A while back I wrote a post called Working Through World of Warcraft's Burning Crusade in which I wrote about how much better the game is since the expansion pack. One of things I've recently noticed is the inflation of all the prices of items within the game itself which I've found very interesting, Every item in the auction house seems pricier now and it is due to all the level 60+ in the Outlands getting enhanced equipment and the easy flow of gold from the quests and drops.
Just last night one of my guild friends gave me an unbelievable helmet for free even after I told him the one I had on was much better. He didn't care and said I could sell it. If you aren't too careful, you could drop a few gold pieces out of your armor if you do a complex move and sadly you wouldn't notice; that's how easy it is now to get gold.
Instead of having a tough time getting gold, I now find myself hovering in the high 100s and wouldn't think about twice dropping some serious coin. I wonder if Blizzard realized that this would happen. It definitely causes issues for new players who don't have an alt that sends gold down to them. Now, prices in the auction house are much higher which means it takes you longer to get items that you need. I wonder if anyone else realizes the inflation....