As you all know I’m British, and this means like all Brits I’m a gentleman with chivalrous ways. So when a fair maiden Nev set the community the 20 days of gold making blogging challenge it was only right I accepted the fair quest.
Ok so I’m just talking rubbish, but be that as it is I’m still doing the “20 Days of Gold Making”
When did you start gold making & what triggered it?
This is such a simple question, with a not so simple answer. Even back in Vanilla i was always looking for ways to make gold, but my idea of making gold then was to farm Tyrs Hand in Eastern Plague lands for cloth and Travelers Backpacks (add a couple of now removed patterns). The only time I used my profession to make money was when I went Skinning black dragon scales, which sold amazingly, but it never occurred to me to turn these into the chest plates my buyers where, thus creating much higher profits.
In The Burning Crusade my “gold making” advanced to mass AOE farming on my Protection Pally, where I’d most often be found sitting atop black temple killing lvl 70 mobs for the masses of cloth, greens and rep items. However TBC did see my first mass use of my professions where I started buying ore, prospecting and cutting gems. I also started making necks/rings and DEing them, and although at the time I didn’t realise I had on a small-scale started to Shuffle!
So looking back I ended TBC well, I’d Started Shuffling, and was learning to use professions, but then Wrath took a very weird direction!
So in wrath I continued to make money from JC but I did it on a very small-scale compared to TBC. However i was making what felt to me at the time a lot of gold, and I was making it from 2 very unusual sources, Fishing and Cooking! I managed to find a great spot where my character was not stood in Wintergrasp, so did not have to join battles or defend myself from PVP attacks, but I could fish into Wintergrasp for the fish requires to cook fish feasts!
So I started Selling both Fish Feasts and the raw materials, By selling the fish I kept the market price high, and thus made my Fish Feasts more valuable So we see where my understanding of market control started!
So Cataclysm rolled in and as my Rl schedule had changed I found it increasingly harder to raid, and started looking for other thing to entertain me. By pure chance I had a “Gaming News” app on my iPhone at the time, and one day a world of Warcraft article appeared from Just My Two Copper which sparked my interest into Gold making as a playing style. So I took the time to look around and found “ALTOs Gold”ish“ Advice- The Worst WoW Blog Ever!“
After reading Alto’s site for a while I started picking tricks up, and started reading other sites he talked about, eventually this lead to me doing the Shuffle in a Massive way and I started making more gold than I’d ever before. This was when I started to develop my own ideas and methods, and decided to start this blog - All Adventures have to Start Somewhere
It is only as I wrote this post that I realised how close I came to becoming a real gold maker during TBC, and how much more gold I could possibly have if I had
Anyways that’s how i started, and what got me started from as far back as Vanilla
Hope you Enjoyed this little Story of sorts, I look forward to doing more of these posts