled all of the fast respawning ones now. =X
#22 Oct 28 2010 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
**
602 posts
Poll has a mistake, 2 to 3 isnt there and 3 says 3 to 3, and if it was a copy paste from when I posted the code haha sorry :P

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 12:47pm by MajidahSihaam
____________________________
FFXI: Dashiel. (Asura) Puppetmaster.
FFXIV: Majidah Sihaam. (Besaid)
Marauder, Weaver & Alchemist.

#23 Oct 28 2010 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
**
793 posts
I have 90k... what am I doing wrong, lol. ><
____________________________
I might be an onion thief, but I'm still a thief.™





#24 Oct 28 2010 at 11:05 AM Rating: Excellent
*
216 posts
I'm sitting around 2.5million. That's mostly just from leves and vendoring loot.

I've only sold maybe half a dozen items in my bazaar, the highest being for 40k. The only purchases I've made have been 4x rings for 2k each, a 10k piece of equipment, and a 90k weapon.

It is very easy to make gil in this game, and if you're willing to invest the time in crafting you end up with virtually no gil sinks. Unless that changes, I fully expect to see someone with 999,999,999gil one day.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 1:05pm by theweenie
#25 Oct 28 2010 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
*****
11,539 posts
CatPredator wrote:
Just so ya know, your poll has an option that says "More than 3 million but less than 3". Not many will fall into that category =)

But yes, it's difficult to understand their motivation. It didn't work for Zimbabwe either.


I just copypasta'ed; had to change it to 2-4 because I can't add in a new result without it skewing the votes that are already there.
____________________________
[ffxisig]55836[/ffxisig]

Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
#26 Oct 28 2010 at 11:16 AM Rating: Default
**
602 posts
maybe thats how SE plans to fight RMTs: making gil redundant.
____________________________
FFXI: Dashiel. (Asura) Puppetmaster.
FFXIV: Majidah Sihaam. (Besaid)
Marauder, Weaver & Alchemist.

#27 Oct 28 2010 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
I do have over 5 million but i don't even really try to make gil.I just really enjoy crafting and making gear for people.If someone sends me a tell,that wants something in my bazaar.I'm always willing to work something out with em even if they don't have the gil or just reduce the price.Practically everything i sale is at half of what other crafters my level are selling same item for.So i'm able to sale a vast more number of items than they are.
____________________________

#28 Oct 28 2010 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
**
518 posts
I avg around 500k, but i'm leveling a craft without supporting my shard habbit, so i drop alot. If i wasn't crafting and would selll all my shards.......Those are the people who will benefit the most in this system. Crafters will soon have the hard reality of not being able to create the latest and greatest, and search functions will allow price competition amungst buyers and sellers.

Shards however, will go up and up.....while equipment goes down and down....
#29 Oct 28 2010 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
**
473 posts
Onionthiefx wrote:
I have 90k... what am I doing wrong, lol. ><



get shards 200-500 at a time and sell for 100-150 gil each shard, you'll be rolling in gil

i make 300-400k/night on shards and goat drops

goat skins vendor for 1k each and i get 2-3 stacks a night fighting them
#30 Oct 28 2010 at 3:25 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
28 posts
I'm sitting on about 5.3 million currently and I have no idea how. lol I only really craft in local leves. I sold some sheepskin sandals for awhile, but they were cheap. But other than that all my gil has come from doing leves, and selling old gear or gear that i get FROM leves.

Most the people that have a lot of gil seem to be crafters, which I can see. My highest crafting job is only 15, though. lol
#31 Oct 28 2010 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
***
1,083 posts
Tonkss wrote:
I'm sitting on about 5.3 million currently and I have no idea how. lol I only really craft in local leves. I sold some sheepskin sandals for awhile, but they were cheap. But other than that all my gil has come from doing leves, and selling old gear or gear that i get FROM leves.

Most the people that have a lot of gil seem to be crafters, which I can see. My highest crafting job is only 15, though. lol


so true. I have that much and my highest crafting job is 18. there is a guy on my server who just crafts all day and has a bazaar full off 1mil+ items. He shouts all day the stuff he has for sale. I'm sure he's sitting on 200mil+ easy. What would you even do with that.... lol.
____________________________
Wada: "There may be some areas of testing that were lacking or too rigid."
#32 Oct 28 2010 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
**
519 posts
i only read the subject... abt 36k gross a year
____________________________
FFXI 75rdm 75 war 37 blm 37whm 56mnk 32 blu (Temporarily Retired)

FFXIV Rabanastre: Lolita Conplex deleted. misfits ls used me gave em all my stuff being a good guildie then they riddiculed me til i quit.. stay away from

#33 Oct 28 2010 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
1,098 posts
300K I'm going to stay poor since I'll never use my retainer To sell stuff.I have years of useless FF11 prices stuck in my head and I'm not going to take part in the random ripoff player base economy of this one.It's sad but i need the structure of a server based economy in a video game and not the Mad Max free market this game has.Who runs Barter Town?
____________________________





#34 Oct 28 2010 at 6:13 PM Rating: Good
**
588 posts
People will always need shards and cloth materials so your dead wrong ehre about leves being the best. A leve set can net you 40k in an hour then your done making gil that 1.5 days cycle. You farm stuff for an hour and get enough shards to sell for 50k a stack of 200 making up to 600k an hour easy.. at rank 5 with no experience...

Please dont insult the average player by assuming they are all morons.

Furia wrote:
I think it's going to be very difficult for new players to ever enter this game. You have to know they will be completely overwhelmed at the tremendous gap between the have and have nots. It has to seem futile when they realize their primary source of income is going to be 500 - 10,000 gil leve rewards for the foreseeable. Maybe shards will inflate to ridiculous levels, and they will include low level synths in every high level item, but in practice, other wealthy Vets will probably fill those voids themselves.



Edited, Oct 28th 2010 11:00am by Furia

____________________________


Cornyboob Funnyname Wutai Phys 50 Conj 49 Weaver 49 LW 34 Alch 28 Pug 22 Archer 20 Glad 19 Thaum 20 GS 11 Bot 9 Miner 8 Shield 44 Maur 3

#35 Oct 28 2010 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
As of right now, I have 774,540G. Had I not been making some expensive purchases I'd have well over 1.5 million by now.
____________________________
FINAL FANTASY XIV Roleplayer

Sair Gammonari - Hyur Midlander Male - Conjurer (Somewhat retired.)
Mihana Zhralyia - Miqo'te Seeker of the Sun Female - Archer



#36 Oct 29 2010 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
1.6m
have everything i need, just saving money, & waiting for SE to nerve the gil obtained..
so i still have all mine, hha

buying a item for 500k-1m is stupid, considering its going to be less than 50k before too long.
____________________________


#37 Oct 29 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, I agree with selling low. Do the math figure out exactly how much it costs you to make something... sell it for a little profit, but far enough under everyone else, so that as soon as someone buys it and someone asks them about it they tell them your name.

At the moment Word-of-Mouth is better than a retainer bazaaring goods in every single market ward in the world.

I personally make more gil off of referalls than I do in random sales.

I am happy that I won't have to make another character when my gil reaches the maximum limit.
____________________________
Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.
Data Center: Primal; Server: Ultros; Free Company: The Kraken Club; Grand Company: The Maelstrom; Chocobo: Kweh
#38 Oct 29 2010 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
*
105 posts
Sitting on a couple of mils, but no way close to what others have. Sadly I make money and just dump it out to keep up the grind. It's hard having 3 main classes, and excel at nothing in particular.

And for ppl selling 100 gil a piece for shards, I'll buy them all lol. The prices at Selbina are 250gil+ only if your lucky. 400 is the normal.
____________________________

#39 Oct 30 2010 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
Edited by bsphil
******
21,739 posts
40k. I am le broke. Most I ever had was 100k.
____________________________
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Almalieque wrote:
If no one debated with me, then I wouldn't post here anymore.
Take the hint guys, please take the hint.
gbaji wrote:
I'm not getting my news from anywhere Joph.
#40 Oct 30 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
**
275 posts
Not very much, I tend to go between broke and ~250,000G, and it cycles that way. I'm not someone who's so ahead of the curve (as a crafter) that I can charge exorbitant prices for the highest level items, nor am I so ahead of the curve (as a fighter) that I find it necessary to buy those items. That being the case, I tend to spend it as I get it, usually on crystals/materials to further my crafting.
____________________________

#41 Oct 30 2010 at 3:05 PM Rating: Default
**
588 posts
i made 770k selling shards i got farming for 6 hours
____________________________


Cornyboob Funnyname Wutai Phys 50 Conj 49 Weaver 49 LW 34 Alch 28 Pug 22 Archer 20 Glad 19 Thaum 20 GS 11 Bot 9 Miner 8 Shield 44 Maur 3

This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 30 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (30)