Posts Tagged ‘gold’




Yesterday – well, technically today – I dinged 40 on my warlock. She’s the first alt to reach that level, so it was an occasion for much celebration. You may smile or laugh, but that is actually a huge step for me.

  • Level 40 achievement
  • New mounts, including the Dreadsteed
  • Dual Spec, not that I need it, but what the hell, gold isn’t worth anything if you don’t spend it

And, most importantly: It took me essentially one weekend and a bit to level my warlock from 30 to 40. Compare that to the time it took for me druid to get from 20 to 30, it’s a world apart. And it was a blast. The Felguard I got from the new talent trees helped a lot, sometimes I was amazed at the masses of mobs that we survived when a pull went wrong.

Seriously, I think I’ll keep playing my druid, just so my other characters will be even more fun when I get back to them.


Plenty o’ Pets!


Another checkmark in my Noble List: Plenty of pets!

It took my some 150 gold on the auction house, but my hunter now has a colourful selection of pets at her disposal. It also shows that even a casual solo player like me has more than enough gold to splurge now and again.

In order of my subjective coolness factor:

In other news, I’ve now got three alts on 26, 26 and 25 respectively, so I’m still confident I can get all of them to thirty until Monday.


Noblegarden holidays


Easter is around the corner – or Noblegarden, as it is known in Azeroth. Lucky me, that also means vacation time!

Since “x things to do before y” lists seem to be pretty popular, I present my personal list of Five Things To Do On Vacation:

  • Solo the Deadmines
  • Get at least half my chars up to level 30
  • Get over ten companions on my two “nature boy / girl” chars
  • Buy a guild tab
  • Upgrade several of my self-made items

Some clarification for that list, maybe.

I’ve already tried soloing the Deadmines on my hunter, only to be stumped on Van Cleef. The rest of the mines is pretty straightforward, I died once on the first boss – and a couple of times on the elites, every time when I grew careless and impatient. I expect the second try to be a success, what with a level gained, a new tenacity pet and some loot from my first run.

I’ve slacked on leveling a bit, so I should pick up the pace if I want to see all of the old world before Cataclysm. Getting four out of eight characters to 30 would be the next step, especially since it opens new instances for solo play.

My druid and my hunter are pet collectors, obviously. Ten pets isn’t much, but it’s the first pet related achievement, if I’m not mistaken. If I am, then I should probably aim for 25 pets, just to be safe. This is more a money problem than anything else, buying pets from the auction house would cost about 100 gold for ten cheap pets, for 25, I’d have to buy some exotic ones as well or visit Booty Bay. I have the funds, I’m just not sure I want to spend them so readily.

I am my own guild. Buying a guild tab is just a logical step for creating my own resource pool. On my characters I already have more than enough gold combined to buy a tab. But I want to buy it with the small ‘tax’ I set aside from each character towards the guild bank. Should be easy, though. The holidays will provide ample opportunities on the auction house.

My engineer and blacksmith have several self-crafted items that are upgradeable. I know that there are most likely better items out there as drops or on the auction house, but it is a question of style and flavour. Since I have trained up those skills, a few upgrade have become available, I now need to gather the raw materials to perform them.

Modest goals, but it’s only a week of vacation plus the Easter holidays.


Lazy Li’l Goblin


I’m no Goblin. Mostly because I’m too lazy. But still…

In the past two days I have tripled my funds. Now, that means it’s only from 100 gold to 300 gold, but given that I don’t really ‘play’ the Auctionhouse, I’m still reasonably proud of myself. A couple of minutes on log-in and then just before log-out, checking the Resale and Snatch lists in Auctioneer and selling mats I came across during questing.

I seriously can’t understand why anybody would buy gold-guides, for example. Even I, with just a few weeks of experience and no clue about the specifics of the WoW market now have more gold than my level 20 characters need. And I started with absolutely nothing, no guild, no outside help. Just a bit of common sense, some patience and Auctioneer.

What I find works astonishingly well is simply buying things on the weekend when many players post auctions, undercutting each other and then selling during the week, when it suddenly becomes a seller’s market.

A few things are puzzling me, though. I had expected the price of Lesser and Greater Magic Essences to correspond to the 3-1 conversion between the two items. It doesn’t. So far I can’t come up with an explanation.