I'm getting annoyed because I finished EVERY single quest there is and only have 3600 gold. I'm a holy paladin, I can farm maybe 10 gold an hour. I can't compete at any hot spots because I can't tag shit at 30 yard. If I want an epic flying mount ever, I'll have to buy the gold for it.
Sorry, I don't buy it. My Druid was full Resto for over a year and I never struggled for cash.
Quite simply work smart, not hard. If you must farm mobs for cash, level an alt. If you don't want to do that, make some money by AH speculation, running instances for cash etc.
To go back to the original topic - bittersweet news, its nice that Blizzard is adding a lot of solo/5 man content, but I feel kind of dumb feeling happy about that. They are SUPPOSED to be adding content regularly. Since it looks like 2.1.0 won't go live till late may/early june (best case), that means it'll be nearly 6 months for a content patch. About the same cycle as vanilla WoW.
And lets face it, all the solo/5 man content will be done within 2-3 weeks by most of the people here. BT is great, hopefully won't require Hyjal (from what I saw of an internal build a few weeks ago, there were 2 zones in BT, Sewers and regular, Sewers had a few bosses and was the only one open when I saw it). I feel kind of sad though that this basically means the next content patch probably won't be ready for 4 months again. Blizzard really, really needs to figure out a way to pump out small little solo/5 man content monthly.
My point is pretty much that when people said that gold isn't a problem cause quests give so much, I knew that quests aren't repeatable and that they were wrong. I ran dry on quests a long time ago and since then my income has come to a complete hold.
5k gold for the epic mount imho is the very worst design decision Blizzard made in BC, it's even worse than 30 minute respawn trash.
A Holy Paladin in my guild farmed 5k or 6k gold in about a week during our holiday break before TBC came out. People are giving valid suggestions for money making, you are just saying those options don't exist. Money making isn't that hard, you just have to want to try just a little bit.
An epic ground mount yes, an epic flyer no. You can make 30g in a single 15-20 minute traversal of Felwood. Dreamfoil, Silversage, and Gromsblood are each still worth 1g a unit on my server, Plaguebloom about half that, and even Sungrass sells. This actually earns more money than it did in the Naxx days because people have higher gold incomes generally, and fewer people farm in the old world, which both push up prices.
You will have to shell out the gold for the 300 riding skill, the same as the Druid epic mount quest will require.
I dont get why people are fazed over that point, nor the fact that its only 280% speed and only the very best Arena teams will get a 310% speed 3-4x per month and the PvE one will take an age to find and will most likely result in a v.low drop rate.
Because 5000 gold is an enormous amount of cash that no reasonable human being should have to put up with?
Further edit: Yeah making money isn't all that hard. I can make 50g an hour easily by farming primals. Sounds pretty good right?
This is still 100 hours of farming to get to an epic mount. This assumes there is absolutely nothing else that money needs to be spent on. It's unreasonable.
Just hoping the Netherdrake quest-line won't require the riding skill =)
Last edited by Vontre : 04/10/07 at 12:29 PM.
Raiding is full of challenge. Sometimes there is fire. You have to not be in the fire.
I do very little farming, I have 2 non-gathering professions, and I had my epic mount a month after I dinged 70, and never have an issue with repair bills. I have tailoring, which means every 4 days I need to farm 6 primals (2 fire, 1 mana, 1 water, 1 life, 1 shadow) and I sell the 4 cloth for around 220g. I farm my own food in about 30mins every few days which also brings some trash drops and greens to vendor. I run 3-5 heroics a week which brings more trash drops and sometimes a lucky nether primal. I used to sell combines for that nether for 500g a piece. As a last resort I could go to shadowmoon valley and farm the bloodelves outside the temple and 1 out of 3 would drop a sunfury signet which sells for 1g a piece (although I think they nerfed the drop rate at some point). Anyone with a gathering profession like mining or herb would have a much easier time even. So the money making options are there, you just need to do it.
Find someone with a level 70 priest (preferably discipline) and go 2-box Strath live side. Easily 50 gold per run, usually more. Find some mid-50's newbie to come along for the free XP and have him loot everything for you and you can get 2-3 runs per hour easily.
Seriously if you plan just a little bit when you start leveling at 60, you'll get to 70 and be halfway there. Finish the quests, do your normal instances, then heroics, without blowing all the cash away on side-grades from the AH, and you'll be almost there with very little actual farming left to do.
Isn't this thread supposed to be about the new content announced?