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Easy Transmute Master

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Hey guys, I just came across something while I was trying to put together a rough guide for new gold makers.  The old transmute quest with Primal Might has been removed!  Apparently in 4.3.0 Blizzard (finally) decided to revamp the quest to get Transmutation Mastery, and now the new quest only requires 4 Truegold AND it takes place in your faction's capital.  It seems this change did not make it to the patch notes, and I'm really surprised because I have never heard of this before now!  If you're someone who was crafting Primal Mights to try and sell to the people getting Transmute Mastery, this market has been removed from the game.  Primal Might is also used in some BC craftable gear which is now the extent of the use for it.

I was just really surprised that they changed this quest as they stuck with it through most of the expansion.  I'm really glad they did, but also really surprised.  Of course there…

My 5 Essential Addons

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Alright so this is going to be a quick and easy post, but these are my Absolute Necessities for gold making.  I will list my reasons, but there are guides to all these addons that you would need for them, google ahoy!

TradeSkillMaster (And all it's packages)TSM is basically the be all and end all of all gold making addons.  I don't mean to be a huge promoter or anything, but it basically revolutionized posting on the AH in a way no other addon can, among its many other useful functionalities.AuctionatorA close second to TSM, Auctionator does some things that TSM can't do as well (yet).  The main thing is the ability to quickly buy in bulk, and it also has functionality to do some cool/useful importable searches.  AuditorAlthough this addon hasn't been updated in over a year, it still tracks gold incomings and outgoings across alts unlike any addon I've ever seen.  Hopefully if this addon doesn't make it…

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review 3/19

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The Bots Are Back in Town!
The first thing I noticed this week is that the farming bots are obviously back in WoW.  The average price of Whiptail on my server is 50g per stack.  This is what I found this week:

Yes, that's only 2 different posters, one posting 285 stacks and another posting 357 stacks at less than half the normal price.  I've been hearing people saying that the SoR's are just getting bored and farming now.  I'm sorry but no human being is going to farm 300+ stacks of Whiptail, let alone 2 of them on the same (small) server, and willing to post at those ridiculously low prices.  For Example the top seller here sold 285 stacks of whiptail for a mere 4061g25s after AH 'taxes'.  I don't think anyone in their right mind would be pricing like this.  I did enjoy buying it all up, but I don't even know if I'll EVER be able to go through it all.  This puts my price point of MFC's …


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Mogging, Oh My!
Today I looked on my Transmog character's auctions on the WoW website and saw this:

At first I didn't believe it.  32k?  Hm...Maybe that's how much gold I have on that toon?  Now I usually check this guy and see maybe 500-3,000g in sales, nothing big, and I was considering not doing transmog anymore.  I was shocked.  In case you're interested in my sales they're here:

(Blue, Red, Orange are all the same 3 guys respectively.  Purple is all different characters with no repeat buys)

32k is not only a record for me for transmog (by a longshot), but also in general the largest haul I've ever had.  I was very pleased with my transmog sales for once.  Take a look at what the same characters bought.  Blue was my biggest spender, but Orange and Red gave him a decent run for his money.  One of the sales was my reaffirmed favorite: Icy Cloak.  I think I've made about 10k selling this fun to craft/…

Never Delete Creaturecache.wdb for _NPCScan Ever Again!

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Today I'm going to write a quick post about how to easily never have to delete your creaturecache ever again.   If you don't already know what it is, this is the file you have to delete to make sure the addon _NPCScan can find rare spawns you have already seen in previous logins.  This file is found in your World of Warcraft folder under /Cache/WDB/enUS/creaturecache.wdb.  Just to note, I originally found this out from a comment on and wanted to share it with you guys.

Just Follow These Easy Steps:

1) Delete creaturecache.wdb

2) Open WoW and log a character, then log out.  (This will create a new, fresh copy of creaturecache.wdb)

3) Right Click creaturecache.wdb and set it to "read-only".  (Details Below for those who need them)

4) ???????

5) Profit.

That's it, now every time you logout and WoW tries to make a new file detailing the rare spawns you saw, it'll be read-only, so WoW won&…

RP + Gold Making = ????

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I got an email earlier this week from a reader of my blog.  He had an interesting idea that he wanted to open up for discussion, and I thought it was quite interesting myself.  The first time I read this it reminded me of Jim from Power Word: Gold's idea of a gold making guild, but with a maniacaltwist.  Take a read from the email:

I wanted to get your thoughts on an experiment I have came up with related to wow economics and gameplay. As many people reach the gold cap (or similar financial goals) I often hear the idea of: What do I do now?  Well, I have a humble suggestion.
I don't know where you stand on Roleplay Servers (or RP in general), however a common problem many of them have revolves around a lack of reason FOR people to participate in character. I believe, and would like to examine this, that the problem is in lack of conflict. Where would Luke be without Vader, where would the Allies be without the Axis? Conflict f…

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review: Week Ending 3/12

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Mogging Experiment
My experiment this week was to collect data on the toons that bought my mogging gear to see how many levelers buy the gear for the stats rather than the mogging. and I've obtained some interesting data.  But first for all the haters;

DISCLAIMER: The data collected was for my own personal use and the conclusions I draw obviously do not apply to EVERY server.  

Now that I got that out of the way, data was collected on both my main (small/med) server Horde + Alliance, as well as Lightbringer Alliance.  The main thing I was looking for is the answer to this question "Who is buying transmog gear?"

Shockingly about 39% of my sales were to those level 84 and below.  Even more surprising (at least to me) was this:

Of the levelers buying the gear I was selling for transmog, about half of my sales were to characters under level 85 were actually using it for mogging, not…

Your JC and Engineer (and Miner?) Should Get Along

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Dream Emeralds.
The mere mention of these is enough to make any serious JC cringe.  If you're like me and you do the shuffle on a semi-regular basis you probably have at least 100 of these sitting idly if not more, or trying to sell them in stacks of 20.  Luckily there's a simple solution to this conundrum.  Will it get rid of all of your Dream Emeralds?  No.  Will it increase their worth?  Yes.  Worth it.

The US Horde average market price of Dream Emeralds is just above 9 gold.  The cut gems usually go for slightly more, sometimes less.  Even if you don't have a JC this method may be worth your time.

Gnomish X-Ray Scope
Yes.  Gnomish X-Ray Scope. The outdated scope is the secret here.  You may be thinking "no one will buy that" but I personally have been able to sell on average in the past 30 days, 2.8 per week, for a decent profit, my TSM_Accounting window for this …

Scroll of Resurection: Blizzard is Profiting, So Should You!

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So Scroll of Resurection has been reintroduced and people are given free level 80s and Cataclysm, and gold makers are trying to figure out the best way to maximize profit.  Simple.  These characters are going to get to 85 really fast.  What will they want?  They will want to see the latest content and get into Raid Finder ASAP.  OR they will want to PvP.  Either way there is a simple solution to this conundrum for any smart buyer.  Vicious Gear.  Yes this crafted, iLevel 377 gear not only gets you into heroics, but gets you resilience and stats needed for PvP.

Tailors, Blacksmiths, Leatherworkers, and Jewelcrafters all have Vicious items they can craft for a profit, and let me tell you I am selling these like hot cakes.  I've made 14k selling these items, in the past 24 hours with about 9k of that being profit.  I can't keep enough of them on the shelves to keep up with the dema…

How I Look at My Gold Making Strategy

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Today I decided to let my readers know a bit about me and why I choose the strategies I do.  Basically, as far as gold making goes, there are two parts to my strategy.  One includes optimizing my gold profit.  This is something I like to do, and I'll go into detail in the next section about it.  The second is attempting new methods to make gold via maybe patterns or crafting things not normally on a gold maker's radar.  
Optimization Yesterday on Shannon's account him and Jim Younkin were talking about how they both don't like optimizing for the sake of optimizing, but enjoy doing certain things that make them gold and stick with those.  I for one think this is a great method, the more you enjoy a gold making method, the more you are more likely to stick to it and see some real returns.  For me though I enjoy optimizing my gold made per hour…

Re: Start Gold Making

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Today I'm going to be posting in response to Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival, being held on the 11th of this and every month.  Check out the other posts when it goes live!

Using your knowledge that you have gained from auction house experience:  If you were starting over as a gold maker, what is one thing you would do differently than the first time, and why?

Get it?  Re: Start?  I'm sorry.

Humble Beginnings The first time I got into gold making in World of Warcraft was when I had only one character who was but a wee Orc Warlock of level maybe 34.  I was in a leveling guild.  Not a guild of max level GMs and levelers, but a true run by levelers, 300 active members, with maybe 1-2 max level players in the guild at all kind of guild.  During this time I was an active part of the guild community.  I enjoyed the social aspect of the game as much as the actual leveling.  The guild bank…

Vendor Items You May Have Overlooked

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Like any gold making strategy, your results may vary, but it can't hurt to try!

Okay This post is going to be short and sweet, but after making 5,000g off of a vendor item that cost me 28g I feel like I have to share it.  Maybe some of you are already doing this, if not, TRY IT!

This item.  Yes that (IMO) ugly-as-sin dagger.  I sold that dagger for 5,000g.  What would you pay for it?  I don't care, because SOMEONE on my server thought it was worth 5,000g.  I'm still in shock/awe, literally can't believe it.  I went out for an enchanting formula and bought all the vendor green weapons from the NPC, and listed em all for 5k for the lulz.  Still in shock that I actually sold one.

Where'd You Get It?
This transmogable BoE item is sold, with a few other possible mogging weapons by Dealer Jadyan.  You may know this vendor from being the vendor that now sells Formula: Enchant Weapon - Executioner.  They're sol…

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review: Week Ending 3/5

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Hey guys,

Again this week I'm going to summarize my week in WoW, Gold making and otherwise.

Transmog Farming
I have to start with this because it's probably the most exciting thing that happened WoW-wise all week.  The cloth head I was farming, Circle of Flame finally dropped for my posting toon/main (after about 95 runs) and I'm currently mogged it to both my transmog outfits.  I contribute data to Wowhead and I just want to mention that the drop rate for this item dropped a whole percentage point since I started farming it (but I also wasn't the only one contributing data from this boss during that time :-P).  Pictures of my 2 Xmog outfits, then to gold making news!

Icy Cloak

This week I sold my 3rd Icy Cloak, the last of my original supply.  I originally wrote a post about this cloak on this on December 30th, and since then I've made 6,840 gold from this simple tailoring re…

Converted TSM Lists

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Hey guys,

Today I'm brining you some TSM lists from previous posts that I've done in the past.  Earlier this week I read Faid's post from Clockwork Riot, Importable TSM Mog Lists v2.0 and decided to let go of my tunnel vision on using Auctionator only for gear searches.  I really loved using her lists compared to the Auctionator lists, and I've decided to revamp some of my previous Auctionator lists to be importable to TSM.

If you want to learn how to import these lists, go to the link above to Clockwork Riot!!

Shield Mogging List
My original post/list for Auctionator Mogging Shields can be found at the post Auctionating Mogging Shields.

As per the suggestion from Theruling, I've added the 3 shields he suggested to the original list!  The importable TSM list is below.
Shield Mogging