The Spectral Tiger Owner’s Club
The Spectral Tiger Owner’s Club is a column featuring the elite gold makers of World of Warcraft who have bought the expensive Trading Card Game Mount “Spectral Tiger”, either the rare blue, tiger, or the epic purple tiger mount.
Today we have Roxi who will be sharing her success story.
Please tell us a little about yourself, how long you have been playing Warcraft, and what parts of it you enjoy the most.
I’ve been playing World of Warcraft since the launch of Cataclysm and enjoy end game content, the most. Raiding & challenge modes were my favorite part of the game before I went more casual, this expansion.
When did you see your first Spectral Tiger mount, and how did you feel?
I saw my first Spectral Tiger on my first server called “Ghostlands”. It was being used by the guild master of the top guild on the server. I was very impressed and hadn’t seen anyone else with one. I felt very overwhelmed at the thought of saving enough gold to get one.
How long did it take you to get the gold you needed for the Spectral Tiger?
I actually waited to purchase a Spectral Tiger. I had saved up 3.2 million gold. Finally, I decided I would treat myself & spend around 500k on the next one that I saw for sale on the auction house. None were up, though. That night, I saw someone selling a Swift Spectral Tiger in trade chat so I jumped at the opportunity.
How much did your Spectral Tiger cost?
My Swift Spectral Tiger cost 220,000 gold.
How did you get the gold you needed to pay for it? Did you use professions, garrisons, sell services for other players, or work the Auction House?
I sold gold challenge mode carries to other players for in game currency during Mists of Pandaria.
Thinking about how you made the gold you needed, how did you learn how to make it? Was it an easy process or was it a steep learning curve?
Learning how to run challenge modes so that my team could complete them on gold with only 4 people was definitely a challenge. Once we got through that, it was smooth sailing to get the mounts that I wanted.
What addons, if any, do you use to help you make gold?
When I am playing the auction house, I use Auctionator.
Do you have any other gold making goals? Are there other mounts you want to own? Do you already have other status symbols?
As far as gold making plans go, it would be nice to hit gold cap again in the future. I have acquired most of the mounts that I was after, in the game. My favorite TCG mounts that I have are my Magic Rooster Egg, Corrupted Hippogryph, Blazing Hippogryph, Feldrake & Swift Spectral Tiger.
What makes the Spectral Tiger so special? And when you got it, did you celebrate in any particular way?
I think what makes Spectral Tigers so special is simply how much of a status symbol they are. They are definitely something that most people have to work towards. Most players don’t end up acquiring them. I was very excited and couldn’t believe that I finally got my Spectral Tiger. I spent the rest of the night running around Shrine of Two Moons on my new mount.
Do you have any special gold making tips that you would like to share?
Stay focused on your goals. Be as dedicated as you can be. Don’t spend gold if you absolutely don’t need to.
What are your future plans with WoW?
I spent a long time focused on raiding progression and while I enjoyed that for a time, I am mainly focused on enjoying myself in the game now. I really enjoy the Twitter community. I might get back into PvP but mostly just focused spending time with my guilds in whatever capacity that ends up being. The guild Untold Prophecy on Zul’jin US is like family to me & I have recently started casually raiding with the wonderful people in Halcyon on Velen US.
Anything else to add?
There are many ways to make gold in the game whether you play the auction house, sell challenge modes or farm old raids. While this is what worked for me, other people might prefer other gold making methods. I truly believe that you can get any of the rare mounts in the game that you want as long as you are willing to put in the time, effort and dedication. It might feel like it’s taking forever to make gold, some days… but don’t lose hope.
Anything else to add?
I’ve had an awesome time with gold making, I always thought it would just be tedious but it really is so much fun. And as I think I’ve mentioned, the gold making community is great as well.
Thanks Roxi, and welcome to the Spectral Tiger Owners Club!
How to join the Spectral Tiger Owners Club
Contact me by email (contact form is best!) or poke me on twitter and we’ll chat.
I’m looking to hear from lots more Spectral Tiger Owners!
Send me screenshots, and stories about how you got your tiger.
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 11 garrisons, 17k+ achievements, 1593 days played, and over 32 million gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.