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Showing posts from March, 2014

Analyzing Overall Gold Making Trends in World of Warcraft

If you haven't already be sure to check out the latest episode of The Drunken Musings Podcast with GoblinRaset and myself over at The Drunken Mogul: Episode #11: Vanna White.

Looking Back
If you plan on playing during WoD, now is a particularly good time to look back on some of MoP's most wanted mats and products on The Undermine Journal to understand how life cycles work throughout a WoW expansion. One favorite of mine is one I like to call "The Batman". See if you can guess what this is a graph of without me telling you (global graph).
So have you guess what this item is just by looking at the graph? Something that has Quantity available spikes during a certain part of the month (hint the 2 spikes are a week apart), and increases in value between spikes, while decreasing value overall.

While you might not have been able to pinpoint the exact trinket from this graph, this is the overall trend for none other than the Relic of Chi-Ji, here's the TUJ page if you wan…

Cross Realm Normal/Heroic SoO Unlocked!

Big news today from Blizzard:

We’ve recently implemented an often requested feature to enable cross-realm raiding for Siege of Orgrimmar. Cross-realm BattleTag™ and Real ID friends can now raid together and take the fight to Garrosh on Normal or Heroic difficulty. Players will be able to earn greater rewards such as Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf or the title of Conqueror/Liberator of Orgrimmar; both of which aren’t available to be earned within Flexible or Raid Finder difficulty.

This change is currently live. (Source)

This unannounced change is surely going to please quite a few PvEers out there, and hopefully line our pockets with a few more gold coins. This announcement was pretty unexpected, no prior notice until today, the day it went live, but I'd definitely expect an increase in gem/enchant sales once players start to notice that it's live. It's not clear to me why Blizzard chose this week to implement this feature, but none the less it is here, and hopefully you…

Big Profession Changes in WoD

Hey everyone, long time no post! I've been really busy IRL, I won't bore you with the details but the TL;DR is I actually have a bit of time to write now, so I'm more or less back. Anyway this past weekend a few other gold bloggers and I put out a gold making magazine called The Golden Keg. It's a really great read, lots of great articles from some talented authors, and will be a monthly publication that's going to be coming out. It's available in .pdf form (for free) at the link above. Definitely check it out when you've got the time! I wrote an article in there and this is going to be a follow up to it, and while it's not necessary to read prior to this post, I suggest you read that before diving in!

Even since I wrote that article, a lot has changed in the landscape of what we know about professions moving into WoD. For example it has been announced that along with no Realm First! level 100 achievements, there will also be no Realm First! Profession …