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6.28.2013

The Gold Making Minefield by Gnomicidal [Link]



Gnomicidal writes:

"Gold making is like a minefield. On one side is the starting edge, on the other....whatever your gold making goal is...gold cap, $2mill gold, buying all the gold sink items, etc. etc. whatever. There are people scattered in all parts of the minefield and some are still at the starting edge. Standing at the start of the minefield are the beginners."




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Recorded Livestream From 6.11.13


New recorded livestream on YouTube: WoW Gold-Making! (2.3 Million Gold+) 6.11.13 by Jim Younkin. (Embedded video past the jump.)

6.26.2013

Livestream 6.4.13



YouTube: WoW Gold-Making! (2.3 Million Gold+) 6.4.13 by Jim Younkin (Embedded video after the jump.)

Addon Essentials: iSold


Sometimes it's the small things that make you the most happy. Such is the case with an addon called iSold. I've been using it for over a year now and it never fails to being a smile to my face.

What Does It Do?

iSold does one simple thing. It plays a classic cash register "cha-ching" sound effect whenever you get a item sale notice in your chat box.

No matter how many times I've heard this effect and check to see what has sold it never gets old.

Why Should I Download It?

Besides the small dopamine release of getting a sale it can also help you know when you've made a sale so you can immediately restock the sold item.

Where Do You Get It?

iSold can be downloaded from the iSold page on Curse.


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6.24.2013

Episode 065 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 065 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 the TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Beta, what Patch 5.4 Virtual Realms may mean to gold-making and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 065:
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6.22.2013

Jim and Erogroth's Spreadsheet Madness


What happens when two gold-makers spend entirely too much time (and have entirely too much fun) playing around with gold-making spreadsheets?

In this impromptu livestream Erogroth and I go over his Calculating Enchanting Material Costs & The Enchantment Shuffle as well as look at the raw spreadsheet data that can be dowloaded from Wowuction.com (under Resources>Data Export>Data Export for Manual Use). We also dream up ways that this data could be manipulated for profit.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! Jim and Erogroth's Spreadsheet Madness on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

6.17.2013

TradeSkillMaster 2.0 First Look & Beta Testing With Sapu


In this special livestream we take our very first look at TradeSkillMaster 2.0. We were lucky enough to have Sapu the Lead Developer of TradeSkillMaster in our chat channel. We get to ask him questions and he even implements our feature suggestions live.

We will be many more TradeSkillMaster 2.0 livestreams as time goes on. Be sure create a Twitch.tv account and follow us on our Twitch.tv channel so you'll know when we go live.

Watch TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Beta Testing And Discussion With Lead Developer Sapu or head ppast the jump for the embedded version.

6.15.2013

Speech Zapper App Attacks Jim Younkin - Hilarity Ensues



YouTube: Speech Zapper App Attacks Jim Younkin - Hilarity Ensues 

Notededededed!!! This is what happens when livestream viewers introduce Jim to "Speech Jamming" where your own voice is played back into your ears at a slight delay which totally messes up your ability to speak. The iPhone app I used was called "Speech Zapper" (iTunes Affiliate Link).

I set it to 150 ms delay (down from the default of 250 ms) and turned on "Volume Boost" and turned the volume up. WARNING: The volume will be VERY loud. DON'T DAMAGE YOUR HEARING! You need it loud enough to almost totally drown out your own words.


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6.14.2013

A Guide To SLAGIT - The TSM Shopping List & Auctioning Group Import Tool


We're proud to announce that Power Word: Gold is the new home of the SLAGIT: The TSM Shopping List & Auction Group Import Tool.

SLAGIT was created by our longtime livestream viewer Rootfix and can be found at the "SLAGIT" link at the top of Power Word: Gold. Read on for our guide on how to use SLAGIT to speed up your TSM group and shopping list creation.

6.12.2013

"Virtual Realms" Combine Auction Houses in 5.4


This is (virtual) insanity. In 5.4 Blizzard may be "fusing" servers together. These "virtual realms" will combine all aspects of the realms together including the Auction House.

Say bye bye to low population server economies. I can't tell yet if this is a good thing or a bad thing. What would it be like if every economy ran like a high population realm's economy?

Has it finally come to this that World of Warcraft has so many low-population servers that is finally has to start merging....I mean "fusing" them together just so players can feel like their playing an actual MMORPG? You know, a Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing game?

(Also, it seems like Blizzard announcing this right after offering 50% off Paid Character Services is kinda a sketchy move.)

You can read the quote from Blizzard below (emphasis ours) and check out the full post: 5.4 PTR Coming Soon! 

New Feature: Virtual Realms 
  • Virtual Realms are sets of realms that are fused together, and will behave exactly as if they were one cohesive realm. Players on the same Virtual Realm will be able to join guilds, access a single Auction House, join arena teams and raids, as well run dungeons or group up to complete quests.
  • Players belonging to the same Virtual Realm will have a (#) symbol next to their name.

What are your thoughts on this and its affect on gold-making?


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6.11.2013

Patch 5.4 PTR Profession Notes - New Cooldowns & PVP Items


MMO Champion has posted new data-mined information from the Patch 5.4 PTR. Read on past the jump for some new profession information Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, Tailoring and Enchanting.

87-88 MoP Item Sales Analysis & Adjustment



Once I've been working a new market for a while I like to stop and take stock of what's selling and what's not so I can adjust accordingly.

I did this for the "85-89" Mists of Pandaria market that I started preparing for before 5.3 and have since been selling in since Patch 5.3 dropped.

In analyzing this market I came to some conclusions and interesting discoveries that allowed me to adjust my tactics. Head past the jump for more.

6.10.2013

Episode 064 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 064 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 87-88 markets, how gold-making is like music, just-in-time vs. stockpiling and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 064:
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6.09.2013

Are You Feeling Any Better Today?


In this livestream we serenade our sick kitty, restock out Ghost Iron Dragonlings, have some good success selling PVP plate items and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.3 Million Gold+) 5.30.13 by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

6.07.2013

On Tinker's Gears and Ghost Iron Dragonlings


In this livestream we restock our lucrative Engineering items, work our Crafted Dreadful markets, hand our some Volatile Orbs and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.3 Million Gold+) 5.28.13 by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the emedded version.

6.05.2013

Kitty Kombat! (AKA "Your Gold Is Mine!")


In this livestream we check for the new 80 Cata item vendors introduced in 5.3, discuss the markets we're getting out of, give some advice tor stalking competitors, witness some Mortal Kitty Kombat and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.23.13 by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

6.04.2013

Play Free For 7 Days (Of Gold-Making Goodness!!)



I received the following email from Blizzard for a few of my expired accounts. Last time they sent out an email like this I am fairly sure I saw a decent spike in my 77-80 and 83-84 item sales. If you sell 77-80 Cataclysm, 83-84, 87-88 MoP and Crafted Dreadful PVP items be sure to have yours up on the auction house. (See also The Big List Of 77-79 & 83-84 Item Flipping Information)

Players who take Blizzard up on its offer and play the game free for 7 days will likely want to take as much advantage of the "reduced XP needed from level 85 to 90" as they can. That often means buying some items from the auction house.

Full email text after the jump.

Patch 5.3 In The House


In this livestream Patch 5.3 finally hits, I theorize about using WoWuction to make undercut alerts, learn new ways to import TSM Dealfinding lists into WoWuction and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.21.13 by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded video.

6.03.2013

Looking Back - My 250K Gold-Making Milestone


Back in July of 2011 I hit my 250K gold milestone. At the time the place everyone wanted their milestones posted was Warcraft Econ. Warcraft Econ was a blog about gold-making that also allowed people to submit gold-making milestone posts. (These days everyone is welcome to submit their milestone posts to the Community Gold-Making Milestones page.)

Since that time Warcraft Econ has shut down and my original 250K milestone post is no longer accessible. For the sake of posterity (and a bit of nostalgia) I've included the full-text of my original 250K gold milestone post. Read on for a blast from my gold-making past.

Jules Hits 1 Million [Link]




Jules wrote:

"Basically, what I was subconsciously doing was preparing myself to go on my gold making journey. I was gathering ideas and information and figuring out how I would apply it to my style of play."


Read the full post: Hitting the Million - My Journey to Gold-Cap by Jules Burt on The Power Word: Gold Hatchery.

Congrats Jules!


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6.02.2013

I Don't Really Need It *That* Bad


In this livestream we theorize about the success of 85-88 markets, talk about our simplified TSM groups, haggle with players in trade chat and much more.

Watch WoW Gold-Making! (2.2 Million Gold+) 5.20.13 by Jim Younkin on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded version.

6.01.2013

Hunter vs Pandaria! #021 - The Final Chapter


In this final episode of Hunter vs Pandaria we finish up our adventures in Kun Lai Summit, (finally) hit level 90 and get a Direhorn pet! Be sure to visit the Hunter vs Pandaria YouTube Playlist to catch up on all of the 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! Episode #021 Kun-Lai by Jim Younkin  on YouTube or head past the jump for the embedded versions.