I’m devoting a post to Belysa, Ecgric’s bank alt. She is pictured above standing in her favorite location, next to the mailbox in Silvermoon. Actually, I don’t know if that’s really her favorite place, but she does spends a lot of time there. When she isn’t posting auctions from Ecgric, she’s picking up auction winnings. She’s managed to parlay the junk Ecgric has sent her into about 500g. It’s not a fortune, but I think it puts Ecgric on track to buy his epic riding when he hits 60.
Everyone should have a bank alt. Actually, “bank alt” is a bit of a misnomer. Belysa almost never visits the bank. She’s really an “auction alt”, since her role is to take the stuff that Ecgric sends to her and post them to the AH. I use Auctioneer to figure out what prices to set. Auctioneer keeps a database of auction prices that it updates whenever you search the AH. You can also initiate a full scan of all the auctions, which helps to keep auctioneer’s database up-to-date. I should probably be scanning periodically, but I never do. I just let regular AH searches populate the database. I don’t have the best data with that strategy, but I still manage to sell stuff and make some gold.
Lest you think Belysa is resigned to slave labor for the rest of her life, I’ll point out that I am giving serious thought to leveling her someday. She is a hunter. I”ve leveled hunters before, so leveling another wouldn’t quite be the new experience that leveling Ecgric has been. But I would very much like to tame Loque’nahak some day, and Belysa may be just the hunter to do it.