The potential to have materials that you may have stockpiled and saved being completely removed from your inventory is a very concerning issue. Personally, I've been on a unplanned break for the better part of a year, so I don't currently have any big investments to be concerned about. I imagine there are some who have obscene quantities of these materials, and I feel for them and the risk to lose so much in 7.3.5. However, I do have a solid amount of enchanting materials that I am now considering using for something else in order to prevent them from being a total loss. Lets hope that if this does happen, it doesn't set a new precedent for what we could expect to see happen again in the future.
I already invested in Order Hall which is bringing me close to 700k/month (theoretical calculation of mine), which is mostly solid gold which makes it most sustainable at this stage regardless the progress status, some amount of Primal Sargerite and surely Blood of Sargeras to fuel the machine.A little note I'm converting Primal Sargerite into Empyrium and prospecting them to craft gem, worth? Not really... But I need more sample data on the subject before comment for sure.
Thanks for the mention of my class hall guide (: Hope it helps fellow goblins make lots of gold.
Yeah was really nice to have been playing WoW long enough to realize Blizz has never allowed currency stockpiling ahead of a patch and be able to take advantage of and not be taken advantage of with the essence change.
Arctic fur is super easy go get if you need to stockpile it for the engineering chopper. Simply do ICC and kill the zombie dogs outside of Professor Putricide's room and reset the instance as if you were doing the Naxx frostweave cloth farm. you should have plenty of fur after 10 runs to last you through crafting 10 or more mounts easy.
I'm currently going through the Meatball questline on all my alts, though I've had him on my main forever. Really easy and definitely worth it, should have done it a long time ago!
The 'ideal' order hall follower setup is a bit of a misnomer. Those are definitely very good suggestions, but... it all changes if you actually do world quests on a character. And a new alt is going to have to do at least a few just to get order resources..If you're doing world quests, suddenly the +Gold, +Order Hall Resources and Legendary items become more worthwhile because you can set up a dedicated bodyguard.Even if you hate "helpful" NPCs - I simply will not use always-on uncontrollable followers, so my own comment isn't so relevant to my playstyle - every class has a couple of followers who are nothing more than an on-use button. So if that's your ideal, you can still 'equip' a follower that you can completely ignore while continuing to reap the benefits.Plus you can speed level followers who act as a bodyguard - they get a decent amount of XP from quest completion since April's hotfix - so they're more worthwhile if you're trying to quickly setup a fresh 110. Every class has at least 4 bodyguards, so a concentrated burst of world-quest binging will get you a solid stable of titled rank followers fairly quickly. A non-ideal three gear slots is better than an ideal with one gear slot.
Got 12 chars in order hall, but i do not really care about the gold, only thing i spend gold on anyway is Mounts, pets, toys... that i can't get my self, but thats about it, and at a time that pool of items i need gets smaller and smaller, and the gold then just stacks up...
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I have a main and 5 alts that i do gold missions on daily. Depending on missions i get a varied amount per day per toon. Usually low end is about 1200 gold per toon, high is about 3k if it doubles. Doubles at this time in the expansion almost every time, i do get days where i may not see a gold mission if i am hitting them heavily. I have not kept up with dead days where i dont get a mission but running 6 toons i do get a steady supply of gold. I did not set this up to make gold, but im not playing much now so im just grabbing a bit of gold to take into the next expansion. I also stacked my body guard with items that give me gold while im out doing world quests for an extra boost there.