I touched on this in my previous post in the series, but my first gold making goal was the, then prestigious, Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth. I had seen my Guild Master at the time sporting one, and was baffled that anyone in the game could make that much gold to afford such a thing. When I started making gold properly (as I mentioned previously, I operated some time under the fallacy that farming would make me rich) the Tundra Mammoth is what I had in my sights.
Before I bought it I made sure I had enough capital to continue with my gold making, even though I had reached my first goal I had the gold making bug. Unfortunately shortly after I reached my goal my interest in the game started to wane, for a variety of reasons (new home, starting at college, the lull before Cataclysm) so I left the game and left all my in-game possessions to one of my friends who was still playing at the time.
When I returned it was with the intention of making gold. I know that seems like an odd reason to return to World of Warcraft, but it was the main driving factor. After a friendly Game Master helped me recover some of my lost inventory (and gear, I got all my Holy Paladin’s gear back enchants and everything) I set on my way to making gold cap.Along the way I set myself mini goals, every 100k gold increment, old gold cap, half a million gold, and finally one million gold. After I hit that my momentum carried me to 1.2 million gold, but after some bad investments and spending sprees I still haven’t recovered so I’m only at 600k gold right now. Hope to make gold cap again soon.