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#1 Oct 15 2013 at 4:31 PM Rating: Good
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I have played WoW a bit intermittently since WotLK. I bought both Cata and MoP and levelled up my main to the cap but then stopped playing as I wasn't really interested in end-game content at the time. Anyway, I have come back to MoP recently and I have about 35k gold across all my toons (main, alts & bank toon). This is the most gold I have ever had and it is enough to buy pretty much anything I want.

Well at least I thought it was. People on my server have been trying to sell things like Avenger's Trillium Legplates (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=142959) for 40k (I think this was the item, I could be wrong). This got me thinking, do a lot of people have so much gold that they could easily throw 40k at a crafted item?

How much gold do you guys have? Would you throw 40k at a crafted item to gear up your character?
#2 Oct 15 2013 at 4:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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I make maybe 8-9k in the average week. At the moment I don't have very much gold because I always buy expensive stuff but I'm sitting at 100k+ pretty regularly. But I would never pay 40k for a piece of gear. That money is for mounts/pets and leveling professions without having to farm.Smiley: nod
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I had 70k-ish when I stopped playing a couple of years ago. I assume that's still there; or that I'm running around under Deepholm in my underwear or something. Either way has it's pluses really.
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I only recently started back. I have less than 10k across all my characters/servers.

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#5 Oct 15 2013 at 7:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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40k really isn't all that much.

It is pretty easy to go out and do Isle of the Thunder dailies for about 1.5k on the first day of the week (getting your weekly Trove key, which is worth about 200-300g if you are halfway decent at the loot scenario).

This only takes 45min to do. If you really wanted MORE money, then you'd also add in some Klaxxi Dailies, Shado-pan dailies, etc onto that. You could easily make 2k+ in a couple hours.

This means 14k per week if you spent 2 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This is assuming you're not doing anything else that might make money for you, and this is assuming you are only taking 1 character to the IoT. You could grab a few 496s from the TI on a couple Lv90s and do IoT the first day on your alts and get 1.5k for each alt per week that way, too.

40k really isn't all that much money.

That said, I think I have about 250k spread out on my 11 Alliance characters and a bout 220k on my 11 Horde characters. Mom's account is pushing 300k both sides.

EDIT: Oh, and OP: The reason its 40k is because you can only make 1 Balanced Trillium Bar per day, and they are Soulbound. Most of the expense is in the daily cooldown, rather than the ingredients. It takes 28 of those to make it, so it takes almost a month to make these things, and most likely the next expansion will arrive in 6-8 months, which means a blacksmith will only make 4-5 of these realistically and expect them to actually sell.

This is assuming they are not also making belts too; about 2 pairs of belts/pants are about as much as a single blacksmith can hope to put out before MoP draws to a close.

Edited, Oct 15th 2013 9:58pm by Lyrailis
#6 Oct 16 2013 at 8:35 PM Rating: Good
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Lyrailis wrote:
40k really isn't all that much.


It is for some. Smiley: glare

I have around 1-2,000 gold spread across my Alliance server. Barely 1,000 on my Horde server. I'm chronically broke.

Edited, Oct 17th 2013 4:37am by Mazra
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#7 Oct 17 2013 at 1:47 AM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
Lyrailis wrote:
40k really isn't all that much.


It is for some. Smiley: glare

I have around 1-2,000 gold spread across my Alliance server. Barely 1,000 on my Horde server. I'm chronically broke.

Edited, Oct 17th 2013 4:37am by Mazra


Well, my point was that 40k does not take all that long to make. If you have a Level 90 character, you could easily double your entire gold on-hand within an hour if you so wished. Doing this once per day would give you nearly half of that 40k within a week assuming you weren't spending it as fast as you were getting it (I'd have to wonder on what?)...

This is using the slowest sensible gold acquisition method, of doing dailies. I'm sure the right profession could make substantially more (glyphs? blue-quality cut gems? who knows...)
#8 Oct 17 2013 at 3:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lyrailis wrote:
Mazra wrote:
Lyrailis wrote:
40k really isn't all that much.


It is for some. Smiley: glare

I have around 1-2,000 gold spread across my Alliance server. Barely 1,000 on my Horde server. I'm chronically broke.

Edited, Oct 17th 2013 4:37am by Mazra


Well, my point was that 40k does not take all that long to make. If you have a Level 90 character, you could easily double your entire gold on-hand within an hour if you so wished. Doing this once per day would give you nearly half of that 40k within a week assuming you weren't spending it as fast as you were getting it (I'd have to wonder on what?)...

This is using the slowest sensible gold acquisition method, of doing dailies. I'm sure the right profession could make substantially more (glyphs? blue-quality cut gems? who knows...)


The problem with that is, that both of your proposed methods (extensive dailies; playing the AH via professions) is rather boring for some. I'd guess many players know how they could make a substantial sum of gold within a reasonable time. They just don't want to because it wouldn't be fun. I don't do either of those two but luckily my playstyle gives me enough gold for my needs through other means.
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#9 Oct 17 2013 at 3:53 AM Rating: Good
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The problem with that is, that both of your proposed methods (extensive dailies; playing the AH via professions) is rather boring for some. I'd guess many players know how they could make a substantial sum of gold within a reasonable time. They just don't want to because it wouldn't be fun. I don't do either of those two but luckily my playstyle gives me enough gold for my needs through other means.


True, but then it all comes down to effort, really.

One can't complain (not saying Mazra was complaining, I mean people in general) about not having any money if they're not willing to go out and get it by using one of the game's many money-making activities, as there are several that will get you some nice gold to varying rates of success, most of them giving you at least several hundred gold in an hour's time. I merely listed the most simple one that takes pretty much no thought, and rewards other things like Valor Points (even though VP is close to useless today without getting Friendly with SPA other than 500 per piece on item level upgrades).

But then, there are those beggars in SW/Org who refuse to loot their kills as they are leveling up because they are convinced those "Trash" items aren't worth selling (even though you can get 200, 300+ gold out of a single questing run from vendoring them), but yet they stand around in town begging for money because they can't afford flying by Lv60 (seriously? its like 500g........).

But anyways, I digress. The money is there, if you want to make it. If not, then... dunno what to say really. People might whine that WoW is "too easy" but not even in WoW does money just fall into your lap without at least a little effort.
#10 Oct 17 2013 at 4:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Lyrailis wrote:

EDIT: Oh, and OP: The reason its 40k is because you can only make 1 Balanced Trillium Bar per day, and they are Soulbound. Most of the expense is in the daily cooldown, rather than the ingredients. It takes 28 of those to make it, so it takes almost a month to make these things, and most likely the next expansion will arrive in 6-8 months, which means a blacksmith will only make 4-5 of these realistically and expect them to actually sell.
Edited, Oct 15th 2013 9:58pm by Lyrailis

It's worse than that.

For leather - on my server, YMMV - Hardened Magnificent Hide is a daily cooldown which takes two Magnificent Hide, one of which costs 50g in mats and is on another daily cooldown, and the other 100g+ in mats. So that's 150g before your cooldowns. 28 days later, 40k just in mats. Plus a month of cooldowns, and factor in that you're giving up the chance to equip a 553 item just to sell it. Count the AH overhead, and 50k is robbing yourself. 60k is hardly worth it.

Same reason that Vial of the Sands is still so expensive an expansion later - even if you have a great line on half the mats, you're still not getting away with less than 26-27k total to make one.
#11 Oct 17 2013 at 4:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yea, the leather is worse. I don't know what Blizz was thinking when they decided that H. Mag hides should take 2 daily cooldowns, while both Cloth and Metal don't take any cooldowns at all to make the final material (B.Trillium and C.Cloth).

It really doesn't make very much sense; if anything they could have simply made it take 40 Exotic Leather.

But thankfully I read up on this way ahead of time and I did a M.Hide every stinking day ever since they gave us the Daily M.Hide Cooldown (5.2?).

My characters have 70+ of them and I'm only using 1 per day (make 1, use 2).

Problem is, it would take me nearly a year to make leather pieces for all of my characters on my alliance side, where mom and I have TWO leatherworkers going at it.

Horde Side? 100% Impossible to do before next expansion.

Apparently, MoP = Turn everybody into production crafters because of crappy daily cooldowns everywhere.
#12 Oct 17 2013 at 9:09 PM Rating: Good
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I've got around 50k between my 6 or so 90's. Usually hover around 10k on my hunter main. I have no particular "must have" uses for my in game cash as I refuse to buy weapons or armour, unless they are a ridiculously good deal. I will buy the odd pet or two when I'm on a collecting binge, or blow a wad while turbo leveling a lowbies professions.
Having said that, I did wish I had the cash to blow on the stupid mats for the engineering crafted mounts, but I am lazy and not that motivated to do what it takes to acquire that kind of wealth, even with several max leveled professions.
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#13 Oct 25 2013 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
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I stopped playing midway through Cata but am looking at getting back into WoW before the next exp is released.

When I stopped I had (and still have) about 1.4million gold + tons of items/mats. I guess you could say I was a pretty hardcore trader/crafter.

At the height of my wealth I had over 2 million before buying a few mounts that I wanted.
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160k ish.

I started the expansion at about 80k. The last two months I have stopped trying for gold.
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#15 Oct 26 2013 at 10:25 PM Rating: Good
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160k ish.

I started the expansion at about 80k. The last two months I have stopped trying for gold.


Similar Story here.

When MoP began, I remember mom and I talking about how we wanted to "save up for that yak" (meaning the 120k bling one). I don't remember exactly how much we had, but it was obviously less than 100k (I'm going to guess about 60k or so?) and we had about 80k or so in the Guild Bank (the two of us share a guild, nobody else).

Fast-Forward to now... I have about ~240k on both Alliance and Horde sides, she's pushing 330k and the Guildbank still hovers around 80k or so (because of repairs, esp with Timeless Isle lol).

We've not really cared about that stupid yak... maybe someday we'll do it. Maybe.

As for money, well. We don't actively try to get money, but sometimes we just get too much crap and we need to sell it off. Or we go out for other things and somehow end up with 500 gold here, 800 gold there effortlessly.

Earlier Today, we took a pair of our tailors to the Isle of Thunder, as we are going to start doing once a week for the Loot Scenario Keys.

Why?

Gold Ain't the reason, I can tell you that. No, we want Motes of Harmony; sometimes the Loot Scenario can give 3 spirits worth (that's 3 Imperial Silk off the cooldown). Of course, we wound up with like 600 gold in the process without even doing the dailies, lol.

This is why neither mom nor I can understand the people begging, and the people price-gouging at the AH. I mean, seriously? WTF are people going to do with all that freaking money? I found myself in possession of 20 extra Magnificent Hides. I kept 60 on my character (that's 120 days worth of H.Mag Hides!), and decided to sell 20.

Went to the AH.

Asking Price is 200 Gold............PER HIDE.

WTF.

These things are not hard by any means to get. Every day, we take one pair of our characters to the Timeless Isle, and just skinning Snakes, Yaks, and the occasional Turtles for the 20 Elite Daily gives us enough for ~2 mag hides without the cooldown (the one that takes 50 leather per).

After a week, I got nearly a stack and a half of mag hides worth of leather, without even trying, and people think that this is worth some 3-4k gold?

I just don't get it. I stuck em up for 175g each, well under the 200-250 everybody else wanted. If they sell at that, I would have made far more money than I really needed. In fact, I don't even need the **** gold. I just wanted to get something out of them, as my Leatherworker has leather coming out of her ears.

Oh, and my Alliance gbank also has probably 5 stacks of Living Steel Bars that I don't know what to do with..... I'll use probably 2 stacks in the last 2 weapons + rascal-bot I need to make... after that....uh.... I dunno. Sell them probably.

Probably make several K off of them too. Yeesh.
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I've skinned animals on the Isle till my virtual hands were virtually bleeding, have yet to loot a magnificent hide. Rng is rng.
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#18 Nov 07 2013 at 6:40 AM Rating: Good
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I've skinned animals on the Isle till my virtual hands were virtually bleeding, have yet to loot a magnificent hide. Rng is rng.


Skinning for Hides is the single worst way to obtain Mag. Hides.

1). You can make 1 per day with 20 leathers (or 20 scales).
2). You can get them from your garden by planting raptorleaf seeds (somewhat rare)
3). You can make them with no cooldown for 50 leathers.

50 Leathers sound like a lot.... but not really. If you are in a Guild that's Lv24 (who isn't these days after the huge boost to Guild XP acquisition?), then you have a wonderful perk called "Bountiful Bags".

Quite regularly, we'll see 4-8 leathers come out of a single mob.

It isn't uncommon for us to get 40-60 leathers out of 1 Timeless Isle daily (the 20 elite quest).

Fatty Goatsteak? You're talking 80-200 leather out of that one, between your own kills and everyone else's (assuming the idiots loot their corpses, which sometimes does not happen, but meh).

And, as I mentioned above, planting your garden. 16x Raptorleaf usually yields about 50-60 leather per day with 5min work assuming you don't need your garden for anything else AND gives you a chance to find a Mag. Hide.

I've also seen them come out of bags obtained by killing Pandaren rares, especially those in Townlong Steppes.

They really aren't that hard to get.

EDIT: Wow, rated down for speaking the truth. If any of this information is wrong, feel free to elaborate rather than just clicking an "NAH-UH!" arrow. Don't be lazy, folks.

Edited, Nov 7th 2013 4:39pm by Lyrailis
#20 Nov 21 2013 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
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ummm have prolly about 75k total across 2 realms and 6 lvl 90 toons. I know thats low im sure :)
for EQ i have now probably about 100kpp across 4 regular toons i play none of whom are more than lvl 71
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~30k on my rogue with around 100k floating on the rest of my characters on Stormrage. Went into MoP with ~120k with the intention of buying the **** super yak. Never really bothered going back up that high again. I had no reason to really.
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#22 Nov 21 2013 at 10:43 PM Rating: Good
Right now I've got about 46k across all my toons, but I've only been back in game for about two weeks. I had 50k when I first came back, but I bought the highest level of flying for my priest and then power leveled inscription on my shaman. I like playing the AH (usually focus on the herb market) to make money. Only thing that sucks about it is it takes some time to get enough scan data to have a good idea of market prices. I'm starting to feel good enough about my scan data to sell stuff now, but I haven't bought any low price herbs yet. I probably will soon.
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I would say right now between all of them around 35k. Probably just spent around 3k in the past week working tradeskills on a couple of alts. BC and WOTLK tradeskill mats are ridiculous in the AH. Tried farming them and always some lvl 90 from another realm appearing out of the sky every time I get near a mining node. Probably why the mats are so high in the AH. At least if it was people taking it from my own realm it would be adding to the realms AH.
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On my current characters about 20K.

My guild bank, however has 1 million gold in it.


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