WoW Lifestyles of the Rich Pt.2

Next up in my quest to flaunt my WoW gold riches: Megkineer’s Chopper!


Megkineer’s Chopper is not quite as useful as the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth I picked up in part one of this series of videos devoted to wasteful, excessive spending in WoW :) But it’s a lot more fun to ride around in the major cities in this sweet mount.

This falls into pretty much the same price range as the Traveler’s Mammoth, typically about 20,000 gold. But since it’s a crafted engineering item, you may find it for a bit less on some servers. Something like get a faction rep discount. For example, on one of my regular servers, I’ve seen a couple of Engineers advertising Choppers for 17,000 gold.

On the server I’m on in this video, though, it’s 20k or go home.

This is by no means gouging on the part of the crafters supplying the mount. The major expense is a set of unique engineering parts that are only available at extreme cost, from an exotic vendor in K3 in Northrend:

Salvaged Iron Golem Parts – 3000g
Goblin-machined Piston x 8 – 1000g each
Elementium-plated Exhaust Pipe (limited supply) – 1500g

So that’s 12,500 gold just for starters. Then you’ve got to get 12 Titansteel Bars, 40 Handfuls of Cobalt Bolts, 2 Arctic Furs… not to mention that your Engineer has to be Exalted with Alliance Vanguard in order to acquire the Schematic. So it adds up.

Is it worth it? Hell yes! Watch the video, check out the Choppa… then go get my Massive Gold Blueprint so you can earn enough gold to get one of these beauties for yourself, lickity-split.

WoW Lifestyles of the Rich Part 1

What to do with all this gold you’re making? Try the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth!


Now that the Auction House is settling down after the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, I find that I’m raking in so much gold that it’s hard to spend it all. So to keep my enthusiasm up, I’m setting myself some goals to get my main characters some truly extravagant gifts.

So you thought 5,000 gold or so for a flying mount was expensive? Try the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth on for size. 20,000 gold from the Exotic Mounts vendor in Dalaran… and it doesn’t even fly :)

But never mind, it comes instead with 2 fully-stocked NPC vendors on board. So you never have to return to cities and towns to restock, repair or sell off your trash. And when you just want to have some fun, kick the NPC’s off, and invite 2 of your buddies along for a joy ride.

Is it worth the expense? I think so. But then, it only took me about 20 hours to accumulate enough gold to buy this amazing beast.

Watch the video, check out the Mammoth, and let me know what you think… is this the best gold-sink in the game, or what?

Darkmoon Faire Gold, Lich King Style

WotLK Has Changed the Economy, but Darkmoon Faire is Still a Goldmine


Even with the changes in the World of Warcraft economy since the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, you can still make a lot of gold – fast – at the Darkmoon Faire.

As I detailed in my original walkthrough of the Darkmoon Faire gold making strategy, it’s possible to make a huge amount of gold by camping the Exotic Goods vendors (Lhara, and Professor Thaddeus Paleo) in a booth at the back of the Darkmoon Faire. Buy all the limited supply items you can, following my re-spawn timing technique, and sell for massive profits in the auction house.

With the changed economy in Wrath of the Lich King, the Darkmoon Faire isn’t quite such a jackpot, but it’s still worth spending some time, if only for the herbs. Pre WotLK, you could rake in 600g – 1,000g in a day. Now the high end is more like 500g.

Click the video link above to for complete updated details for making extreme amounts of gold at the Darkmoon Faire in the Wrath of the Lich King era (runs 20’11”).

What to buy:

  • almost all of the available herbs, including Fel Lotus (4g), Black Lotus (40s), Netherbloom (40s), Terocone (20s), Mountain Silversage (6s), Golden Sansam (4s), Dreamfoil (4s), Ghost Mushroom (15s), Khadgar’s Whisker (7s), Wild Steelbloom (2s), Kingsblood (1s20), Liferoot (3s), Bruiseweed (1s), Mageroyal (80c), and Earthroot (80c)
  • some of the leathers, including Thick Clefthoof Leather (30s), Enchanted Leather (20s), and possibly Knothide Leather (50s) and Rugged Leather (20s) depending on your server’s prices
  • some of the Motes, especially Mote of Fire (16s) and Mote of Air (16s)
    Superior Healing and Mana potions

What to avoid:

  • all of the gems, including Living Ruby, Nightseye, Noble Topaz, Dawnstone, Star of Elune, Talasite… all selling for 12g each, and worth about half that on most auction houses
  • all of the scrolls, which are now much cheaper than before, due to Inscription

And the saving grace:

  • Frogs… FTW! Pick up plenty of Wood Frogs and Tree Frogs from Flik while you’re at the Faire, and sell them off gradually through the month for a nice profit.