Register
Welcome to the Stormspire.net WoW Gold Forums!

Greetings, guest! Welcome to Stormspire.net, your #1 resource for WoW and Diablo 3 Gold, Professions, and everything in between!


Enjoy what the site offers? Consider Premium Membership if you wish to get the most out of the site. Premium Membership benefits include the acclaimed Goblineer's World of Warcraft Gold Guide, private forum access, a complimentary high-quality avatar, and much more!


If this is your first visit, make sure to check out the Stormspire.net Survival Guide for a quick site orientation. You may also register to unlock all standard forum features, and to get rid of these lovely ads!


We proudly host the Official forums for TradeSkillMaster, The Undermine Journal, and WoWuction.

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    EU-Outland(A)
    Ethereal Contributor
    Furyio's Avatar
    Posts
    306
    Reputation
    7
    Blog Entries
    3
    Tagged in
    102 Posts
    Add to this user's reputation

    New server, a fresh start

    So,

    The battle chest went up last night for 5 and I finally decided to purchase it to use for RAF. I'm playing WoW since Alpha testing, no breaks. During WOTLK I moved server to Outland-EU and have been there ever since. Through real life complications, lack of interest etc. my stalwart raiding guild has fallen asunder and only a few of the guys remain.

    Without raiding, WoW for me isn't that enjoyable. I've had a long-time friend who moved from Outland to various servers, but finally settled on Stormscale EU. He went Horde, I'm currently Alliance. I've always had a love affinity with Horde as I played Horde throughout Vanilla and TBC.

    So the time has come. I'll still play my Alliance characters on Outland, but I feel my future lies elsewhere, with opportunity for raiding and grandure, but more interestingly, making money from nothing. I could put some real life cash into transferring, but I want to leave my Outland characters alone, for the occasional play around with my friends that still reside there, and well, to make gold there

    So with the battle chest bought, I attached onto my account and got a friend on board to level with me. At the end , all the characters are mine, win. The last time I took an undertaking like this was when I moved to Outland, doing RAF to get characters up. That was when the cap at triple xp was 60. And I got every character to 60 within a week. When it comes to RAFing, I'm sick in the brain.

    So what of this tale interests you? Well the obvious part... I'm penny less, and profession-less. This isn't a call for someone to hold my hand and help me make money. I have a good general idea how to do it. A friend of mine was a long time lurker here, and put me onto you lot around WOTLK. Since then I've become a lurker myself, contributing in places, hanging around IRC and that. I've learned a lot here, to which I've put to good use. Unfortunately I always seem to stonewall at the 50k-60k mark, be it out of laziness or perhaps misunderstanding of what needs to be done. So considering I'm doing this from scratch, I figure maybe this would be the best place to get feedback on my plan ahead.

    What professions will I take?
    I've never , ever taken engineering or Blacksmithing in all my time playing wow. So I doubt I will now. I figure across the first 3-4 characters it will go something like that

    Character 1 - Mining , Jewelcrafting
    Character 2 - Herbalism, Alchemy
    Character 3 - Inscription, Enchanting
    Character 4 - Tailoring , Alchemy

    Then with the remaining characters filling them up with Alchemy and possibly , possibly, Engineering and BS

    Are you levelling proffs while levelling?
    No, the priority here is getting all characters to 80 before RAF expires. I have a relatively outrageous ability to max a profession in a few hours, and ensure it doesn't break the bank. So I'm hoping to get a loan of some gold at max level to power level JC so that I can shuffle, and start funding other profession with profits.

    The problem with RAF is you out hit professions so fast, it slows down the whole process having to keep professions up.

    Well what do you want from us?
    If I am 100% honest I'm epic bored in work and figured it would be a mildly interesting post. But also that there is most definitly people here who have done the same, so perhaps they can share their experiences, successes and failures when it came to moving to a new server, where they left all they had behind

  2. #2
    US-Twisting Nether
    Moderator
    Caitlyn's Avatar
    Posts
    1,004
    Reputation
    102
    Tagged in
    522 Posts
    Add to this user's reputation
    It sounds like you are off to a great start! RAF is a pretty amazing experience, and works out so well when you plan it out the way you've done so far.

    Do you have any pets that you are willing to put up for sale on the new server? Doing so may help kick-start your profession powerleveling when the time comes.

    Also, when thinking about the characters you'll grant levels to, you might consider setting one up as a pure gatherer - the classic choice (and my favorite) for this is a Druid, especially since you're going Horde and can opt for a Tauren. Leveling herbalism or skinning takes only a few hours, and you can level mining almost entirely by smelting. You're not planning LW at the moment, but if you dive into this seriously you'll probably want a leatherworker as well.

    Once you've completed RAF, having a gatherer ready to max in some combination of herbalism/mining/skinning would allow you to go back and collect the expensive 'bottleneck' mats you'll need for your professions. Even though I do about 90% of my 'gathering' on the AH, I still get good use from my mining/herbalism Druid.

    Good luck! Have fun, and I hope you eventually find a good raiding guild again.
    Last edited by Caitlyn; February 12th, 2013 at 09:04 AM.

  3. #3
    EU-Outland(A)
    Ethereal Contributor
    Furyio's Avatar
    Posts
    306
    Reputation
    7
    Blog Entries
    3
    Tagged in
    102 Posts
    Add to this user's reputation
    Thanks for the reply!

    It has definitly spurred my interest in WoW again. All I've been doing this expansion after levelling was gearing my main, which after initial heroics was just LFR. It has been one run of Terrace a week now for the last while. So outside of that been just logging in to shuffle, and that was it.

    I'm used to being in cutting edge raiding so hopefully this is step back to that.

    In relation to pets, I don't have any to sell, I've moved to an entirely different server, with nothing transferred from my existing.

  4. #4
    US-Eitrigg (A), US-Shu'halo (A)
    Wind Trader
    UtesDad's Avatar
    Posts
    997
    Reputation
    202
    Tagged in
    609 Posts
    Add to this user's reputation
    I agree with @Caitlyn , a dedicated dual gatherer is ideal, especially if you plan on rolling a Druid.

    For starter capital, sell a few pets you don't mind parting with. Since pets are now account-wide, all your pets on your old server will also be available on your new server. Just cage one or two, toss them on the AH on your new server and you've got some good starter gold.

    As for professions, don't overlook Blacksmithing. It has been my biggest, easiest and most consistent cash cow this expansion. Just do the quests in Dread Wastes to get to Honored for some recipes and farm the SoH for the 450 PvP recipes and you're in business.

  5. #5
    Entrepreneur
    Condge's Avatar
    Posts
    15
    Reputation
    0
    Tagged in
    3 Posts
    Add to this user's reputation
    Quote Originally Posted by UtesDad View Post

    As for professions, don't overlook Blacksmithing. It has been my biggest, easiest and most consistent cash cow this expansion. Just do the quests in Dread Wastes to get to Honored for some recipes and farm the SoH for the 450 PvP recipes and you're in business.
    Absolutely agree on the blacksmithing. I initially just took it for a nice perk and making my main gear but my goodness, belt buckles. I don't care if at times margins are only 50g after my ah cut, ill sell 10 a day if I put them up. PVP sells like hot cakes. This profession works well with alchemy too.

    The shuffle is so well known and used that people often forget other markets, that's where you can make a killing. I always thought I'd make all my money with the shuffle and jc but I was wrong. Blacksmithing is my bread and butter all day, everyday.

  6. #6
    EU-Outland(A)
    Ethereal Contributor
    Furyio's Avatar
    Posts
    306
    Reputation
    7
    Blog Entries
    3
    Tagged in
    102 Posts
    Add to this user's reputation
    With the BS changes coming next patch sounds like something that maybe I should look at

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Fresh install error
    By Dorian in forum General TradeSkillMaster Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 22nd, 2012, 09:21 AM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: February 8th, 2012, 10:27 AM
  3. Best way to start operations on a new server
    By quietstrm07 in forum Archive (General)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 2nd, 2011, 08:21 AM
  4. Starting fresh on a new server
    By Priestess in forum Archive (Professions)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 2nd, 2011, 04:48 PM