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This is not a new idea by any means, but I put it into practice over the weekend and OMG! Whilst incredibly boring, I now can get a decent head-start on a new server with a new character. Money-wise.

How? It’s all thanks to Death Knights.

The trick is to make a bank alt and send it somewhere that there’s a mailbox. Anywhere will do, I made a troll alt and ran it out the back of the Valley of Trials and went to Booty Bay, but I could have stayed in Ratchet to do this.

Next step is to make a Death Knight. Go through all the questline up until meeting your faction leader and gaining the forgiveness of your faction. By this time you should have between 25-30 Gold. Sell your armour, everything you have, and mail it to this alt. Log out, delete the Death Knight, and either go onto your bank alt and collect the money, or go straight into making another Death Knight to do it all over again.

Now, when I said it’s boring, I meant UTTERLY BORING. I did the same quest lines about fifty times over the weekend, and the only thing I have to show for it is a bank alt on a new server who has a little over 1200 Gold to her name.

Now, you may argue that for a level 80, getting 1200G over a weekend is easy-peasy-lemon-squeasie, but I’m thinking about starting on a new server, and having a low level character who I want to gear up. One weekend’s worth of work and I could afford to make a twink without any higher-level character on that server. Not that I would make a twink, because I don’t like meeting up with them in PvP, but the option is there. Being able to level engineering and enchanting on the one character as they level will put a serious drain on these funds, but it’s doable.

If you are thinking about trying this, I have a tip for you: make your throwaway Death Knights have the same name. That way, you can get your addons set up how you like them the first time, and when you delete the Death Knight and make him/her again with the same name, the addons will already be configured. Makes things slightly quicker if you, like me, dislike the default UI over your custom one.


Happy (belated) Australia Day from my RL Avatar! (he was a little too inebriated to post yesterday)

I am now, officially, broke again.

The past week or two, I’ve been trying to play the market in Glyphs and Herbs and basic AH bargain hunting. My RL Avatar is no good at it in his Realm, but I haven’t been doing too bad. In the first week I started with 1100G and ended up (just before the patch) with just under 3000G.

Then the patch hit.

Suddenly, my Nobles cards, which were going out the door at 900-1000G each, were getting undercut to about 400-500G each. Silly Jessica lady-who-sells-Inks-for-pratically-nothing. I’ve decided to just keep making them when I can, and post up the completed Decks on the Auction House, since they seem to be holding their value.

With some of my gains, I purchased an 8-piece PVP crafted caster set, for 600G all up, his mats (a bargain, I believe). It’s funny, but since getting these, I haven’t been in a Battleground (lol). This week, though, I’ll put it to the test. I lose alot of Spellpower, but get a fair bit of resilience, so I will be trying out the PVP spec (0/37/34) that’s been floating around the Druid forums with this gear, and see how I go.

I also was able to purchase a [Titansteel Guardian], which looks SO COOL! I put a +50 spellpower enchant on it, because a) the +63 was too expensive (1100G vs 150G) and b) the +spirit one no-one admitted to having available for me to buy. It’s freaking sweet, and I had just the book to pair with it …

[Faces of Doom] I have been keeping an eye on this on the AH, and haven’t seen anything significant to say ‘sell it!’. One guy has had one up for 2 weeks now, starting at 1100G and now he’s got it at 999G buyout. I’ve tried flogging it on /trade for 950G, but have had no takers, so when I was able to pick up the Guardian for a total cost to me of 800G, I thought ‘stuff it, I’ll use it’.

I have made a bank alt just for my glyphs, and with an initial investment of 10G, she has so far made 700G just by selling off glyphs that Auctioneer hasn’t seen up there in great quantities. Some of them are only going for 70 Silver, but there are some that have sold quickly for 50G, and when I go to search for them, there are none, so BAM! she posts 3 at a time, for 5G higher than last time. Sometimes I get beaten at my own game, and people post just after me with a 5-10G undercut, but it works often enough to make it worthwhile.

The herb market is flooded at the moment, so I’m stockpiling my herbs and using just enough to be able to craft Cards and glyphs as needed. I have a large stockpile of Ink of the Sea’s from before the patch, so one of my bankers is stashing all my Icethorn and Lichbloom for when I get low. Frost Lotus’ are the only thing that I’m able to sell, and because I have so many (started out selling with 140 of them), I can undercut by a substantial amount and put them up in stacks of 5 (generally around the 35G mark). While yes, I could be making more off them, if I put my prices up to the 50G or so that everyone else has, they won’t sell as reliably. Sure, some people might be buying them to sell at 50G, and making a 15G profit or thereabouts, but to me, having a guaranteed 35G in my pocket, versus an iffy 50G, wins out everytime. Maybe the herb market will change, who knows. I just /kiss my Auctioneer mod and keep an eye on things.