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8.27.2013

If At First You Don't Succeed, Subreddit Again.



I'm up entirely too late on the day before we have to finish packing but I wanted to let people know that after what happened with my reddit shadowban and the transfer of moderation of /r/WoWGoldMaking to someone else I had resigned myself to laughing at cat pictures and taking a "step back".

Then I realized that that would be a terrible idea.

Instead I created a new subreddit for World of Warcraft gold-making discussion entitled /r/GoldMakingDiscussion.

If you were a fan of /r/WoWGoldMaking head over to /r/GoldMakingDiscussion and subscribe.

So what's different about /r/GoldMakingDiscussion? No links allowed. the subreddit is a text ("self") post only subreddit.

People are not allowed to link to anything as part of a submission. There is no way in hell that I'm going to let myself or anyone else who uses the subreddit get shadowbanned from reddit because they chose to post links to their own content.

If you want to post your own content on reddit I'm sure you can find other subreddits to do it on.

That said if you do decide to be part of the new subreddit please read the rules on the sidebar. The moderators and I are serious about them. (Also they are going to be fleshed out as time goes along.)

Anyway I need to sleep. Head over and subscribe and lets build a great place for people to discuss World of Warcraft gold-making (again).

Subscribe at /r/GoldMakingDiscussion


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8.26.2013

The Curious Case of /r/WoWGoldMaking


I think reddit is one of the best websites/communities out there. That's the reason I chose to start the /r/WoWGoldMaking subreddit over 2 years ago. Over the last 2+ years I think the subreddit has grown into an awesome resource for the gold-making community.

I was (and still am) proud of what we (meaning the community not the goofy "royal" we I'm so fond of) created over there. It was a place where people could ask questions, share their blog posts and discuss gold-making in general.

Imagine my surprise when I received a reddit message letting me know that the subreddit had been requested to be turned over to another redditor.

By surprise I mean utter shock and a fair amount of freaking out. What was happening? Why was this person asking to have the subreddit turned over to them? Most of all why wasn't my reddit user page (/r/fluxdada) showing up? Read on for more about what happened (from my perspective at least).

8.23.2013

Addon Mastery - A New Place To Ask Gold-Making Addon Questions


If you have questions about World of Warcraft gold-making addons that you'd like answered (or if you're someone who has great knowledge of gold-making addons) we're proud to introduce our latest project: Addon Mastery.

Addon Mastery is a new question and answer site that we've created (currently in beta) specifcally to help answer questions people have about gold-making addons.

With the introduction of TradeSkillMaster 2.0 the volume of gold-making addon questions has never been higher.

If you have gold-making addon questions (or answers) we invite you to head over to AddonMastery.com (see update below), sign up for a free account and ask away.

Think of Addon Mastery as a Yahoo! Answers (or if you're more nerdy a Stack Overflow) for gold-making addons.

We're excited to see how the community grows over at Addon Mastery. Even more importantly we're excited to have a new way for the gold-making community to find answers to their addon questions.

Update: As of 9.30.13 we've decided to discontinue AddonMastery.com as an addon questions and answer site. We appreciate all who took place in the beta. AddonMastery.com may return in some form in the future. Until then if you have addon or gold-making questions a good place to ask is /r/GoldMakingDiscussion.


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8.21.2013

Blizzard's Macro Koegler Economy & Patch 5.4 Interview Transcript


We were lucky enough to be able to interview Marco Koegler, Technical Director for World of Warcraft at Blizzard, on Episode 071 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast.

During the interview we discussed topic ranging from how Connected Relams will be chosen in Patch 5.4, how Connected Realms may affect the in-game economy, how Blizzard developers work with the in-game economy and a discussion of the default auction house interface.

Marco shared a lot of really great (and often very candid) insight into Blizzard's development process with much of it relating directly to gold-making. Thanks again to Marco for doing the interview. It was great.

Below is a transcript of the entire interview.

8.20.2013

Episode 071 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast With Blizzard's Marco Koegler


Episode 071 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 special guest Marco Koegler, Technical Director for World of Warcraft at Blizzard, discuss Connected Realms coming in Patch 5.4, the possible effects of Connected Realms on the in-game economy, Marco's favorite ways of making gold and much more. And now… on with the show!

A full transcript of the podcast can be found here.

Episode 071:

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Full show notes after the jump.

8.19.2013

TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Survival Guide & Theory



YouTube: TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 Survival Guide & Theory - How To Setup And Use

Starting to use TradeSkillMaster 2.0 can feel like someone came into your garage, stole all your tools and replaced them with a sealed cardboard box full of new ones.

The new tools seem strange. Off. They don't quite fit on your pegboard the same way the old ones did. Some of them are similar enough to make sense right away. Others you honestly have no idea what they do.

In this "Survival Guide" video I walk through the basic theory behind TradeSkillMaster 2.0 and the way works compared to TradeSkillMaster 1.0. I also show where to locate some of the most commonly used features of TSM 2.0.


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8.14.2013

Our Addon Guide Updated For TradeSkillMaster 2.0!



We are proud to announce that the The Power Word: Gold Guide Volume I: Addons (formerly The Power Word: Gold Guide) has been updated to version 0.12.

This update includes a completely rewritten section on TradeSkillMaster that covers the recent TradeSkillMaster 2.0 release.

The update (free to previous purchasers) includes all new TradeSkillMaster illustrations and text. It has increased to 137 pages (up from 109) and we have been able to decrease the file size to 4.7MB (down from 7MB+).

We will be rolling out update information emails to all previous purchasers of the guide as time goes on.

If, however, you have purchased The Power Word Gold Guide Volume I: Addons (previously The Power Word Gold Guide) and would like your free update sooner rather than later email us at powerwordgold@yahoo.com from the email you purchased the guide with and request a free update.

Thanks again to all those who have purchased the guide. We can't wait to get your updates to you so you can start making gold with TradeSkillMaster 2.0!

If you haven't yet purchased The Power Word: Gold Guide Volume I: Addons there has never been a better time than now. Head over and purchase the guide at the The Power Word: Gold Store.

If you have any further questions about the guide or the update check the FAQ on the Store page and/or email me directly at powerwordgold@yahoo.com.


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8.09.2013

TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Released



TradeSkillMaster version 2.0 was released today. You can download versions 2.0+ via the Curse Client or by heading to Curse, searching for TradeSkillMaster (search link) and downloading the (12) TradeSkillMaster addons that are listed with Project Manager "sapu94".

If you're just getting started with TSM 2.0 be sure to check out our TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Basic How To Videos and TradeSkillMaster 2.0 - Groups & Sub-Groups Explained. Head past the jump for more info.

TradeSkillMaster 2.0 - Groups & Sub-Groups Explained



I think is is important to give a visual metaphor for how groups and sub-groups work in TradeSkillMaster (TSM) 2.0 because it can seem confusing.

The video after the jump goes into great detail to explain the metaphor and help you understand what is happening when adding and removing items from groups and sub-groups. Read on for more theory and the video.

8.06.2013

Episode 070 - The Power Word: Gold Podcast


Episode 070 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 eSeven discuss Patch 5.4 changes, getting started in gold-making, TradeSkillMaster 2.0 and much more. And now… on with the show!

Episode 070:

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly.
[iTunes] Subscribe to The Power Word: Podcast directly in iTunes.
[RSSAdd the podcast to your RSS reader, podcast player or manually into iTunes.
[Archive.org] View this episode's page on Archive.org.

Full show notes after the jump.

8.04.2013

Low-Power Mode For The Next Month Or So



We (meaning April and I) are going to be moving soon and in order to give us enough time to prepare (isn't moving the worst!) as well as carve out a bit of time for a few other projects that that require special focus I'll be putting Power Word: Gold into "low-power" mode for the next month or so.

I do have some content that has already been created that will be released over the next few weeks. As for new content there will likely not be many updates until sometime in early to mid September.

I will will keep an eye on things like Twitter and Facebook but if things seem a bit quiet it is because we're busy doing fun stuff like packing boxes and cleaning out dust bunnies.

Have a great summer and we'll see you in September!


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8.03.2013

The Chronicle for Aug 3, 2013 [Link]



Don't miss the latest edition of The Chronicle which features posts from WTBGold, Droth's Treasure Troves of Gold, Twitchie Enterprises, Jackspot, Theoretical Gold Farming and more.

The Chronicle: WoW Gold-Making News - Aug 3, 2013.

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