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« on: February 24, 2005, 03:42:00 PM »

How are you guys making money?  For level 40 I'm hitting up the Cold Eye Basilisks in Stranglethorn Vale, they drop the lowest level trinket I've found (level 35) and they don't stun or do anything special.  On top of that, they drop leather and I'm a skinner.
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2005, 03:49:25 PM »

Forgive me for being lazy, but we had a good discussion about this over on Octopus Overlords, here is the link

The long and short of it is that:

1) Gathering skills make money (herbalism, mining, and to a lesser extent skinning)

2) Farming makes money (assuming you farm the correct mob, such as rock elementals)

3) The Auction House makes money (always put on a buyout, sell green items you can't use)

My favorite way to make money is the gathering skills.  I enjoy running around hunting for herbs or minerals.  I'm not too happy with farming to make money, I find it boring to kill the exact same thing 5 billion times over and over (call me crazy).  Of course, lots of people find the gathering to be boring, which is why you can make so much money doing it if you are willing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 04:37:57 PM »

Bleh, I meant SPECIFICALLY.  

I.E.
Additionally I run tours of Scarlet Monestary to farm for AH fodder.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2005, 04:39:50 PM »

How exactly do you use gathering to make money? I imagine selling it to other players would be best, but I'm interested in buying ore and I never see people selling it on chat, and the AH has very little when I've checked it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2005, 04:59:28 PM »

I have made good money having both my trade skills be for gathering(skinning/mining). It  gives me another way to make money while I'm out hunting and doing quests.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2005, 05:10:46 PM »

Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Bleh, I meant SPECIFICALLY.  

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Additionally I run tours of Scarlet Monestary to farm for AH fodder.


Hey, I said "rock elementals" in there! slywink
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2005, 05:12:36 PM »

At level 16 I have over 5g in the bank just from selling copper ore, rough stone and light leather. I would have more but I've purchased a guild tabard and won a few auctions.

I'm finding selling the leather to be a bit harder than selling copper ore and even rough stone. Seems there are far more skinners than miners on the server I play on.
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2005, 05:25:14 PM »

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At level 16 I have over 5g in the bank just from selling copper ore, rough stone and light leather. I would have more but I've purchased a guild tabard and won a few auctions.

I'm finding selling the leather to be a bit harder than selling copper ore and even rough stone. Seems there are far more skinners than miners on the server I play on.

My server suddenly became broken as far as the Light Leather market went. It went from 8-10 silver for a stack to 20-25 silver. No idea why.

Made it perfect to level a n00b up though. biggrin
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2005, 05:31:48 PM »

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How exactly do you use gathering to make money? I imagine selling it to other players would be best, but I'm interested in buying ore and I never see people selling it on chat, and the AH has very little when I've checked it.


The AH has very little because it's bought very soon after it's put up on auction.  I've probably made 10 gold just from selling copper bars (50s per 20 bars).  Very popular with higher level characters switching professions to something like engineering and needing the low level copper to level it up.  I also buy the much cheaper bars (newbs selling at 10s per 20 in chat, etc) and resell it.  Leather sells but not leather items except for bags and armor kits.  And my wife has made a fortune selling herbs and healing potions...more than me selling copper and they are easier to find too.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2005, 07:00:09 PM »

Mining my main man, Mining.

At level 50, I run around through zones now that have Mithril and Thorium veins. Mining those while I quest in the evening can usually net me about 20 ore. Which in turn equates to about 4-5g.  If I'm out focusing on mining, I can usually net enough ore to make 15g or so.
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2005, 11:00:58 PM »

Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Additionally I run tours of Scarlet Monestary to farm for AH fodder.


On a totally unrelated note...


As a level ~40 character, how the hell do you get to the Scarlet Monestary?  The only route I could find took me through a level 50+ zone...
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2005, 11:33:39 PM »

Quote from: "Exodor"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Additionally I run tours of Scarlet Monestary to farm for AH fodder.


On a totally unrelated note...


As a level ~40 character, how the hell do you get to the Scarlet Monestary?  The only route I could find took me through a level 50+ zone...


Take the Zep to the UC and it's a straight shot to Scarlet.  You have to run through some nasty lvl 7 mobs  Cool  but you should be ok.
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2005, 12:02:25 AM »

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Take the Zep to the UC and it's a straight shot to Scarlet.  You have to run through some nasty lvl 7 mobs  Cool  but you should be ok.


I play an alliance character...
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2005, 12:22:12 AM »

The easiest way is to go up into alterac mountains, then run down the valley on the back side, staying far left of the house at the bottom. Hit the lake and swim around the big rock wall which is the undercity and come out in tristifal glades. Then head north to the monestary.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2005, 06:12:28 PM »

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The easiest way is to go up into alterac mountains, then run down the valley on the back side, staying far left of the house at the bottom. Hit the lake and swim around the big rock wall which is the undercity and come out in tristifal glades. Then head north to the monestary.


That did the trick!

And, to bring this back on-topic, I did a portion of SM and came away with about 4 gold worth of stuff.  Not bad for an hour and half worth of work!

I could solo the elites outside the instance, but the instance itself required help as a level 42 hunter.
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2005, 06:09:32 PM »

Along the same subject, what do you guys think is a fair price to charge for the Crusader enchantment?  
And what is the not so fair, "I can charge this because you can't get it elsewhere", price?   :twisted:
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2005, 06:27:03 PM »

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Along the same subject, what do you guys think is a fair price to charge for the Crusader enchantment?  
And what is the not so fair, "I can charge this because you can't get it elsewhere", price?   :twisted:


On thottbot folks are paying between 100-120 gold for this enchantment. It does take 4 Large Brilliant Shards which is a considerable amount in itself. You only get those (according to enchanters) with 100% certainty by disenchanting 55th or higher level blue items. So, there is either going to be a significant time investment or cost (if you buy the shard off the auction house). Those shards go for about 15 gold each on my server, so thats 60 gold for the shards. Then you need 2 righteous globes (and no, I am not talking about breasts!) also. 100 gold seems somewhat reasonable to me. I would say 200 would be on the heavy side.
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2005, 01:19:15 AM »

Yeah the orbs are a PITA.  100G sounds completely reasonable to me.

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