So I recently found out that my home realm, Shattered Halls, will be connected to a already connected realm, Kalecgos/Executus. I must say I've been watching the blue posts about this like a hawk, and I did not see this added in. The other day I saw someone in trade advertising a guild on the new server I'm being connected to, and checked the blue posts and low and behold, it was true!
Scoping out the New Realm
The first thing I did once I confirmed it was actually happening, was go over to The Undermine Journal and scope out my new realm. I looked at my primary markets, most notably Jewelcrafting, and found things like this:
So after seeing this I decided to roll a level 1 and get my hands into the AH a bit, and see it first hand, and I must say thy have quite a bizarre economy going on over there. First of all let me note that according to realmpop, these 2 already-connected realms combined have the same population as my current realm. So right now we're about the same size. Looking through the AH though, there's no one name that you see repeated throughout gems or throughout almost any market. They seem devoid of big fish, which is a little disappointing to me. I was hoping for some new competition, but it just seems I'll have (mostly) a bigger audience. I know this is not likely the end of our connections, but I feel like I'll be competing with my same marketeers that I have been on my main realm all along, they may get more serious about it though with the increased gold making potential.
So something I was just toying around with doing on this new realm, and I wasn't at first overly serious about it was rolling 11 DKs on each of the 2 servers I'm getting merged with, and parking them for rested XP. Well last night while listening to the live recording of Late Nite With Stede # 017, I took the plunge:
The theory is, once I build up enough of a bank of rested, in my spare time throughout the end of this expansion and into WoD, I can rotate through the characters from 1-22, leveling each through their rested, and by the time I return to 1 I'll have full rested XP. Now getting out of the starting zone alone will be roughly 22 hours of play time alone, so this is a really bad idea, and realistically I will probably never even bother to get this project off the ground. Leveling DKs is something that I enjoy (particularly through BC) so it'll be fun in my spare time.
About 18 of these 22 are goblins though, so they will have an easy time leveling up Alchemy. Okay I have a problem, I get it. Really really don't think I'll end up finishing this, but I've already rolled 4 DKs on other realms into the 80s for fun, so really that time would equate to 8 DKs here, so feasible. At the absolute least I will have a lot more posting toons which will be fun. Not intending to pour copious amounts of time into leveling them, just down time if/when I have it from crafting/raiding. Already have more than enough profession slots on my main server to keep my empire running for a long long time.
Alright that's it for this post, but you'll definitely be hearing about this after I get connected on Thursday, February 6th! Very much looking forward to some analysis after I've been on a while. Even before I'm connected though, I'm starting to realize (which is something I overlooked in the past) is that connections will all have unique components to them. There's no do x for maximum profit for all connections, it's just not going to work out that way when you combine two unique server groups.
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