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Are mount training costs giving you the blues? Are the repair bills too darn high? Life's too short to be a slave to virtual gold in WoW! Whether you're just starting out in World of Warcraft, or simply don't have a clue when it comes to making gold, these five tips will help you make more WoW gold – and keep more of it.
Once you've reached level 85, you're probably itching to get into a raid and get yourself some shiny new purples. However, there are several things you can (and should) do to optimize your character for your first raid. Whether you are just getting started, or looking to improve your character's raid performance, here are a few general tips for properly preparing your character to be part of a Cataclysm raid group.
When fighting bosses in lower level dungeons, their health will usually drop so fast it won't matter which abilities you use. Once you reach the higher levels, being able to maximize your DPS during boss fights becomes a lot more important. With the larger health pools of high level dungeon and heroic dungeon bosses, knowing what your cooldowns & procs are – and when to use your cooldowns – will make all the difference in a quick and easy boss kill.
If you play on a high population server and are not in a guild, you have probably received an unsolicited guild invite from someone at one point. While this is an easy way to get into a guild with many guild perks, perhaps you're not ready to join a guild yet, or simply don't want to be in a guild. If that's the case, the good news is that Blizzard has conveniently provided an option for you to block random guild invites.
After the Cataclysm, the Barrens of Kalimdor were ripped apart and divided into two new regions – the Northern Barrens, and the Southern Barrens. With the North and South Barrens split by a chasm full of lava, it's a little bit trickier to make your way south than it was pre-Cataclysm, but it can easily be done if you know the right path to take.
In World of Warcraft you don't always need a guild to raid. If you're well prepared and can do a decent job playing your role, pick up groups – commonly known as PUGs – can provide a great way to get into a raid without the constraints of being in a raiding guild. Or even if you're in a raiding guild, PUGs can provide a place for you to raid when you're not involved in a guild raid. If you're looking to join a PUG raid in WoW, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
Having a bank alt is a great way to deal with the problem of limited bank storage, especially if you've got an army of alts. With your own private guild, you'll have access to six entire guild tabs (seven or eight if you level the guild up) that can be used to store all of your items – in addition to your bank alt's own bank tabs. Here's how to create a bank alt, start your own guild, and get up and running.
Once your Blood Elf reaches level 20, you can learn the journeyman riding skill and get your Hawkstrider mount right outside of Silvermoon City. After exiting Silvermoon City through the south exit, head east down the road until you see a building on the left side. It will say Thuron's Livery on your map. Inside the building you can learn the riding skill, and the vendor outside the building will sell you a mount. While you can get riding training from any riding trainer, your land mounts can only be purchased from Thuron's Livery until you reach exalted reputation status with another Horde city faction.
Gem sockets, and item enhancements such as enchants, leg armor, spellthread, and shoulder/helm glyphs provide a way to enhance your character without having to upgrade your gear. At the level cap, having your gear fully gemmed and enchanted can provide that last bit of DPS/healing/damage mitigation that you need to complete a heroic dungeon or raid. Once you reach the level cap and start running heroic dungeons, the question is not "should I enchant or gem this item" but "how much should I spend on gems/enchants for this item?"
Need some WoW gold making ideas? Here's a list of 40 ways you can make gold in World of Warcraft. Not a single item on this list requires you to go out and buy anything expensive, though the profession related methods assume you've leveled that profession already. This list of 40 gold making methods is by no means exhaustive; it's just a starting point to get you up and running making some gold so you don't have to beg in guild chat for mount money!