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Can You Guess Where Markco Hides His Gold?

Solve my riddle and you'll understand why you've never seen one of my youtube videos with more than 100 gold at a time. I'm actually hoarding my gold in a much safer "currency" if you will in the form of an investment. After two years I think it's time to reveal my secret, sort of! Here are some clues mixed in with the description of how I do this...and I purposefully threw in some bad hints to throw you off. Enjoy ;)

  1. Most of my investment eggs are in this glorious 250 item basket.
  2. You might consider my strategy too basic but I think it shows a trust in GW2's long term growth.
  3. While you may have trouble identifying it, this item has ridden every major "storm" in the economy and hides in plain sight.
  4. The item itself has remained unchanged since the game came out, but the uses have been expanded upon several times.
  5. These non-crafting materials are worth more than 5 but less than 50 silver.
  6. When the game first came out, this colorful gem was approximately 1 silver.
  7. What is my secret item that I've invested in since the game first came out?

21 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Bottle of Elonian Wine

  1. Ara said...:

    glob of ectoplasm

  1. Anonymous said...:

    unidentified dye?

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Sure it's gems?

  1. Jacob Clayton said...:

    It is a colorful gem, so none of those would make sense...hmmm

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Gems

  1. Markco said...:

    Be careful how you read the clues. Each one is meant to point towards an aspect of the answer but some also have misleading info sprinkled in to sound like other items. Once you know the answer the majority of the clues will fit, so don't focus on any one to figure it out. View them as a whole.

  1. Markco said...:

    Also: some of the clues only have a single word in the whole sentence that relates to the answer!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Heavy Moldy Bag

  1. rly osim said...:
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  1. Marvin Varela said...:

    Most of my investment eggs are in this glorious *250 item* basket.
    You might consider my strategy too *basic* but I think it shows a trust in GW2's long term growth.
    While you may have trouble *identifying* it, this item has ridden every major "storm" in the economy and hides in plain sight.
    The item itself has remained *unchanged* since the game came out, but the uses have been expanded upon several times.
    These *non-crafting* materials are worth more than 5 but less than 50 silver.
    When the game first came out, this *colorful* gem was approximately 1 silver.
    What is my secret item that I've invested in since the game first came out?

    250 Unidentified Dye is roughly ~85g, so it is easy to hide tons of gold in a single place using this item and it is a safe investment, it is "a staple of the economy" and even ArenaNet will make sure this item remains valuable by expanding its uses over time.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Unidentified Dye.. easy

  1. Anonymous said...:

    But what's the point of doing this and putting money into dye, when it can just sit in ur inventory or bank? I guess I'm just not understanding why

  1. Anonymous said...:

    It is obviously Exotic lvl 81 Giant Earballs of the Dragon. They are on the trading post for around 49 silver and they were released when the game first came out at 1 silver each. This one is a no brainer.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    lol this anonymous above me got it, it can be unid. dyes

  1. Y0UR said...:

    Those are likely unidentified dyes (ectos being the other, unlikely option)

    And I'm going to make a conspiracy theory, that our dear host is going to convert most of them into money right now, when the dye price is at a local peak + this post will improve the rate at which he is selling them and improve the price (even if by just a little - unid dyes are a big market).

    Or maybe not.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Unid dyes are not exempt from a price crash though. Remember last year when the drop rate was accidentally buffed massively? The price dropped really low before Anet nerfed the rate back to normal and the market corrected itself. I made a lot of gold from that incident, buying hundreds of unids for 2s each and selling for 10s the very next day. It's unlikely that this will happen again, but it was a mistake last time, who can say with 100% certainty that it wouldn't happen again.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Unidentified dye is a crafting material.

    Over been following markco for a while now, and know exactly what he's talking about.

    The main lesson I've learned though, is to not say a word.

  1. badaza said...:

    The only thing I can think of is Gems. Yes, gems from the GemStore.

  1. I hate riddles I can't solve. Been following you for a while now, still need to gather the courage to try any of your posts. :)
    - Dyes is a crafting materials
    - Markco doesn't have (many) gems on the account he makes video's with

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