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4.30.2011

Companion Pets - Super Cute and Selling Well!

Today's guest post was written by Power Word: Gold reader and commenter Torgal. Torgal enjoys gold-making and raiding. His main strategy is diversifying into many niche markets. He plays on an EU-Server and can be reached via email at smv666@gmx.de

"Oh look honey they're so cute! - Yes, darling and they are selling!"

With Patch 4.1 there are now two new pet-related achievements: Petting Zoo for collecting 100 companion pets and Menagerie for collecting 125. How can we as gold-makers profit from the increased demand for companion pets (AKA mini-pets, vanity pets)? Find out after the jump.

4.28.2011

Maelstrom Crystal Prices Plummet in Patch 4.1 - How To Capitalize?



In the wake of Patch 4.1: "Rise of the Zandalari" there have been some major shake-ups in the World of Warcraft economy.

Some were predicted and some have been unexpected. Today we are going to be discussing the absolute free-fall that has happened to the prices of Maelstrom Crystals and how we may be able to take advantage of it as gold-makers.

(Farming, mining or checking the AH? We all love to multi-task. Listen to the spoken-word version of this post while you play via the embedded player below or download/play either the Normal Speed MP3 or the "Time is Money" 2x Speed MP3.)
Normal Speed "Time is Money" 2x Speed

4.26.2011

It's Official: Cut Uncommon Cata Gems Vendor for 75 Silver in Patch 4.1




Tuesday 26 April 2011 


12:45 PM PDT - No time for fancy posts atm just a quick note to say that it's official: Cut uncommon Cataclysm gems vendor for 75 silver.

I'll be updating this post with more info and links as they come in. More updates and links after the jump.

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 006

Episode 006 of The Power Word Gold Podcast. Your hosts flux and Jokine bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making news, tips and strategies from the last week.

In this week's episode we discuss how to selling Mysterious Fortune Cards Crack, how we made gold this week, our World of Warcraft addons (yes, all of them), doing the "Herb Shuffle", posts of the week and much more. And now, on with the show!

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4.21.2011

Calculating Maelstrom Crystal Price vs. Engineering Goggle Price

With patch 4.1 drawing closer and bringing with is the inevitable lowering of Maelstrom Crystal prices many of us are working to liquidate any Maelstrom Crystals we have.

Today I'm going to share a spreadsheet I utilize along with a Auctionator shopping list to quickly analyze the profitability of producing a Maelstrom Crystal via crafting and disenchanting a pair or epic engineering goggles.

4.20.2011

Searching for New Gold Making Experiences - a Guest Post by Jokine


Today's guest post was written by Jokine who is our co-host for The Power Word: Gold Podcast . For the latest information from Jokine follow them on twitter at @Jokinee

We don't want to look opportunities behind us but rather look for new experiences. This is a very important thing and you want to take a look at your own gold making methods.

4.19.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 005

Episode 005 of The Power Word Gold Podcast. Hosts flux and Jokine bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making news, tips and strategies from the last week.

In this week's episode we discuss how to process large amounts of herbs, how we made gold this week, transitioning from ore to herbs for Patch 4.1, how to live without the Obsidium Shuffle and flux learns a bit about Finland.

And now, on with the show!

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4.18.2011

Introducing the World of Warcraft Gold Blog Directory

World of Warcraft Gold Blog Directory


I'd like to introduce the World of Warcraft Gold Blog Directory. It is a hand-crafted list of World of Warcraft gold-making blogs and podcasts. Learn more about the new directory after the jump.

4.15.2011

Auction House Basics: Picking The Right Starting Price



On today's Auction House Basics we are going to be talking about how to pick the right starting auction house price for your large-ticket items.

When selling large ticket items is is always important to price them to give the illusion that the item has been in an undercutting war. Why is this important? We will discuss that after the jump.

4.14.2011

5 Ways To Survive Without The Obsidium Shuffle



If you keep up with gold-making news you know by now that the Obsidium Shuffle, as we know now, is going away soon. (See "The Obsidium Shuffle Is Dead - Patch 4.1 Uncommon Gem Vendor Price 75s")

Patch 4.1 is expected to drop in the next few weeks and bring with it a lowering of vendor price for cut uncommon cataclysm gems (Alicite, Carnelian, Hessonite, Japser, Nightstone and Zephyrite) from 9 gold to 75 silver.

Today we are going to go over the top 5 ways you can adapt and survive the weeks before and after this change.

4.13.2011

Buying and Selling Valor Boots for Profit

I've seen many players advertising that they are selling "Valor Boots" in trade chat as Patch 4.1 gets closer and closer.

I'm going to go into the details of how you can check the the Valor boot market (using Auctionator Shopping Lists), get boots at a good price (via haggling) and profit by selling them on the auction house (at the right price).

4.12.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 004

We're proud to bring you The Power Word Gold Podcast - Episode 004. Your hosts flux and Jokine bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making news, tips and strategies from this last week.

In this week's episode we discuss the recent changes data-mined from the upcoming 4.1 patch (vendor prices for Cataclysm uncommon gems will be dropped dropping from 9 gold to 75 silver).

We go over what we have been doing in gold-making this week, how to make gold with limited time and much more. And now, on with the show!

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4.09.2011

Caffeine Free Web Comic #0008 - You Have Problems.

Caffeine Free #0008 (Click for full image)
After a long hiatus my web comic "Caffeine Free" has returned. This installment has a timely (and tangy) WoW flavor. Yum!

Enjoy.

4.08.2011

Have Group, Will Travel - We're All Mages Now!

We've all seen players fruitlessly spamming chat begging for a portal. We also know all mages are greedy elitists who can't be bothered to srop watching "Cake Boss" long enough to press two buttons to help a brother out.

If you are in a level 21 guild you can come to the rescue! Learn how to assist these wayward travelers (and perhaps make a little gold in the process) after the jump.

4.07.2011

The Obsidium Shuffle is Dead - Patch 4.1 Uncommon Gem Vendor Price 75s



Breaking news for all those who depend on "The Obsidium Shuffle" for your income. MMO-Champion is reporting that Cataclysm uncommon (green-quality) gems will be be changed in Patch 4.1 from a vendor value of 9 gold each all the way down to 75 silver. (See "Patch 4.1 PTR Notes - April 8th Update" from MMO-Champion.)

"Bold Carnelian, Solid Zephyrite, Subtle Alicite, Perfect Quick Alicite, Sovereign Nightstone, Regal Jasper, Resolute Hessonite, any cut of uncommon gem now sells to NPC for 75 silver instead of 9 gold."

What this means is that if you are sitting on a stockpile of uncommon Cataclysm gems now is the time to cut and vendor many if not all of them. My recommendation of what to do to prepare this change and not lose your shirt is after the jump.

4.06.2011

Win a Razer Naga MMO Gaming Mouse From The Gold Queen!

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I don't often directly plug things in my blog posts but I thought I'd do it this time as the prize for The Gold Queen's contest celebrating the launch of her new domain was just too juicy to pass up!

Contest details after the fold.

Quickly Farm Netherweave Cloth in Outland



This cave in Nagrand (southwest of the Halaa PVP area) has turned out to be one of the best places to farm Netherweve Cloth in Outland I've found.

More details after the jump.

4.05.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 003

Welcome to Episode 003 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. This week we welcome our first-ever guest "Jokine" a gold-maker and PW:G reader from Finland.

We discuss cross-faction trading, farming Vanilla raids, epic Cataclysm gems and more. And now, on with the show!

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4.04.2011

Black Iron Ore, Pyrite Ore and the Truth About Epic Gems in Cataclysm

Lately a common mantra has been permeating the gold-making community. “Stockpile pyrite ore. Prospect after the patch. Get rich.”

That seems to be where many players thoughts begin and end on the subject. It's understandable. That method seems quite obvious and logical. I don't believe it's that simple.

I don't believe Pyrite Ore is how epic gems will initially come into the game. I believe Blizzard will make epic gems scarce by  intially placing them behind 24-hour cooldowns.

In this article I will explain where I believe gems will from and what I am doing to prepare.

4.03.2011

Parking Unused Characters For Profit

Who do that Voodoo like you do!

We all have them. That level 43 shaman we abandoned or that level 55 warrior that we stopped playing to roll a death knight.

We all have a few characters that simply sit on our character screen and look at us with puppy dog eyes as if asking “Why don't you play with me anymore?”

Today I'm going to be giving a few suggestion on places in the world we can park these alternate characters in order to make gold.

4.01.2011

How I (Accidentally) Became The Luckiest. WoW Player. Ever.

Ashes. Ashes. We all fall down!


So I opened my bags this morning in preparation to sell some enchanting mats on the auction house and noticed something odd. I had an Ashes of Al'ar mount in my inventory.

Why is this odd? Because I already have the Ashes of Al'ar. (See "The Benefits of Economic Freedom (Or How I Got The Ashes of Al'ar)") This had me scratching my head and then the realization slowly crept over me.