And so my 20 Days of Gold Making continues today with Day 17 "Pets - did you used to do the vendor pet sales? How have pet battles changed things for you?".
I know there was a Vendor Pet route guide at one point - an efficient but still slightly time-consuming route to pop around all the various vendors that sold pets so you could buy them to list on the Auction House. It still amazes me every day just how lazy some players can be or unable to look things up on the internet to find out how to get things for themselves!
I did used to sell the Moths from the vendor in The Exodar and of course, the White Kitten from Lil Timmy, wandering the streets of Stormwind. There was also Dealer Rashaad in Netherstorm but I rarely went all the way out there unless I had an alt leveling through Outland. The Mana Wyrmling was about the only one that sold for any real profit anyway.
My main pet income came from the low level Engineering pets - the Mechanical Squirrel & the Pet Bombling. My Engineer isn't high enough level to get the Mechanical Yeti plans & the Mechanical Toad recipe is super rare so I only flipped those when they turned up cheap on the Auction House.
Pet battles have changed the whole pet market as far as I can tell. The Engineering pets I do have the recipes for don't sell now, the materials to make them don't sell either (unsurprising of course!) and as they are not 'rare' types, the demand is low.
What I have done a few times though is to go to one of my alternative servers where I have some gold & buy cheap pets there. I learn them then cage them on my banker alt so I can list them on my home server. I should imagine that there is a pretty good market here for anyone who plays regularly on more than one server & who knows which pets are in highest demand. It's also a great way of picking up pets cheaply to fill the gaps in your collectors list. Sometimes it pays to be a server hopping altoholic!
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