"Hey man. Let me start out by saying I very much enjoy your blog. I have been playing WoW for a long time, and have always been into having tons and tons of alts. Always been broke with no gold, no professions. Lately, professions and making gold seem like a fun thing to do/aim for instead of mindlessly leveling alts and gearing them and wasting more gold. I decided to have 3 toons in Cata.
Hunter - 450 JC/Mining
Druid - 450 Enchanting/?(Suggestion for this profession)?
Warlock - 450 Alchemy/Herb
Anyway, here is a gold strat I have thought about. Let me know what you think.
I have 2 wow accounts. My plan would be...
Account A buy as many primordial saronites as I can at the lowest going rate on my faction (horde), which is around 410g. Say I buy 10 of them. I would spend 4,100g. Then make my way to the neutral AH, and put the 10 orbs up for 1 copper. Then quickly grab them off the AH on Account B, on my alliance toon. Then sell them on my alliance side for the going rate, which is about 480g. This would make around 4,800g minus the 4,100g i spent on them originally. Which would net me about 700g for little to no work? Does this seem like a strategy that could work for a long time, if I'm willing to pay the subscription. Because no matter what, prices on different factions are ALWAYS going to be different.
Thanks Deathvalley for the submission. Anyone else have suggestions or ideas, feel free to comment as well. Here's my take:
I have 10 characters on the same server so I understand the expense in leveling and gearing alts. Mine all have epic flight and cold weather flight and maxed professions, so it is attainable. With the end of the expansion nearing, I wouldn't focus much on gearing your alts, unless its from dungeon drops. Once the expansion drops, we will get quest gear that out levels our raiding / badge gear, as is the case every expansion. So don't waste gold gearing up now.
As far as your druid's second profession. Druids make the best gatherers with their instant flying mount, especially Herbalism as you can herb in flightform without leaving form. If you want something good to pair with enchanting, JC and BS are great, especially if you are looking for cheap enchanting mats. Both professions have nice BOP craftables that can be disenchanted for better profit than the typical tailor/ enchanting combos.
Cross-faction trading is a great way to get gold. I would tend to shy away from Primordial Saronites right now, as the pricing is falling daily. What I would focus on are the big 4 for starters:
Wool Cloth from Alliance to Horde
Silk Cloth from Horde to Alliance
Faction Specific Cooking Recipes (especially Moongraze Tenderloin and other quest earned ones.)
Faction Specific Vanity Pets (Mainly Kittens and especially White Kittens)
The Vanity Pet Market is awesome for both sides, but especially Alliance to Horde.