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9.29.2012

Level 83-84 Mists Items: Time To Stock Up


As I've discussed previously (and also recently mentioned by Phat) the new market for selling low level current-expansion items to players stuck in previous expansions while leveling, previously held by level 77-80 Cataclysm items, is likely to now be 83-84 Mists of Pandaria items.

Read on past the jump for my early-expansion plans for these potentially valuable items and also tips on how I'm finding them.

9.27.2012

Mists of Pandaria: Initial Gold-Making Impressions


It's hard to believe it's only been two days since the launch of Mists of Pandaria. Seems more like a week with all the playing I've been doing.

Read on past the jump for my initial gold-making impressions of Mists of Pandaria along with some thoughts on lore and what others have found as far as gold-making in MoP.

9.24.2012

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 044


Episode 044 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. Your hosts Jim Younkin and Gimp bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your hosts Jim Younkin and Gimp discuss what they've been doing in gold-making recently, look back on Cataclysm, look ahead to Mists of Pandaria and much more. And now on with the show!

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9.23.2012

Gold-Making or Lore - Which To Do First in Mists?


Over the last few months I've given a lot of thought to the question of how exactly I wanted to start off my Mists of Pandaria experience. While it may seem a trivial thing to some, I really wanted to start this expansion right.

While I may be best known for my gold-making endeavors believe it or not I actually do more in World of Warcraft than make gold. Read on past the jump for my thoughts on the decision of whether to focus on gold-making or exploring the lore of Mists of Pandaria first.

9.20.2012

The 5 Most Enjoyable Ways We Made Gold In Cataclysm



Each player has their own special ways of making gold in World of Warcraft. No two players are the same. No two servers are the same. This means that each of us walks our unique own gold-making path.

Since Mists of Pandaria is coming out in 5 days we thought it would be good to take some time to reflect back over our own gold-making journey through Cataclysm and pick out the top 5 most enjoyable techniques we used to make gold in World of Warcraft.

Head past the jump for our Top 5 most enjoyable gold-making techniques from World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

9.18.2012

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 043


Episode 043 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. Your host Jim Younkin brings you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your host Jim Younkin discusses what he's been doing in gold-making recently, the Theramore's Fall scenario, the iSold addon and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 043:
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9.17.2012

Theramore's Fall Scenario (Horde) Gameplay Video



Still waiting in a scenario queue? Here is my second run of the new Theramore scenario, this time on my Blood Elf Protection Paladin. This video shows the scenario from the Horde perspective.

The Horde version seemed a bit more likely to experience lard packs swarming the groups. Our shaman dies in this video after pulling too much. After having read "Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War" book this scenario, like the Alliance version, leaves something to be desired and seems to end rather abruptly.

YouTube: Theramore's Fall Scenario (Horde) 9.17.12 AM by Jim Younkin


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Theramore's Fall Scenario (Alliance) Gameplay Video



Still waiting in a scenario queue? Here is my first run of the new Theramore scenario on my dwarf hunter. This video shows the scenario from the Alliance perspective.

All in all it was interesting yet felt somewhat lackluster after reading the wonderful "Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War" book.

YouTube: Theramore's Fall Scenario (Alliance) 9.17.12 AM by Jim Younkin


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Theramore Scenario Requires i353 - Sell Vicious Items Today



The Theramore scenario hits live realms today (already live in EU) and the scenario requires item level 353 to queue.

With sweet iLevel 384 heads and weapons being handed out like candy, I'm making sure that I'm crafting and/or flipping cheap iLevel 377 Vicious Embersilk and Vicious Fireweave PVP items. These are often items used by people looking to boost the item level of their characters in order to get into higher dungeons (and now scenarios).

If you have a Tailor you might look into this market and see if there are gaps and/or cheap (30-60g) items that can be flipped for a better price today. If you have a Jewelcrafter, Leatherworker or Blacksmith you might also look into the Vicious Jewelry, Leather, Mail and Plate items as well.

Here are the Auctionator searches I'm using to look for these items:

Vicious Emb
Vicious Fire

I'm selling most items for 650g each with the exception of wrists and belts which I sell for 450g.

Will they all sell? We'll see. If not I can always disenchant them for Heavenly Shards.


(Secret Bonus Tip: Hunter's will be getting new i384 guns today. Be sure to stock the AH with Flintlock Woodchuckers.)


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9.16.2012

Power Word: Gold Livestream Roundup: Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2012



Livestreaming keeps up pretty busy throughout the week. For those of you who missed our livestreams here are links to our recorded livestreams from September 4 to September 10, 2012.

Head past the jump for the links. We've broken them down into areas of interest. As always you can find our livestreams live at http://www.twitch.tv/jimyounkin  and archived at Power Word: Gold TV (RSS). Enjoy.

9.12.2012

AOE Looting's Effect On The Cloth Markets


After doing a Black Rock Depths run on my 85 I ended up with Runecloth. A lot of Runecloth. Indeed the AOE looting system that was introduced in Patch 5.0.4 has made running old instances much quicker. If you don't have to bend down to loot every mob you can simply round up a whole bunch of groups, AOE them down and click once to loot them all.

That wasn't what caught my attention. What caught my attention was the prices for Runecloth on my server which seemed far lower than I remembered. Read on past the jump for a bit of analysis on how AOE looting is changing the face of the cloth markets as we know them.

9.09.2012

Robes of Insight Now Being Duplicated?



I've had a sneaking suspicion lately that with all the illicit BOE mount duping that's likely been going on on the servers lately (you've all heard the level 1's in trade chat trying to sell Reins of the Crimson Deathcharger for 15k) that it would only be a matter of time before the dupers moved onto other high-value items as targets for their market-ruining duping (duplicating items by illicit means such as hacks, bugs. etc.).

I'm afraid I may have been right. Read on past the jump for more.

Power Word: Gold Livestream Roundup: Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2012



Livestreaming keeps up pretty busy throughout the week. For those of you who missed our livestreams here are links to our recorded livestreams from the week of August 26 to September 2, 2012.

Head past the jump for the links We've broken them down into areas of interest. Enjoy and as always you can find our livestreams live at http://www.twitch.tv/jimyounkin  and archived at Power Word: Gold TV (RSS).