I'll be transferring a character soon from Horde-Durotan to Horde-Proudmoore, and I welcome any advice on how to profit, or at least protect the value of my gold. For reference, I'm not in any great rush. I can wait for the next Darkmoon Faire to come around.
My character has Inscription (all glyphs), Transmute Alchemy and about 45k gold.
I have about 800 glyphs in a post/repost cycle and 1,300 ink (a mix of low level and Ink of Dreams). My first thought was to transfer the ink and leave the glpyhs on my bank alt for eventual sale on Durotan, with the profits to be transferred to the Ally side. Then it occurred to me that transferring stacks of profitable glyphs may be a better method. The downside would be that I'm sort of gambling that those glyphs will be the ones that stay profitable.
I have some relics (11 Yu'lon, 5 Chi-ji, 3 Xuen, 1 Niuzao), and 103 darkmoon cards of 26 types. The prices of relics are similar on both servers. I'm also considering buying up cheap cards on Durotan that are less cheap than on Proudmoore.
I also have: a bank tab full of spare glyphs, 263 Golden Lotus, about 50 Mists flasks, 76 Living Steel, Sutiru's Brazen Bulwark, 4k Volatile Life, and 213 Truegold. Most of it transfers favorably, price-wise, but I think that's irrelevant, since my goal is just to take what's most profitable per bag slot.
The relics and the Bulwark are probably my best gold/slot (and most increase in value), followed by stacks of Living Steel and Truegold, so I'll be taking all of them. The Volatile Life is only about 700g a stack, but can be placed in an inscription bag. That could fill up whatever space is left after glyphs or ink is accounted for.
So, my questions are:
1a) Should I keep my gold liquid, or buy a few high priced items for resale with profit?
1b) If so, any ideas what to buy (up to 40k)?
2) Should I take stacks of glyphs, just take ink, or a mix?
3) Is Volatile Life worth hanging on to, or should I just take more ink/glyphs?
4a) Is there any advantage to crafting up Golden Lotus into flasks before transferring? (herb and flask prices are similar, gem prices are unprofitable)
4b) If so, would temporarily respeccing to Elixir be worthwhile? My understanding is that with the 15% proc, and with 8 flasks spent on respeccing, that's 54 flasks crafted to break even. It would then cost 1,500g in Living Steel (about 19 flasks worth) to switch back to Transmute, so that adds another 125 flasks to make before that breaks even. I have enough herbs and Golden Lotus to do this.