im trying to go with a build i can SOLO farm i dont care about pvp with it if it kills mobs and i dont die solo im fine i dont need to be uber so long i can solo and i need it to make money TO afford to to make a UM
1. Traditional build for um BG is str 7 / dex 2. It is a proven formula, go for it and you will not regret. Try and experiment any other build at your own risk.
2. BG shines in high end-game pvp, alas does it with incredibly high resources. ie you need best of the equipment (decent, good, fine etcwouldnt work)
3. You shall play BG keeping in mind what I said at #2 . If all you care is farming then go for a war. You can make profit plvling since war plvls more efficiently than BG and people mostly prefer war over guard when they look for a plvler. You complete AZ / OI runs faster with a war since a full DPS war def is is not a worry there and their atk outnumbers.
4. I guess you are thinking of making a HM BG. Don't. Make a HM war instead and build resources for your future UM toon.