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7.29.2013

Episode 069 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 069 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 Nev discuss preparing for Patch 5.4, growing the seeds of gold-making, spreadsheets and much more. And now… on with the show!

Episode 069:

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7.28.2013

TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Basic How To Videos


Now that TradeSkillMaster 2.0 is in Open Beta (!) I'm releasing a few short how-to videos to help everyone get adjusted.

The following videos are brief (around 1 minute long) but should cover enough basics to get you started using TradeSkillMaster 2.0.


These videos cover:
  • Building Groups
  • Building Operations
  • Adding Operations to Groups
  • Adding Items to Groups
  • How to post auctions
  • How to cancel auctions
  • Setting (and un-setting) TSM as the default mail window.
  • Setting TSM Mailing to leave gold in your mailbow (thanks Sapu!).
  • Setting the default auction tab


How To Create Groups




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Groups: How to create



How To Create Operations




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Operations: How to create



Adding Operations To Groups




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Operations: Adding to groups



Adding Items To Groups




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Adding Items To Groups: How To



How To Post Auctions




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Posting Auctions: How To



How To Cancel Auctions




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Canceling Auctions: How To



How To Un-Set TSM As Default Mail Window & Leave Gold




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Mailing: Make not default and leave gold



How To Set Default Auction Tab




YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 - Default Auction Tab: How To Set



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The Kill Sprocket Podcast - Episode 002 [Link]

Kill Spocket (my media and tech podcast) just released Episode 002 - Phil Fish, Firefall and Google.

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WoW Gold-Making! #0324


YouTube: WoW Gold-Making! #0324 (2.4 Million Gold+) by Jim Younkin. (Embedded video past the jump.)

7.27.2013

The Chronicle - July 27, 2013 [Link]

Image Source: Kaliope's Crafting Blog

New in the Chronicle: WoW Gold-Making News - July 27, 2013.

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7.26.2013

Chronicle Special Edition: World of Warcraft Subscriber Numbers [Link]


Thoughts by myself, Xsinthis and Khalior on the recent news of the drop in World of Warcraft subscriber numbers.

In The Chronicle: Special Edition: World of Warcraft Subscriber Numbers.


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World of Warcraft Subscribers 2005-2013 (and Beyond)



With the recent news that Activision Blizzard is buying back a controlling interest from Vivendi it was also made known that the current World of Warcraft world wide subscriber number is 7.7 million.

I came across this graphic made by redditor cat_trap who commented on this reddit thread related to the announcement.

I loved the idea of the graphic and decided to add my own graphic style. Read on past the jump for more on the graph.

7.24.2013

Item Level Jumps - Why Flipping Items Sell

Today we are going to be doing a deep-dive analysis on the phenomenon on what we are calling "item level jumps" in World of Warcaft. We will be looking at what they are, why they make some items more valuable than others.

Understanding the underlying principles behind item level jumps will help you better understand why certain flipping items are desired by players and why we can charge more for them. Head past the jump for more.

7.22.2013

Episode 068 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 068 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 competition disappearing, end of expansion slumps, if suffixes matter in flipping and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 068:
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7.21.2013

Steam Community Market - Selling Strategies & Pricing Tricks


It's not that often that we get to apply our gold-making strategies to make real-world money. Over the last few days, however, we've been playing around with selling items on the Steam Community Market.

The Steam Community Market is Steams place for buying and selling items, trading cards and much more for real-world money that is stored in your Steam wallet.This money can be used to buy other items, cards and games from Steam.

Watch Steam Community Market - Selling Strategies & Pricing Tricks on Youtube or head past the jump for the embedded video and more information.

Now That's Not Something You See Every Day


I'm was farming Thick Leather in Badlands when out of the blue a Robes of Insight dropped from a Nyxondra's Broodling.

For those who don't know the Robes of Insight are one of the most coveted transmog items of all time.  Head past the jump for more.

The Chronicle for July 20, 2013 [Link]

Image Source: Jackspot
The new edition of The Chronicle: WoW Gold-Making News - July 20, 2013

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7.18.2013

Quickly Remove Items From TradeSkillMaster Groups


In this quick-tip video I show how to remove multiple items from TradeSkillMaster groups quickly with the "Select Matches" option.

YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) - Quickly Remove Items From Groups (Embedded video after the jump.)

7.17.2013

Do Suffixes Matter When Selling Flipping Items?


As I discussed on Episode 067 of the podcast I've been thinking about optimizing my flipping item auctions in order to help cut down my posting fees.

Today I'm going to be analyzing my own sales based on the item suffixes (...of the Invoker, ...of the Eagle, etc.) in order to see if I can eliminate any suffixes that are particular bad sellers. Read on past the jump for our research and analysis.

7.16.2013

Where To Find Korda Torros & Forager's Gloves


In this quick video we show you where to find Korda Torros a rare spawn in Kun-Lai Summit who drops the BOP item Forager's Gloves. The gloves make mining, herbing, skinning and archeology faster in Mists of Pandaria zones.

YouTube: Where To Find Korda Torros & Forager's Gloves in Mists of Pandaria. (Embedded video after the jump.)

July 15 Chronicle & June 28 Livestream [Link]



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7.13.2013

Episode 067 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 067 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 discusses auction house fees, what keeps gold-makers going, gold-making "blinders" and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 067:
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7.10.2013

What Is A "Good" Gold-Maker?


Today's post is my addition to Selltacular's Gold Carnival topic for July which asks:

"What is your definition of a good gold maker?  How do you measure gold making success?"


The short answer: Someone who is having fun.


The slightly longer answer:  Anyone who enjoys themselves while making gold. Do you enjoy yourself? Than you're a good gold maker.

Do I measure someone's gold-making success by the amount of gold the have or by their knowledge or control of markets? No. I measure a gold-making success by if that person is having a good time doing what they are doing. That's it.

It's easy to get in the trap of judging yourself against others standards just as it is a trap to judge others against your own ideals. I work to help anyone learn to make gold no matter your current position along their gold-making journey.


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Warcraft As A Free-To-Play Game - Part 2: The Freeaning


I originally wrote about World of Warcraft going Free-To-Play back in October of 2011 in a post entitled How To Boil A Frog - Thoughts On Tradable Blizzard Store Pets (we'll call that Part 1) .

With the recent announcement by Bashiok that Blizzard is looking to sell +100% XP Elixirs in "Asian regions" and that an in-game cash shop is coming in a future PTR I think it is safe to say that Blizzard is at least preparing for the possibility of World of Warcraft becoming free-to-play-like if not fully free-to-play.

Head past the jump for my thoughts on World of Warcraft becoming free-to-play.

7.09.2013

Episode 006 - The Tram Rats Podcast [Link]


New episode of April and I's WoW podcast: Episode 006 - The Tram Rats Podcast.


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WoW Gold-Making Livestream 6.26.13



YouTube: WoW Gold-Making! (2.3 Million Gold+) 6.26.13 by Jim Younkin (Embedded video past the jump.)

7.08.2013

WoW Gold-Making News - July 8, 2013 [Link]

Image Source: Get Rich WoW

With all the gold-making blogging and podcasting popping up around the interwebs we thought it was a good time to restart The Power Word: Gold Chronicle.

The Chronicle is a section of Power Word: Gold where w share some of the latest posts from around the gold-making community.

Check out the latest edition: WoW Gold-Making News - July 8, 2013.

Also be sure to subscribe to The Chronicle in you favorite RSS reader by using The Chronicle RSS Feed.


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7.05.2013

Episode 066 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 066 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 maximizing professions in Patch 5.4, what players spend gold on, gold-making for casual players and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 066:
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7.02.2013

Maximizing Profession Profit In Patch 5.4


Kaliope recently wrote about the mechanics of Leatherworking cooldowns on the Patch 5.4 Public Test Realm. Based on their observations it seems the act of daily cooldowns teaching new PVP and PVE recipied will continue in 5.4.

I just wanted to give a few tips to people looking to make gold from these recipes. Head past the jump for my advice.

WoW Gold-Making Livestream! 6.18.13



YouTube: WoW Gold-Making! (2.3 Million Gold+) 6.18.13 by Jim Younkin. Embedded video after the jump.

7.01.2013

Group Quest #122: Powering up Jim [Link]


I was honored to be a guest on the lates episode of the Group Quest podcast. Head over and listen to Episode #122 of Group Quest.


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Gold-Making Livestream! (2.3 Million Gold+) 6.14.13


YouTube: WoW Gold-Making! (2.3 Million Gold+) 6.14.13 by Jim Younkin (Embedded video after the jump.)