Category: Patch 3.2

Gold making guides updated

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Check the GT’s Guides section to the right.  Can’t see it?  Try scrolling down.  Still in the process of saving gold for my epic flying mount.  I’m closer than before because of the 3.2 changes.  The secret?  Work on your Honor Hold reputation if you are Alliance or Thrallmar reputation if you are Horde.  More later…

! Guntitan

Let it begin…

Hunter buffs and engineer buffs.  What more could I ask for?

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.2.0

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Call of the Crusade

  • Since the opening of the Argent Tournament in northeastern Icecrown, adventurers have journeyed from across Azeroth and beyond to prove their worth in the heart of the Lich King’s domain. Under thundering skies the tournament’s participants hone the arts of war and face off in bone-shattering jousting matches to earn the right to be called champions. Yet these heroes have yet to face the greatest challenge of all: the Crusaders’ Coliseum. Formidable Horde and Alliance champions, ferocious beasts, and Scourge lieutenants are just some of the opponents awaiting adventurers in this gladiatorial arena. Few will survive the coliseum’s perils, but the Argent Crusade is confident that the worthy heroes who do emerge victorious will be ready to join the offensive against Icecrown Citadel and end the Lich King’s reign of terror.

Isle of Conquest

  • Off the coast of Northrend, Horde and Alliance forces are locked in an epic struggle for a tiny island rich in resources. Known as the Isle of Conquest, this rocky battleground’s proximity to Icecrown makes it a highly prized base in the war against the Lich King. Both factions have deployed devastating weapons to drive each other from this strategic location. Day and night the ground trembles under lumbering siege vehicles while monstrous airships pummel enemy positions with fiery cannons. The bloody conflict spreads to every corner of the island as new heroes arrive to aid their factions. It remains to be seen whose banner will wave triumphantly over the Isle of Conquest and at what cost victory will be achieved.

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Save gold for your level 40 mount.

UPDATED FOR 3.2.2

Back when I trained Guntitan’s Journeyman riding skill it cost a lot more and was available at level 60. As of patch 3.2.2 training for your Swift ground mount cost 50 gold and the mount itself cost 50 gold.  In total you need 100 gold to get around Azeroth.  Here are good tips on how to make gold for your level 40 mount:

  1. Quest and save the money you get from doing quests.  Some quest rewarded items that are soulbound but useless to you sell for 3 or 4 gold at the vendor.  Some kill quests will get you some greens or blues off corpses.  I sold a green bow that dropped for about 25 gold.
  2. Kill stuff.  Mine stuff.  Skin stuff.  Just get the stuff.
  3. Even a full stack of gray or white items can sell for 1 or 2 gold.
  4. Sell everything that’s not soulbound on the AH.  If you have a gathering profession sell full stacks of materials.
  5. Rinse and repeat.

With the new changes obtaining a mount at level 40 should be quicker than before and having a fast mount early in the game should help us level faster.

Questing and farming at once saved me time.  Making gold and leveling probably saved me more time than just trying to buy low and sell high on the AH.  I’d rather be killing stuff than sitting in front of an auctioneer all day.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

UPDATED FOR 3.2.2

The Addon you need:  Auctioneer

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Characters can now obtain their first ground mounts at level 20.  It cost 4 G for training and 1 G for the mount.  At the time I played Guntitan the requirement was at level 30 and it cost more.

About Obtaining gold for your mount.

When I was a noob I asked around for 1 gold from a random player while sitting in The Commons area in Ironforge.  When I asked other players how to obtain the gold I needed for my first mount they said to:

  1. Farm for gold (meaning using a gathering skill to gather materials to sell in the Auction House).
  2. Hunt for green or blue items to sell in the Auction House.
  3. Ask my high level guild mates to give me some.

Most of the time they ignored me.

Gathering anything in World of Warcraft is time consuming and it takes the fun out of the game.  With no options that seemed appealing,  I went online and started to read some gold farming tips across the web.  One of them said to farm vendor items and sell them on the AH (Auction House).  What a great idea.  It took me a while to try it out but when I did, the gold came rushing in to my pockets.  Not really but close enough.

At the time I was playing in the Battleground Warsong Gulch and making trips to Ashenvale to pick up the rewards.  Boring I know and a waste of time to some.  This is what I wanted to do and the rewards seemed worth while especially the trinket and necklace.

In between trips I would run to the engineering vendor in Tinker Town so I could buy some Coarse Blasting Powder and use it to make Crafted Heavy Shot.  In Warsong Gulch I kept running out of ammo.  Luckily I had some Copper Bars on supply.  I noticed that some of the rare schematics that the engineering vendor sold were worth a lot of gold on the AH.  I bought them for a few silver and tried to sell them on the AH.  I posted them on a Saturday or Sunday night.

With my first round I made about 10 gold.  Mounts cost 4 gold for training and 1 gold for the mount.  Depending on your reputation with your starting faction it can be a little cheaper.  I kept on going.  In theory it would only take a few days to obtain this much gold.  It took me about a week.  It depends on luck, if you’re lucky enough to post the auction and have someone actually wanting to buy a schematic for 8 or 9 gold.  As of patch 3.2.2 it should take you a day to make the gold you need.

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Combine this strategy with a little farming (my profession is mining) and you could become a Chinese gold farmer.  Use this strategy to obtain the gold you need for hunter skills, pet skills, and getting that 1 gold you need to wield Polearms.

Read the gold making tips for the higher level mounts.  I learned more about making gold the more I played.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

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