Tuesday, 30 April 2013

All Quiet on the Western Front

It's been a quiet few days on the gold making front but I'm looking forward to Children's Week starting today and hopefully I can sell some of those eggs that I've farmed and bought from the auction house.    I had the expensive upgrade to bags to go through on Friday, to my bank went the netherweave bags and I bought and equipped the nice embersilks, 1400g!  Ouch

I've been flipping a few blues here and there but I've been concentrating on levelling the last few days including a good stint on Sunday.  I'm currently half way through 67 and after a couple of dungeons tonight will put behind me the hell hole that is Outland and move to Northrend.  Can't say I'm sad to be leaving Gankland again, I've never really enjoyed it there but this time was particually annoying.  Too many level 90 Alliance scumbags thinking it's great to one shot me (and other players) and the NPC's that we need to hand quests in to.  Couldn't do much about it as they ran rampage in Thrallmar killing everyone and everything.  Must be great being a 400k HP level 90 killing level 58's?  Not a thrill I've ever really enjoyed but I guess whatever you feel challenges you most.  I expect my lovely Horde do the same but when I'm being killed over and over, it's not fun.  In fact, I logged out and went away for an hour.  Yes, you gankers ruined my game for the afternoon thank you.  Think about it, once is kinda fun if you have to, over and over is just pointless and you're annoying someone (me!).

Rant over. 

Banker alt's, Tip of the Day

Best thing for a banker alt?  Someone that can ride a mount, preferably the level 40 one, but 20 isn't too bad.  Best place to be? For the Horde, Valley of Wisdom, why?  Because you can access a postbox, bank, vendor, guild bank and auction house all within a short distance and you don't have to unmount for any of them!   Fantastic.  Not sure if the Alliance have an equivalent but who cares ;)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs

I've not had time to level much in the last couple of days.  I dinged 37 last night after I ran a couple of dungeons but that's all I had time for.  

Gold wise things are stepping up.  I've been buying the odd 450 item here and there and reselling them for small profits.  My main problem with this is that I've only had enough gold to buy one or two items at a time so turning them quickly over is a key part of this strategy.  I logged on this morning to see I'd sold 2.3k of stuff over night which is great, that's over trebled my current bankroll but imagine my amusement to see in the list of things that I was going to buy two of the items I sold, relisted already.  If I had the gold to buy all the items I would and start the prices off where they should be at around 1200-1500g per item rather than the 250g they are all currently at.    Still we managed to make at least 100g per item sold so whilst they were sold cheap, they were still a great purchase.

So last night as alluded to earlier, I only had time to run a couple of dungeons but in between I ran over to my favourite Small Egg farming spot, why? Because Childrens Week is coming up and Small Eggs form a big part in one or two of the achievements.  Northern Eggs do too but I can't farm them yet.  I was going to not mention this little gem but based on the number of hits the page has had I'm not eggsactly letting the hen out of the coup on this one (see what I did there ;))

Until next time, my thoughts are with you all.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A Fresh Start - Introductions

I must be a glutten for punishment, or have a serious defect in me somewhere, because I'm creating yet another character in the World of Warcraft.   This will be my umpteenth level 90 when I finally achieve it, but this one is special as I'm starting fresh on a completely different server with no heirlooms, gold or any other assistance from my other characters, and I'm going to get rich, flithy rich.

I decided to level a Priest for a couple of reason.  Everyone knows Warlocks are the one true ranged dps class (joking, my main is a 'lock that's all and I love them) but they are limited to a single role.  I'd like to level a lot by running dungeons but the queue for dps is around half an hour, not ideal, but I don't mind healing and I prefer ranged dps to melee and I know how to play a Priest.   A Druid would have been the obvious choice so I could go for any of the roles should I get the urge, but I'm too set in my ways to learn new classes so I'll stick with what I know.

I'm used to trading in epic level top end crafted gear for thousands so starting from scratch is an interesting challenge.   I've decided to pick up herbs and mining for now to get some gold in.  I'll collect the cloth as I go along rather than sell it and will consider picking up tailoring later on but I have to reaccess that as to whether or not it will be worth it this late into an expansion as I don't think I'll be able to spend the time getting to 90 that quickly.  If I decide against it it'll be a nice pay day when I sell it all and hopefully pay for whatever professions I decide to take.

So I've been questing and dungeoning, gathering herbs, mining ore and selling few bits here and there and made my way to level 35.  

I'd like to offer some gold tips but those of you that read gold blogs, forums and websites will know that most of it has already been convered so for now I'm going to reiterate what you know but may have forgotten in recent times.  My gold tips for the day ? Smelting - smelt the ore into bars.  Check on TUJ that the bars are worth more of course, but I've found that most of them are.  The ones that tend not to be are those that aren't used in other professions like gold (I mean, who wants gold bars these days!)  A neat little shuffle I've found I'm able to do at my low level is to make steel bars.   That stack of iron ore that can be bought cheaply from the auction house (or mined) can easily be smelted and with a bit of coal added to it can easily make 100% profit.  I know it's only small change but remember I'm starting from nothing, until I did this I was still using the questing obtained 6/8 slot bags - and I only had 2 of them!  Please  don't ruin my small market before I sell of my current stock though ;)

I've also been keeping an eye out for some rare MoP BoE's that can be used at level 85, the 450/442 ilvl stuff.  It's mostly crashed in price since the thousands we were once getting, but they are still very useful and if I can pick one up cheap enough I'll take a punt but I don't have gold to gamble with at the moment.

Bottom line is that my zero to one million is currently sat at approx 1100 gold  (with a full compliment of netherweave bags!) but I'm confident that once I level I can make serious gold.

That's the "Hello" from me, please comment or say "Hi" - I do love encouragement and it's a great motivator.