Post by Shammy
l> This is why when WotLK comes out, my warlock will most likely do
l> nothing more in Northrend except pick up flight paths and do some
l> profession training, though I won't be able to do much beyond just
l> training new profession stuff and not actually making anything new.
l> If anything, the only profession I could really skillup would be
l> fishing. That would give me a leg up in fishing in later zones too,
l> perhaps I will do that, spend the first 2 weeks of the expansion
l> fishing and gaining rested XP. Vacation time for my warlock.
When I enter northrend I go straight so questing. I never ever gather rest
XP, if it's there ok if not who cares... I probably wont touch any
profession till 80 unless there is some really sick item I want before 80.
l> BTW, I noticed a comment on WoW Insider yesterday. Primary
l> professions are going to cost 35g to get the 450 training. Secondary
l> professions however are going to cost 100g for the same training.
l> I need to walk into Northrend with at least 370g in my pockets, plus
l> more gold to cover cost of training new cooking, first aid, and
l> tailoring items. Since I've been leveling alts lately and not
l> playing my warlock, I've been spending more than I've been making, so
l> I may need to go do some pre-expansion gold farming.
How can you spend too much in wow, I just levelled a warrior to 54 last 2
weeks and even though I did give him a 100g boost at start his balance was
positive after I sold drops to vendor and quest rewards. I even bought gear
for him from AH when there was something nice and I sold a ton of greens to
vendor instead of AH else he would even have made some money ^^, now he has
around 115g so he didnt earn much but he also didnt spend anything, the
worst expense atm is training :p
I already have 13,5k gold atm and 3 epic fliers and I didnt even farm it
intentionally so that wont be a problem (I did dailys for rep only but with
3 chars, I sold many drops etc and the money builds up, all my chars are
fully encahnted too and I bought all shards from AH even)
I sold drops and such when I leveled my warlock. I also took skinning
and herbalism on him, gathering and selling all the skins and herbs I
found while leveling up. By 60 I had already bought all the mats I
was going to need for my warlock mount quest, and I had enough left
over to buy the various quest items from the NPC's. At 70 I had more
than enough to get my first flyer.
After that, I dropped skinning for tailoring, and rather than grinding
out all the mats I was going to need, I bought all the mats I needed
to skill up so I could get my FSW set. I guess that is where my
weakness is. If I have the option of farming for mats or buying them
because I happen to have the gold, I tend to buy them. And, at the
time, I hadn't finished the Ogrila prequests, so the only dailies
available for me were at Skettis, and the escort one was impossible
due to PvP issues there. So I wasn't grinding out easy to get gold.
It took me a while to get my epic flyer, thus wiping out my gold
supply yet again. But it recovered due to increased gathering and
daily quest completion speed, and of course opening up more dailies
with the Netherwing.
Then of course there was all the gear. Anytime I get a new item,
rather than buying mats and getting someone to cut a gem, I just buy
it from the AH. For enchants, if I don't have the mats on hand, I buy
those from the AH. If I am heading for a kara raid I tend to stop off
and buy some elixir's or flasks. And lately I haven't been doing any
dailies or doing much gathering, so my gold generation kind of
Then I went back and started leveling my druid again, then started
leveling my paladin bank alt. My druid is a skinner/leatherworker. I
figure rather than selling all the leather, then buying it all back to
skill up at 70, I would just do it as I go. So, no leather or hide
sales. My paladin bank alt I am leveling with the intent of having an
enchanter with high enough enchanting to DE northrend greens. So all
the leather stuff I make on my druid for skillups go to my paladin to
be DE'd. Then the mats I am getting from that goes to skill up
enchanting. Then, every few levels I check the gear on the 2 and
identify out-dated gear to be replaced, which in most cases is bought
from the AH. Lately, the price of low level gear has risen. Seems to
be a lot more people leveling alts right now, so the demand for low
level gear is up.
Simply put, those 2 alts are gold sinks. And with me not doing any
gold gathering on my warlock for quite some time now, my gold supply
is dwindling a bit. I checked my warlock today, and he has about 600g
on him at the moment. The rest of my gold is spread out amongst 8
I guess I am just bad at managing my play money.
I'm not going to wait till 80 to skill up professions. Obviously,
skilling herbalism will be easier if I pick herbs I see as I level.
Cloth is going to drop of plenty of mobs, so rather than store it all
for later, I can just level a little bit as I go. Since Frostweave
bags are going to be 20 slot, I figure I can make a bunch of them and
distribute them to my alts. First aid, of course, is always a useful
thing to have. I won't rush to level it at first, but I will make
sure to keep a supply of the new bandaged on me. Fishing is just
painful when you try to level it all at once. At 70 I went back to
level my fishing skill. I had done pretty good with fishing at first,
managing to level it a little bit every time I leveled myself, until I
got the skill to about 110. Then I slacked off.... until 70, at which
point it was a lot of work to catch up.
Hopefully there will be a horde town on the coast somewhere in
Northrend, giving me a safe place to fish from. I figure if I can
fish there, there might possible be some new fish recipes to help
level my cooking, getting me ahead in at least those 2 professions
before I actually start leveling.
I'm also not going to run straight into leveling because thats pretty
much what everyone else will do too. I'd rather wait till the furor
dies down a bit. I won't be that far behind everyone else.