So a friend of the journal threw a challenge my direction that got my egg-nog addled brain thinking.
Their basic statement was how to make gold. This would seem like an easy question since it's the entire basis of this blog. But a few caveats were thrown into the soup for spice.
- No farming
- Limited Auction House Work (i.e. none)
- No Crafting
Okay, so this wasn't as easy as I had hoped. But once the Gold Goblin brains at JMTC started rolling a couple of out of the box thoughts came to mind.
1. PVP = Honor points to Justice Points
Yes, there is still PVP though on many servers it seems to have lost some of it's luster. Running PVP maps for Honor Points, then converting them to Justice points at your home city vendors is still available. In that same area are Cataclysm materials that can be purchased from vendors. Not a ton of gold, but it follows the pattern and the rules set down to make gold.
2.. Escort Service
Okay, Now that I have your attention. This escort service isn't about scantily clad men and women. It is built around getting players to where they want to go. Mages have a distinct advantage in this realm with their built in portal techniques. During holidays many players still don't have flying mounts and want to be taken to different sections to obtain items (Think Hallow's Even event). Nothing wrong with charging a few gold for your time and effort
3. Contests and trivia games
On many servers there are still games of chance and games of trivia that people will play in trade chat. It is a little more chancy since Blizzard has cracked down on just what game can be played. And the first time that something goes wrong your reputation will be gone for a few extra gold.
4. Dancing on the Mailbox
Yes Virginia, there is still dancing in Orgrimmar. Next time you see someone shaking what the Blizzard programmers gave them, throw a few copper their direction. It might just be an enterprising Gold Goblin looking for a good time. (wow, this is just getting dirtier and dirtier as we go).
This once speaks for itself. Not the most popular of professions. But there is almost always one or two people on the server that will beg for gold in the main cities. A sign saying 'will raid for food' always brings in the gold.
Some of these were tongue in cheek, others were an attempt to get you to think outside the box. The key is that there are many ways to obtain gold in Warcraft. Some are more successful than others. Keeping your mind fresh and looking at new ways might bring a little laugh, and some extra coin into your pocket.
Good Luck and Good Hunting
Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice.
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