Guildies or friends in game will sometimes mention how I don't really have any alts. This is true. But you know what? I have a confession of sorts, one that some guildies know about but that which I've never talked about on this blog. I have an inscriptionist alt that is going for the gold cap. Yes, my friends, I have and continue to be part of the crazy glyph world.
I leveled a DK alt specifically for this purpose a while back, before dual specs went live. I chose a DK so she could level quickly to 65 to max out in inscription. Initially, K just farmed all the herbs for this alt to mill, but serious inscriptionists today know its more worth your while to buy the herbs cheap off the AH when available rather than farming them (time is money friends). An amusing side note from inscription is that it has definitely broadened my knowledge of other classes abilities. When someone talks about some skill or talent, while before I wouldn't have even recognized it, now I'm like "Oh, yeah! I sell that glyph all the time!"
While I don't have any other level 80 alts, I would definitely consider this whole money making business a form of alt-ing, though for inscription you don't have to spend a lot of time to make gold. Anyways, I'm not hard core into it all the time. I could definitely be spending more time on selling my glyphs plus making money via alchemy, which yes, isn't as good as inscription, but is decent. My intensity in the gold making business does have peaks and valleys. But I do get into the competitive factor of the whole inscription market, as competitors come in and out of the market.
So why am I doing this? I don't know... I guess its a pretty crazy goal for someone to reach in game. But I do want to achieve my goal of the 214,748g gold cap amount. I've thought before about what I should do with all the gold once I reach the cap. Come up with some crazy schemes or bribes for my guildies? Give some out randomly and see what folks will do for WOW gold? Hmmm the possibilities...
Anyone else a crazy inscriptionist? Are you going for the gold cap?