First off was Lyllyana, my Night Elf Priest whom I PVP with. I entered a bg and whereas before I could hold my own quite easily I was slaughtered. Looking at the players and of course having recently been patched, my gear is now way off so off I went to the vendor to see what the current state of affairs was.
Yes I could now obtain better gear with honor points and I had enough to purchase a new chest
OK so lets go gem this baby up etc and to my horror there are also new gems out (I am now so totally out of whats current on this game) and in the auction house the average price is 1100 gold per gem. I have a total of 3000 gold so there is absolutely no way that I can afford to enchant the chest plus gem it.
The big question is this; Is an additional +10 really worth paying out over 1k gold per gem but this led me to thinking I really need to get some gold behind me.
So last night was my first night whereby I logged on with the sole purpose of farming for gold and this is something that I have never done before and I’m always skint.
I have downloaded SkillTrade Master from curse and am currently running scans on both Horde & Alliance side but this then brings me to my next dilemna.
My Alliance paladin is maxed on Mining / Jewelcrafting and she is the only char where I have maxed professions. My priest has enchanting / engineering which are really low so to level this up is a lot of farming or spending a lot of gold.
On the Horde side my main character is my mage, Magewraith who has Tailoring / Jewelcrafting. Tailoring is at 497 and JC is 468. My pally used to farm gems for her but since I switched her to alliance I have no mining so to level up JC on my mage it will mean spending 1000′s of gold on gems.
I decided to tote up what gold I did have in total on both factions over all my characters and ended up with this figure;
- Alliance: 2395 gold
- Horde: 3008 gold
I did have just over 3k gold on alliance but purchased a peerless stats scroll for my new chest but therein lies my next problem. By splitting my chars to both factions not only am I splitting up the proffessions, I’m also sepertaing what gold I do have and surely it would be better to consolidate it all under one.
The problem with that is to transfer a char from one faction to the other would cost £15.00 per transfer. If I look to do this then I would definately go back to Horde and seeing as currently my 2 x 85 chars are Ally I will have to spend £30.00 moving them over. I want to save money by mining for Magewraith, which the paladin has and if I want to level up the engineering on my priest she needs to come over as well as she to will require the mining from my pally.
Are you getting confused now as I am! haha!
Anyhoo, last night I decided to farm some silk for my mage so headed out to Deepholm and spent an hour grinding embersilk. At the end I’d collected 7 stacks, 5 greens and a load of vendor crap. The crap I sold managed to get me nearly 200g and I put 4 x stacks of embersilk into the a/h for 83 g a stack. I used 3 stacks to create some gear that I placed on the auction house as well.
The added bonus was with the kills I was getting I earn’t about 5 bars of xp so I am now half way through the level and closer to 85.
I did spend some gold to buy materials to craft some pieces and I also threw some other stuff I had banked into the auction house.
I scanned the a/h about 6 times last night and am starting to build up the database of pricing but by the end of the night this is where I stood.
- Total spend on materials: 420g
- Total value of goods in the a/h : 2485g
The reason I have spent so much is I want to get my tailoring to 500, then I can learn the recipes for the lvl 85 pvp gear which I’m hoping will work out quite profitable.
To close this post, I’ve just logged onto my battlenet account and reviewed what is going on with what I have for sale and it’s actually looking quite good. I’ve sold 13 items and after a/h fees I’ve cleared 831 gold and have only 7 items remaining with an auction value of 1654 gold.
Yes the more expensive stuff is still in there and I’m sure through experience I will learn what sells and what doesn’t but I’m up by 400 gold via the auction house and 200 g on the crap I sold earlier so thats a great start I think …..+600 g. More farming tonight and also hoping to get closer to 85 on my mage, then it’s just a decision on whether or not I transfer the Alliance chars over to Horde and consolidate what gold I do have.