|One Zul'Gurub Run.|
It's just about twelve days before Warlords launches, and when even Mr Alt starts farming for gold, you KNOW things just got real. We're at the stage now where being big and clever's pretty much out of the window: there's one last weekend for those not at Blizzcon to make hay while the sun shines. Maybe you'll be able to grab a Heirloom, or possibly get enough frogs in a group to update that last item of gear. There's still the Pre-Expansion Event for a few items, and then UBRS if you're missing key pieces... oh, and don't forget this is your last day to poke the Horsemen if you could use a ring update.
What you REALLY need to be doing right now is getting organised.
Cash will be King in Warlords, and if you are worried about how much you have, there is still plenty of time to build up some coins in your coffers. As you can see above, Zul'Gurub Heroic is quite lucrative as a Skinner, and I've been making about 1000g a day clearing it and doing things with the various items that drop. Of that cash, about 500g comes from the leather and scale I get from killing the skinnable mobs. The rest comes from DE-ing the greens and combining them with the cloth to make Embersilk Bags on my Tailor. You could just as easily DE the greens and sell the dust, and on a day to day basis that could well net more gold, but I'm not being clever any more, I am just making things I know sell FAST.
|Obligatory Warlords GIF.|
Depending who you believe, you'll need approximately 14000g if you want to buy your way to a fully functioning Garrison at L100. What is not yet totally clear is how easy it will be for you to make money just by killing shizzle in Draenor, but as there is no Valor or Justice and everything costs either gold or a currency you need to grind for, you can start making choices now as to how you ensure you have enough money ready. In many cases just going into Legacy Content and selling everything that you pick up to a vendor is easy, quick and requires little or no thought. It is also fairly likely that because it is IS so easy to make money currently just by vendoring items, the cash value of many things may well be altered downwards in the future. This is therefore a good opportunity to go smash up 25 Man Naxx on as many alts as you have, for instance, or go do the Trial of the Crusader on 25 Man if you have a Skinner. Having a tailor who can convert the massive amount of cloth you'll garner from the former to containers will be a distinct advantage to boot.
Of course, if you can combine your massive grinding exercises with the added advantage of not getting mounts to drop, so much the better. Many of the Legacy Instances also drop pets and patterns with a decent gold value, so it is wise to keep your eyes open for items of awesome. Needless to say, if you can avoid spending large sums of money on anything for the next two weeks or so, you'll make life really easy for yourself come the Expansion, so it could well be time to start moving the Gold to a bankalt if you can't trust yourself not to spend anything before the 13th.
BRB Farming Legacy Instances :D