I’ve been on lots of weight loss diets. There are some things they all have in common. One thing they all advise is that when you reach a goal you should reward yourself, but not with a chocolate cake. In other words, don’t undo all the good work you’ve just done, and more important, don’t reinforce bad habits by equating food with all things good.
The next time you reach a gold goal, big or small, consider treating yourself with a trip to the Blizzard Store.
If you are anything like me you avoid overspending real life money on WoW. It feels a little like cheating to buy all those mounts and pets with real money instead of farming them in-game. But the advantage of buying something in the store as opposed to splurging on the auction house is that you don’t deplete your hard earned gold doing it. And linking the purchase to reaching a gold goal does tie the purchase to the hard work you’ve put in inside the game.
If you’ve never used the Blizzard Store, don’t be afraid, it’s really well implemented and easy to use. You can buy mounts for around $25 US and pets for $10 US. There are plenty of other items and accessories as well as Diablo and Starcraft items if you are interested in those. Have a budget going in, stick to it, and then enjoy your success having fun with your new item. You’ve earned it!