Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lull Gold Making

Before I get to the actual post I'd just like to take a moment to mention that a great blogger in the gold making community, Nev (aka Helen), author of Auction House Addict, has recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She is cutting off her hair to donate, and raising money for charity while doing so.  So, I just ask you to read her recent post on her experiences, and consider donating.


This is a post for Cold's Gold Making Carnival which comes out July 11, 2012.

This month Cold asks:
"What Do You Recommend Players Do During The Current WoW Lull To Benefit Gold Making In The Future?"

1. Stockpile for MoP
I recently did a post on this one, if you're interested it can be found at this link.

For a TL;DR Version, here's my short list:

  1. Argent Tourney Pets (and other rare pets if I see them on the AH)
  2. Elementium Geode
  3. Swift Lovebird (already started selling these off at profit)
  4. Mogging Wands
  5. Don Gonzales' Shiny Shield
You can also stockpile some profession mats, but at this point it's all speculation, but hey if the price is too good to pass up, go for it!

2. Revive Your Professions
This one may seem obvious to some, but if you have stopped Jewelcrafting or Alchemy, or anything for that matter, look back into your markets.  Use theunderminejournal.com to check your professions on your server to see what's profitable.  Recently I realized that the price of cut Inferno Rubies nearly doubled since I left the JC market on my server, from 90g back to 180g.  This will probably not be the norm on a large server, but an unused Truegold CD could never hurt for a future investment! (Vial of the Sands mat)

3. Level an Alt.
Hey, everyone else is doing it.  If you're looking for entertainment within the game that also adds to your gold making arsenal, explore a new class.  If you haven't yet, LEVEL A DK.  I know it may be painful for some of you, but it's one of the best ways to level a gold making toon fast, start at 55.  Getting to 60 isn't hard, and 60-70 is pretty fast as well.  Getting to 80 isn't as much fun but I came across a fun leveling strategy that may help you kill the time:

Recently when I was playing on Magtheridon - US for a scavenger hunt hosted by stormspire.net, I leveled a DK to 85 (mostly to solo The Sunwell (not recommended)).  When I hit 77 I decked my DK out in Cataclysm leveling gear and went to Violet Hold.  I was able to solo that dungeon (and undoubtedly others) and get 25% XP, and about 175g in liquid gold and Frostweave Cloth.  So an hour soloing a dungeon can net you 75% of a level and about 600g, depending on the instance you try.  Just a fun challenge for all you soloers (or not) out there!

4. Get Into Flipping Markets
Use theunderminejournal and check out your server's Great Deals page:








Use this to try to get into some new flipping markets, and find great deals you might not otherwise be looking for!  Always a fun tool to use!

What NOT to do:
Don't drop your gathering professions to level up a crafting profession now.  I know you have the time, but gathering professions will be at their PEAK of goldmaking potential when Mists is released, now is a terrible time to drop them (granted you're willing to use them when MoP comes out).  

On the other hand, if your gatherer is a toon that you don't think will be a 90 anywhere within the first few months of the expansion, by all means drop gathering for crafting.  Pandaria zones will require you to be 90 before you can fly in them, and a gatherer without flying might as well not be a gatherer at all!

Don't stop making gold just because you think inflation will go crazy.  Earning gold along with stockpiling is the best way to keep your supply up and ensure maximum gold come MoP!  


Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OOC For a few Weeks

Hey guys,

Just wanted to put a post on the top of my site that I'm not going to be updating the blog for at least the next week, maybe a bit more.  I will be moving soon, and as fate would have it, my laptop has broken down as well, and I am in the process of replacing it.  That being said I'm going to have other time commitments for a while, but hopefully I can get back to a normal blogging schedule some time around the next few weeks.

If you're looking for some good gold making tips check out my past posts, most are still relevant.  Also read up on the blogs on my blogroll, they're really great blogs I hand picked for their amazing content.

Also, I'd just like to thank all my readers for their support and comments over the past few months.  I really appreciate it, and there will be more great content to come!


Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Black Market AH PvP

A lot of times gold bloggers like to refer to gold making as "Auction House PvP", but in this case, it's literal. From this article on PvP in Mists on battle.net:

"It’s also worth noting that the Black Market Auction House has the potential to become a world PvP location for those on PvP realms. Just like the name implies, these are goods being sold out in shady locations away from the prying eyes of guards in the cities. They are not in neutral or safe zones. For PvE realms, it’s not going to have that same risk for placing a bid as on a PvP realm (aside from being outbid)."

So if you're on a PvP realm, there can (and probably will) be a great amount of PvP going on at the Black Market AH.  Not only do you need to make sure you bid at the right time and price, you have to make sure you're alive to make the bid!  For me this is okay, as I am already into PvP (as well as PvE) on my posting toon, an 85 Frost Mage, but if a guild on the opposite faction decides that they want their friend to have a certain mount, who are you to speak against that?

Now I'd imagine that stealthies may be having a great time with this one, when an Alli thinks he's in the clear and about to win an epic mount, unstealth put in a last second bid and come out on top.  Or maybe  your toon will decide cast out your fear bomb seconds before the auction ends, ensuring their bid is the  winning one. The possibilites for entertainment here are endless, and it should add to the overall competitiveness of this market.  For all those who are speaking out against it, even if you don't have the gold, you still have a way of "getting back" at those who do.  Which brings me to my final question:

How are you going to interact with the Black Market Auction House?



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