I got into the gold-making groove a bit late. It was only at the end of Wrath/start of Cata that I began trying to really ramp up my income. As such, my goals were modest. I was excited when I first broke 50,000 gold back at the end of Wrath, almost entirely through inscription.
When Cata dropped back in late 2010 I started pushing my jewelcrafting. For the past year I’ve been focusing on making blue quality gems and mass-producing glyphs. Its only in the past few months that I expanded to include some Darkmoon cards and the “saronite shuffle”. Well, this weekend I finally reached my goal…
I know that for a lot of hardcore gold makers, the ultimate goal is a cool million. However, with the gold flow tailing off lately that’s never really been an option for me. Still 500k gold puts me safely in the 1% of WoW players.
Suddenly I have a lot of free time on my hands. I’m going to take a few weeks off from the glyph posting grind, which is by far the most time-consuming (and most lucrative) part of my gold making. Also, I think I’ll actually spend some gold now. My alts still need epic flying, and I never did buy the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth.
In about a month I’ll start thinking about stockpiling for the next expansion. For now, its time for a nice vacation.