Sorry, sorry, sorry! Life got in the way…. again >.< I had term papers (Divine Comedy Essay FTW?) due and I had exams. I’d rather not talk about those. Good news is that I have graduation on Wednesday, I graduate with honors! So suck that Chem exam! Then in september I go off to university as a biology major. Back to your regular WoW posting blog now.
The Golden Goal:
Need I say more? I finally got enough gold for it a few weeks ago. I sent the gold over to a guildmate so he could buy all the mats and build it. It left me drained. Which kind of sucked because I forgot about all the mats that needed to be made. I bought 40 stacks of Cobalt bars off the AH and mailed them to him. Luckily the furs were in my guildbank which I took and as for the 12 titansteel bars….. those were also in the guildbank but I needed an officer to get them because they we’re in the officer tab. It was a reasonable trade-off, 720g for those 12 bars. Except I was copperless. I then remember I had acquired some gold on Trynda so I quickly logged and pour that gold into the guild bank and finally got all the mats needed. I felt kinda bad taking the gold from Trynda because I was saving that gold for epic flying on my druid. I was in for a nice surprise. because our guild is level 25 I guess my guildmate got a deal and he gave me 1250g back which covered my IOU to Trynda and then some! All in all a worthy investment I think.
Trynda got to 85! Which means 3 down and a lot more to go. Grygor, my druid, is sitting at Valance Keep at level 68, Maegyn, the mage, is flying around Terrokar Forest at level 66 almost level 67. Which leaves Gwyn, the hunter, still at 58.
The title means I’ve reached 40 exalted reputations. The Guild tag means I’ve exalted with. The mount means I’ve hit exalted with Baradin’s Wardens. It was actually a run of Blackrock Caverns that got my exalted with my last reputation, Gilneas. So there, my pre-cataclysm goal was finally reached 6 months after the release 😛
In an effort for shorter que times I’ve tried my hand at healing a few randoms. It’s been pretty fun I have to say. I only do strict pre-4.1 Heroics, I never que for the zandalar heroics, ever. I think healing would be some easier if I downloaded some kind of addon for it and I wasn’t suffering for my DC issues.
I had a blast writing my “The Shattering” book review (located here) so I decided to do it for the rest of the Warcraft books. So far I’ve only re-read “Rise of the Horde” I actually didn’t decide on the book reviews till after I finished it. I wanted to re-read it so I have a better idea how to make my fanfic’s flow a little better now the Kylinda has been introduced. You should keep a look out for future book reviews and future fanfics.
Thanks for waiting and thanks for reading.
Well it’s a slippery slope you have to spend money in order to make it. I’m doing really well at the spending money part but making it? Not so much. I’m currently standing at around 8,300g. Let me tell you some of my methods:
I downloaded Auctionator and do my scans pretty frequently and I went on with my day. I saw someone posting Armani Armguards in Trade for 1,500g I checked what auctionator pegged it at, 2500g SWEET! 1000g profit with minimal work, right? wrong! I posted those suckers everyday and the price fell to around 1200g in three days time. I donated them to a guildie because I could bear to look at them any longer.
I’ve been doing my living elements transmutes in Uldum to get some volatile air to post. I quickly learned on my server they go for around 14g, is it really worth selling them? Same goes for Fires and Water, they’re all really cheap.
I haven’t solo’d that much on my shaman because to be honest I don’t really have the time. It’s either running heroic for my valor points or leveling up one alt or another.
I’ve been pretty good about doing my dailies, mostly because I need to get me that drake from Baradin’s Wardens so I’ve been doing those quests if the horde permit me. I also use my Argent Tabard to port myself to the Argent Tourney and I grab some pets which usually sell for upwards of 2500g (This is my most successful gold scheme).
My priest is still leveling up his tailoring so I can’t really utilize him for much, but I’m working on it.
So I’m almost at my bike which is good news but the bad news it that I need lots and lots of gold because I have a few characters that are getting to the Epic Flying level and that is going to be costly. Thanks for reading!
These “Golden Goal” posts is a journal-like post where I put in input on how I go about farming gold and making it at the Auction House. A lot of gold guides / Auction House guides tell you the golden rule of winning at the auction house is to buy low and sell high. This is the golden rule that I’ve tried and failed at numerous times. An example of this would be the time I tried to “control” the gem market during the late Wrath era. After buying out the epic yellow gem market I then tried to flip them and sell them for my profit. That is the day I learned my server had a Gem Baron. Upon further research I learned that he moved (+/-) 5000 gems a week. Long story short, I ended up vendoring a stack of those gems at the release of Cataclysm.
So, I’m at it again, the gold gathering game. This time I’ve set my sights upon the Mekgineer’s Chopper. This is the alliance version of the Mechano-Hog. It requires 12,500g just for the vendor items sold. In these posts I’ll keep you, the readers, updated on some of my plots, plans, and get rich quick schemes that I may have to achieve my golden goal. I hope that some of you have some input to give me to help me avoid completely losing all my gold to stupid schemes and back-alley transactions. If you haven’t already learned, I suck at the whole high risk, high reward game. So here’s to you my fellow readers and my future gold guides. Don’t let me go bankrupt.