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9.30.2011

Raw Cataclysm Gems Can't Be Vendored On PTR



As reported on twitter by @JoshDJX Cataclysm uncommon and rare gems on the PTR currently show as having "No Sale Price" and can not be sold to vendors.

I hopped on the PTR and can confirm I am seeing the same thing. It seems that lower raw gems may not be affected as raw Tigerseye and Malachite still have a vendor price. The same was true for the cut uncommon and cut rare Cataclysm gems I tested.

After Patch 4.3 you may have to cut each and every gem in order sell it to a vendor. So what if anything should you do before the patch if we have large stocks of undervalued rare and uncommon Cataclysm gems we were planning to vendor? Head past the jump for PTR prices, maths and some suggestions.

9.28.2011

Breaking Down The Datamined Epic Gem Information


World of Warcraft Patch 4.3 is now available for testing on the Public Test Realm (PTR) and with new PTRs comes people who "mine" the data contained in these new patches to bring us lots of new and exciting information.

In the last few days there has been a flurry of new information about the profession changes and additions that will most likely be introduced in Patch 4.3. The two most thorough are "Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14732 - Spell Changes, New Items, Maps, and More!" at Wowhead News and "Patch 4.3 on PTR" at MMO Champion.

After the jump I'm going to be doing my best to break down the epic gem information which was recently made available via this datamining and analyze what it could mean to us as gold-makers. I'll also be giving a few ideas on how the datamined information matches up with epic gem information given in recent interviews.

9.27.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 019


Episode 019 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. Your host flux brings you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making news, tips and strategies from this last few weeks.

In this week's episode flux discusses how he's been making gold this week, the news of epic gems in 4.3 and what it means to gold-making, posts of the week, preparing for Patch 4.3 and much more. And now, on with the show!

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9.23.2011

One-Handed Mace Mog Flipping Recommendations


Today's guest post was written by Keelhaul who runs the blog Disenchanting Azeroth (Twitter: @DEazeroth). If you're interested in writing a guest post for Power Word: Gold please contact us at powerwordgold@gmail.com.

Today we are going to be listing the one-handed maces we recommend for purchase cheaply before patch 4.3 in order to flip for a profit after patch 4.3 and transmogrification come into the game.

Many of these items can be found on the auction house now for very low prices. I have The Undermine Journal email alerts set up for many of these items and have been picking them up often between 50-100 gold. The max I recommend you paying for these pre-4.3 is around 200 gold.

Head past the jump for the recommended one-handed mace list.

9.21.2011

Recommended One-Handed Swords To Sell For Mogging



Today's guest post was written by Keelhaul who runs the blog Disenchanting Azeroth (Twitter: @DEazeroth). If you're interested in writing a guest post for Power Word: Gold please contact us at powerwordgold@gmail.com.

Today we are going to be listing the one-handed swords we recommend for purchase cheaply before patch 4.3 in order to flip for a profit after patch 4.3 and transmogrification come into the game.

Many of these items can be found on the auction house now for very low prices. I have The Undermine Journal email alerts set up for many of these items and have been picking them up often between 50-100 gold. (The max I recommend you paying for these pre-4.3 is around 200 gold.)

Head past the jump for the recommended one-handed swords list.

9.19.2011

Ghostcrawler: Epic Gems To Be Individual Drops From 4.3 Raid Bosses


It's official (kind of): Epic gems in 4.3 will have a small chance to come from a "geode" individual players will get each time they kill a 4.3 raid boss. This means that (at least initially) there will be no way for gold-makers to "farm" or produce epic gems (unless they are raiders). Chances for epic gems to drop from "geodes" rare enough that it may take all of patch 4.3 to replace a single player's gems with epic red gems.

Read the interview with Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street as well as our initial reactions after the jump.

9.18.2011

Good Morning! (Or Could It Be Evening?)



Today's guest post was written by Alyzande from The Gold Queen. Today's Power Word: Gold post can be found over on Epidermuss' blog Wragstoriches.

Timing is everything.  It has always been the key between making lots of gold and making LOTS of gold.  Know when to buy and when to sell.

Buy your raw materials at the weekend.  Raw materials are those that come from the wild, plucked from the ground or monster corpses.  I'm talking about all the ores, herbs, and cloth types.  It is no secret that player numbers increase at the weekends and with more players comes higher supply and thus lower prices. To cut a long story short buying your ore and herbs at the weekend can shave 20% off the normal prices.

Being a gold gamer though takes our focus to selling. Certain items sell at different times of the day and different times of the week (almost entirely) due to the numbers of target buyers online. Epic Bind of Equip (BOE) items change dramatically.  Last weekend my Treads of the Craft sold for 30,000 gold.  During the weekday evening their prices are 21,000 gold buyout. They cost me 18,000 gold to make with leatherworking.  I prefer the 12,000 gold profit to the 3,000 gold . I'm sure agree.

Raid times are early evening until midnight (a little longer for hardcore raiders). Between the hours of school finishing until raid starting players are eager to stock up with raid food and flasks and will pay extra to make sure they have exactly what they need.

After a raid players come jumping into the auction house full of glee with their new shiny items ready to enchant and gem them.  Both enchants and gems sell nicely at other times but fly off the shelves as fast as you can restock after the raids finish.

The final interesting time I've noticed is that leveling gear (greens with good stats) sell quickly and steadily at a low price at the weekend in a market catering to casual gamers. In the weekday those stats must be absolutely perfect because your target market is the alts of more hardcore players who will pay extra for an item which will last longer.

Have you noticed a particular time when your items sell very well or considerably slower?

-Alyzande,
Writer and Tea-Maker, www.thegoldqueen.com

Thanks to Alyzande for providing our guest post today. Like any goblin worth their weight in explosives will tell you: "Time is money friend!". If you would like to learn more about participating in post exchanges with other gold-making bloggers contact Gimp from GimpsGold.


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9.15.2011

What Makes a Mogging Item Worth Selling?



With mogging coming in Patch 4.3 many of us have been talking about the potential of items increasing in value due to their desirability as transmogrification items. Today's reader question asks how we should be determining which items to pick up now for resale after Patch 4.3.

While the mogging market is still a theory at this stage that doesn't mean we prepare to reap profits from players wanting to acquire weapons and armor that look great. Follow us after the jump where we discuss what attributes to look for in potential mogging items.

9.13.2011

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 018


Episode 018 of The Power Word Gold Podcast. Your hosts flux and Jokine along with guest Ruls 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, flipping epic items, working the glyph market, preparing for Patch 4.2 and much more. And now, on with the show!

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9.09.2011

The Shape of The Mogging Market And Staves



Today's guest post was written by Keelhaul from Disenchanting Azeroth. If you would like your guest post featured on Power Word: Gold contact us at powerwordgold@gmail.com.

First, a few market observations. After an initial wave of BoE sales, things have slowed down a bit.  I half-expected this because transmogrification is likely going to move at the pace of a typical adoption curve.

The Transmogrification Adoption Curve

This feature is going to be big enough that it warrants looking at the potential for change in the market in such a fashion. Learn more about the Transmogrification Curve after the jump.

9.08.2011

Dealing With Super Competitive Glyph Markets


Today's gold-making question comes from a reader who's just started on the road to glyph profit but ran into some pretty scary competition. The glyph market can be one of the most fiercely competitive markets in the whole game. Read on past the jump to to read their question and my answer.

9.04.2011

Selling Classic Raid Runs To Moggers


Today's guest post was written by Keelhaul from the Disenchanting Azeroth blog. If you would like your guest post featured on Power Word: Gold contact us at powerwordgold@gmail.com.

Throwback gear in 4.3 actually breathes new life into throwback gold-making opportunities for experienced players.  The ol' Hand of A'dal vials model for gold-making can be resurrected immediately, and GDKP runs have a new reason for pulling buyers into raids.  Follow us after the jump and start thinking out of the box and applying a gold value to actual bosses, rather than to items.

9.02.2011

10 Tips For Starting A Gold-Making Blog

Power Word: Gold (Circa February 2011)
Today I thought I would take a bit of time to relate a few tips and tricks I've picked up in my time blogging. We are coming up on 7 months of Power Word: Gold. Where does the time go?

If you've ever considered starting a gold-making blog (or blog in general) today's post is for you. After the jump I'll be going over ten tips to help you get you started on the road to blogging.