Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Living the high life...

I mentioned last week how I've started the quest chain to get the swift flight form, costing me a pretty 5,000g. I'm to the point now where I just have to run heroic Sethekk.

I've become known in the guild as the loaded one, always having money to throw around. I've had some people ask me exactly how I make money. I've mentioned my gold making ways before (i.e. fishing), but haven't divulged my full secrets. Maybe I'm just in an extra generous mood, or maybe since I've already spent my 5,000g, I don't care as much anymore... but here is how I've made money. I've made back about 1,200 g in the last 10 days, and that isn't even with K full on fishing every day. So here are the questions you may be asking...

So K, what are your professions?
K is an herbalist, alchemist, and a mad fisherwoman.

Why do you refer to yourself in the third person?
Um, because I'm a dork.

So fishing, eh?

Why? Tell me more
Ok. I fish in three main zones. Nagrand, Zangarmarsh, and Terokkar.

In Nagrand, fly to the area south of the horde base. Fish the streams south of the base and the area around the lake north of the base. Depending on the time of day, you will find pools of pure water, mudfish, and bluefish. An hour of fishing there can net me anywhere from 15 to 45 motes of water, and 20-30 mudfish and bluefish. Stacks of cooked mudfish can sell for 17.5g, bluefish about 15g on Drenden. You could sell the motes of water (Primal Water on Drenden sells for about 17g), but I save them (more below). I generally share some of what I fish up with guildies, but 1 hour of fishing in Nagrand could make me anywhere from 50-80g if I sell everything I fish.

In Zangarmarsh, you fly around the perimeter of Serpent Lake and Coilfang Reservoir. Here you'll get Zangarian Sporefish, which can be cooked up into Blackened Sporefish. Stacks sell for about 15-17.5g as well. You'll also get some steam pump debris that can be sold back to vendors for 50s each. Don't bother with the Spotted Feltail, its not really worth your time to fish to sell them. Unless you want to cook them up for yourself, into Feltail Delight for the +20 stam buff.

In Terokkar, fish the streams between Allerian Stronghold and Tuurem, mainly for Golden Darter. Stacks of them or cooked up into golden fish sticks will sell for anywhere from 15-20g. Again, I generally ignore Spotted Feltail pools. In addition, in Terokkar, you should go check out the three elevated lakes for Furious Crawdad. They will sell as is or cooked into Spicy Crawdad for about 30g per stack.

In addition to the fish, you'll get some cloth and a good number of scrolls from all three locations, which you can keep or also sell for anywhere from 1-2g each.... sometimes more for the Scrolls of Strength or Agility, generally less for Scrolls of Spirit. You'll also catch Enormous Barbed Gill Trout which can sell for about 1.5g each and Huge Spotted Feltail. One Huge Spotted Feltail can now be cooked into 6 Fisherman's Feast (it used to be only 1). A stack of 20 Fisherman's Feast can sell for about 30g, similar to the Spicy Crawdad since its the same +30 stamina buff. So one Huge Spotted Feltail is worth about 9g. I've been finding that I'm fishing them up more frequently now.

So how does alchemy come into play?
Well with all of the primal water I fish up, I save them to make Earthstorm Diamonds. Then the only mats I have to buy are Primal Earth, which is only about 3g each, and the stones which cost about 4.5g for 3 deep peridot, 3 golden draenite, and 3 shadow draenite. So I spend 10.5g in mats to create a diamond which I sell for about 65-70g. Yes, you economists out there will say that there is a time value of money involved as well around the time I spent to fish the Primal Water. But basically I'm making a good amount of money with my daily Earthstorm Diamond transmute.

Do you make any money from herbalism?
I could, but I don't. I'm currently saving all my herbs for when I drop herbalism to pick up tailoring to craft my primal mooncloth set.

Any final fishing tips?
Leveling up fishing sucks... and its boring. But its well worth it at the end. Also know that the game will only allow you to "see" a number of pool at a time. So unless you start fishing some pools, no more pools will be visible to you. When you start a fishing run, make sure you have plenty of empty bag space, I like to roll with at least 25 empty slots. I've referenced this site before, but for more specific fishing tips and locations, go to El's Extreme Anglin fishing guide site.

Well thanks K!
No problem. Happy fishing as you hear the cha-ching of your gold stacking up!


  1. And to think I have been buying your items all this time ...I want my money back !

    And yes, I got my swift flight form !

    If you are interested in getting the swift flight form at any point of time, let me know. You could heal, Jess could tank and I can get you some good reliable friends for CC (you typically want a mage for humanoids, a shadow priest for shackles and fear ward (though Jess could technically stance dance out of everyone ) and one more DPS, preferably a hunter for misdirects on the Sethekk Ravenguards) .. unless of course Jess is the "screw-CC-I-will-tank-everything type tank)

    If you have not done much heroics, heroic sethekk is a good place to start and get your swift flight form at the same time.

    The day I got my SFF, I just flew around Shattrath for an hour doing nothing else !

    Regards, LL / Hs

  2. No no. As much as I like to bogart aggro I do appreciate good crowd control.

    Those fears in Sethekk are a pain, although not so much anymore since they no longer result in aggro resets. Also I've found spell reflection to work very nicely for countering fears.

  3. lol. Sometimes Jess will pout and stamp her foot, saying, "Aggro all mine!"

    Thanks for your offer LL... I'm sure I will take you up on it.

  4. I know this wasn't the main point of your post, but regarding the actual Ravengod boss fight:

    Make 3 macros, one to cast Rank 1 Regrowth (or Rejuv) on each of the statues, without losing your current target. The sample macros can be found on WoWWiki, and they were awesomely helpful. I've yet to get my swift flight (if I ever do) but I helped my feral husband get his a couple weeks ago and the macros worked beautifully.

  5. Nasirah-
    I hope that when you say "my feral husband" you are referring to his character's talent spec and not to some interesting aspect of your husband's origins. Just sayin'...