Craigslist Poster Seeks Hardcore World of Warcraft Player

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Craigslist Poster Seeks Hardcore World of Warcraft Player

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Some people will do anything to be the best, even paying a random stranger what seems like a boatload of money.

A poster on the San Francisco Craigslist jobs listings will apparently pay a ton of money to whoever can assist him (assuming that the poster is a man) in achieving a high World of Warcraft arena rating. He is looking for a hardcore arena healer that can also play a Death Knight on the Eitrigg PVE server.

My gut reaction tells me that this guy probably has burnt a few bridges, has a bad reputation on his server, and now needs an outside party to bring him back up in the standings. Then again, maybe he just can't find anyone to play with. He's offering "$50.00 (USD) per hour played, and it goes up to $100 (USD) per hour played after rating of 1850, plus a bonus of up to $5000 (USD) for a rating of 2350." That's big money for playing a video game, no?

Respondents must "be at least a Rival+ in arena healing," "be able to play at least 3hrs per day during the week and 5hrs over the weekend," "and will also need to be able to play a DK to farm honor for items." Though he's not asking for references, you also "*MUST* be trustworthy, helpful, have vent WITH MIC, and not have an holy-then-tho attitude." I'll be whatever he wants for the kind of money that he's paying, but I can't say I wouldn't play a bit of Peggle while on the clock.

The payment here seems so high that it almost could be fake, but I can completely understand someone being willing to pay for this service. Good PvP partners are not easy to find, especially ones that will play whenever you want. I've never wished that I still played World of Warcraft more, and that I wasn't such a carebear when I did. Looks like someone will be living the dream soon: getting paid to pwn noobs.

Via: Kotaku

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Still not enough money to get me to resurrect my resto shamie. Especially if he's Alliance!

Odd. Bribing Blizzard would be more secure than wasting money on untrustworthy people(Even though Blizzard would never accept a bribe).

Almost makes me want to play again for the sake of easy money and being a lazyass. Arena healing was easy back in the day. Not sure how it is now as I haven't played since Season 3, when I quit.

Even if he does want a good arena rating that is an awful lot of money to, in my opinion, be throwing away.

Especially the over 2350 rating bonus. Thats horrendous. With that amount of money he could get a whole lot better things.

ldbmikey86:
Almost makes me want to play again for the sake of easy money and being a lazyass. Arena healing was easy back in the day. Not sure how it is now as I haven't played since Season 3, when I quit.

I quit not too long ago and stopped checking patch notes, but last I checked Disc Priests and Resto druids were roflstomping the healer tables for arenas.

And healing with a resto druid is an exercise on how fast you can mash your /castrandom HoT button.

ldbmikey86:
Almost makes me want to play again for the sake of easy money and being a lazyass. Arena healing was easy back in the day. Not sure how it is now as I haven't played since Season 3, when I quit.

At least in early WotLK, arena healing was pretty rough. It was back to being all about the burst; maybe resilience has fixed that, I don't know.

here i was thinking it was someone who was looking for a hardcore WoW player so they could date or something

alas this was a bit of a let down but none the less still funny

Could be fake....could be real, I do know it's hard to get a healer, let alone a good healer in WoW.

If only i had a char on an american realm... This is 5 times my current wage.

Something about this whole thing seems a little off. Call me paranoid, but who's willing to pay that much money just to get ahead in WoW? When you could easily buckle down and keep looking for people to help you sans the real-world-money cost? Either this guy's really desperate, or we're not seeing the whole picture here. Possibly both...

holy fuck thats alot of money..... so sad that i quit

Obviously this man knows how to prioritize.

The_Oracle:
Something about this whole thing seems a little off. Call me paranoid, but who's willing to pay that much money just to get ahead in WoW? When you could easily buckle down and keep looking for people to help you sans the real-world-money cost? Either this guy's really desperate, or we're not seeing the whole picture here. Possibly both...

Apparently you've not seen the Gold Selling market for MMOs before. Real world money spent to 'get ahead' in a video game.

'Tis nothing new.

To be honest, if I were to even think of doing this I'd have gone to the top guilds/teams first. I'm sure SK-Gaming wouldn't mind another $5000 plus time in their coffers.

Sad when you have to buy friends like that. People are always looking for arena teammates and if you show some skill, commitment, and a little sociability people will come looking for you. If he had 3 hours/day to commit and 5 hours on weekends he should be able to hold his own without paying anyone anything.

If I took the job I'd want to see the money up front.

gobbles that's equivilent a really nice job. for really low hours. Like, you could live off that.

Hmm, slow news day I'm assuming. Even I think that guy is kind of pathetic.

Well if your gonna Play WoW, then your gonna need a credit card.

Meh I quit playing after a resto druid could crit heal for 18k...

Someone has lots of money and wants to be on the top of the Arena bracket. That's fine. If I had a lot of money, I'd own every single game I could get my hands on, but if that's what he wants, that's what he gets, and that's cool.

What I don't understand is that they need to be willing to play a Death Knight to Farm Honor pieces.

What does that mean? Does he want them to use his Death Knight to farm Honor for him? I guess getting paid that kind of scratch that could be the case, but it seems to be pretty risky behavior. Hiring someone to be your arena partner isn't against the EULA of WoW, but hiring someone to play your character certainly is, and it would be a pretty good way to get banned if word of it got out.. say after a dispute with your Employed Arena Partner.

CantFaketheFunk:

ldbmikey86:
Almost makes me want to play again for the sake of easy money and being a lazyass. Arena healing was easy back in the day. Not sure how it is now as I haven't played since Season 3, when I quit.

At least in early WotLK, arena healing was pretty rough. It was back to being all about the burst; maybe resilience has fixed that, I don't know.

It still is. Druid healing is the only way to go.

NoMoreSanity:
Hmm, slow news day I'm assuming. Even I think that guy is kind of pathetic.

Wow, that's incredible. I thought nothing could ever get more pathetic than you?

Octorok:

Wow, that's incredible. I thought nothing could ever get more pathetic than you?

Well at least you're still biggest prick around, as shown above.

NoMoreSanity:

Octorok:
[quote="NoMoreSanity" post="7.144728.3261306"]
Wow, that's incredible. I thought nothing could ever get more pathetic than you?

Well at least you're still biggest prick around, as shown above.

Indeed I am, indeed I am.

I was on Eitrigg too when I played... and had a resto druid... too bad I'm still not playing. And my druid isn't Rival level arena healing.

Octorok:
Indeed I am, indeed I am.

Well enough with that, time for tea.

San Francisco? There is a metric fuckton of software money floating around the Bay Area. That some of it would be in the pocket of a tech sector gamer is almost inevitable. If he's working the standard 10-hour dev day and has a thick competitive streak (a lot of them do), and if he comes from an environment were the solution to many problems is to hire an expert, then yeah, I can see this happenening. A lot of hardcore career geeks use the money they do have to buy the time they don't.

Tom Goldman:
Looks like someone will be living the dream soon: getting paid to pwn noobs.

The listing is gone...guess someone answered his ad...

Wow.

WTB [E-Peen], PST.

Must be a slow news day...

I play WoW still, and do it with game time cards [shrugs]. Largely because of an issue where I gave SOE my credit card number and after cancelling EQ they continued to charge me for like a year. Of course this is largely my fault for not paying more attention to the statements (and I'm not denying that). Still I am vastly preferring game time cards both to prevent my mistakes and theirs. :)

As far as the Craigslist post goes, I half expect to see an article up about this on Encyclopedia Dramatica or another satire site within a couple of weeks. It sounds like the kind of stuff they would do, especially to pad out the "Gaming Portal" section. I look back to the Craigslist "scams" they immoralized with people putting up ads claiming to be kinky submissive women and then posting the responses and pics they received on ED.

The posts this guy will probably recieve full of people trying to sell themselves for such a job are probably going to include a number of very lulzy ones.

I think it's false because if the guy is any good (which I am assuming) he can probably meet other good people who want the same thing even if he's an arrogant twit. Also alienating your server is meaningless now that you can pretty much pay Blizzard to change your character around totally and move you to other servers. I mean you can go from alliance to horde, change gender, and everything else. The guy could totally re-invent himself for a fraction
of what he's offering if that was the issue.

I could be wrong but I'm guessing it's "for the lulz".

I personally avoid the arena, I do a bit of battleground PVP once in a while (I used to be a lot more into it), mostly nowadays I'm a carebear semi-casual PVE endgame raider. Laugh if you want but I have fun and that's what the game is for. :P

bushwhacker2k:
Wow.

hahaha. nice pun. not..... lawlz.

Money > Brains strikes again.

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