This is the first experiment I post on Too Greedy. It's a new topic I'll bring up from time to time. The goal is to give evidence that something is/isn't possible. This is the first of some new topics I'm bringing up in the (near) future. Enjoy :)
Making money at low levels?
It is possible. Starting areas are filled with beasts that drop Meat, Eggs, and other "animal things". You can make a lot of money by selling these at the AH. The buyers are usually people who are leveling professions. But this is not the only way.
Mining and Herbalism, for example, are amazing professions for this. While doing the low level quests, you can mine dozens of ores and gather loads of herbs. Turning the ores into bars, and selling them, along with the herbs, is a great source of income if you're looking for starter cash, and it should be more than enough to start doing funny stuff at the AH.
I'm now leveling a warlock for such purpose, and I'm gathering all sorts of materials; herbs, ores (Mining and Herbalism are my two professions), cloth, meats, etc.
After some days, I'm now level 14, and have done my first postings at the AH, like the following screenshot shows (these are just 3 of the many pages - they were roughly 100 total auctions):
These materials were farmed during my Elwynn Forest/Westfall questing. The results of the these few days gathering and selling while leveling are:
These are only 2 pictures; I could've taken a lot more, but it would take a lot of space to show all of them, and it's not really necessary. You can see I sold all my Copper Bars, some Boar Ribs for 50s each, a few herbs...all this in a couple of days. My bags after the first business adventure on this character:
Note that I still got more herbs, feathers, meat, eggs, and other random stuff to sell. I didn't sell them all at the same time.
As you can see, you can make plenty of money before level 15 while just enjoying the quests, and gathering stuff meanwhile. It may not seem much money, but it's a start, and it's definitely not bad for a toon of such level. The gold you acquire also increases as you level, because items become more valuable, either because they're just higher level, or because sometimes there's very low supply for them (people often vendor them, don't be such a silly person). So, making money at low levels? I did it, so it IS possible.
Thursday, September 3, 2009