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Time Devoted to Gold Making

This is for Day 14 of Nev's 20 Days of Goldmaking.  Interested in reading other's views on the topics?  Nev made a post with all the participants here.  Check it out, there's some really great posts!

How much of your playtime is devoted to gold making? Do you raid/pvp/pet battle too or is the AH your main playtime?

Gold Time
Gold making is my priority in WoW.  It's what I enjoy most, so I always go through my routine before enjoying other aspects of the game.  I log all of my alts, do their cooldowns, and cancel/repost auctions.  After that I'll log on my main, and do their ritual.  Since my main is my only 90, I only have one Halfhill farm where I can get GL from, so I check the BMAH, maintain my farm at halfhill, and do my tailoring CD while sitting in a queue.  Since my main is a mage, my queues tend to be long, so why not profit while waiting?  Right now it's the holiday queue, but usually I for a dungeon or raid.

PvE Heavy
After sitting in my queue, possibly having it pop, I continue with doing the Dominance Point dailies (Horde). I got a late start on this faction, but I've really enjoyed playing through them, and I make sure to do them every day.  These are really the only dailies that I do, even though I don't have most reps maxed yet.  I just don't care for the other ones given my profession spread.  I suppose I should try and get the Tailoring 28 slot bag pattern just in case it's becomes the best thing for me to do with my Tailoring CD, but to me the grind is just not worth it!

PvP/Battle Pets
I was into PvP pretty heavily for a few seasons, but then my RBG and 3v3 teams fell apart, and I just didn't have the motivation to grind out the gear again.  I'm quite interested in the changes being made to PvP in 5.2 and I might take a stab at it.

As for the Battle Pets, I do indeed have a team of full 25s.  I really enjoyed battle pets for a few weeks, but it got awfully repetitive, and I haven't really been active with it for quite some time now.  I do enjoy having the level 25 pets so I can learn and transfer some 25 pets between servers to move some gold!  As of late though, this process hasn't been going too well for me, but I'm not losing anything on my main server, and have a plethora of 25 pets now!

For a TL;DR version, I'd say about 60% of my play time is dedicated to gold making, with the rest dedicated to PvE activities.  How much of your play time do you spend making gold?


Phat Lewts

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  1. Any tips for battle pet raising? I know one gold maker posted his tips for what to do after you get atleast one 25, but how did you personally make the climb to the plethora of 25's you currently sit on?


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