The Pet Bank Thesis


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.

CageThe 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.

11 thoughts on “The Pet Bank Thesis

  1. tomeoftheancient December 27, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Oh, that’s an interesting idea. I’m really looking forward to hearing how that goes. I do know there is a big difference in prices across servers and even factions on the same server. When I was trying to get to 400 pets I was checking every server I had money on in the hope of a bargain.

    • JD Kenada December 27, 2012 / 5:49 pm

      Soon enough hopefully I can hook you up at reasonable rates.

      Wait…400? I’m not even at 250!!!

  2. Cymre December 27, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    I can see this is right up your alley so GL with it all. Hope you get a lot of good buy/sell(s) with it all. That was part of my problem, I would see a pet on another server but have no gold on said server (short of selling off one of my pets on that server for some fast gold – it was quite a lot of hit and miss).

    • JD Kenada December 28, 2012 / 5:30 am

      I agree on the whole other server thing and that’s part of where this stemmed from. That and it seemed like a faster option than farming for some of them week in and week out (which I still might do, to some degree).

  3. Jojo December 28, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    This is something that me and my boyf have discussed doing but we’re yet to actually get around to doing so. I look forward to reading how it works out for you 🙂

    • JD Kenada December 29, 2012 / 8:03 am

      I’ll be sure to post follow up details. Much like yourselves, I had a fair bit of thought on the idea for a while now.

  4. Kamalia December 28, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    Fascinating. I guess I could have sent that Terrible Turnip from server A (where I farmed it) to server B (where I wanted to sell it) just by learning it, rather than spending $25 to send it over with a character transfer. But then, I had a whole pile of gear for Transmogrification that I wanted to send over, too, some of it requiring relatively high level crafting that I don’t have on the second server.

    • JD Kenada December 29, 2012 / 8:04 am

      Transmogrification is the root of all good decisions. 🙂

      • Kamalia December 30, 2012 / 1:01 am

        XD I’m so excited to see what your next Transmogrification challenge is — you always have the best ideas!

        • JD Kenada December 30, 2012 / 6:50 am

          Awww…thanks so much! I’m glad folks like the contests.

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