“Lol Northrend u r a Nub bcuz Northrend is OLD!"
Old content can be significantly more rewarding than you think. There are numerous reasons to consider adding older content to your daily rotation for extra gold! This article will focus on the Argent Tournament in Icecrown, which has the following distinct advantages:
--It’s very quick.
With practice, the entire set of quests can be done in about 10-20 minutes. Unlike Cataclysm daily hubs, flying is possible within Northrend, and once one has progressed far enough in the Tournament, relatively minimal travel is required.
--Most fights are instant.
Due to the massive power gap between level 80 and 85 players, formerly challenging fights in Icecrown are all but instantaneous now. Quests to kill single elite mobs are no harder than killing a single non-elite Cataclysm mob, and quests to kill large groups of normal mobs are usually resolved in just one or two area of effect attacks.
--The vanity items are much more rare now, and thus much more expensive.
During the Lich King expansion, one of the big draws of the Argent Tournament was that it offered many unique mounts and vanity pets. The mounts all bind when picked up, however it is possible to sell the vanity pets on the auction house. Since most people are too lazy to return to Northrend, the price of these pets has skyrocketed since Cataclysm. What used to cost under a hundred gold can now cost over a thousand, depending on your realm’s economy. Selling the pets cross-faction, while very tricky, can increase the price to several thousand gold each!
Regardless of the inflated price, note that Blizzard raised has made it possible to get marks to buy these items faster than they were before. That means these pets are more valuable and also easier to obtain.
--Several of the quests give more gold per turn in than Cataclysm quests.
As I detail below, the Tournament has several phases to it. The highest level quests within the tournament reward an extra 10 gold each -- which means that, in addition to being faster than most Cataclysm dailies, they give more money too!
Now that you know why this World of Warcraft daily quest gold guide encourages revisiting Northrend, see page 2 for an outline of how the quest hub works and other tips!