Dosen't seem like it was very long ago that I was writing about finally making it past 500,000 gold on the way to my 1 million gold goal. I was very excited that day because I wasn't quite sure that I was ever going to make it that far and was begining to loose interest and determination to keep going. Today I went over 700,000 gold and I am starting to see the flag at the top of the mountain.
It has been slow going and I admit I haven't been putting as much effort into gold making as I was at the begining, but still doing enough to make slow and stready progress. As I get closer I have a feeling that I will increase my efforts to get there quicker. As it stands now, if I maintain the same amount of gold income i've been averaging the last few weeks, I should hit 1 million gold at the end of January next year (about 8 months from now). I'd like to get there before the end of the year; that's my new goal.
Still havent been able to kill any raid bosses yet. I've only had a few oppurtunites to raid so far this exspansion and the groups I went with were unsuccessfull in making any progress on the boss we faught. It's difficult getting into raids with my work schedual but with a Tank and a Hunter with gear levels over 480 I hope to get into more raids in the future and eventually get a kill or two and make some progress.
Well, my goal was to post a blog entry at least once every month but appairently March and April got past me when I wasn't looking. Hopefully I can cover the last two months with this entry and i'll be all caught up.
I've been working on gearing up my Hunter by doing the new dalies on thunder isle but they've goten so that you need to run with another person or else you're doing the ghost run back to your dead toon most of the time.
I've done a few LFRs trying to pick up some higher level stuff but the ques are 40 plus minutes long for DPS and take 30 to 40 mins to run without any glitches, so needless to say I got burnt out on the whole thing.
For a change of pace I started doing pet battles which i thought I'd never get into , but like with most things I get into, if its challenging and interesting I'll pursue it. I beat all the lower level pet trainers by capturing higher level pets to fight with as I went along, instead of trying to level the ones I already had. It just seemed like a faster way to go about it and also you can pick which type of pet you need to capture based on what the pet trainer you are trying to beat has on his team.
As always I used Wowhead for information and read the commnets posted by other people about which pets are best for which fights. I made good progress untill I got to the pet trainer in Shadowmoon Valley who has level 24 pets. At this point once you capture the pets you need to beat him you have to level them to at least 24 and if they are not rare quality (Blue) pets, you probably wont win the fight. I finally did beat him, but juist barly, and it was shortly after that that I had enough of pet battles for a while. I had fun and got some achieves along the way...I got a thing for achieves = ).
Once I was over the pet battle fever, instead of going back to Zenul, I decided to work on my Tank Zenaxos who hasn't seen much action since he reached level 90 after Pandaria came. I was glad I bought the "reputation increase for all toons on your account" thingy from the major factions and the fact that in a recent patch they let you select a faction to receive extra rep with when you do your first random scnearios and heroic dungeons for the day. Its been a great help in upgrading his gear with the valor points from the randoms and the fast reputations gains.
Without these reputation gaining advantagaes I dont think i would have grinded it out like i did on my main the first time. Thats probably why they added them becuase they knew most people felt like i did, too much of a ardious rep grind over and over to gear other toons for it to be worth it.
Another advantage and motivating factor of working on my tank is the "insta que" I get for the randoms, unlike the 15 to 30 minute waits i have on my Hunter. I've even did the first two LFRs on my tank which for me was a little unnearving not knowing the fights other then reading a tank guide about them online. I didn't do too bad. It was a little rough at the begining but i guess the best way to learn is to get in there and get beat up a little and learn from your mistakes.
Other than the pet battles and gearing up my tank, I'm still making and selling Glyphs and Transmogg items on the AH, just not as activly as I have been in the past, but still making progress to my One Million Gold goal. I've updated the Gold Making page of the website and added some more information and will continue to work on it in the future when the mood strikes me.
That pretty much sums up the last two months. I'll try to keep up with my monthly Blog entry so look for one at the end of this month and we'll see how I do.
Retired Army NCO, Logistics Manager, and Habitual World of Warcraft Player.