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TSM 2.0 Open Beta

If you listened to our TSM 2.0 episode of the Happy Hour Roundtable Podcast, you were among the first to know that TradeSkillMaster is entering TSM 2.0 Open Beta Testing!!

No, TSM 2.0 isn't release ready yet, but right now you can get your hands on the latest and greatest software that gold making has to offer over at


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TSM 2.0 Announcement!

This Sunday, at 2pm pacific, 5pm eastern, GoblinRaset and I will be streaming a special TSM Episode of The Happy Hour Roundtable Podcast. We are going to be joined by the full TSM crew: Sapu, Bart, and Cryan for an exclusive TSM 2 interview, and just yesterday Sapu announced that he'll have a special announcement to make on our show:

This Sunday at 2PM PDT I and the rest of the TSM team will be on @THHRPodcast discussing #TSM2 and making a VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! #hint
— Sapu (TSM Lead Dev) (@Sapu94) July 26, 2013
We will be livestreaming the episode at at the times listed above.  Be sure to subscribe to GoblinRaset's channel if you want to be notified when we go live!  If you're not around when we stream, I will be posting the link to the podcast on my site as soon as it's up.

Additional TSM 2 Announcement
I also have my own personal announcement to make.  I'm going to (attempt to) make some TSM 2 guide videos.  I know there are alrea…

Posting Philosophy

Before I start with this post I just wanted to take some time to point to a recent post by Stede called Unprecedented.  In this article Stede advocates for stockpiling for 5.4, and if you're starting to think about 5.4 this is a great place to start.

Me personally, I won't be stockpiling persay.  My reasoning behind this is that I'm always stockpiling in excess when I can get good prices.  Just in time crafting is a terrible way to manage your mats, I'd rather have too many mats at a dirt cheap price, than not enough with high prices, makes sense right?  Right now for example I have 20 of each rare cut that I keep in stock, and I have 500+ stacks of Ghost Iron Ore waiting to be prospected.  The only time I'll really slow down on this will be at the tail end of the expansion.  Now back to your regularly scheduled post:

Gold Making Philosophy
I had the idea to write about this when GoblinRaset had been recently coming up with some crazy custom pricing schemes in TSM 2…

Drunken Musings of Insane Gold Makers EPISODE 2!

GoblinRaset and I hit the bottle last night and recorded Episode 2 of The Drunken Musings of Insane Gold Makers.  Check out the episode here, it's a good one filled with excellent drunken ramblings.  You never know what kind of gold making secrets we'll divulge after we've hit the sauce, so check it out.  


Phat Lewts

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Starting Over

No I haven't left my server, but realm has been pretty dead lately, and when WowProfitz said he was moving to one of the highest pop factions in the US a few weeks ago, I had always planned of rolling a toon over there, and this past Friday I finally got around to doing it.  My main goal is to make gold on this realm.  It's just a fun side project, my main realm is slow now, and I've decided to take a break from it (not a full break though, still doing post scans and basic maintenance).

Day 1
So I rolled a Blood DK for quick queues, and got through the DK starter zone and to 60 on the first day.  I was really amazed by how quickly things sold on a high pop server.  I was selling my cloth I got from running dungeons, and it'd sell within the hour I posted it on a Friday night.  Something that I would probably need to repost multiple times on my main (low pop) server before a buyer came along.

Day 2
It was time to pick professions!  I initially decided to go with Enchant…

Drunken Musings of Insane Gold Makers

Phat Podcast
In case you haven't heard, I've officially joined GoblinRaset as the co-host of the Happy Hour Roundtable Podcast, and we're regularly going to be recording a segment called "Drunken Musings of Insane Gold Makers".

We recorded the first episode a few days ago, check it out here.  I'll be posting them regularly on the site, and I'll be adding a button to the top bar when I get around to it.

Stede's Podcast
Stede, whose blog I mentioned in a recent post has also recorded his first podcast, the Late Nite With Stede Podcast.  I was lucky enough to be in the audience for the live recording, but you can check it out at that link, it was a great show!

Phat Lewts

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What Makes a Good Gold Maker

This post will be featured in Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival, now hosted by Selltacular on Copper to Gold.  Check out the other great posts on the 11th!

So this months question was written by Nev, and it's based off my previous rant about TGE, so how could I not participate?

What is your definition of a good gold maker?  How do you measure gold making success?

Good Gold Making GoblinRaset and I addressed this question a bit in our podcast we recorded this week, which you can check out here!  You don't have to be a rocket scientist to make a whole lot of gold in WoW, but you do have to put in time to effectively master different markets, and experiment.  A good gold maker isn't satisfied when he has one method down, and repeats it over and over again, that's the same as farming.  A good gold maker explores other venues, and tries new things, and is willing to take risks to optimize his or her methods.

A great gold maker is never satisfied.  They've got their hands …

Old Faces, New Blogs

I just wanted to take the time today to point you to two new blogs that I think will be excellent gold making resources moving forward, and great blogs to add to your reading lists!  Both of these are written by two fellow Wind Traders of The Consortium Forums, veterans of WoW gold making, but who haven't been active on the blogging side of things.  Now they've taken to blogging to share their thoughts and information on WoW gold making.

Mithrildar's Theoretical Gold Farming

Mithrildar's blog, Theoretical Gold Farming has already has a great post about Crafted Epic Gear in 5.4.  You can expect this sort of insight and deep thinking from his future posts, including an upcoming post I recently got a sneak preview of, on the topic of "shuffling without a spreadsheet".  Be sure to check back for that post, I know a lot of you will appreciate it.

Late Night with Stede

Stede is no stranger to blo…

Supplier's Demand

Recently I was lucky enough to have two suppliers who were chomping at the bit to farm me hundreds of stacks of herbs/ore every day.  Both farm herbs and ore, and both have been very active as of late.  Of course not being satisfied with this setup, and getting a little backed up with the ore/herbs (have literally bought over a thousand of stacks of herbs and ore from the two of them in the past 2 weeks) I decided it was time to haggle.

Initial Offer
I'm only going to cover my GIO haggling for now, herbs followed a similar pattern but with different pricing, too much to get into, but is based on Inscription yield rates.  I get all of my mats from suppliers via COD, and if we need to contact one another it is done via Mail.  I reached out Supplier1, the stronger of my 2 suppliers (the one who farms more often), and asked him for a discount.   I had been paying 60g/stack for GIO, and I flat out asked him if he could do 50g/stack because the market had gone down a bit since I had stop…