For any of you coming here from Zuggy’s Blogging Carnival on Ways to Make Gold in Cataclysm, hello and welcome! I’m Miss Mediocre, and this is my gaming blog! Please feel free to leave me a comment, good or bad, about anything you read on my site! I do my best to respond to everything. Now, onto my post!
Thankfully I’ve had access to the beta for the past few months, so I’ve had some time to explore and plot out my approach for making some gold on the first day of Cataclysm. I’d like to point out that making gold is not my number 1 priority for that night, but I do believe I will make a decent amount simply by going after my goal!
I love fishing in World of Warcraft and have decided to try for the Fishing Realm First Achievement, Illustrious Angler. I’ve already pre-ordered a Cataclysm Collectors Edition, so I know everyone doing the online purchase and download will likely beat me into the game, but I’m still going to give it a shot! The way this is going to make me gold is as follows!
My character will be logged out in Dalaran beside the Flight Trainer. As soon as I log in, I will learn Azeroth Flying for 250g and run to Marcia Chase (the Fishing Trainer in Dalaran) to learn Illustrious Fishing. Then it’s through the portal in the Violet Citadel to the Caverns of Time. I’ll then fly straight west to Thistleshrub Valley in Tanaris where a pass has opened up leading into Uldum.
There is a river running through the Vir’naal Oasis that you will reach by continuing west. The crocolisks around the river are level 83-85, but if you fly up the waterfall to the north, there are no mobs to interfere with your fishing! You will catch a variety of Lavascale Catfish, Sharptooth and some Blackbelly Mudfish, all of which are the sole ingredient to many of the new cooking recipes.
The reason these fish might sell for crazy amounts is because of all the people who will be after the realm first Cooking achievement! I’m hoping to be one of the first to post the fish from Uldum in the Auction House and hopefully players will be willing to pay lots of gold for the fish required by the new 450 patterns! I do believe these new fish will sell like crazy though, regardless of achievements!
As one final tip for making some gold on the first few days of Cataclysm, it might be worth it to post the ingredients for the Northrend Recipe, Fish Feast. These will continue to yield points past 450, and because the Cataclysm Cooking Recipes require 3 daily tokens to purchase, many chefs will cook Fish Feasts to get as close to 525 as possible. The recipe calls for 2 Musselback Sculpin, 2 Nettlefish, 2 Glacial Salmon and 1 Northern Spice, all of which have been going for cheap (on my server anyway) as of late!
I wish you all the best of luck with all your Cataclysm gold-making enterprises and hopefully this helps a few of you fatten your gold pouches a little more thoroughly!
Thanks for Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3