So i started fresh a while ago on Ravencrest EU. I promised updates and I have since more or less failed to deliver. Primarily because I got so inspired by people like Graham Randall, Peelyon and Billy (Vahdis) on twitter who are all flipping battle pets across multiple realms. So I started leveraging my Ravencrest gold in this direction.
Essentially my challenge failed and i stopped focusing on it. Trying to get established on multiple servers is the “next level” for me personally,so it is very fun. I am however relying on moving battle pets from my main realm so it requires a lot of gold. I don’t see failure as an end point an instead I will apply what I learned to the next attempt at chronicling a zero to hero story. I am lazy and I need a way more structured systems approach to following through on this.
I wholeheartedly believe that gold making is a learnable skill and that my strategies are valid across servers. So time to put them to the true test. I hope you guys will help keep me to account on this challenge.
I am gonna roll a character on a new server, no battle pets, no gold transfers or anything. I will stick to using one account. I will use heirlooms though, because I am really too lazy to spend too much time leveling from level 1.
Say hello to my character:
It’s called Lazygold and is on Twilight’s Hammer Horde EU, please come say hi if you want to join me. If there’s interest I will set up a guild for anyone who wants to hang with me, let me know if you are!. I’ll be playing as a spec class. I settled on a Blood Elf as I haven’t played horde in forever, and specifically I can’t remember the Blood Elf starting zones at all. I have never had a max level warrior or played prot either, so that will make it completely fresh for me.
To help me actually give status updates I will be doing a weekly update of my progress on Sundays. I plan to record the following
- /played every day to get a breakdown of time spent.
- Main activities
- Gold spent
- Gold earned
- Total gold
- And an average of my transactions
If there’s anything else you want to see me give you updates on please let me know, and I will include it. Hopefully I will give you guys a good insight into how I think about gold making when I’m not buying materials in 300 000 gold batches.
I will try to stream my progress as much as possible, but I dont know how much of my playing time will be in large enough chunks yet. By chronicling all this stuff I will simultaneously show you how to start out, and figure out which approaches are best. I will also be writing up my thought processes on what I tried out.
Some early strategies
I believe low level crafting can often be very profitable. I am too lazy to spend time farming, so I will most likely og with two crafting professions as early as possible. The most likely candidates are tailoring + something else. I already have good experience selling low level tailoring shirts on a lowbie, so I will try to replicate that. For my second profession, I havenæt really decided yet. A possibility is to buy a portal to Ashran and buy the engineering treatise to get access to glider kits, but we will see.
Ill keep you up to date whenever I make changes to the strategy as outlined above. Good luck to me 🙂