Nice, sounds pretty sweet though its like crazy expensive like 10k gold or something, right?
Yeah my buddy Tim (Drelle/Jacktheriper) is the Guild Master so I bought that domain and installed the forums and its going to be the official guild site, we also have a couple new members, we want to build up to the point that we can run some of the endgame instances once we all hit 70.
Artisan Riding training to get the 300 riding skill is 5000 gold.
Then you can fly in Epic Flying Mounts / Machines, whichever.
I've got about 1500 gold right now. Just discovered a new way to make more money from mining, so that will help. Instead of taking the gems that drop from mining and just putting them on AH, I have a Jewelcrafter cut them into gems first. Then I can sell them for 3-8 times more money. Also I am having JC's prospect ore for me, as I can mine more Fel Iron and Adamantite than I really even have a need for. I've got 115 Fel Iron bars in my bank now and no real use for them yet.
Hey Tim, this is Tim(aka Drelle, Jacktheriper, and Timmyfield) Cam said you have been playing WoW for a while, how many high level characters do you have other than your hunter? He is 70 correct? How long did it end up taking you to hit 70, (real time, not game time). it took me about 6 months for my warrior of on/off playing and about 4 for my Druid(hes just about 70, 5 bars to be exact) you should try a druid, they are a jack of all trades and I love playing him. I noticed you said you are saving for your Artisan Riding. Your are an Engineer correct? Im not sure if your server is the same as ours but Guns and Scopes sell for a premium on the auction house. so instead of selling materials you can sell the blue and purple scopes and you will make your 5k gold in no time rather than wasting your materials with the jewelcrafters making them rich. Well happy hunting and if you have any questions please do not feel free to ask:-)
My 70 dwarf hunter is my only high level character, after that I have a 41 human paladin, 33 human mage, 22 human rogue, 10 gnome warlock, and a 7 night elf warrior. The 41, 33, and 22 were made just so I could do more professions.
My 70 took 27 days 10 hours /played time and 15 months real time to get his 70.
The 70 is 375 mining / 363 engineering, the 41 is 300 leatherworking / 300 engineering, 33 is 225 alchemy / 230 herbalism, 22 is 225 tailoring / 225 blacksmithing.
Then I just wanted to try a gnome and a warlock, and a night elf and a warrior.
I keep and sell the gems that JC's make for me, I just give them a small tip for doing the work. I still make money on the deal, or I wouldn't do it.
Scopes sell for some nice money on my server too, but if you buy the materials it costs as much to make them as what they sell for. As a miner I can get the materials for free if I spend enough time mining them.
Last night I dinged 375 in Goblin Engineering. Even though I had all the Fel Iron and Khorium Bars I needed, things like Primal Fire and Adamantite Bars cost about 250 gold to go from 365 to 375. That stuff is expensive!
Ding, hit 58 last night (then 59) so now I'm questing in Outland, and wow the drops and quest rewards are already way better, that was what I was expecting from what Drelle told me about OL. Anyway, so the march to 70 continues, dunno how much longer but it's moving pretty quickly.
I know this is alittle off topic, but I have a question for Tim. As a Engineer, (175 Eng.) I often find myself building and selling on AH, and not using very much when I go questing. What tools (bombs, sheep, etc...) that you made as an Engineer did you find most useful, and worth having on you at all times? ofcourse I have my rifle, But don't usually carry around much else. Are the bombs, sheep, and target dummies worth it?
When I hit level 70, I dropped Skinning for Engineering and power slammed it from 0-350 skill in 4 hours. I just built whatever needed the least amount of materials to get skill points with. Of course, I had been saving mats all through the 58-70 leveling in Outlands, so that made it easy. Even then, I still spent close to 400 gold on extra mats. I just wanted the Roflcopter, and got it.
As far as what engineering items I use, my main carries Dense Dynamite all the time, and my non-engineering alts have EZ-Thro Dynamite. It helps out in killing mobs or other players.
The engineering bombs and grenades needs more mats to build and don't do as much damage in most cases, so I never messed with them except for when I was skilling from 0-350.
My Goblin Rocket Launcher gets used a lot, both in normal PVP and in dungeons.
The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor and Surestrike Goggles v. 2.0 allow me to see and farm motes from gas clouds. I can get motes / primal manas in Netherstorm, motes / primal waters in Zangarmarsh, and motes / primal airs in Nagrand.
Those 2 Engineering items alone have made me thousands of gold. Flying around on my Turbo Roflcopter makes it fast and fun also! The mote extractor needs skill level 305 and I think the goggles are 375 skill level, but they are worth it. There are other goggles in the game that allow you to see gas clouds until you can build the Surestrike ones.
Other than that, I don't make much stuff with Engineering, although lately I've built and sold a few Gyro-Balanced Khorium Destroyers on the auction house, for 1050 and 1265 gold. I'm collecting mats now for a 3rd gun to be built & sold.