At the beginning of October I set myself a challenge of “just how easy is it to make gold in this game”, prior to this point gold had come in through a mix of dungeons, selling stuff picked up, flogging off stuff farmed up and so on. Nothing special and over the course of the expansion I went from ~30k at the start to 100k.
From the start of October the money machine was put into gear, investing daft amounts of gold into ore, grinding it through the JC and Enchanter and selling on blue quality cuts and enchanting mats.
As of last night (just under four months on) the gold loving dwarf had half a million to go impersonate Scrooge Mcduck with.
Naturally the alts were not impressed with having their savings raided so he could strut his stuff, but would you argue with a plate covered tankadin on a mission to pub crawl his way around Ironforge (I say crawl, what I mean is dive into the first in and drink it dry and pass out of course).
So, where next.
Firstly to everyone who claims it is too hard to make gold, I respond “rubbish”. Just from questing, farming and selling anything which moves everyone can have enough gold for mounts, riding skill and repairs. The game is designed that way, long gone are the days of epic gold grinds to get that first mount.
Secondly begging in Stormwind, not classy particularly in the time you spend begging it is possible to make the gold through questing / dungeons etc etc. Just get a grip and be self supporting.
Finally, yes I have plans for the gold. No I’m not telling you yet.