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My "Niche" ($10000 a month) tanked... just venting, but all advice welcome.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by gameNicheGuy, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. gameNicheGuy

    gameNicheGuy Newbie

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    I am playing this MMORPG, where people sell gold online. One week's worth of farming with a maxed character for 8-12 hours a day will earn one about $20.

    Normally, enemy AI is quite strong and you have to play really actively to stay alive, and you'll always need a party if you are to farm in worthwhile areas.

    Well, I discovered a way to farm "unfarmable locations" (via a wallhack I discovered, I am able to hide and just snipe from outside the map all alone). This allowed me to automate the process using AutoIt. This lets me earn around 50x the gold a normal maxed character makes (since it is running 24 hours in a monster-crowded location that no one barely visits since it is hard as hell to survive in), and it is completely automated. And I can run up to three clients on my PC simultaneously (or four, but the fourth client will inevitably crash sooner or later).

    ALMOST passive income (I just spend an hour a day checking purchases and trading the gold to customers).

    I've managed to earn almost $50000 from this in just a few months, until a GM accidentally found "us" (they can apparently walk through walls without hacking), and I got banned.

    Fast forward to a week later, and it is "patched". Going outside the map instantly kicks you from the server. Doing it several times is an auto-ban. :(

    I've lost so much income...
    And all my maxed out characters are banned too (which took a couple of years to level).

    Just wanted to vent...

    I used to do amateur online marketing before this... it's really hard to return to the pennies a day I was making after earning so much.

    I feel it would be a much wiser move to use my newfound "capital" to experiment with e-commerce and actually try selling other stuff (since that seems to be where the money is at), but I'm afraid of burning it on bad business decisions. Especially since I have no other prior business experience.

    I'm also thinking of just starting an offline business with my capital, but I have even less experience there. This sucks...
     
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    Just curious what this game is? I love mmorpg's and would love to try a new one.
     
  3. Jayder

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    So you cheat and now gonna cry?
     
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    Fragmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you have 0 skills, both online and offline, consider depositing 90% of your money in bank, while building your way up with low funds.Low funds=more effort.
     
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    I feel you. I was making 6k a month on WoW a couple years ago, lost my method too
     
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    RafaViQ Power Member

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    Sorry for your loss, I hope that you didn't waste that money you earned or did you?
    $50,000 can give you a good head start.
     
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    boohoo im going to cry with my 50,000$ because I was cheating and got caught.
     
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    damn 50k can pay my student loans haha, sucks to hear that it got canned but 50k is a realllly good headstart on any venture you want. So good luck to you, youll get back on your feet no worries mate.
     
  9. uncutu

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    Lesson learned. Don't have all your eggs in 1 basket. Especially if it's blackhat. And if you are making good money on a particular method, scale the fuck out of it before it's potentially patched. 50k is a lot of play money to get started with more stable strategies to make money online. Welcome to the forum btw.
     
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  10. Reaver

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    Obligatory troll post.

    I'm actually finding it hard to empathize with you OP. You walked away with 50k in a few months. Do you know how fortunate you are? There are people here who won't see 50k in their lifetime.
     
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  11. phatzilla

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    These things usually die fast, milk it as much as you can.

    Im surprised you were able to personally find customers to sell 50k worth of currency to, along with not being caught. Wonder what the game is :D
     
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    boohoo, wa wa wa wa. You cheated, got caught. Deal with it. You have $50 000 from this method so what you sad about? This is a ton more money than most people here will ever earn. You have the ability to start something new with good cash in the bank.
     
  13. iDreamer

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    Don't believe a single word of this OP. Joins up and that's his first post!
    I expect he will tell us what the game is soon and it will be one you have never heard of cause this is a publicity stun in disguise.
     
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    It was a "method", I don't know why you expect it to last, it is actually super good that it lasted months. Save that money and learn a skill like seo or paid traffic.
     
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    what the fuck you got $50k and crying. Op you are troll.
     
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    At least you get to sleep with 50k left :p
     
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    Seriously, i don't get the people who think OP is crying. Maybe because i had a similar experience.

    Sure he was lucky to find the loophole, but it takes a lot of effort to put everything into practice. Since you only need a specific type of skills and knownledge for such methods, you are lost afterwards.

    Impossible to find a normal job or be happy with a few bucks per day.
     
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  18. sergenthw

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    Autoit in 2016?
    Seriouly, I can't believe this shit until OP tells us the game name
    Macros have been dead since ten years ago OP
    Go babck to play with your friends OP
     
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    A significant loss of income sucks, no matter how you came upon it. I think OP should sit on the cash before plunking it down on crap like an "offline business." Seems like a waste of talent to me.
     
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    @iDreamer is right, this is probably all a hook to spur curiousity and attention towards game name.Some poor bastards will ask him in PM which game it is , and he will serve them his PPL link for it.