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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bored? Level Your Alts or Make a Twink

Level Your Alts
Why?  The minimum level required to learn the new trainer taught patterns will be raising to Level 75 shortly.  If you are missing a profession, then now is the time to make a new character and get to leveling so you have full coverage of all professions.   There are reports about some of the higher skill crafting recipes in Cataclysm in the new content areas that are unreachable until a level 84 quest chain has been completed.  Completing the quest chain unlocks the area and the vendors and trainers within this area.

 If this holds true once Cataclysm releases, you will be far behind the curve, if you have left your alts at Level 75.  It is possible that this could change, but don't count on it.  Be prepared - Level those crafting alts to 80.  I am going to max all of my alts to level 80 and start them out with a full slate of quests to turn in that are pre-completed to give a jump on the leveling race.

Diversify Your Professions
Diversity helps protect your ability to continue to make gold should something happen in your market.  If a mass undercutting war starts in your chosen field you can just move to another market to earn gold.  Once the war is over and prices are normal, you can return to your old market.  You can dabble in all markets or just pick which one is giving the best profits.  Diversify your ability to craft within different markets and you open up even more options for making gold off of the WoW auction house. 

Make A Twink
Many people have been asking questions about the twinking community and what can be sold to twinks.  As far as twinking goes, the best research or advise I could give is to Make A Twink of your own.  If you make a twink and play a twink you will get a much better understanding of twinking, what sells, what doesn't, what consumables work, what professions twinks prefer, etc. 

By being a twink, you will understand much better than someone trying to figure out how to supply a market that they have no experience in.  So make a twink, have some fun, and melt some faces.  It will help your business strategy for this community that will be returning soon.  Check out Twinkinfo.com and Twinksource.com to get started.  Pick up both of the RSS feeds on these 2 twinking pages.  Just remember that Cataclysm will bring about all new BiS gear options.  Everything will be in  turmoil as research is done and BiS lists are compiled.

11 comments:

  1. For the record, I love turmoil. So much gold to be made and lost. With luck I am making it and others are losing it.

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  2. I'm making 2-3 times ROI with Swiftness Potions and Free Action potions... not sure if these are considered 'twink' items or not, but they are definately BG items.

    Speaking of Twink, what is your take on The Shatterer? Lv 42 hammer that disarms periodically. Costs quite a bit to make, trying to sell one before i double them up on my Shammy for some 'face melting'...

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  3. I consider the "Swiftness Potions" a BG twink item.

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  4. I don't care for The Shatterer much myself, but shaman is my least favorite class.

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  5. This is probably the wisest word one could put at this time!
    For anyone who is serious about gold-making in Cataclysm (and by that I'm not talking about some 100k) it will be of uttermost importance to have access to EVERY SINGLE profession.

    Being able enter every market will be amazing, as the inflation will lead to all players having even more gold than they have now, plus most of them WILL spend it for ALL characters (equipment, enchants, anything really).

    Therefore there's the possible to increase your income exponentially, while at the same time NOW will be the EASIEST time for leveling anything, and fast.
    This is going to change, as even Blizzard realised that a level 10 priest (the worst leveling class before the patch) one-shotting even higher mobs is stupid.
    I could never stand leveling a Priest further than level 20 or so, for example, but now it's so unbelievably quick and easy!

    Too long, didn't read: Level NOW, get EVERY profession. If you have that already, level even more and get a gatherer (mining/herbalism) and/or another 1-2 alchemists (other specialisations + Cataclysm one-day cooldown is used by every other profession)

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  6. I've read most of your site, don't know if you've ever done a 'Making money with Blacksmithing' post, but I would definately like that... BS is fun to level, but is the biggest money sink i've seen, and the only thing that I can produce to make money is Enchanters Rods, but you really can't sell those in serious quantity because they are essentially a one shot item. Which is why I originally decided to make The Shatterer 'cuz I thought it looked cool and was hoping to sell em to twinks. Only posted it yesterday, no hits yet I'll let you know...

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  7. PvP and Tank Plate was a good post on Blacksmithing. Along with the 2 on Blacksmith Lockpicking.

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  8. I'm been selling Whitesoul Helms on the auction house lately.

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  9. Nikodehmus, The Shatterer will not net you much money at all as a twink weapon. There's much better options for all classes in the 49 bracket.

    -Ink from Twink Info

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  10. arkraven - kul tiras (moving to saurfang)EUDecember 2, 2010 at 2:57 AM

    would you say to max out the profs NOW too or wait for cata to come to start with profs

    i have just Xfered server and started acouple of alts so they are only lvl 10 but could be 40 by 2moz with all this snow!

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  11. Max out what you can ASAP before prices on everthing start to get gouged.

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