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Golden Wings and Golden Pockets

This has been one of the most productive weeks in WoW that I’ve had in months.

Sexy too, nah mean?

Sexy too, nah mean?

I had a real coming to Jeebus kind of moment last weekend. I decided that it was time to focus and actively do something with these characters that I had spent time leveling up. My attention turned to gold, as it so often did. I felt I could make the most of these characters that I was barely using… well, passively useful if nothing else.

The plan was this: I took my five Lv 100 Hordies and made sure that each of them had a Level Three Salvage Yard (for the green items) and a Level Two Inn (for the Treasure Hunter followers). I would log in on each character, gather any gold rewards from follower missions, send it to my AH alt (to track progress) and log off. Salvage items would be cashed in on the weekend. No profession daily cooldowns, no mining or herbs. This was all about making gold.

Then Deathrokk went and changed the game.

Pictured here - game changer.

Pictured here – game changer.

Deathrokk was the first character I was able to get to qualify for Heroics by completing Proving Grounds (Silver). He began running the Tavern quests, unlocking the achievement “Stay Awhile and Listen” which also unlocked the Level Three Tavern plans. Behind those doors lay the Treasure missions for the garrison followers.

Cha-Ching.

Soon every character was sitting with a Level Three tavern. Did it matter all that much?

From Monday to Friday, checking each character maybe 2-3 times a day to refresh follower missions, I made 7457gp. That’s five days, with 4-5 characters, spending maybe two minutes per character. Deathrokk wasn’t sending gold for a couple of days because he was trying to save enough gold to get a Level Three Lumber Mill. Gotta get those resources up to send the followers out, and when you’re focused on Treasure Hunter traits rather than Scavenger traits, it’s easy to start falling behind in resources. That gold number also doesn’t include Salvage crates, which I will unpack on the weekend. Everything in those crates will be vendored, regardless of iLevel. I know some people prefer to DE the higher level gear, but I’m looking for immediate gold.

Nice chunk of change.

Speaking of Deathrokk, since I was doing the Tavern quests I eventually got the quest “Aviana’s Request“. The reward for that was Aviana’s Feather, which is probably as close to flying as one will get in Warlords of Draenor. And I must admit, it’s a good look on him.

If the Angel of Death is considered a good look.

If the Angel of Death is considered a good look.

So for those who are looking to make easy gold while garrisons are around, get yourself a Level Three Tavern/Inn, a Level Three Salvage Yard, and make bank. Those are the best buildings for making gold in WoD.

I Love This Bar

sidewalk-bar

Deathrokk has hit 100 (that’s Number Nine on the “Ding 100!” list).

Yes, I’ll wait for you to get over the shock.

I’ll touch on this briefly. I leveled Deathrokk like so: enter zone, do quests until zone outpost is selected, do all bonus missions and grab some treasures along the way. Maybe, maybe a dungeon in there (all, what, one or two of them?). Rinse repeat. I feel like this one went quicker, but it was definitely a plus to level as Blood. I didn’t get a War Mill (barely got Garrison Level Two), and since I wasn’t really doing any questing anyway my main upgrades were the heirloom items. Ghetto gear FTW!

I focused a little on picking up some of the followers in the zone (as long as it didn’t involve running a long questline to unlock). That meant my follower roster was on the lower side once Deathrokk hit 100. I decided to pick up the Inn and buff that bad boy to lv 2. Treasure Hunter trait! MOAR MUNNIES!

Now that I had the Inn, I thought to myself “Self, you wanted an excuse to run dungeons. Do the Inn daily quests.”

But the queues?

“Yeah yeah. Let’s look at some of the perks though. If you do ten of the quests, you’ll unlock the Level Three Inn and get Treasure Hunter missions. You’ll also get some practice running tougher content, and maybe step up into raiding. LFR at least.”

Still…

“There’s also some pretty sweet upgrades and toys that could spice things up.”

Spice things up? What kind of toys are you talking about? Nipple clamps and feathers?

“Never mind. Now come on. What’s the worst thing that can happen?”

When drinking problems go too far.

Sometimes waiting around at the Inn isn’t the worst thing. What you do there, is.

Well okay. I pulled a couple of the quests hopped into the queue.

What the F....

What the F….

Sigh.

I popped into Skyreach. I ran the instance, killed the end boss… but where the Hell was this Sky Crystal I was supposed to pick up? Wowhead claimed the crystal was sitting on the table just after the first boss. Strange. I read a bit further and Ta Daaaaa!

ONLY AVAILABLE IN HEROIC MODE! AS WERE MOST OF THE OTHER QUESTS! WHO RUNS HEROIC QUESTS ANYMORE!?

Okay, okay. Deathrokk hopped into the Proving Grounds and got Silver. Should be fine for Heroics.

Damn fine, I must say.

Damn fine, I must say.

Now it was just a matter of picking the right dungeons to –

WHAT THE F-

WHAT THE F-

SIGH

Well I was almost there. I could just queue up for a regular dungeon, maybe get a gear upgrade and some experience running the dungeons before I stepped into Heroics. I’d just queue up and…

FUUUUUUUUU

FUUUUUUUUU

I understand now why all of this is associated with the Inn. I need a drink.