A couple of years ago the Warcraft community had a heated discussion about the following announcement by a gamer from the US Laughing Skull:
Hello I need 5000 world of gold for my epic flying mount. In return you can mount me. You have to have an account on the laughing skull server and I want the 5000 gold BEFORE we do anything, we can make the trade at your place since I can't host. EDIT: Because I am having a lot of dumb guys message me who clearly don't have the gold make SURE to send: a picture of yourself and a screenshot of your character with the 5000g, I will be checking armory profiles, thanks. I play a level 70 night elf druid and would prefer someone who was into roleplaying (I have a costume!) but honestly anyone will do, as long as you have the gold. I would also be ok with a woman too, as long as you have the gold! Also not adverse to the idea of groupsanal. Please send a pic and be real and drugdisease free with 5000 gold on the laughing skull server
Loosely translated, it means: "I will give 5000 gold to the one who will give me 5000 gold on the epic mount". And there was a possibility of both lesbian and group sex (including anal). The young lady was obviously bored with gold mining, and was too modest to buy it from a goldsmith. It's hard to say whether this is her first time selling herself for virtual currency or not, but this fact is no less amusing. Based on the price of gold on our server in real terms is about eighty euros.
I also wanted an epic flyer. The above method, of course, I did not use, earned as I knew how. Before I started purposeful farming I already had 2000+ gold. In order to earn another 3000 it took about two weeks. Bought a flyer I in Wildhammer Stronghold, which is located in Shadowmoon Valley. What can I say? Life in Azeroth begins to play in new colors. In particular, I'm very pleased with the process of acquiring saronite and titanium in Sholazar Basin and Ice Crown. In half an hour of patrolling these areas I managed to collect 100+ pieces of saronite ore and 7 of titanium ore. For the first time, I enjoyed the process of farming the ore itself.
The advice is simple - be sure to save up for an epic flyer as early as possible. It's not a luxury, but a vital necessity for those who have crossed the level 70 line.