It might be wishfull thinking but i'm actually am trying to raise my goldlevel a bit. Not just for the fun of it but because i've set myself an expensive goal: an Epic mount. Now training an epic mount would cost me about 510g with a mount itsself being about 85g with me being revered with my own faction. which makes a total of 595g (Holy Mathicus Batman!).
The option i'm going for is the Warlock Dreadsteed which is only obtainable by doing a serious of quests and handing over an ammount of gold and materials.
I have to pay 156g to an NPC for starters... later on in the chain i have to hand over another 250g which makes a quick total of 406g sofar.
Apart from that the materials cost about 70-90g on my server aswell. Seems i have to go through alot of trouble to save me 100g but at least i got a typical Warlock mount and a feeling of accomplishment.
I found myself a Warlock who is willing to come along and use his items which will save me an extra 150g which makes it more worthwile, that is if the Warlock isn't stoning out with the 50g i need to pay him in advance... still quite a risk.
How do i intend to get the money for this together? Well i've devised an ingenious method, two at least. (well maybe not thát ingenious)
The first one is simply picking herbs and sell them on AH, my skill is about 318 which is more then enough to pick any Azerothian flower i want... i'm scowering for Dreamfoil and Mountain Silversage which give me about 1g a piece (and often you get 2-3 when picking one plant). Ok, ok.. it's small stuff for a level 70 but with my highest character being 56 that is still pretty nice.
The other method is more risky i suppose, i plan to scout the Auction House for bargains and resell them. Now the tricky bit is i'm not sure what everything is worth so i installed an addon for that once again: Auctioneer. For those who are not aware of this addon, it can scan all the prices of items on the AH and store them for you. These prices will show up when you mouse over an item so you will also know the worth of it. It is however important you scan the AH often so abnormal prizes don't mess it up.
Auctioneer also gives quite a few handy AH functions like batch posting, scanning for bottom prices, suggestion prices when putting up an item for auction, etcetera... if you haven't used it before you will be baffled by the ammount of options and data you will get, just give yourself some time to get used to it as it will pay off in time.
I'm at the point where i'm trying to scan the AH at least once a day for a week before i start more seriously buying up stuff and reselling them.
Hopefully it will pay off as there is still a good chance an item you buy won't sell anymore.
A couple of friends played this little AH game for a while and they have more money then they are able to spend (altho they don't raid), just hope i can force myself in freeing up enough time to keep scanning and checking for bargains.
Wednesday, March 19