Today, Monday, October 4, 2010, we received an official Cataclysm expansion release date: December 7, 2010. We also know that Patch 4.0.X will come ahead of Cataclysm, changing the world in anticipation of the expansion. The end, Dear Reader, is nigh. The game as you know it, that you’ve been playing for almost a decade (I’m rounding up), is going away in a few weeks. And you can make money on this.
We’ve talked about it on the Call To Auction podcast (subscribe on ITunes/Zune!), but I’ve not yet written about it, so here’s a sure-fire money maker: go farm Zul’Gurub. Seriously. Go do it right now. Kill everything in there and loot, loot, loot!
Why? Well, there are a bunch of reasons. First of all, ZG is going away. In Cata, it’s not going to be there in the same fashion as it is currently (ie: a 20-man instance). It may still exist in some watered-down, part-of-the-zone fashion- we can’t be sure about that yet. However, the ZG that so many know and love is gone in a few weeks. So the best reason to go farm it is to see it now, before it no longer exists. It is a truly gorgeous instance, and one that I’ve come to love over the past few months.
But why have I been in there so much, you ask? Because there’s gold to be made! First of all, there are two bosses that have a very small chance to drop mounts: the Raptor mount and the Tiger mount. They’re both gorgeous. The drop is pure RNG, and since I have the Baron’s mount, I seem to be unable to get either of the ZG mounts to drop. While that has nothing to do with making gold, it is still a good reason to head into ZG.
But if you want gold? Well, because the instance is going away, the corresponding reputation achievement, Hero Of The Zandalar Tribe, is also going away. It’s going to be a Feat of Strength in Cata. This means that everyone and their mother(s) are grinding Zandalar rep right now. Zandalar rep is achieved by killing mobs in ZG, but also is achieved by turning in items that drop only in ZG- various Hakkari Coins and Bijous.
The Coins and Bijous drop frequently off of trash mobs and bosses, so you can farm them even if you can’t solo a boss in ZG. The coins are going for 1g-4g each, and the Bijous are going for upwards of a whopping 20g each! Furthermore, they are selling like hotcakes! Demand for these items is very high, as folks are trying to knock out the Zandalar rep while they still have the chance.
Here’s the take-away: Go farm ZG, right now! If you don’t have a tank spec, this could make some of the bosses difficult. But no matter what, if you have a level 80 toon, you’ll make great gold per hour by farming ZG and selling what drops.
Normally I’m not one to recommend farming, but this opportunity is just too juicy. Seriously, go do it. Now is the chance. If you’re spending your time running in circles around a zone (Sholazar-Un’Goro-wherever) to farm nodes, you’re losing money. Every second in ZG will make you more money for the next few weeks.
So seriously, go farm ZG! Right now!
(Also, I’ve totally ignored the potential to get the Turtle Book off of the optional boss, Gahz’ranka, and the potential to get a pet. The book and/or pet will sell for thousands of gold each in the next few weeks, making this an even more desirable place to farm. Plus, you get all the greens that you can handle, as well as vendor trash and souldbound items to disenchant or vendor. So even if you get unlucky with drops, you’ll still have a chance to make good gold per hour in there.)
Tags: Tags: 4.0, Bijou, cataclysm, Coin, Farming, Raptor, Tiger, Zandalar, Zul'Gurub
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