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    Starting Out.

    Hello everyone, I have just started playing WoW for the first time recently and have came across the auction house for the first time, i have been looking on there at random items and i cant believe the prices of some items i have seen, things going for over 100k for example.

    My question i how can i even hope to get to that amount of gold? Since i have only just started out i asked a few people within the game and they said i could look around on the internet for sites for some help, that's how i ended up here. So i would love if anyone could give a brand new player some much needed help and advice, i have no professions as of yet and will take note of all advice given, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudianos View Post
    i have no professions as of yet
    I am also a relatively new player and I'm very new to actual gold-making, but one thing I can tell you is to get gathering professions and use them as you level.

    On my Tauren Druid (currently level 61) I always had herbalism and trained it as much as I could, but it got boring. In my low to mid 50s, I traded the alchemy I originally got for mining and just started mining and picking herbs as I did my quests and stuff. Then, once I got level 60 and was able to use flight form in Azeroth, I got a tin farming route (find the most profitable ore/herb on your realm) in STV from my Zygor professions guide, and mined for about an hour and sold the silver (rarely spawns instead of tin) for almost 10g each. It was great profit and sold overnight!

    I'm assuming you don't have Zygor's professions guide. If you only want farming routes, do not buy this guide. This guide may be useful for leveling your professions, but if you just want to farm a certain herb or ore, you easily find routes for free by using Google, Bing, or another preferred search engine.


    Now, don't expect this to get you that big-ticket 100k item after a week, but this is a very good way to gather up a pile of starting money that you can then use for flipping items or possibly professions. I'm not positive if everybody does gathering skills when they start out, but I've seen it in other places and I know that a lot of people do it to get a bit of a nest egg before playing the AH and stuff.

    Well, I hope I helped because this was all just off the top of my head, but if I didn't, just wait because there will ​be people on this forum that will be able to help you much better than I can.

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    You want to make gold.
    Read these forums.
    When you think you've read enough, read some more.
    Put what you've learned into practice.
    Read some more.

    Time, patience, practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vynnian View Post
    get gathering professions and use them as you level.
    I 1000% disagree. Dont worry about professions, period.
    Step1 Get to 90, this will give you about 10k gold.
    Step2 Buy NOTHING while leveling except repairs.
    Step3 Sell your boe greens and blues that drop on the ah (extra money)
    Step4 Buy the best flying you can, especially pandaria flying.
    Step5 Now train your gathering, it will be 300% easier when you can powerlevel the profession with flying instead of running all over the place.
    Step6 Once you have a nest egg get a profession guide (wow professions i use) and gather enough mats to powerlevel a profession 1-600. You can gather the mats yourself so it wont cost you gold out of pocket. You can then drop a gathering profession (herbing preferrably) and powerlever a different profession

    YOu now have starting capital and max level professions.

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    Thanks both for the reply's, in terms of ignoring the professions and just level first, I like this idea as I have picked up mining but have found that I out level the zones very fast, so mining is just getting left behind at the moment. One question i do have is if i ignore professions now will I have enough gold for the riding skills?

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    I believe so. I think all the way to 90 should net you about 10k. You might not be able to afford master flying but thats only a 30 percent increase. Its nice to have but its not THAT big of a deal at first. 280% flying will keep you competitive until you have enough herbs/ore to afford 310%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siren View Post
    You want to make gold.
    Read these forums.
    When you think you've read enough, read some more.
    Put what you've learned into practice.
    Read some more.

    Time, patience, practice.
    Good stuff. And don't forget to come back and read things over.... it may not make sense the first time around. But after you learn a few things and experience a few things when you read them again they make sense Also, there is still relevant information from some of the older guides. The core concepts are the same when you apply them to this expansion. Or even they still apply in general to older items that still sell today.

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    I would agree that your first priority should be getting to 90. Worry about professions later. Sell your drops unless they are a significant upgrade. If you don't buy stuff off the AH while you level (and there is NO reason to buy gear off of the AH while leveling), you'll have enough for 280% flying, which is just fine.

    Once you've played a little longer and have a stronger sense of what you enjoy doing most in the game, think about what your gold-making goals are -- those goals will help focus your plans. You may decide that you really want to make large amounts of gold. You may decide that you simply want enough gold on hand to cover basic necessities and an occasional luxury. While those two goals have some overlapping elements, they'll end up being very different in some very important details.

    For example, one common decision some newer players make is to level a second character devoted only to gathering skills, leaving their main character with two crafting profession options. So you'll need to be thinking about whether you're a player who really wants to focus only on one character, or if you would be interested in leveling another. Just be warned that a lot of us here started with just one character, and once we got bitten by the gold bug, we ended up with multiple alts representing all of the professions!

    Read the guides here and stay updated on the forum discussions. Don't worry about professions just yet. Scan the AH regularly and start to get a feel for what the economy is like on your particular server. Remember to also use the Undermine Journal as a good server-specific resource.

    Keep things simple at first - you're new; you have a lot to learn, and it's important to have fun along the way! Come back here when you have questions. It's a friendly crew
    Last edited by Caitlyn; January 2nd, 2013 at 08:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlyn View Post
    Read the guides here and stay updated on the forum discussions. Don't worry about professions just yet. Scan the AH regularly and start to get a feel for what the economy is like on your particular server. Remember to also use the Undermine Journal as a good server-specific resource.

    Keep things simple at first - you're new; you have a lot to learn, and it's important to have fun along the way! Come back here when you have questions. It's a friendly crew
    You mentioned guides, would you mind pointing us towards them? I'm pretty newb as well but I'm well on my way to 90 and have almost maxed JC and Mining on him (my main).

    I've been doing A LOT of reading over the past 2 days (when i decided to take gold making srsly, inspired by tarou LOL). and they mentioned shuffles...but at the same time ppl say that shuffling is very YESTERDAY. Ppl think they're outsmarting each other but actually everyone is doing the same thing. So that kinda gives me the impression of..why should I join if so many others are doing it? wouldn't I just get completely bullied off?

    Great Community btw and I really hope to learn as much as possible from everyone here!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo6488 View Post
    I 1000% disagree. Dont worry about professions, period.
    Step1 Get to 90, this will give you about 10k gold.
    Step2 Buy NOTHING while leveling except repairs.
    Step3 Sell your boe greens and blues that drop on the ah (extra money)
    Step4 Buy the best flying you can, especially pandaria flying.
    Step5 Now train your gathering, it will be 300% easier when you can powerlevel the profession with flying instead of running all over the place.
    Step6 Once you have a nest egg get a profession guide (wow professions i use) and gather enough mats to powerlevel a profession 1-600. You can gather the mats yourself so it wont cost you gold out of pocket. You can then drop a gathering profession (herbing preferrably) and powerlever a different profession

    YOu now have starting capital and max level professions.


    There's no harm in leveling with mining/herbing. It gives you extra exp as you go, and ore/herbs worth a few thousand gold. You don't have to fly around looking for stuff at level 60, just pick up whatever you happen to run by as you quest. The extra EXP will justify the time spent and not slow you on your way to level 90. Plus it gives you options. You can keep mining/herbing if you feel they best suit you, or you can use the mats you farmed to level whatever professions you do what. Either way, though, it'll save some gold or make you some extra gold with a very low opportunity cost

    I do this with all my alts, just so when I choose my *real* professions at 90, they're basically free to level. You don't need to go out of your way to mine/herb, just pick up whatever you come across as you quest. If you level with dungeon finder, this may not work. Also, as a monk (with the +50% exp buff), I found I often had to stop and catch up my mining or herbing before leaving a zone to be able to mine/herb the next zone from level 20-50 or so. But after that, I got far enough ahead that it was no extra effort.

    There's no real reason to turn down this extra gold on your way to level 90, just don't make it your focus.

 

 

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