I included it merely as something I wanted to do before the year was out, and yet it got the most attention: pet banking.
Now let me start out by saying it occurred to me to run this as a Consortium of sorts, involving other individuals (ones I would need to trust a great deal to even consider). Whether it gets to that length is hard to say. In the meantime, it will probably be just little old me.
So the premise involves taking a character and giving them their own guild and guild bank. In plain terms, it’s a glorified bank alt. But the difference between this one and any other bank alt you have…every toon you have will have access to this inventory.
You’re following along at this point, or still perhaps not seeing the clear picture and thus I’m happy to illuminate things for you further. There are a plethora of pets in Azeroth that can be caged. Caged can be sold. As all your pets are shared by all your toons, that means any toon can cage any pet in your inventory. On any server.
Funny thing about servers (and factions)…their economies vary as much as the population itself. That means some servers have a better demand for certain pets while other servers have a plethora of a completely different pet at an absurdly low price. So, I’ve decided to start capitalizing on that.
The process is pretty straight forward. I’ve decided I’m going to create a toon just for this. I haven’t decided server yet, but it’s not too terribly important. I’ll grab a moderately lavish pet from one of my main servers and cage it with the new toon. That’ll give him/her the start up for signatures (though I imagine Real ID friends will be more than happy to help there) and bank tabs. In no time at all, I will be set.
If I see a pet going for a decent rate on another server, I simply withdraw it from the bank and learn it. Then sell on said server. Use the money to buy other pets, learn them, and then cage them or sell them somewhere else. In the early going I will use the money to round up more pets and the bank tabs. Eventually? Who knows.
So there’s the pet bank concept laid out. I won’t play the game as hard as I used to play the Auction House itself, and I imagine I won’t have to either. It’s just a matter of which servers/factions I want to focus on first.