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Gold
#1
A topic came up in chat a few weeks ago. It wasn\'t very much chatter, but something struck me as a little odd. It was about how much gold we all have, or more specifically how much most of the Sleepers don\'t have.

Early in this game I struggled with gold, realizing that it was the one thing that can get you further then anything else in this game. And by further I do mean progression gear, but I also mean stuff like flasks, food, transmog gear, mounts, pets, and the list goes on. Regardless of what you want to accomplish in the game gold can be very helpful to obtain those goals.

With Garrisons we have professions available to everyone that they previously couldn\'t use or take advantage of. Depending on which side of the fence you stand on this is the greatest thing ever, or it is destroying the crafting market. There are plenty of guides on how to take advantage of garrisons, especially with multiple characters, and those are freely available everywhere. Or you can ask Vladz, I think nobody does it better in the guild.

In this post I wanted to point out another way to make really good amounts of gold with a medium amount of time investment. Its not even something new and shiny, but many of us overlook this easy way to make gold.

Run \"old\" raids. See, nothing new. But if you are one of those players that isn\'t sitting on 100k+ gold, and you want to be, set aside 2 hours a week to run old raids and you can you make about 4-6k gold depending on drops.

I just ran ICC 25 normal (because I couldn\'t enter heroic without completing normal) on my ilevel 626 Hunter. Here is the before screen shot.

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I started with mostly empty bags and 10g.

The run took 27 minutes. Here is what I ended up with in my bag.

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Now 127 gold doesn\'t sound like much, because it isn\'t.

Here is a shot after I sold everything that wasn\'t of terribly high value (like a random BoE, which none dropped in this run).

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So hey, 600 gold. Not to shabby.

But look at the drops I kept in my bag. The Primordial Saronite sold on the AH for 100g each, the Nerubian Chitin hasn\'t sold yet, the arctic fur sold for 70 gold each, the frostweave cloth sold for 98 silver each, and the borean leather sold for 1g 18s each.

So my total for a 27 minute run and 4 minutes posting on the AH was just under 1250 gold. A 2 hour investment a week with similar raid runs/drops will be around 5,000 gold.

I will be running much more of these in the next few weeks as my gold reserve has hit an all time low of 24,000. I am used to have over 100k pillow to rest my head on, but alt fever and the stupidly high cost of garrisons is eating it up.

Moral of the post: Anyone can have all the gold they want, you just have kill a few more pixels to get it.

Krv

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#2
As a quick experiment I jumped on my horribly geared pally and ran through ICC 25 Heroic.

I started with 10 gold, ended with 633 gold after selling everything except Primordial Saronites, a set of transmog boots, and frostweave cloth. The p/m\'s will sell for about 600 or so.

So not really a huge difference between Heroic 25 and Normal 25. I did heal the green dragon, but got no loot from the chest. I also have a chance at Invincible as well, so thats a good reason to run heroic.

The run took 37 minutes with the stop off to heal up Valintharatihinaliaosis (with one wipe) or whatever her name is.

2 runs, just a tick over an hour investment, and I made 2500 ish gold.

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#3
We will soon be able to make gold by buying monthly subs and selling them on the AH. Converting dollars to gold, legally, if you have more duckets than time.
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#4
Holy woo, are you soloing 25 man ICC??????? Edit: Can you do the same with Ulduar?

That sounds like a blast!
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#5
you should be able to soloing heroic 25 firelands for even more cash. That is the current fashion statement. all the weapon and armor drops sell for more gold and the kills have more gold too.

hey krv, can you edit the img tags?

[img src=\"http://sleepercartel.com/images/gallery/WoWScrnShot_012015_152610.jpg\" width=80%] [/img]


you can change the % to any value 0 to 500 %. i use 80% of the display width. it normally displays better but the width is askew due to the large pictures above this one.
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#6
Vladz - Done and done. Thanks for the tip.

Yeshe - At even a relatively low ilevel of 635-640 I think any plate class can solo 25 heroic raids with relative ease. I don\'t know about those classes that wear inferior gear though.

I ran 25 Ulduar and hit the hard modes on every boss I could and pulled down another 1300 gold after selling most of the stuff. Some very cool 1H swords dropped so I kept those for transmog. I had issues with Yogg-Saron with no NPC help, wiping several times because I couldn\'t avoid insanity inside his brain room. I finally picked Mimron and the tree hugger chick to help out and destroyed Yogg\'s pea brain.

So in one night, 3 raids, I made almost 4,000 gold.

Next up, along with other legacy raids such as firelands, I am going to start trying to solo Cata and MoP content.
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#7
This is an awesome post, I didn\'t know the old raids brought in that much, I\'ll have to start making them a weekly trip.
I\'d like to also contribute to some tips on how I make my gold.
I typically use http://www.wowuction.com and look under http://www.wowuction.com/us/perenolde/al...gainHunter
I can easily make 20k a week or more by checking every few hours if there is a deal and camping a toon by the AH.
I also use https://theunderminejournal.com/#perenol...gory/deals
for the same strategy.
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#8
I did 25 man heroic in Ulduar - Flame Leviathan was dead before he could even reach me and do any damage! Yogg Saronn was finally soloable for me now - that brain room always got me before(helps being ranged DPS). ICC and Ulduar are a cakewalk now. I haven\'t attempted Firelands yet but I have done the earlier Cata raids.
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#9
I did 25 man heroic in Ulduar - Flame Leviathan was dead before he could even reach me and do any damage! Yogg Saronn was finally soloable for me now - that brain room always got me before(helps being ranged DPS). ICC and Ulduar are a cakewalk now. I haven\'t attempted Firelands yet but I have done the earlier Cata raids.
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#10
i took Huggebear, my brand new 100 at ilevel 610 firelands 25 heroic had issues but doable. Vladz at ilevel 650 just walks through and collects the loot.
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#11
Warning! Do NOT DPS down M\'uru in Sunwell Plateau too quickly! The room stays sealed shut and you have no way out and you can\'t do the last boss. According to somebody on Wowhead, they waited until the next day and was able to kill M\'uru again(so double the loot) and continue to last boss.
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