Re: New Player: What do I do?
Just to throw in another idea. Farmer/cook
Even tier 1 vegetables will move at the auction house if its money you are interested in. Low level food not so much. A stack of in-demand tier 1 veggies will go for between 50 and 100 silver. A farmer can attain supreme master level without leaving the shire because there are no quests to advance in farming, and once past tier 2 or 3 veggies sell regularly for 100/stack. I will warn you though, farming takes time, it that is an issue this may not be the profession for you.
The cook will require some questing and may not make much money until you reach the level 60 foods but some of the lower items will sell. Non-farmed ingredients can be costly though so advancing cooking may be dependant on your sales of veggies. I do not recommend the cooking skill unless you or your soul mate (if you have one) is a farmer.
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