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3.28.2014

Enough WildStar To Choke A Space Horse




It's the weekend again and you know what that means: WildStar Pre-Order Beta Weekend! If we decide to pre-order we'll be enjoying ourselves in WildStar for the next few days. For those who haven't pre-ordered or are not in the Beta we have a truckload of gameplay videos for you to watch to get a feel for the game.

So far WildStar is one of the most promising MMO Betas we've played in years. Check out the videos and playlist below for over 6 hours of WildStar gameplay (and a bit of amateur psychology).

YouTube Playlist: Jim Plays WildStar!

YouTube: WildStar Gameplay Videos! Part 1Part 2Part 3, Part 4Part 5Part 6Part Special.


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3.26.2014

The "Bankless" Glyph System - Three Chars, Zero Banks!




YouTube: "Bankless" Glyph Selling Guide - Three Chars, Zero Banks!

My search for a glyph selling system that works for me continues. After 1.5 hours in glyph posting purgatory I decided there had to be a better way.

What I wanted to eliminate: running back and forth to bank dozens of times managing expired glyphs.

This video goes over my solution: Three glyph sellers each with four 36-slot Royal Scribe Satchels (which I farmed all the leather for and many many Molten Front fire spiders died to help make). Read on for more details on the "bankless" glyph system.

3.24.2014

Glyph Posting Purgatory!!! - A Cautionary Tale



What do you get when you're still trying to figure out what the hell you're doing to deal with hundreds and hundreds of expired glyphs? Apparently you spend 1.5 hours mucking about. Ugh!

On a side note, after making this I came up with a new idea about how to deal with this. Might share more in the future. For now, whatcha see is whatcha get!

If nothing else this video shows what is really involved in selling a ton of glyphs. If you've never done it, grab a coffee and settle in. It's gonna be a long one.

YouTube: Glyph Posting Purgatory!!! - A Cautionary Tale


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Gold-Making With Jim! Episode #0349




YouTube: Gold-Making With Jim! #0349 (2.7M Gold+) by Jim Younkin

YouTube Playlist: Gold-Making With Jim! (0301-0400) by Jim Younkin



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3.19.2014

TradeSkillMaster Application (Beta) Preview



After tweeting that I was looking at the new TradeSkillMaster Application beta I was asked by a reader to post up some screenshots. Today I'll be giving you a brief overview of the current beta release of the new TradeSkillMaster Application.

The new application has some really neat tricks up its sleeve as well as a whole new backend that is quite exciting. This is a large departure from the previous application and puts it much more on par with services like The Undermine Journal and WoWuction. Read on for more.

3.17.2014

Macros To Swap Your Bags To The Bank



A livestream viewer saw me using the bag to bank swap macros while doing my glyph selling routine. I thought I'd post them here so everyone can get the use.

Thanks to Faid of ClockworkRiot for sharing these macros with me. Eseven also pointed me to this post on The Consortium that had similar macros. Head past the jump for the macros.

3.16.2014

On Four Blizzards - The Pre-Purchase/Level 90 Boost Decision



There's been a lot of chatter about the recent announcement of the Warlords of Dreanor Pre-Purchase which includes a level 90 boost. We talked about it in our post Warlords Of Draenor Release Date: On/Before 12/20/2014, Price: -$10 and discussed it at length with Faid on Episode 089: Another Pooting Incident.

We're not going to rehash what we've already covered but yesterday an email from Blizzard announcing the Pre-Purchase went out and that got people chatting again.

As I was pondering the email I came to a stark realization based on something I'd read earlier that night: There are four (or more) Blizzards! Read on for my thoughts on what went into the Pre-Purchase and Level 90 Boost decision.

3.14.2014

Using TSM To Make & Sell Glyphs (With Faid)





YouTube: Using TSM To Make & Sell Glyphs Pt.1 - How To by Jim Younkin


After reading Faid's How to Compete in Glyphs post over at ClockworkRiot I got fired up to jump back into the glyph market. I decided I wanted to record the experience of setting up my entire glyph creation and selling set up for posterity.

I was lucky enough to have Faid join me to help me for each step along the way. If you've ever wanted a complete soup-to-nuts explanation on how to properly set up a large glyph operation these two video (clocking in at a combined 3 hours) are about as good as it gets.

Again my gratitude to Faid for sharing her considerable glyph selling knowledge and her patience with helping me get it set up. Part 1 is above. Head past the jump for Part 2.

3.13.2014

Gold-Making With Jim! Episode #0348

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YouTube: Gold-Making With Jim! #0348 (2.6M Gold+) by Jim Younkin

YouTube Playlist: Gold-Making With Jim! (0301-0400) by Jim Younkin


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3.11.2014

Episode 089: Another Pooting Incident


Episode 089 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. We bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this episode your host Jim Younkin and guest Faid discuss the Warlords of Draenor pre-purchase, level 90 boosts, making golf from new level 90s, making addons, and much more. And now… on with the show!

Episode 089:

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3.10.2014

Warlords of Draenor Release Date: On/Before 12/20/2014, Price: -$10



Along with announcing the current availability of the pre-purchase of Warlords of Draenor which includes a level instant 90 character boost (a "$60 Value" according to the graphic above) another thing caught our eye: the expected release date.

While Blizzard don't give an exact release date for Warlords of Draenor they give "Fall of 2014" as the "Expected Game Release" as well as "on or before 12/20/2014". Read on for more of our thoughts.

3.07.2014

Full 77-80 Cataclysm Armor TradeSkillMaster Importable Lists



You asked (and asked and asked) for TradeSkillMaster-importable lists for 77-80 Cataclysm armor and we are happy to finally deliver.

Read on past the jump for the full lists as well as information on how they were created.

3.06.2014

WarcraftEcon.net Reborn as WarcraftEcon.com



Last year as I was going through some old links I tried to view my original 250K WarcraftEcon interview and was saddened to find out that WarcraftEcon had gone offline. All that information, all those Hall of Fame interviews were gone forever.

For those of us who have been making gold for a long time, WarcraftEcon was one of the seminal gold-making resources and sources of inspiration. Perhaps best known for it's Hall of Fame series of interviews WarcraftEcon was an important part of gold-making history.

I decided to contact Oligopoly who had run WarcraftEcon.net and see if I could help bring WarcraftEcon back to life and you know what? He said yes! Read on for more information on the return of WarcraftEcon.

3.04.2014

Casual vs. Hardcore vs. Elitist: An Allegory




Today's post was inspired by Faid's post Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . over on Clockwork Riot.

The idea of "casual" vs. "hardcore" gold-making as well as "casual" vs. "hardcore" gold-makers is a subject that I've been dealing with ever since I was ashamed that I had "only" made 250K gold in the game.

Read on past the jump for some of my own ideas about "casual" vs. "hardcore" as well as why the number of people involved in the designation matters.

Gold-Making With Jim! Episode #0347



YouTube: Gold-Making With Jim! #0347 (2.6M Gold+) by Jim Younkin

YouTube Playlist: Gold-Making With Jim! (0301-0400) by Jim Younkin


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3.02.2014

Episode 088: Nice Glyph Market You Have There…


Episode 088 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. We bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this episode your host Jim Younkin and guest Faid discuss Faid's return, the removal of realm first profession achievements, how to run a glyph market , and much more. And now… on with the show!

Episode 088:

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