Sunday, August 19, 2007

WoW: Getting Your Mount Money by Level 40: A Guide

We all want one, and we all need one, but sometimes it's hard to get it the second you hit level 40. Yes, I'm talking about a mount and the 60% speed bonus that comes with it. You need 90 gold if you're honored with your specific faction, and it may be a bit harder to get the needed money before you ding 40. Here's a quick list of Do's and Don'ts to getting the money you need.


  • Pick up two gathering professions. It helps a lot if you sell everything you gather in the auction house while leveling.
  • Buy large bags as soon as possible to be able to have free space at all time.
  • Pick up EVERYTHING that you can from mobs. Vendor trash is essential for gaining money in World of Warcraft.
  • Farm fast dying mobs when you have nothing better to do.
  • Sell extra cloth in bulk.
  • Use the AH as a stock market, buy high and resell low.
  • Use a higher level character to farm with if you can.
  • Buy stuff from the AH that cost more than what you can afford to lose.
  • Buy water or food from a vendor, nicely ask a mage for conjured ones.
  • Spend too much money on quest items you can get from the AH (i.e. STV book pages)
  • Be afraid to ask guildies for "donations".

Hope this helps out a bit for both the newbies and alt-making veterans out there. Have fun.