Starter Cash: It’s The First Of The Month, So Remember The Consortium
This is one of those Starter Cash segments that’s aimed at people who are already at max level, or close to it. It involves TBC content, so if you’re still struggling at level 30, relax, farm some copper, and wait for December 7 to alleviate all your leveling woes.
With that said, let me start like this: I love Nagrand. I really do. Like many people, it is my favorite TBC zone. (Arathi Highlands is my favorite Vanilla Zone, just in case you were keeping score.) So naturally I bring my toons through there. I always end up doing the quests in Nagrand, including the Consortium quests.
Why does this matter? Well, it’s pretty simple. As you get higher levels of reputation with the Consortium, you get access to free TBC gems via the only monthly quest in the game, Membership Benefits. That’s right, at the start of each month you can fly out to Nagrand, speak with Gezhe, and get a free sack of loot just for doing some quests that you’ve probably already forgotten about if you’re level 80.
In this way you can take part in what Markco calls the “Golden Draenite Lottery.” (Meaning that if you get one, you’ve got about 10g more than you did before, at least.) Yes, this is a lot of afk time, but it’s still easy as the portals from Dalaran still exist. And, also, it will give you a chance to go see something you probably haven’t seen in a while, namely the lovely, open spaces of Nagrand.
(What’s that you say… why yes, Nagrand is MUCH more open than anything in WotLK. Why is that, you ask? Well, because of lag. Loading lots of people fighting over Halaa on a flat plain is much harder than if they’re obstructed by cliffs or on a very high plateau. Yes, TBC was the end of the majestic vista… at least until Cataclysm.)