Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Deep thoughts: Raiding, Alts and some
Ok by now all of you should know that I love two things in WoW:
1) Gold, Gold, Gold and more Gold. Did i say gold yet?
2) Pure Slugfest, wiping-eve Raiding. with a bit of Sadomachosism, just enough that takes me to PuG's and wipe half the eve.
oh there is one other thing i love: Alts
Well my inscription Warlock is on Hold right now, even with the 10% exp increase from his shoulders, i don't really have the time to lvl him now. so he's waiting at lvl18 until half of july i think. Yesterday I spend about a days profit (1K gold) on Cooking on my "main" on Ravenholdt...
i went from cooking 1 to 375 and it only took about 3h of grinding and a whole lot of cash ... (BTW: THIS is why you MUST post your fish/meat on the damn AH, so i don't need to go farm and you guys can gain some profit! ^^) So just a bit more and i'm 450 and thats one step closer to my raiding guild. Though my co-Guildleader to be, and best mate in RL (my brotha from anotha motha!) got this GREAT idea... We are both hunters, both 80 and both well-equiped to start ulduar 10/25. (though i really need one more trinket for ul25, thats about it)
He said and i'm going to cite him as best as I can in english: "You know we are both dps, huh? Not to bad either, but there are a lot of dps out there... and you already raid healed and tanked raids untill 70..." At that point I was like: yeah, but thats a long time ago, I quited raiding with the shammy at january and i haven't touched that warrior in a years time! (overpopulated PVP server, and im not going to transfer another char) "Yeah but still you could do it... I mean you were pretty good, and we can both powerlvl (thank you Rizzen Again - my old powerlvling guild) So how long would it take to lvl a Druid?" Now i was getting suspicious of his idea and i feared the worst. I dunno, 2 weeks tops to get out of azeroth and outland I think, you know with work and all... " aah yeah so we could start one tomorow and be ready before the guild starts?" (29/06)
Well you get my drift. So against my will I'm forced to lvl a druid to 70 in 2 weeks time. So thats 3H a day x14 =42hours... thats impossible! But i'm going to give it my best shot. This is another challenge, lvl it as fast as i can so it's certainly above 60 before the guild starts.
Problem 1: Gold... another gold pit though i'm taking herb/skinn to compensate.
Problem 2: Homelife... I DO have a wife that needs attention and the love she deserves, so this cuts in my playtime (which is a good thing actually) A lot (not so good anymore)
Problem 3: My main char still needs a trinket!!!! and I want to raid as much as I can to get some achievements before the guild starts... (since this is a newly dinged one, i dont want ppl to think i can't raid just cause this toon doesn't have 50% of the achievements yet)
Pfew look at me a wall of text and not about money? Can't be.. let's add some.
A lot of people also say, when you are 80 you should take 2 Crafting proffesions. (for gold and bonus in raiding) And I agree upon certain aspects of that thought. But here's the clifhanger: It costs money to lvl and sometimes a lot! so how much may it cost to get gold out of it, afterwards! I mean engineering can be a very good seller once you cna make arrows and bullets. but it costs tons of gold to get there... so I'll need 3 weeks of crafting before i can even half my loses of lvling it.
So this is the point I'm going to ask for YOUR help. Or at least let you decide.
I'm a 80 hunter and have Leatherworking and Skinning, i'm going to drop skinning and pick up a crafting profession. Which one should I take? Do note that it needs to be: profitable and useable. (so no Engineering, sorry but that takes just forever and costs me too much on the new banker with small ah (10K in pockets now btw) , dunno about inscription, since i can't really use it)
So let me know what you decide!