When I Should Have Been Leveling

I set out a goal quite some time ago, to have one of each class at 100 by the time Legion hit. Granted, with the free 110, I could let one slide. As you can see from yesterday, though, I’ve only gotten five there. I certainly have my work cut out for me (good news is, the DK is now 83) to get several classes maxed out. Realistically, of course, I won’t. Life will get in the way of that, and I’m ok with it. I’ll get there eventually and then check out each class’s artifact quest chain.

So the question is, if I had the time and don’t raid…why didn’t I get more leveling done? Well once again life was in the way and my play time was reduced. I could have nickeled and dimed a character or two but I didn’t. Instead, I invested.

The relative sure investment in the game right now is pets. So long as you know their relative value, you can never lose more than 10%…if you lose any money in the first place. What makes pets so lucrative is their ability to be sold on other servers. What’s worth 30g on your server could be worth 300g on others. And you can always circulate the gold back to your server via the same process.

Now the way I see it, when Legion hits people are going to be all over the new content. That means out with the old and in with the new. This will include out with Draenor for most players, even new ones. So, for example, I bought up any Left Shark I saw for less than 50s on my servers. I also got an idea what several pets are worth overall. I flipped some so that I could keep my various economies stocked, but any time I had more than three of a pet at the end of the day they went in the bank. The end result?

PetceteraSo we’re looking at just shy of 600 pets, varying greatly in their value and rarity. Some are only going become less common (I’m looking at you Iron Starlette and Hydraling), meaning there will be a slight increase in their worth, depending on the server. I’d love to say I’m concerned about breaking even, but the truth is I already have. With these pets and others, I’ve made enough gold to cover what all of these cost me. Well, the ones I didn’t track down on my own. All in all I’m just about set to open my pet shops, I think.

4 thoughts on “When I Should Have Been Leveling

  1. tomeoftheancient July 22, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Sweet Elune! You must be going broke buying flea and tick powder for all those pets! I’ve only had luck selling pets by leveling them to 25 first but then I didn’t try other servers and I got so lazy making money in the garrison.

    • JD Kenada July 22, 2016 / 5:27 pm

      Pick a server, roll a level one character and then just look at the value of a handful of pets. I think I actively used six servers when I did it.

      And yeah, I didn’t push the army nearly well enough to benefit from the Garrisons.

  2. Cymre July 26, 2016 / 6:29 am

    Whoa, look at those pets. The Iron Starlette (especially) has been great for some of my Legion teams.

    • JD Kenada August 13, 2016 / 11:03 am

      Here’s hoping it affords me a yak or something. All these trips to the transmog guys is getting tedious.

      Oooh, and an Ethereal Soul Trader too…

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