As a little atta-boy for myself I reached over 60k this week. This is the most gold I've ever had at one time and it feels good.
In this weeks recap I'm going to be talking about what worked, what didn't, what was new and what to look forward to.
|Northrend: Still cold!|
This makes me wonder if it is time to start looking into making gold by looking back to Northrend. If so what should we be looking? It might be time to dust off a few old LK gold making tricks.
|One of these things is not like the other.|
While at first I thought it was somewhat comical. "I earned so much gold that I broke the World of Warcraft!" (aka "Breaking WoW: Like a Boss!") It wasn't all that useful.
I knew I wasn't quite savvy enough to figure this particular problem out. What was an auctioneer to do?
|The start of something good.|
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|Good day for Zephyrite.|
(I ended up topping 6k in gem sales that day as well with the lions share coming from Zephyrite.)
Today I decided to take it easy on you, our dear readers, and make this a short one.
Reader Apprentice Trader (check out their new gold blog at The Apprentice Trader) asked the following questions in a comment about yesterday's post.
If you are a Jewelcrafter you already know that the Jewelcrafting daily quests provide us with the chance to make huge sums of gold multiple times a week.
If you haven't been taking advantage of this opportunity then today's your day to learn so let's dig in!
|Instead of the cross, the Albatross|
From Wikipedia: "The word 'albatross' is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse. It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)."
Today I'm going to talk about the things that we acquire in our gold making efforts that seem to stick around forever. No matter how hard we try they just seem to be there every time we log in mocking us.
The answer to the above questions is me. I do both of those things. The question is how can we use the people's tendency to do the first to our advantage? Today I'm going to talk about a technique I call 'poisoning the well'.
I had been discussing this in the comments of a reddit post I made a few days ago and during the discussion a redditor shared their big list of MMO gold seller sites that need blocking.
I am passing along this information if you too would like to keep these ads from showing up on your blog.
Here is a link to the comment where they give the list. As you can see it is quite extensive and gives us a little bit of an idea as to how many players are in this.
How was I going to deal with it? What could I do to try to keep this from happening in the future?
|Welcome back old friend!|
Today I'm going to be discussing how to use UMJ and web browser bookmarks as a fast and easy (although slightly less accurate) alternative to Blizzards's Mobile Auction House for keeping tabs on your own characters auctions.
Using this technique will allow you to do more in less time as you won't have to even log out of your current character.
Setting up the bookmarks for each character will be out first order of business. I like to have one bookmark (which I keep on my bookmark bar for easy access) for each of the characters I regularly use for auctioning.
|Oh easy Whiptail. We hardly knew thee.|
- Whiptail was spawning too quickly in Uldum after patch 4.0.6. The spawn time has been reduced.
This is sure to make some of us sad but it should be interesting to see how the market adjusts (again). (Also if they 'reduced' the spawn time doesn't that mean it will spawn faster? lol)
|Nearing 40k. I love the smell of gold in the morning!|
By keeping track of how I did it will enable me to look back in the future and either see how far I've come in my gold making skills or perhaps help me remember a gold making strategy that worked. Follow me after the jump to see how I did.
Now I'd like to say I bought it because they were a friend (which may be a little true) but I really bought it because at the moment I had visions of gold dancing in my head. That lasted for a few minutes after the purchase followed closely by the feeling of dread. What if I'd made a mistake? What if I hadn't really thought this out fully? Read on after the jump to learn about betting on the future.
|Trying to Corner the Market? I think not. *Post*|
While using TSM "Crafting - Shopping Mats" I noticed that the cheapest I could get herbs/ink for Ethereal Ink was 34g/ea. I skipped it of course. I can get Blackfallow for 14g and trade them at the ink trader. Here, though, was an opportunity.
The thing I wanted to touch on today is taking advantage of things you see during your daily gold making activities. Being nimble and using that to make profit.
That raises the question, If someone like us stumbles upon an opportunity like tons and tons of Whiptail and Volatile Life what is the best way to utilize it to make gold?
Like many of you I have all professions available to me and so the question becomes what is the best possible use for these herbs and spices...erm...lifes?
|Whiptail Tsunami Incoming!|
I totally expect this to get hotfixed soon. If there is one thing I've learned playing WoW it is this: If it's too good to be true work the hell out of it because a hotfix is always incoming (see skinning bats, killing sheep, etc).
My main interest in this (besides the visions of extra cheap Darkmoon Cards dancing in my Scribe's head) is what effect this flood of herbs will have (if any) to the economy.
|That's a lot of fish!|
What You may ask is the "Murglenout Gambit"? And wth is a Murglesnout? Tthe Murglesnout is a fish that has been able to be fished up but had no corresponding cooking recipe. Up until this point the only real use for these has been a cheap food for certain hunter pets.
When I got wind that a new recipe was being added in 4.0.6 I started snapping these little guys up for a few silver a piece. I am hoping that when Murglesnout are able to be cooked into Scalding Murglesnout via the new Recipe: Scalding Murglesnout the price for these will go up.
|So much pigment. So little time.|