A Rogue character in World of Warcraft
with arguably the best gear in the game right now has been sold for 7,000 Euro (approximately US $9,700). The avatar had both Legendary swords dropped by raid boss Illidan Stormrage, as well as 4/5 of a Tier 6 armor set.
The original owner, Zeuzo from clan Method on Sylvanas server, has been sighted building up a new Rogue. When asked what one could do with $9,700, the Joystiq staffer offered these suggestions:
- "Save it toward a house ... or Jet Ski!"
- "Buy as many WoW account as I could, build that many new computers and multibox it!"
- "A pool of pennies so that you can swim around in like Scrooge McDuck."
- "Cybernetic Mongoose"
- "I hear Russian mail-order brides are increasingly more reasonable ..."
The buyer, Shaks, currently resides on the Kazzak server but has not had any activity since September 3
. Our sister site WoW Insider
speculates that his account may have been banned, given the publicity of the auction and Blizzard's policy against selling accounts -- which would be truly sad for Shaks and truly hilarious for the rest of us (especially Zeuzo).