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10.31.2012

Buying 83-84 MoP Items With Auctioneer Saved Searches



If you've been watching our recent livestreams you'll know that we've finally started selling the level 83-84 Mists of Pandaria items that we stocked up on the first month or so of Mists. (See "Level 83-84 Mists Items: Time To Stock Up".)

As this will likely one of our main markets for Mists of Pandaria we thought it was time we did an 83-84 update to our previous tutorial on buying 77-80 items using Auctioneer saves searches.

Read on past the jump to learn how to quickly and efficiently find and purchase 83-84 Mists of Pandaria armor, weapons.

10.25.2012

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 047


Episode 047 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. Your hosts bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your hosts Jim Younkin and Nev discuss what they've been doing in gold-making recently, the importance of leveling professions, making gold without them and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 047:
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10.23.2012

Get Your Gold-Making Questions Answered Tonight 6PM EDT



Just a quick note to let everyone know that the moderators of /r/wow have asked Faid, PhatLewtsGold and myself to answer gold-making questions in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) in the /r/wow subreddit tonight at 6PM EDT (UTC - 4 hours). That is roughly 3 hours from the time of this post.

Read the announcement post to find out more about it, keep your eyes open for the AMA post at 6pm in /r/wow and come ask all of your own gold-making questions. I'm not sure how long we will answer questions but if I know the others it will likely be a decent amount of time.

In preparation be sure to sign up for your own reddit account so you can ask questions and while your there subscribe to the /r/WoWGoldMaking subreddit (tonights AMA will happen in /r/wow just to be clear). To subscribe look for a green "subscribe" button on the left sidebar.

The AMA is now live: "We're avid goldmakers, and have come to answer some questions about gold-making in World of Warcraft. AskUsAnything!"

Come ask your questions.

Update: PhatLewtsGold let Faid know that he will be a bit late to the AMA. If you don't see him answer at first that is why.


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10.22.2012

Using A Personal Guild Bank For Storage? - Reader Question



Today's question comes from Ed who wants to know about what's involved in using a guild for storage purposes.

Hi Jim, 
Recently I've been buying up some cheap (<20g) 83-84 greens for when that market becomes viable (for certain plate items it's happening already).  All of these items were dumped onto my bank alt - and inevitably he no longer has room for anything in his bags or bank.  I am thinking about starting a guild just for the bank space, but am not sure what is involved and what the pitfalls are.  I guess it's worth it, seeing as every gold blogger seems to take it for granted that everyone has a guild bank.  Here are a few issues I'm hazy on and would like your input in.

10.20.2012

How To Find, Backup And Restore Your TradeSkillMaster Settings



No one likes to lose all their hard work due to addons going haywire or other unfortunate events. We've been getting a lot of reports from reader and livestream viewers of TradeSkillMaster losing/destroying their carefully built TSM settings, groups, etc.

This video explains how to find your TradeSkillMaster setting files as well as how to backup and restore them if needed. The information on where to find these files was taken from the FAQ over at TradeSkillMaster.com.

File Path:
'World of Warcraft/WTF/Account/YOURACCOUNTNAME/SavedVariables/'

While we all know we should backup our data, we often procrastinate. I've been trying to make a habit of using the TSM Application to backup my TSM files before I launch the Curse Client to update my addons.


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10.18.2012

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 046


Episode 046 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. Your hosts Jim Younkin and Faid bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your hosts Jim Younkin and Faid discuss what they've been doing in gold-making recently, finding Mists recipes, making gold after 90 and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 046:
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10.17.2012

Choosing The Right Crops For Your Tiller Farm


If you're like me you have more than a few level 85 alts that may not be level 90 but they are farming their little 4-plot Tiller farm at Halfhill in Valley of the Four Winds. (Talk to Farmer Yoon to get your quests to get your farm opened up.)

How do you decide what crops to grow each day? Head past the jump for my quick technique for maximizing the profit you can gain from these farms.

10.12.2012

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 045


Episode 045 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. Your hosts Jim Younkin and Faid bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your hosts Jim Younkin and Faid discuss what they've been doing in gold-making recently, discuss MoP material prices, professions, Tiller's faction and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 045:
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10.09.2012

Simple Living Steel Material Price Calculator


I made this Living Steel price calculator for myself but at the request of the livestream viewers I've made a version available for downloading/copying for everyone to use. Yay!

I use this daily to calculate which method is the cheapest for making Living Steel (Ghost Iron Ore v. Tillium smelting, etc). Read on past the jump for instructions on how to download/copy it for your own use.

10.07.2012

The Illustrated Guide To Tiller Rep by Nessa


Every once in a while you run across something so awesome that you just have to share it. I came across this illustrated guide to the Tiller faction reputation on the /r/wow subreddit and had to share it.

Seems I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it. It was by far the most retweeted tweet we've ever put out. So that this knowledge (and awesome artwork) aren't lost I thought I would be sure to post it here so that myself and others can always have it handy.

The illustration was made by "Nessa" for the redditor Zephyrion who stated when posting it "Told my friend I didn't understand the Tillers. A couple hours later she sent me this.". Head past the jump for the full illustrated guide.

10.02.2012

How To Eat An Elephant



I'll bet many players (myself included) are feeling just a bit overwhelmed since the launch of Mists of Pandaria. Whereas in Cataclysm I felt like a master of the universe, in Mists I'm feeling like quite the noob.

Why is this? For one thing I think Blizzard packed much more content into this expansion than any of us were expecting. On top of that, we have all these characters and professions to level. All these new areas to explore. All of these new gold-making techniques to work out.

So how do we deal with the overwhelming-ness of it all? Head past the jump for a few of my own ideas about the topic of how to adjust to Pandaria.