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Save 12,500 gold for motorcycle

Posted in Gold Making, GT Lore, Hunter Training, Raids on February 10, 2010 by Guntitan

Guntitan is a hardcore Engineer. He can make the Iceblade Arrows and Jeeves. He just needs to make the motorcycle for himself. He also wants to finish his explorer achievement while riding the motorcycle with one of his buddies or guild mates. What’s the point of having a Engineering mount if you aren’t going to ride it? Saving about 5,000 G seems easier than saving 12,500 G and I needed to figure out a way to save that much freakin’ gold.

Mekgineer’s Chopper / Mechanohog

Gathering the non vendor mats should be easy. If you are a miner you can farm the Titanium Ore and Cobalt Ore with no problem. As a engineer use your Zapthrottle Mote Extractor to farm the gas clouds and kill the dudes in Wintergrasp. Get people from trade chat to help you make your 12 Titansteel Bars. Buy your 2 Arctic Furs from the AH.

You can purchase the vendor parts from Roxi Ramrocket. It will cost you 12,500 G.

Here are my new tips on saving gold:

  1. Find a rare and sell it. For example the Hyacinth Macaw or any of the Raptor pets. This works with the BoE epics you can find from the ICC Heroic 5 mans or from any of the 10/25 man raids. I found the Hyacinth Macaw and sold it on the AH for 6000 G. I should of tried for more but I wasn’t thinking. The AH also takes a cut so I recommend selling the rares in trade chat. From that transaction I lost about 600 G to the AH.
  2. Sell your best mats. Selling 1 Titansteel Bar a day amounts to about 130 G a day.
  3. Know how to save money on jewels or enchants for upgrades. Know where to get epic gems using badges instead of buying them off the AH for 200 G a piece. Get someone to disenchant stuff you find. Then use those mats to enchant your gear. Instead of buying Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats from the AH for 500 G ask someone to do it for you, using your mats. Don’t forget to tip them. You will save a lot of money and still be able to get the best enchants for your T9 set. Sell any extra mats on the AH.
  4. Run the Heroic daily. You get 2 Emblems of Frost and some decent amount of gold.
  5. Run the weekly raid. You get 5 Emblems of Frost, 5 Emblems of Triumph, and some decent amount of gold.
  6. Sell your best crafted items. Use the Emblems of Frost to get the Primordial Saronite you need for recipes you need to craft the next level of gear for your profession. If your guild is progressed enough you can just use the Primordial Saronite that drops from ICC instead. Craft that gear to make some money. For me it was the Plans: Iceblade Arrow. I sold 10 stacks of Iceblade Arrows a day and made about 110 G a day.
  7. Buy one vendor part at a time. This way you don’t spend your gold on something else. You could also create a bank alt and send the gold to them.
  8. What is your weekly income? Think about how much money you are making in a week instead of a day. I can make at least 500 G a day from selling stuff on the AH and running dailies. If I think of it as a weekly income that is 3,500 G in a week.
  9. Look at my old gold saving post I made for epic flying for more tips.
  10. Save more gold for other stuff. You can use these tips to save gold for the Battered Hilt or crafted level 251 gear upgrades or your Darkmoon Card: Greatness.

When you are done enjoy the engine roar of your new bike.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Save gold for level 70 epic flying mount

Posted in Gold Making on September 17, 2009 by Guntitan

That’s right. I taught you different ways of making money.  Here is my final tip:

Final Point:  You need to force yourself to save money. Stop buying stuff.  What kind of stuff?  Mats to level professions, gear, enchants, more than one mount, etc.  I had a hard time not spending money up until level 80.  After I accomplished some gearing up and maxed engineering is when I started to save money.

Here are the rest of my good tips on how to make gold for your level 70 epic flying mount.  I added a few more tips in bold that I learned while questing in Outland and Northend.  For the epic flying mount we need 5000 gold for training and 100 gold for the mount.  5100 gold total.  You can find your trainer and mount dealer in Shadowmoon Valley.  The trainers are Ilsa Blusterbrew for Alliance and Olrokk for Horde.  The mount dealers can be found near the trainer.

  1. Free up your bag space. What do you mean?  If you are like me and keep other weapons with you so you can level weapon skills when you feel like it.   Dump those weapons in the bank.  Dump useless items in the bank.  Dump your fishing pole and bait in the bank.  Dump old Jungle Remedy. Keep your food and drink slots to one type of consumable.  Don’t keep more than one type of food or drink that don’t stack with each other.  You are just wasting space.  You need the space to gather items to sell.
  2. Guild bank. I know I stayed away from one of old gathering places of money for a long time.  When Guntitan first started gathering money for his first mount back at level 30 (Back when it used to be level 30, now it’s level 20).  He would raid his guild bank of all valuable items that he knew he could sell on the AH.  Back then they were Green Hills of Stranglethorn pages.  Keep in mind he was not part of SoD at that time.  If you are desparate raid the guild bank.  I know it sounds bad but put it this way.  Your guild mate put those items in there so that someone else can use it.  Ideally leave the good armor and weapons in there.  People can use those to level.  But if they are items used for quests or leveling professions, by all means take them.
  3. Don’t stop saving money. Don’t stop when you get your level 60 flying mount.  Keep going until 70.
  4. I encourage you to buy new skills on your way to level 70.  They will help you hit harder and kill faster.  In turn gather drops faster.
  5. Selling stuff you get from Outland still helps. Fel Iron ore on my server is still a good money maker.  Everyone and their Death Knights still need mats to level their professions so there is still a market for Outland goods.  Blacksmiths, engineers, and jewelcrafters need the Fel Iron bars to level their skill level.  Jewelcrafters can use the ore to prospect it into jewels.  A stack 20 Fel Iron bars sell for about 40 gold.
  6. Get to Northend at level 68 or if you want wait to level 69 or 70.  Before I hit Northend I was already at 700 gold.
  7. Quest.  The money you get from doing quests in Northend are now at about 4 to 5 gold.  Some quest rewarded items that are soulbound, but useless to you, sell for 4 to 5 gold at the vendor.  Some kill quests will get you some greens or blues off corpses.  You can make a +40 gold from a good run of gathering and completing quests.
  8. Kill stuff.  Mine stuff.  Skin stuff.  Just get the stuff.
  9. Sell grays. A full stack (x20) of gray or white items can sell for 1 to 2 gold at the vendor.  A full stack of Fur Clothing Scraps gets you 2 gold from the vendor.
  10. Sell everything that’s not soulbound on the AH.  I sold a stack of 20 Cobalt bars for about 40 gold.
  11. Sell everything that doesn’t sell on the AH to the vendor. I learned not everything sells on the AH at the level 70 bracket.  Certain classes need certain stats and they aren’t wasting their money on level 70 stuff anymore.  You might have to sell some greens or blues to the vendor but they can still get you 4 to 5 gold.  I needed about 25 more gold.  A guild mate offered to give me the gold.  I told her to wait.  I checked my mail.  Stuff didn’t sell on the AH.  I sold the 4 greens that didn’t sell on the AH to the vendor and got about 20 gold.
  12. Do your dailies and the Argent Tournament. I know I mentioned the tournament in previous blog posts.  I’m so in love with it.  There’s a 5 man instance that can get you geared for raiding.  The dailies make you a ton of gold and reputation.  Reputation that will lead you to be exalted with the 5 main factions for Horde or Alliance.  You can also earn rewards with Champion Seals to fill in some of the gear slots.
  13. Sell epic(purple) quality craftable items. They can sell for about 1000 G a piece.  Look at any Pre-Raiding loot lists you can find.  This is when crafting professions finally pay off.  Just look at how much gold end game jewels or trinkets cost.
  14. Head back to Outland’s Honor Hold or Thrallmar. Go to the trainers there.  If you have a good enough reputation with them you can now get a discount on your Artisan Riding Training and 280% speed mount.
  15. Rinse and repeat.

This time around it took me about 2 months of saving gold.  I finished around the time they changed the level requirement for all the riding skills and mounts.  I think it was Patch 3.2.  Luckily, I got to use the discount benefit and saved me some gold.  This was accomplished with some casual play time and some all day play time.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to get your level 70 epic flying mount at level 70.  You’ll be in Northend most of the time and you can’t get Cold Weather Flying until you hit level 77.  I managed to get Artisan Riding at level 80 while in Northend.

Doing two things at once saved me time.  Making gold and leveling probably saved me more time than just trying to buy low and sell high on the AH.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Gold making guides updated

Posted in Gold Making, Patch 3.2 on August 8, 2009 by Guntitan

Aye!

Check the GT’s Guides section to the right.  Can’t see it?  Try scrolling down.  Still in the process of saving gold for my epic flying mount.  I’m closer than before because of the 3.2 changes.  The secret?  Work on your Honor Hold reputation if you are Alliance or Thrallmar reputation if you are Horde.  More later…

! Guntitan

Save gold for your level 60 flying mount.

Posted in Gold Making on March 3, 2009 by Guntitan

UPDATED FOR 3.2.2

Here are good tips on how to make gold for your level 60 flying mount.  I added a few more tips in bold that I learned while questing in Outland and Northend.  Blizzard decreased the cost for the non-epic flying mount we now need 250 gold for training and 100 gold for the mount.  350 gold total.  You can find your trainer and mount dealer in Shadowmoon Valley.  The trainers are Ilsa Blusterbrew for Alliance and Olrokk for Horde.  As of patch 3.2 Honor Hold or Thrallmar faction discounts now apply (Honor Hold for Alliance; Thrallmar for Horde).  The riding trainers and mount dealers can be found near the flight masters.

  1. Free up your bag space. What do you mean?  If you are like me and keep other weapons with you so you can level weapon skills when you feel like it.   Dump those weapons in the bank.  Dump useless items in the bank.  Dump your fishing pole and bait in the bank.  Dump old Jungle Remedy. Keep your food and drink slots to one type of consumable.  Don’t keep more than one type of food or drink that don’t stack with each other.  You are just wasting space.  You need the space to gather items to sell.
  2. Guild bank. I know I stayed away from one of old gathering places of money for a long time.  When Guntitan first started gathering money for his first mount back at level 30 (before patch 3.2 the requirement was level 30).  He would raid his guild bank of all valuable items that he knew he could sell on the AH.  Back then they were Green Hills of Stranglethorn pages.  Keep in mind he was not part of SoD at that time.  If you are desparate raid the guild bank.  I know it sounds bad but put it this way.  Your guild mate put those items in there so that someone else can use it.  Ideally leave the good armor and weapons in there.  People can use those to level.  But if they are items used for quests or leveling professions, by all means take them.
  3. Don’t stop saving money. Don’t stop when you get your level 40 swift riding mount.  Keep going until level 60.
  4. I encourage you to buy new skills on your way to level 60.  They will help you hit harder and kill faster.  In turn gather drops faster.
  5. Buying and selling stuff you get from Outland will help.  If you are a miner Fel Iron ores can be gathered in the starting zone of Outland.  On my server a stack of these bars is a good money maker.  Blacksmiths, engineers, and jewelcrafters need the  fel iron bars to level their skill level.  Jewelcrafters can use the ore to prospect it into jewels.  A stack 20 Fel Iron bars can sell for about 40 gold.
  6. Get to Outland at level 58 or if you want wait to level 59 or 60.
  7. Quest.  The money you get from doing quests in Outland are now at about 3 to 4 gold.  Some quest rewarded items that are soulbound, but useless to you, sell for 4 to 5 gold at the vendor.  Some kill quests will get you some greens or blues off corpses.  You can make a +40 gold from a good run of gathering and completing quests.
  8. Kill stuff.  Mine stuff.  Skin stuff.  Just get the stuff.
  9. Sell grays. A full stack (x20) of gray or white items can sell for 1 to 2 gold at the vendor.
  10. Sell everything that’s not soulbound on the AH.
  11. Sell everything that doesn’t sell on the AH to the vendor. I learned not everything sells on the AH at the level 60 bracket.  Certain classes need certain stats and they aren’t wasting their money on level 60 stuff anymore.  You might have to sell some greens or blues to the vendor but they can still get you 4 to 5 gold.  I needed about 25 more gold.  A guild mate offered to give me the gold.  I told her to wait.  I checked my mail.  Stuff didn’t sell on the AH.  I sold about 4 greens to the vendor and got about 20 gold.  I told her I only need 4 more gold.  I figured mail would take an hour so I quested instead.  I got the gold from the quests and made my way back to the trainer in Outland.
  12. Rinse and repeat.

Questing and farming at once saved me time.  Making gold and leveling probably saved me more time than just trying to buy low and sell high on the AH.  I’d rather be questing and following some kind of story than sitting in front of an auctioneer all day.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Save gold for your level 40 mount.

Posted in Gold Making, Patch 3.2 on December 26, 2008 by Guntitan

UPDATED FOR 3.2.2

Back when I trained Guntitan’s Journeyman riding skill it cost a lot more and was available at level 60. As of patch 3.2.2 training for your Swift ground mount cost 50 gold and the mount itself cost 50 gold.  In total you need 100 gold to get around Azeroth.  Here are good tips on how to make gold for your level 40 mount:

  1. Quest and save the money you get from doing quests.  Some quest rewarded items that are soulbound but useless to you sell for 3 or 4 gold at the vendor.  Some kill quests will get you some greens or blues off corpses.  I sold a green bow that dropped for about 25 gold.
  2. Kill stuff.  Mine stuff.  Skin stuff.  Just get the stuff.
  3. Even a full stack of gray or white items can sell for 1 or 2 gold.
  4. Sell everything that’s not soulbound on the AH.  If you have a gathering profession sell full stacks of materials.
  5. Rinse and repeat.

With the new changes obtaining a mount at level 40 should be quicker than before and having a fast mount early in the game should help us level faster.

Questing and farming at once saved me time.  Making gold and leveling probably saved me more time than just trying to buy low and sell high on the AH.  I’d rather be killing stuff than sitting in front of an auctioneer all day.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted in Gold Making on November 27, 2008 by Guntitan

I’m happy.  I dinged to level 58 today.  I’ll soon be heading to Outlands.  I’m going to do a mining and engineering skill level run before I go.  Back to Un’Goro for mining.  I just need to remember to buy some engineering schematics from Everlook before I head back to Ironforge.

How do I make gold to get my next mount?

I need:

600 G to train for my Journeyman riding skill.

+ 100 G for my level 60 mount.  Swift Brown Ram
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700 G

– 105 G (15% discount for being revered with Ironforge)
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595 G is the amount of gold I need.  Sh!t.

Thorium Ore x20 sells for about 40 G on the AH.  I could make some money off the AH that way.

I could also sell engineering schematics on the AH like I did last time.  I know where to go for that.  We’ll see how things go.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Save gold for your level 20 mount.

Posted in Gold Making, Patch 3.2 with tags on August 16, 2008 by Guntitan

UPDATED FOR 3.2.2

The Addon you need:  Auctioneer

Aye!

Characters can now obtain their first ground mounts at level 20.  It cost 4 G for training and 1 G for the mount.  At the time I played Guntitan the requirement was at level 30 and it cost more.

About Obtaining gold for your mount.

When I was a noob I asked around for 1 gold from a random player while sitting in The Commons area in Ironforge.  When I asked other players how to obtain the gold I needed for my first mount they said to:

  1. Farm for gold (meaning using a gathering skill to gather materials to sell in the Auction House).
  2. Hunt for green or blue items to sell in the Auction House.
  3. Ask my high level guild mates to give me some.

Most of the time they ignored me.

Gathering anything in World of Warcraft is time consuming and it takes the fun out of the game.  With no options that seemed appealing,  I went online and started to read some gold farming tips across the web.  One of them said to farm vendor items and sell them on the AH (Auction House).  What a great idea.  It took me a while to try it out but when I did, the gold came rushing in to my pockets.  Not really but close enough.

At the time I was playing in the Battleground Warsong Gulch and making trips to Ashenvale to pick up the rewards.  Boring I know and a waste of time to some.  This is what I wanted to do and the rewards seemed worth while especially the trinket and necklace.

In between trips I would run to the engineering vendor in Tinker Town so I could buy some Coarse Blasting Powder and use it to make Crafted Heavy Shot.  In Warsong Gulch I kept running out of ammo.  Luckily I had some Copper Bars on supply.  I noticed that some of the rare schematics that the engineering vendor sold were worth a lot of gold on the AH.  I bought them for a few silver and tried to sell them on the AH.  I posted them on a Saturday or Sunday night.

With my first round I made about 10 gold.  Mounts cost 4 gold for training and 1 gold for the mount.  Depending on your reputation with your starting faction it can be a little cheaper.  I kept on going.  In theory it would only take a few days to obtain this much gold.  It took me about a week.  It depends on luck, if you’re lucky enough to post the auction and have someone actually wanting to buy a schematic for 8 or 9 gold.  As of patch 3.2.2 it should take you a day to make the gold you need.

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Combine this strategy with a little farming (my profession is mining) and you could become a Chinese gold farmer.  Use this strategy to obtain the gold you need for hunter skills, pet skills, and getting that 1 gold you need to wield Polearms.

Read the gold making tips for the higher level mounts.  I learned more about making gold the more I played.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

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