If you were starting over again (maybe on a new server perhaps), how would you start building some capital & what goal would you set yourself?
Just a quick disclaimer here, I would never opt to start fresh on a server. If for some reason I ever decided to leave my current server (and it would have to be a bloody amazing reason) I’d bring characters along, at least my Druid since it’s my only level 90, not to mention my namesake and my first character. I’d also probably bring over other important characters, like my Paladin, Priest, and Monk, depending on my money situation at that time.
But in this twisted universe where I had to start fresh, I really don’t know what I would do. Build an alt army I suppose, you can’t really do anything gold wise without the max level characters to back you. Being thrifty during the levelling process should give me some gold to start with, and I’d probably pick up Herbalism and Mining along the way to garner some extra funds.
It would probably be a fairly typical experience from there, try to build some capital (the God awful amount of dailies in this expansion should definitely help), level up a profession, once I’m making gold with that start another profession, and continue until I ,had built up another empire. I’d definitely arrange my professions better, like putting my Jewelcrafter and Enchanter on the same character. Of all the things that irk me about my gold making so far, it’s what professions I have and where.
Goals? The standard set probably. First start off nice and easy with 10k gold, move on to a slightly more difficult 100k gold, and then all the typical milestones, 214k gold (old gold cap), 500k gold, 750k gold, and finally a million gold, which was where I was at at my prime.