My wife's fortunes started off with shirts
. It was her passion in the game, making shirts as a tailor
and advertising them with creative sales pitches on the Trade channel. On our original server, she made a name for herself selling shirts and proceeded to the same thing when we re-rolled. Eventually, she peddled her wares enough and with such charm that she eventually dominated the market to the point where people bought her shirts (and tuxedos
, of course) even though they were priced a little higher than other shirts on the Auction House. As our server's Scarab Lord
once put it while asking her to craft a shirt, "I want something branded, none of this <his original shirt's crafter's name> sh**."
Although my wife hasn't made shirts in a long while since re-rolling a Jewelcrafting Warlock
, she's still sometimes surprised by strangers who greet her when she comes online or talks over Trade. Total strangers would say things like, "if you don't have a <my wife's toon> shirt you fail at life"
or "I would rather be naked than not wear <my wife's toon>"
. One even creepily asked her how our 6-month old daughter was doing (apparently he had heard it through an old guildie). It's amusing to see that my wife has carved her own little niche on our server and I realized just how we can get a little fame in the game through the little things we do.