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4.30.2013

Guest Spot On The Happy Hour Roundtable Podcast Episode #1


GoblinRaset from The Drunken Mogul asked me and a few other gold-makers (WowProfitzPhat LewtsErogroth, and Thairus) to join him on the inaugural episode of his new podcast: The Happy Hour Roundtable Podcast.

Head over and listen to Episode 1.

Thanks again to GoblinRaset for taking the time to organize and put the podcast together. I look forward to listening to future episodes.


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4.29.2013

Cooldowns. Cooldowns. So Many Cooldowns.


In this livestream we do our multitude of daily profession cooldowns, show our level 77-79 item framing spot, get cat butt in our face, engage super maximum fun camera, obtain the best item ever (not) in the game: Jims Beard and much more.

Watch Part 1 or Part 2 on YouTube or head past the jump for embedded versions.

4.27.2013

The Psychological Effects Of Gathering



In this livestream we ponder the way gathering your own materials can change your perception of "cost", get back into the gem markets, disenchant our way out of another market and much more.

You can watch the livestream directly on YouTube here: WoW Gold-Making! (2.1 Million+) 4.18.13 by Jim Younkin or head past the jump for the embedded version.

How Normal Players Like To Make Gold



Every once and a while a gold-making thread will pop up on /r/wow. When they do I love reading the comments to try and learn what normal (ie. non-gold-maker) players do to make gold.

When the thread "How do you like to make your gold?" popped up today I was anxious to see what commenters were saying.

Learning how different players think about gold-making is a good way to stay a well-rounded gold-maker. Read on past the jump for some quotes from the thread.

4.26.2013

Transferring? How To Choose A New Server For Gold-Making



It seems that a lot of people have been transferring or looking to transfer servers lately. When I asked why on twitter and Facebook the majority of the responses tended to fall into a few main categories including looking for a fresh start or wanting to "change things up" to add life back into the game.

Another common reason seemed to be a desire to leave a server where the player was having difficulty with making gold (often attributed to either a very high or very low server/faction population).

While I've been happy on the same server for the last 8 years (and have no desire to transfer) the reasons above are very valid. When Selltacular suggested writing a guide for gold-makers looking to transfer and I thought it was a great idea.

The following advice is for players looking at a server transfer as a way to improve their gold-making situation. Read on past the jump for more.

4.25.2013

A Little Farming Never Hurt Anyone


In this livestream we do a bit of ore farming, skinning, and good old fashioned auction house flipping. We also go over TSM Common Search Terms and much more.

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.24.2013

Selling Glyphs Scares The Hell Out Of Me


There was a time back in Wrath of the Lich King when selling glyphs was my number one source of gold. Now it's a market I cringe away from. Why?

What has changed over the years to turn something I loved into something that scares me to inaction? Read on past the jump to find out.

4.23.2013

Ultimate Gathering Addon Mega Mix


In this livestream we show how we combine Gathermate2, Gathermate2 Data, Routes and SexyMap to build the ultimate lazy-man's gathering setup, debate the validity of gold-making as a "proper" World of Warcraft activity and much more.

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.22.2013

Episode 060 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 060 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. We bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your host Jim Younkin and co-host Erogroth discuss the best gold-making profession, gold-making myths, selling gems in Mists or Pandaria and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 060:
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4.21.2013

I'm Definitely Cognizant Of Your Criticisms



In this livestream we get to see some Animal Planet-style cat fights, answer criticisms about gold-making technique and optimization, go over some interesting transmog items and much more.

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 directly on YouTube or head past the break for the embedded versions.

Item Hoarding [Link]



Farli wrote:

"I recently watched a livestream where Jim was vendoring 83-84 greens which he sells for like 300-400g each. His reasoning behind this was he did’nt [sic] want them filling up his guild bank so only kept one extra item.    
… 
I myself have 7, 8, 9, 10 copies of the exact same 83-84 green,I know I can post 1 - 2 and drop the others in the guild bank or mail them off." 
-April Gold Making 2013 on The Overcut

Juggling that much unnecessary back stock would drive me nuts.


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4.19.2013

Is That Really Worth 4000 Gold?



In this livestream we go bargain hunting on WoWuction and find a recipe that may be worth 4K, discuss "grooming" the Crafted Dreadful markets and much more.

Watch the video directly on YouTube here: WoW Gold-Making! (2.1 Million+) 4.12.13 by Jim Younkin or head past the jump to watch the embedded version.

4.18.2013

Using TradeSkillMaster and WoWuction To Quickly Find Bargains



As we mentioned on The Power Word: Gold Podcast Episode 059 we've been exported data from the WoWuction.com Bargain Hunter Reports and importing it into temporary TradeSkillMaster shopping lists to quickly search for bargains.

Read past the jump for the complete step-by-step tutorial on how you can do this yourself.

4.17.2013

Hunter vs Pandaria! #020 Kun-Lai Summit


In this Hunter vs Pandaria we continue our adventures in Kun Lai Summit. Visit the Hunter vs Pandaria YouTube Playlist to catch up on all of our previous episodes.

Hunter vs Pandaria is our lore-based level 85-90 leveling experience through Mists of Pandaria where we record every fight, read every quest, climb every mountain and smell every flower.

You can watch Hunter vs Pandaria! #020 Kun-Lai by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

Gold-Making With Friends



In this livestream we are lucky enough to have WowProfitz, Erogroth and GoblinRaset join us on voice chat for the livestream. We discuss all things gold-making and beyond.

You can watch the video on YouTube here: WoW Gold-Making! (2.1 Million+) 4.11.13 by Jim Younkin + Guests or head past the jump for the embedded version.

4.16.2013

77-80 Cata Item Market To Become 77-79 in 5.3


A livestream viewer pointed me to a rather interesting 5.3 PTR patch note that I think is significant to the 77-80 Cataclysm item arket.

In 5.3 the are planning on adding vendors that will sell level 80 gear in the Cataclysm starting zones. Read on past the jump for the details.

4.15.2013

Episode 059 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 059 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. We bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your host Jim Younkin and co-host Erogroth discuss auction house PVP, Living Steel prices, Wowuction shopping lists, aiming for efficiency and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 059:
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Full show notes after the jump.

Reporting/Stopping In-Game Calendar Spammers

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I complained about the recent in-game calender gold spam on twitter and @NotAnna was kind of enough to share the above image where Blizzard CSM Velocytori gives some advice for people wanting to report and/or help stop the calendar spam.

NotAnna was also nice enough to provide the copy and paste-able text for us all as well.

If right-clicking on the event and selecting "Report Player" doesn't work try the macro below.

Be sure to read time text in the image above (click on image to enlarge) for the full instructions.

Here is the relevant macro text for removing the invite in text form.


/run for i=0,99 do for y=1,31 do t,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,iB =CalendarGetDayEvent(i,y,1) if iB=="" or t=="TITLE" then CalendarContextInviteRemove(i,y,1) end end end


*Important: Replace TITLE in the script above, with the name of the spam event*



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Proof vs. Evidence [Link]



Phat Lewts wrote:

"I just believe that Jim's argument is not compelling, and I know that I definitely would not want him to be my lawyer based on his definition of proof.  All he provides is circumstantial evidence at best, while throwing the word proof around as if it's meaningless." 
-"Proof of Jeweled Onyx Panther Duping" on Phat Lewt's Gold Blog

I now think evidence would have been a better choice of words.

Be sure to read the full post for more on Phat's reasoning as well as our original post.


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4.14.2013

Pulling 14K From The Mailbox


There are days you don't seem to make any gold and others you make tons. This days was one of the latter. We pull 14K from from the mailbox on one character alone, work our normal flipping routines, give advice on speeding up posting and much more.

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.13.2013

Blissfully Unaware [Link]



Jafo wrote:

"While we have always had competition in our markets I have never seen so many people with seemingly no idea as to what they are doing. Many markets have people selling items for a loss. Other markets have had their profits driven down to almost nothing. All these people seem blissfully unaware of what they are doing."
-Profitable (and not-so-profitable) Markets on The Auction House Grind 

Agreed.


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4.12.2013

Titan's Grip Polearm And Staff Transmog In 5.4?



So this screenshot showing polearms and staves being able to be used (and likely transmogged for each other) with Titan's Grip showed up on /r/wow.

After a bit more digging it seems WoW Insider was able to get Ghostcrawler to cough up that polearms were "on the list for patch 5.4".

Looks like warriors are in for a whole new world of transmog options. I might have to start looking for beastly looking staves and polearms to stock up and sell if/when this goes live.

Can you say dual Telaari Polearms? Or maybe a nice pair of Frostscythes of Lord Ahune!!

Calculate Approximate Black Market Auction House Prices


In this quick video we show how to use a spreadsheet and The Undermine Journal data to calculate the median and average prices for completed items on the Black Market Auction House.

This can be helpful if you are thinking about bidding on a BMAH item but want to be careful not to over pay and not under pay. I also show how to find out if it has sold on your AH recently and for how much.

You can watch the video here or head past the jump for the embedded version.

Proof Of Jeweled Onyx Panther Duping And Its Effects On Pricing



This isn't the first time that we've looked into evidence of duping (illicit duplication) of items (both big and small) in World of Warcraft. We've been hearing livestream viewers and readers complaining about duping of the Jeweled Onyx Panther mounts.

We decided to dig deeper into the actual numbers and try to determine if duping of panther mounts is happening and if so what its effects on pricing and the sellability of these mounts by gold-makers. Read on past the jump for more.

The Case Of The Mysteriously Quite Crowd



In this livestream we had a large amount of viewers who were surprisingly un-talkative. We eventually realized that Twitch.tv chat was being ornery an ended up settin up a temporary chat. (We also did a ton of gold-making in between.)

You can watch Part 1 and Part 2 on directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.11.2013

Making Gold With Blacksmithing: Hardened Obsidium Tanking Plate


Today we have a quick gold-making tip for any Blacksmiths who are looking for a way to squeeze a bit more gold out of there profession. (This tip was also mentioned on Episode 58 of the Power Word: Gold Podcast.)

I've been making and selling the Hardened Obsidium Set (level 80 plate tanking items) since Cataclysm and to this day it still sells very well. I sell the items for right around 395g each and they often sell out quickly.

In Mists of Pandaria I've noticed that ore and bar prices for the Obsidium and Elementium used to craft these has gone up so keep an eye on the auction house for cheap ore or mine it yourself.

Bonus Content: If you' re looking for some new gold-making blogs be sure to check out The Drunken Mogul (by GoblinRaset), GetRichWoW (by Erogroth) and Thairus' Creative Accounting (by Thairus).


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4.08.2013

Everything Is On The Table (Except The Cat)



In this livestream we go bargain hunting at Wowuction, give some tools for people to get started in transmog sales, work on an easier way to calculate Jewelcrafting mat costs and much more. (Also be sure to watch around 1:37:50 in Part 1 for a special treat.)

You can watch Part 1 and Part 2 directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.07.2013

A Tiny Tiny Blacksmith In A Big Big World


In this livestream we discuss how to get Pandaria Jewelcrafting patterns, discuss obtaining new Blacksmithing patterns from Itoka, pricing for 77-80 and 83-84 items and much more.

You can watch the Part 1 and Part 2 directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.05.2013

Down To The River. Down To The Silken Fields.


In this livestream we discuss new addons, using Consortium Key Sender, create a new post live, work on our tailoring Paladin's new markets and much more.

You can watch Part 1 and Part 2 directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.04.2013

Episode 058 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 058 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. We bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your host Jim Younkin and guest Erogroth discuss what they've been doing in gold-making, daily cooldowns to do in Patch 5.2, the Crafted Dreadful Blacksmithing market, the importance of proper thresholds and fallbacks and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 058:
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Full show notes after the jump.

4.03.2013

Kitty Is Not Impressed With My Gold-Making


In this livestream we go over ways to speed up repetitive tasks, work on making gold with our new Tailoring cooldowns, look for great deals via AH websites and much more.

You can view Part 1 and Part 2 directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.

4.01.2013

Power Word: Gold To Be Made Into A Video Game

Early mock-up of the inventory interface. (Real game will not include Blizzard assets.)
We're happy to be able to finally announce something that we've been working very hard on in secret for quite a while now: Power Word: Gold is going to be turned into it's own stand-alone game!

While we can't give out all the details yet (due to non-disclosure agreements) we can give everyone a few details at this point. This is so exciting! Read on past the jump for the details.