Baradin Bay

When I started playing world of warcraft, I made a rogue as I have been doing in RPG’s since the 80’s. As professions I picked mining and blacksmithing so I could make my own weapons. However I kept getting killed by monsters lurking around the copper veins, so I swapped to alchemy and enchanting with the intention of buying materials from the very safe auction house. Result: I was very poor.

As I needed gold, I asked the guild master if I could take weapons and armour from the guild bank to disenchant and that was OK. As I now know I’m sure they were glad to get rid of that junk.

At some point i got an alchemy recipe: free action potion. As it theoretically seemed great for pvp, I figured I could make some gold. I went to study online resources and discovered that I would need a fish called ‘oily blackmouth’ and I had to go to a place called “Baradin bay” to fish them. Baradin bay is also a place where ships come in heading for Kalimdor and Northrend.

I haven’t made any money off the free action potion but I got lucky with the recipe for Vial of the Sands. I managed to make one (very expensive at the time) and sold it for profit. After selling a couple I could afford to get myself one and kept selling them. I got rich off this mount.

By the time the current expansion “Battle for Azeroth” came out, I had made over 8 million gold and managed to buy the auction house mount. So I managed to solve my cashflow problems pretty well.

Baradin bay was wrecked in the cataclysm and so far it hasn’t been repaired unfortunately. It was sort of fun to sit there fishing, thinking I was going to be rich and playing this song:

© Koos Swart 2013