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My Favorite Cataclysmic Market

This post is for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival which will go live on May 11th, but I know I'll forget until the 12th if I don't come out with it now so here goes :-P.  I'll try to keep reminders up on my site so you can read all the other great posts when they come out.

This month's carnival asks: "What Was A Niche Market That You Were Suprised To Find Or That You Did Better Than Expected In During Cataclysm?"

Two markets that I really loved that were introduced in Cataclysm were Transmogrification and Mysterious Fortune Cards.  They are very interesting markets and fun to play with.  By far though, my favorite new market was the "Cataclysm Twink Market" brought on by overly powerful  level 77+ gear being introduced to low level cataclysm zones (80-81).

Why it's a Great Market
The reason why it's a great market to focus on is two-fold.  First and foremost, everyone wants the best gear for their character.  If you've done PvP in 75-79…

Weekly Lewt Review Week Ending 4/23

Had a busy week this week so the Weekly Review is a bit late, apologies.


Transmog
Last time I posted about my transmog sales declining, after the post, on my first 48 hour reposting, between reposting and buying new transmog gear, I made only 315 g profit.  Over the week I made around 7k in profit, but it's just not what it used to be on my server.  I'm still peddling all the gear that I did originally and I've acquired some more-rare pieces like a few Jade pieces.  Just nothing is selling.

Coasting
I haven't been posting much recently because over the past few weeks I've been in coasting mode in WoW gold making.  I am literally just reposting what I already have and stocking only some essential items.  I'm still making around 20k in profit per week, which for some would be amazing, but I usually average 75k/week in full production.  I'm spending 30-45 minutes a day at the AH and doing some PvP with guildies to end the expansion.  I'm already really exc…

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review: Week Ending 4/16

Let's start out with the "bad news" of the week

Transmog Woes
This week I was barely able to make a profit off transmog, and twice after collecting and reposting 48 hour auctions I was posting for a loss (ie. posting cost > what I made in 48 hrs).  I expect transmog to be a strong market when the player boom associated with Pandas comes along, so I may start sending the mogging gear between my 2 not played alts on my server to start posting again in MoP.  Definitely going to give it another week though to see if it was just a dryspell or my server's mogging market going down.

Now on to the good news...

Inferno Rubies Sold Off
If you've been reading my blog a while, a few weeks back i was able to buy something like 600 inferno rubies for 100g a pop.  At this point I have sold all but a few of them at an average of about 170g (after AH tax).  The profit margin wasn't as great as prospecting, but I personally enjoyed having the break from prospecting and it gav…

Overcoming Obstacles in Gold Making

Today I read a blog post from 'I am Mcfluffy' called Why everyone is making millions of gold but you....  This is probably the most well written and in depth blog post of it's kind, and you should really give it a read.



Seriously, read it now.



Now if you are someone who is in the position of those who are written about in that article, I have an idea of how to get past it, and start making some serious gold.

Set Goals
If you want to seriously start making gold, set small goals, and set them often.  Start out with maybe 5k.  Don't spend the 5k once you have it though, your overall goal should be to have a much larger wealth of gold.  From there aim for 10k, or 5k plus 'Maxed Alchemy or JC'.  From there keep building.  Don't have a goal of "Buying 310% flying" (unless you're a farmer wanting to be more productive).  Setting such goals will not make you the most possible in the long run.  To make the most gold, you're going to need to spend y…

MoP: Millions of Profit

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Recently Farli from The Overcut put out a post about how he theoretically plans on making 1M Gold in MoP.  I too have a strategy for making tons of gold when the expansion comes out, but there are a few road bumps in the way that I think that I, as well as most, will have to deal with.

Leveling
If you are an experienced gold maker, you know that there are very few times when farming is a viable (in terms of gold per hour) way of making the most gold in game.  The first month or so of a new expansion is one of those times.  For me, gold wise, the best thing for me to do would be to get my farmer  (mining/herb) to 90 ASAP, get Pandaria Flying, and start farming.  This is easily the best source of not only profit, but materials to level my Alchemy/Jewelcrafting alt, which is my first priority.

This is NOT an easy task for me, and probably not most.  My main isn't my Tauren Druid farmer.  My main is a Belf Mage that I love t…

Blasted Lands NPCScan Add Macro

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I recently decided that it would be a brilliant idea to delete all my addons and start from scratch without making backup copies.  I'm a brilliant man, what can I say?  Anyway the result was me not having any of my rare spawns from blasted lands that I enjoy hunting so much in my NPCScan search.  I was feeling a bit lazy, and wanted to find a macro that I could copy/paste to add all of them at once.  After hunting for about 10 minutes I realized that I could have added them all in that time and that I can just make a macro myself, and here it is (separated into 2 macros due to character limits)

Blasted Lands Rare Spawns


/npcscan add 7846 Teremus /npcscan add 8296 Mojo /npcscan add 8297 Magron /npcscan add 8298 Akubar /npcscan add 8299 Spite /npcscan add 8300 Rav /npcscan add 8301 Clack /npcscan add 8302 Deathe

/npcscan add 8303 Grunt /npcscan add 8304 Dreadsc /npcscan add 45257 Mordak /npcscan add 45258 Cassia /npcscan add…

Endless Gold

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Today I've decided to come clean.  Amongst the gold community we have a sacred trust in one another, not to let slip the most ultimate gold making strategies, but I just couldn't hold it in anymore, and keeping the secret from you has been tearing me apart.

How to Get More Gold Than You Ever Imagined
It's simple.  You don't need 10 85s on a server, no alchemy, no inscription, no jewelcrafting.  Forget the Shuffle, forget Transmog, forget Milling, forget Transmute cooldowns.  It's the secret that all the gold makers have been keeping from you since day one!  It's the profession combination that's  SO EFFECTIVEthat gold bloggers and podcasters have actually been telling you NOT to do them so that they can keep all the profits to themselves.  If you are one of my astute readers, you know that the combination is none other that Mining and Herbalism.  This is THE deadly combo among deadly combos in t…