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5.31.2013

This Time I'm Not Gonna Run To The Anvil


In this livestream we catch up on Engineering, talk about treasure hunting, discuss new markets, percentage-based pricing and much more.

You can watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.17.13 by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded video.

5.30.2013

Four Gold For Some Settings That's Some Ignorant...


In this livestream we sell some rather common vendor items for a pretty penny, predict the 85-89 MoP markets, work on finding Living Steel mats and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.15.13 by Jim Younkin directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded video.

5.27.2013

Episode 063 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 063 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 hosts Jim Younkin and Erogroth discuss Markets in Patch 5.3, dealing with competition, knowing when to leave markets and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 063:
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5.24.2013

My New 85-89 MoP Item Market - Initial Results And Design


Just a quick post to say that, at least initially, the 85-89 Mists of Pandaria item market I decided to take a gamble on right before Patch 5.3 seems to be paying off.

The reason I got into this market was because the XP required to level from 85-90 was reduced buy 33%. This means more people leveling and thus more people buying weapons and armor from the auction house.

Head past the jump for more information on my new 85-89 MoP Item market.

5.23.2013

He's a Jewelcrafter and a Blacksmither


In this livestream we sell our back stock of Ink, discuss trailblazing and how gold-making is unique to every player, go over low population and "dead" servers and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.14.13 by Jim Younkin directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

5.22.2013

Markets I'm Abandoning


Every once and a while it is a good idea to take a step back from your gold-making and evaluate which markets are working and which might need to be put out to pasture.

After the jump I go over a few markets I've decided aren't worth my time anymore.

Kiryn & Riko: An Undead + Monkey Love Story


I level characters. A lot of characters. In Mists of Pandaria I do that mostly through questing. Every once in a while Blizzard makes a quest chain so epic that you savor doing it every time.

The Horde quest chain in The Jade Forest where we are introduced to Kiryn, Riko and the rest of the Horde "A-Team" is hilarious and surprisingly touching.

Watch Kiryn & Riko: An Undead + Monkey Love Story on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

Patch 5.3 So Far (New Markets And Re-Posts)



What have I been doing since Patch 5.3 landed today? Posting a new market I'm experimenting with (85-89 Mists of Pandaria gear) and re-posting lots of Crafted Dreadful Gladiator gear of all types (Cloth, Leather, Mail and Plate).

I just get the impression that lots of people will be looking for PVP gear to try out the new PVP changes. I also think many people will have held of on leveling their alts until the 33% XP reduction for levels 85-90. Those people will be looking in the Auction House for leveling gear.


Some initial 85-89 sales. So far so good.

What have you been up to in Patch 5.3 so far?


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5.21.2013

Ninety Percent of My Gold Comes From Flipping Items


In this livestream discuss getting started in transmog sales, how to hunt treasure in Pandaria, how to begin gold-making, talk about where our gold comes from and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.9.13 by Jim Younkin directly on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

5.20.2013

Sometimes Markets Just Need To Burn


In this livestream we talk about how we've been dropping the price on Crafted Dreadful cloth markets, work our Crafted Dreadful Leather, Mail and Plate markets and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.6.13 by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

5.19.2013

The Curious Case of The Stalker Monkey


In this livestream we work on Jewlecrafting, deal with some item drops over 85, fend off a curiously persistent monkey and much more.

You can watch the video directly on YouTube here: WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.1.13 by Jim Younkin or head past the jump for the embedded version.

5.18.2013

When Markets Attack! [Link]



WTBGold wrote:

"One person had no idea what they were doing and posted every craft at zero profit. No goals competative meta goals in mind, just trying to make any gold they could, erroneously thinking that endercutting by 400g meant things would sell faster (Hint: it doesn't; a 1c undercut is the same as a 400g). Her presence had 2 of my BS guildies and 2-3 other competitors posting under 100g for current items that should be worth over 400-500g. Then, it spread."


Read the full post THIS IS MADNESS! on WTBGold.


In a similar vein Thairus wrote:

"Anyway back to my escapades, seeing my main competition just logging in to repost and having just fully entered the market myself I decided to test his mentality / patience and immediately undercut him every time he posted (for 1c undercut each time). After posting I waited a minute or two and ran a cancel scan, seeing that he'd almost immediately cancelled and undercut me.  Fun Time.  I proceeded to have a undercutting war for the next 20 minutes until he snapped and posted a 2-5 deep wall at 120g across the board (most of the gems being priced at 130-280g each), I was feeling playful so I undercut him once more, at which point he whispered me a condescending insult along the lines of me not knowing what I was doing and logged out."

Read the rest of the shenanigans in the post Weekly Gold Report 17/05/2013: Busy Busy Busy on Thairus' Creative Accounting.


I myself have been having some fun (and good old catharsis) crashing the prices of the Crafted Dreadful Cloth markets lately. There is only so much undercutting you can take before you snap and decide to burn the whole place down.

Disclaimer: The statement above has not been approved or endorsed by the Association of Safe and Sane Honorable Azerothian Traders (ASSHAT). The views and opinions expressed are stickily those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions or best practices of ASSHAT.


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5.17.2013

Profit By Supplying Secrets of the First Empire


Today's guest post was written by reader Sueshi. You can find them on twitter at @brocampaign.

World of Warcraft is a multi-faceted game and people’s motivations for playing are as diverse as the players themselves. Whether it’s raiding, pet battling, PvP, or gold-making it is challenging to master every aspect of this game.

When attempting to forge a new market or discover a new gold making “secret”, it is important to have an understanding of “why”? Why do players want it and why is it needed? Read on past the jump for a very interesting market I was able find.

5.16.2013

Now On Sale: The Power Word: Gold Guide Volume II: Mists of Pandaria


One of the most commonly asked questions we've received since we released the first Power Word: Gold Guide for sale was "Will it be updated for Mists of Pandaria?" We've always been a bit vague about the answer and now we are able to share why.

We're happy to say that our second paid guide "The Power Word: Gold Guide Volume II: Mists of Pandaria" is now available for purchase in The Power Word: Gold Store.

This new, separate guide contains over 70+ pages of information about making gold in Mists of Pandaria.

Read on past the jump for more information.

5.15.2013

No, I Won't Buy You a Tiger



In this livestream we find gaps in our Crafted Dreadful Leather and Mail markets, work on Cloud Serpent dailies, go over the intricacies of Bear Hug, give advice for low population auctioning and much more.

You can watch the video on YouTube here: WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 4.30.13 by Jim Younkin or head past the jump for the embedded version.

5.14.2013

Beginners, Gold Making Troubles And Trailblazing


Today I'm sharing a few of the reader questions we receive here at Power Word: Gold Central (AKA our email inbox) along with our answers.

I also give a bit of advice for those who want  to ask others questions in the future as well as get a bit into blazing gold-making trails and thinking for yourself.

Read on past the jump for questions about being a beginning gold-maker as well as frustrations making gold. Thanks again to the readers for allowing us to use their questions.

5.13.2013

Episode 062 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 062 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 hosts Jim Younkin and Erogroth discuss their early gold-making experiences, Reborn weapon economics, how to adjust to slowing sales and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 062:
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Full show notes after the jump.

5.12.2013

Alacrity: Brisk and Cheerful Readiness


In this livestream we go through our normal daily cooldowns, go over calculating Living Steel material pricing, give details for quickly creating Bargain Hunter lists and much more.

You can watch the recorded livestream here: WoW Gold-Making! (2.1 Million Gold+) 4.24.13 by Jim Younkin or head past the jump for the embedded version.

5.09.2013

The Big List of 77-79 & 83-84 Item Flipping Information


If you've been following Power Word: Gold for any length of time you'll know that I make the majority of my gold these day's by flipping (buying low and re-selling high) 77-79 Cataclysm (77-80 before 5.3) and 83-84 Mists of Pandaria items.

In order to help flippers (both new and old) get up and running I've compiled links to all the helpful posts that we've posted about the flipping markets into one post. Head past the jump for all of the links.

5.07.2013

Trillium Ore Shopping Spree


In this livestream we go on a bit of a shopping spree, get ourselves acquainted with the Ironpaw dailies and much more.

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

5.06.2013

Troubleshooting Slowing Sales In Flipping Markets


Below is a reader question I received about potential slowing of their flipping markets after their return from a break in playing.

I decided to ask them permission to use their questions and my answers as a blog post because I think it not only addresses general uncertainties that many people have when doing flipping markets but also offers some good advice for those in the 77-79 and 83-84 flipping markets who may feel their markets are shifting of somehow slowing.

Read on past the jump to see their questions and my responses.

5.04.2013

Pricing Reborn Weapons Per Lightning Steel Ingot


Kaliope wrote a wonderful post talking about pricing for the new Reborn Blacksmithing weapons introduced in Patch 5.2.

Now that many players have enough Lightning Steel Ingots to craft the top item level 502 weapons the question becomes should they? Head past the jump for more.

5.03.2013

What I Spend Gold On


One of the most common questions people as me in my livestreams is "What do you spend all that gold on?".

While it seems they envision someone buying Spectral Tigers or spending gold-cap on Mimiron's Head from the Black Market Auction house the reality is much less glamorous.

Has past the jump for what I actually spend my gold on.

The Beauty Of Glyphs [Link]



Faid wrote:

"I've been that person, crashing glyph markets for fun and profit. It's a valid tactic for market grooming and is also just a fun way to learn more about markets, your competition, addons, etc. But if someone else trying to mess with your profit margins is upsetting to the point it will drive you out of the market you should probably stick to dailies and not worry too much about the Auction House."
-In Defense of Glyphs over on Clockwork Riot 

Her post is a tremendous rallying cry for all you glyph sellers out there. The point-by-point response to Selling Glyphs Scares The Hell Out Of Me was quite thorough.

To paraphrase an old scribe:

"Then [Jim] said unto [Faid], Almost thou persuadest me to be a [Glyph seller]." 

Almost. Now, I have some dailies to do.

(Read on for a bit more.)

5.02.2013

Episode 061 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 061 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 hosts Jim Younkin and Erogroth discuss many of the upcoming Patch 5.3 changes, Children's Week, XP reduction, upcoming changes to Mining and Herbalism and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 061:
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Full show notes after the jump.

5.01.2013

TradeSkillMaster Scrollwheel Quick Posting How To


One of the most effective ways to speed up posting items with TradeSkillMaster is setting it up so you can hold Ctrl and scroll your mouse wheel back and forth to quickly post your auctions.

Head past the jump for short video tutorial as well as written instructions on how to set up scrollwheel posting.