Long ago, but not so long that I can't remember, there were epic battles in Stormwind city, with alliance priests mind controlling me in order to keep me alive against dozens of players. Stacked in pvp gear with massive amounts of resilience, I'd slaughter them long enough for my two friends (Jhaman and Thunderer) to come to the rescue. I distinctly remember calling both of them on the phone and telling them to log in so they could come help me in Stormwind. Those, were the days.
Gladiators decimating Stormwind while guards helplessly pecked away at us.
Going into Battelgrounds and dominating every flag cap, every capture, and taking on whole teams with just the three of us in order to win games.
But my friends have long quit wow, and my server has gone dark. Looking at the auction house, there are 18 netherweave bags. There is one person selling glyphs. I did an auctioneer getall scan in about 15 seconds. Dead is the only accurate description for my once thriving server. I would be surprised if there was one guild still fully functioning.
So what do I do with my two million gold? What about my huge inventory of glyphs, ore, leather, cloth, etc? Or how about the entire army of alts with 500+ level professions but nobody to sell to!? I could transfer I guess, but that's such a waste of money.
What a shame too, since all those alts, gold, and inventory of items could do some serious damage on another, more popular server. I mean I'm all for a challenge, but I literally could RUN this server's auction house and the profit would trickle in due to the low number of players.
I came up with something else, something I've actually done in the past.
I'm going to start a new character on a random server, with no support, and get to X gold. I'll record my auction house sessions, track my progress here, and hopefully teach a few people how to improve their game.
What do you think? If you like my plan, what race/class should I be as a banker? Which server should I play on that isn't dead? Also, how much gold should I shoot for in how many days?
Good Luck and Have Fun!