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7.28.2011

Reader Question: As a Starter How Do I Know a Good Price?



In this video I answer a question from reader Kodohunt about how to know what is a good price and what isn't when you are just getting started in gold-making.

(Apologies for the "hotness" of the microphone sound. Still getting mic placement for these "auto-upload" videos worked out.)

Full question after the jump.

Reader Question: Why is it called the "Obsidium Shuffle"?



In this video I answer a reader question about why we call it the "Obsidium Shuffle".

Full question and answer after the jump.

7.27.2011

My 250K Gold Milestone Interview At WarcraftEcon


I just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that my 250K gold Hall of Fame interview was posted over at WarcraftEcon today.

Here is a short excerpt.

Q: How did you learn to do it? Anyone or resource you would like to thank?
A: The Undermine Journal’s “frontpage” (before they shut down the first time) that listed a large number of gold-making blogs was the first place I found out there was even such a thing as a “gold blog”. I started off (like many people) by reading the blogroll at Just My Two Copper. From there I found Alto’s Goldish Advice, Cold’s Gold Factory and Nerf Faids. I’d have to say my early experiences were most influenced by those three blogs. When I decided to start blogging about gold-making I was thrown into a whole new world of gold-making ideas and (much like the Borg) have tried to “assimilate” as many gold-making tips as I can. Not every strategy is a fit for my own personal gold-making style but I’m fascinated by how others are making their gold.
I would like to thank all those in the gold-making community who share their time and effort writing gold-making blogs. I’d also like to thank all those who read my own blog and offer encouragement and share their own gold-making wisdom with me.


If you're interested in my thoughts on reaching 250K gold head over and read "Hall of Fame – 250K Gold Club: “fluxdada” aka Power Word: Gold" at WarcraftEcon.

I enjoyed doing the interview. It really helped me reflect back on the last 6 months of gold-making. Thanks again to all of our readers and fellow gold-making bloggers. You all are the reason I do what I do.

I'm on blogging break until late August however if you write a blog post (or have a WarcraftEcon interview published) about one of your own gold-making milestones please let me know (email powerwordgold@gmail.com) and I'll work on getting it added to the Community Gold-Making Milestones here at Power Word: Gold.


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7.19.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 016

Episode 016 of The Power Word Gold Podcast. Your hosts flux and Jokine along with guest Jimmy bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making news, tips and strategies from this last week.

In this week's episode we discuss how we've been making gold this week, how Patch 4.2 is affecting the in-game economy, price-matching and white-listing, the state of the Obsidium Shuffle and much more. And now, on with the show!

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7.18.2011

Soloing Firelands Raid Trash For Profit by Paintsatrick



Today's guest post was written by Power Word: Gold reader (and trash farmer extraordinaire) Paintsatrick. If you have a gold-making guest post you'd like to write for Power Word: Gold contact us at powerwordgold@gmail.com.

World of Warcraft Patch 4.2 has released a great deal for each and every player of World of Warcraft (no matter your interests in game are). For the raider, casual or otherwise Firelands (the new tier of raiding) is now available. Learn about this new raid and how to use it to your advantage after the jump.

Power Word: Gold Blog On Hiatus For One Month


Hey everyone. Power Word: Gold will be going on hiatus for the next month or so. I am anticipating this break to last until late August. Pinkeytoes and I are going to be moving residences soon and the move coincides with the my feeling that a break from blogging is just about due.

If you need to contact us during the hiatus the best way to do that would be to send an email to powerwordgold@gmail.com. While we won't be checking the email as often as we are now we'll try to check it as often as we can.

Tomorrow's Power Word: Gold Podcast (Episode 016) will be our last post before the break. The podcast will also be on hiatus during the month but there is a chance I will have a few other projects (The Tram Rats Podcast?) coming out during the break. If I do post on any other of my projects I'll be sure to mention it on the Power Word: Gold Twitter/Facebook/Google+ so keep an eye out. There's also I good chance I will be popping up on Twitter and/or Google+ from time to time during the break.

If you're looking for gold-making tips while we are on hiatus be sure to use our The Power Word: Gold Blogroll (updated automatically) along with The World Of Warcraft Gold Blog Directory (which lists over 65 gold-making blogs).

As always thanks so much for all of your support. We have a fantastic gold-making community made up of the best people on earth. You readers and gold-making bloggers never cease to amaze me with your creativity and kindness.

Signing off for now and we'll see you in a month! -flux


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7.15.2011

My Secret Shame: 250K Is The Most Gold I've Ever Owned


A few of you may have caught a recent twitter I posted celebrating the fact that I'd finally reached 250K gold. (I also talked about it a bit on Podcast Episode 015 (around 2:11).) Like many of you out there reaching certain milestones grants us to the opportunity to write about our experiences and have them posted on WarcraftEcon's Hall of Fame.

I took advantage of this chance myself yesterday and did my Hall of Fame interview and got it sent off to WarcraftEcon. Writing my 250K interview gave me a chance to reflect back on some of the things that helped me get to 250K but also on some of the feelings I've had inside as a gold-blogger and the stigma that I thought existed in the community for those who hadn't "made it" so to speak due to never having reached an "important" gold milestone.

After the jump I discuss what my thoughts and feelings are on the topic of the importance of milestones as well as  my advice for those who may be struggling with thoughts of inadequacy.

7.13.2011

New Undermine Journal Feature: Seller Notifications


A big announcement from The Undermine Journal (TUJ) tonight. You can now set up seller notifications while signed into TUJ. You can now have TUJ notify you when a specific seller (your competition?) posts an auction along with getting a list of the items posted. You can also get notified when one of you character's auctions are undercut.

Read the full release entitled New Feature: Seller Notifications (from The Undermine Journal Blog) after the jump.

7.12.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 015

Episode 015 of The Power Word Gold Podcast. Your hosts flux and Nev along with guest Wes 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 we've been making gold this week, making gold selling low-level glyphs, working the Inferno Ruby market, what it's like to hit one million gold and much more. And now, on with the show!

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7.11.2011

Reader Texl's Road To One Million Gold


Today's guest post was written by Power Word: Gold reader and /r/WoWGoldMaking community member Texl. If you've reached a gold-making milestone and would like to share your experiences with the Power Word: Gold readers send us an email at powerwordgold@gmail.com.


One million gold! Six months ago the most I'd ever seen at once was about 50k, so hitting this milestone was quite a rush.

What started out as a plan to collect enough gold to buy up pieces for the then-rumored caster legendary soon became an interest in itself - I found making gold quite enjoyable, to the point where probably half of my play time was involved in gold-making pursuits. Now, I find myself out of game reading gold-making blogs and forums as much as raid strategy and class gameplay tips.

What you're all probably most interested in, though, is how I did it. I don't think I've done anything that would surprise seasoned gold-makers but after the jump you'll find my commentary on what I found effective (and not-so-effective) by profession.

7.08.2011

Engineering Items Selling In Patch 4.2


Engineering isn't generally known for being a gold-making power house but I love the profession. My hunter has been an engineer for the last 6 years. I've stuck-by Engineering through thick and thin (long-time engineers will know what I mean) .

Because I love it so much I've never questioned keeping it as a profession. Finding ways to make reliable gold with engineering though has at times been a challenge. After the jump I go over a few things things I've found to be consistent engineering gold-makers in Patch 4.2.

7.06.2011

New Auction Data Site AHSpy.com Launches (EU Soon*)



With the re-launch of The Undermine Journal earlier this year as well as the recent introduction of WoWTrader.org.uk the race to be the best auction house data site is heating up. Add AHSpy.com to this growing list of websites presenting searchable World of Warcraft auction house data on the web.

In its early beta stages AHSpy.com doesn't offer many options and doesn't (sadly) include any data for EU realms. (For updated info on EU realm availability see end of post.) I decided to to take a look at what they have to offer so far. Read my initial impressions after the jump.

7.05.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 014

Episode 014 of The Power Word Gold Podcast. Your hosts flux and Jokine along with guest Faid 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 we've been making gold this week, what our experiences are so far making gold in Patch 4.2, Firelands raid BOE trash drops, how 4.2 has effected Jewelcrafting and Enchanting and much more. And now, on with the show!

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