Normally the first toon I roll on a new server is one who takes up Enchanting…or at the very least, I make sure to get one quick. Too much gear is relatively worthless in the early crafting stages, unless you disenchant it. Then, depending on server economy, you might get a return. That’s not always the case though. So, what to do with 10 pairs of Embossed Leather Gloves?
I can’t even begin to tell you how I came up with the idea, but I’m glad I did. For the sake of the discussion, I’m using my rather low Dwarf Hunter on Steamwheedle Cartel as an example. His Leatherworking is a pittance, as I often just snag stuff off the auction house to use because he doesn’t leave Ironforge very often to kill and skin. So when I amass enough Light Leather to craft a couple of things, I tend to get to work.
When I’m either done, or out of bag space, I look at the gear I’ve crafted and who it applies to. Obviously there’s a chance the Agility boost on the previously mentioned gloves could help a low level Shaman or Druid , but it’s much more likely on a Hunter or Rogue. So I do a /who for the class. If I see someone low level (or level appropriate anyway), I simply mail them the item with a little note explaining I crafted it for points and thought they might be able to use it as they level.
You know what? It’s actually a really nice feeling. It’s such a nonchalant act, and let’s be honest when was the last time you got mail from a complete stranger in-game? Sometimes I get replies, sometimes I don’t. One thing, though, I never get the item back. That’s important to me. I don’t know what the person on the other end of the mailed item does with it, but they do something and that’s all that matters. Give it a try at some point and you’ll see exactly what I mean.