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5.25.2012

Gold-Making with HayFayFay and Xsinthis - Recorded Livestream



In this recorded livestream from May 14, 2012 we chat with HayFayFay (Twitter: @HayFayFay, Blog: Closet Dork) and Xsinthis (Twitter: @Xsinthis, Blog: The Golden Crusade) about gold-making, Diablo III and more.

Part 1 (Above): WoW Gold-Making 5.14.12 PM (Part 1) - Late-Night Chill by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making 5.14.12 PM (Part 2) - Late-Night Chill by Jim Younkin



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5.23.2012

Proof That Diablo III Is Affecting The WoW Economy


Have you been noticing slower than usual auction house sales? Do your cities seem to have less and less people milling around in them? Many of us have felt that Diablo III's release has been affecting the World of Warcraft economy but until I saw the above charts while on my server page at WoWuction.com I didn't have any real proof. Read on past the jump for the evidence.

5.18.2012

Diablo III Auction Houses - A Race To The Bottom?


Now that Diablo III is out and we're actually able to play the game and get acquainted with the Auction House (gold for now, the Real Money AH has been delayed) we can finally start to get an idea what we might be able to expect from the Diablo III Auction Houses.

Whether these auction houses (Gold Auction House and Real Money Auction House) will be a success really depends a lot on what side of the auction you are standing on. While I won't go too far into my own theories on how this will pan out I wanted to take this chance to bring up a few things that are concerning me about the Auction Houses and their ability to provide players with real-money.

(It should be noted that this may likely be the last Diablo III-specific post on the main Power Word: Gold blog. About 6 months ago we set up Power Word: Gold Diablo which can always be found at diablo.powerwordgold.net to discuss making real-money in Diablo III. All future Diablo III-related posts will be presented there. If you want to be updated on new posts please follow our Diablo III-specific RSS feed.)

Read on past the jump for my thoughts on the Diablo III Auction Houses.

Project Goblin: Episode #006 - "Got Water Walking!"



Today we bring you Episode #006 of Project Goblin where we start on a random server with a random class and random professions. How much gold will we make? What sort of adventures will we have? Watch and find out.

Part 1 (Above): WoW Gold-Making 5.7.12 PM (Part 1) - Project Goblin Ep #006 by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making 5.7.12 PM (Part 2) - Project Goblin Ep #006 by Jim Younkin


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5.12.2012

Live Gold-Making Q & A Session From 5.1.12



We dedicated our entire livestream on May 1st 2012 to answering any and all questions the viewers had. We feel it was a great sessions with all sorts of questions asked and answered. You can find the three hour livestream here broken in two parts.

Part 1 (Above): WoW Gold-Making 5.1.12 AM (Part 1) - Q & A Session by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making 5.1.12 AM (Part 2) - Q & A Session by Jim Younkin



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5.10.2012

Breaking: Multiple Copies of MoP Zones Will Impact Ore/Herb Prices


Breaking News: Mists of Pandaria zones might have multiple copies per server if there are a high number of players. This has huge implications on the amount of materials that miners, herbalists and skinners will be bringing into the game and may have huge impact on those of us who were planning on farming to make gold at the beginning of Mists of Pandaria

Read on for a few excerpts from the official blog post by Blizzard as well as my thoughts on it.

Project Goblin: Episode #005 - "What Is Juice?!?!"



Today we present Episode #005 of Project Goblin our project where we start on a random server with random class and random professions with only our gold-making experience to help us strike it rich.

In this episode I am extra sing-y for some reason. ("Dong dong dinga dinga ding!" is an actual quote.)

YouTube: WoW Gold-Making 5.2.12 PM - Project Goblin Ep.#005 by Jim Younkin


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5.06.2012

Project Goblin: Episode #004 - "Beatbox's In The Box"



We present the 4th installment of our start-from-scratch experiment. This episode is in two parts with some beatboxing and lots of other gold-making goodness.

Part 1 (Above): WoW Gold-Making! 4.22.12 PM (Part 1) - Project Goblin Episode #004! by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 4.22.12 PM (Part 2) - Project Goblin Episode #004! by Jim Younkin



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5.04.2012

Buying 77-80 Cataclysm Items With Auctioneer Saved Searches



If you've been watching my recent livestreams (http://www.twitch.tv/jimyounkin) you'll know that I've been making a significant portion of my gold lately from flipping level 77-80 Cataclysm items. (See "Selling 77-80 Cata Gear To Scroll Of Resurrection Level 80s".)

As this is one of my main markets I'm always interested in finding ways to speed up the process. Thanks to livestream viewer Ironhead I've been able to speed up my 77-80 Cataclysm Item searches and purchases significantly with Auctioneer General Saved Searches.

Read on past the jump to learn how to quickly and efficiently find and purchase 77-80 (and any other level for that matter) armor, weapons and more.

5.03.2012

Project Goblin: Episode #003 - "What's In The Box?!"



Here is Episode #003 of Project Goblin! How much gold can I make from scratch on a random server with a random class and random professions? Let's find out!

YouTube: WoW Gold-Making! 4.21.12 PM - Project Goblin Episode #003! by Jim Younkin


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5.02.2012

Guide Pricing, Real Money and Diablo III - An Interview at Warcraft Econ


When Oligopoly from Warcraft Econ contacted me about doing an interview about the pricing structure of my paid guide I'm not sure he knew what he was getting himself into. Nevertheless I was more than happy to answer his questions and surprised myself with how much I had to say about guide pricing, making real money from World of Warcraft, what I thought about the upcoming real-currency auction house in Diablo III and much more.

You can read the whole interview in the Warcraft Econ post entitled "Interview with Jim Younkin – Founder of Power Word Gold. On Gaming as a Profession, Gold Guides, and Diablo 3 RMAH"



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