i never sold SOJs. price was way deflated. i sold items which could be runed pretty often actually. a lot of people didnt sell socketed items, but there was a good demand for them.
i did this at around the same time i would buy UO gold for IRL $$ (10/1million usually), then take that gold to in-game auctions and buy items there (auction prices were deflated) and then flip the items for cash on ebay for an enormous profit. pocket a piece of that $$ and take the remainder to buy more gold and rinse and repeat. if i could sell the in-game item for like 8-9 mil gold but only $70 on ebay, i preferred to do that and then reuse the gold or sell some of it back to the gold sellers.
there were ways to make the $$, you just had to be very smart about where and when you converted the in-game equity to IRL cash.
on the flip side, i'd also buy items on ebay if the auction was going cheap and i knew the current in-game price was higher when converted to IRL equity. it was quite the business, and origin had essentially stopped caring about IRL trades for $$/items. they even endorsed it at one point (as any smart non-WoW-size mmo should).
of course, this was all when i was 16. at age 18 i discovered online poker and **** anything else for making money for the next 7 years.
I posted this in the GSTL thread but rain joins fnatic and rain will also move to the US thus why he gave up code S.
huge pickup for just about any foreigner team. his play has become more versatile since his cheesy days of the 2nd gsl open. and his tournament earnings potential in the NA/European scene is just that much higher than toiling around between code S and A all year long.
you may have noticed in some threads that bw legend yellow retired recently. well he had one last game this morning. obv lost, but pre-match there was ceremonies and that featuring nada, boxer et al, and boxer gives yellow a copy of sc2 rofl
in a lot of the tourney threads i usually make a post looking for a little action on sc2 matches. Was wondering if anyone is actually betting on these at pinnacle or is it just small sweats around the forum?