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Preparing for Connected Realm Gold Making

So I recently found out that my home realm, Shattered Halls, will be connected to a already connected realm, Kalecgos/Executus. I must say I've been watching the blue posts about this like a hawk, and I did not see this added in. The other day I saw someone in trade advertising a guild on the new server I'm being connected to, and checked the blue posts and low and behold, it was true!

Scoping out the New Realm
The first thing I did once I confirmed it was actually happening, was go over to The Undermine Journal and scope out my new realm. I looked at my primary markets, most notably Jewelcrafting, and found things like this:

First of all the pricing is pretty all over the place, but note that 4 of the better selling cuts are all going for ~300g. This screenshot was from today, and when I originally checked days ago, this was also the case. Very strange that they can maintain it.

So after seeing this I decided to roll a level 1 and get my hands into the AH a bit, and see it fir…

How I Made 40k Gold in 2 Weeks Starting at Level 1

So here it is, the official breakdown of our competition! In the past 2 weeks Selltacular and I were in a competition to see who could make the most gold on a single faction on a 1:1 Alliance to Horde ratio server, starting with only level 1s. I was representing the Horde and Selltacular the puny Alliance. You can read some of my previous posts about it for some more information if you're curious. Chronologically: Announcement Post, Review 1, Review 2. Also Selltacular joined GoblinRaset and me on our most recent episode of the Drunken Musings Podcast #8 for some competition roundup, be sure to check that out!


For the record, the Final Tally was Selltacular: 28,325g Phat: 39,650g. Lok'tar Ogar! All of the gold made has been donated to Wowprofitz's 1.4 Million+ Gold Stream Giveaway, read more about that here.

Humble Beginnings
Rolling Horde, and being limited to level 1's, I chose to roll a Blood Elf female, because they have the best character model IMO to test out tran…

Level 90 Boost: Professions Too?

Analysis of my competition with Selltacular is currently being worked on, but until then, some interesting news today.

Blizzard's 5.4.7 PTR Patch has been datamined by Wowhead, and there are 2 interesting strings in there that could have an effect on our professions:

CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST:: |cff00ff00Veteran Bonus:|r |cffffffffLevel 60+ characters will also receive a skill level boost to their primary professions.|r CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST_RESULT_FORMAT:: |cff00ff00Bonus: %s (600)|r
Now, from what I can see here, it seems as though the "current" system in place is that you will be able to get a skill level boost to primary professions only if you are at least level 60 on the toon you're boosting. Some interesting info, I'm sure we'll be seeing more as the PTR is tested, and I'd love to know how much the boost will actually be. Very interesting news today, it will be fun to see how this pans out!

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

Contest Update/Drunken Musings # 7

Scoreboard's up! As the time ticks down on our competition (just over 3 days left as I write this), me and selltacular decided to start a tracking system so you can all see where we are! The scoreboard is live on my blog and is updated as regularly as possible!

As you may or may not know, Selltacular of Copper to Gold and I are in a two week competition currently to see who can make the most gold on (Alliance/Horde) a single faction of a new server for the two of us. We will be donating it all to Wowprofitz's Amazing Superiour Awesome Mega Ultimate Supreme Holy Cow That's a Truckload of Gold and Prizes Twitch Follower Giveaway.

To read more about the competition itself, check out my official release post, Selltacular's post with official rules, and my weekly review post from this week and from last week to see what I've been doing!

Drunken Musings # 7
This past Saturday GoblinRaset and I recorded our most recent episode of the Drunken Musings Podcast with special gu…

Competition Update: Phat's Weekly Lewt Review 1/18

Before I get to the actual post I want to mention that I will be recording episode # 7 of the Drunken Musings Podcast, tonight, January 18th at 9PM EST. We will have a special guest Kyran from The Azeroth Perspective Podcast. You can find us live at that time at this link. If you have any questions you'd like to ask us for our user question segment, you can either leave them as a comment to this post, tweet them to me @PhatLewtsGold, or email them to PhatLewtsGold@gmail.com. 

Continuing the Chronicles of Noobia
Same as last week, I will be focusing this week's weekly review on my competition server that I'm currently participating on with Selltacular. We rerolled on a new server with only lvl 1's and BoAs and are in a 2 week race to make the most gold. Check out the full details of the competition here!

Selling Yourself Short
I'm noticing a lot on this server, maybe just because I'm more actively participating in flipping whereas on my main server I tend to stick …

Collinearity and Step Progression

The latest Late Nite With Stede (#015) was recorded last night, and I was honored to be in the audience on IRC during the recording to chat with some of the gold making gurus that listen to LNWS live. It's always a good time, and if you ever find yourself having free time Thursday at midnight EST you should swing by.

It was a great show with special guest Ben Redington who is starting up a blog called The Gold Blog Method. He mentions in the podcast that he is going for an overall feel akin to that of Wowprofitz, where he is starting out as a gold making as a novice, and going over methods that he's tried and the results he's had with them, what works, and what doesn't. Should be an interesting project to see come to fruition.

Anyway, back on topic, during the podcast Stede mentioned the following tweet, and we had a bit of debate about what he said following, and honestly I think that this tweet has been a very misinterpreted example, because Celestalon chose numbers …

Drunken Musings Podcast Episode 6

So last Thursday, as previously announced on my blog, GoblinRaset and I recorded our most recent Drunken Musings podcast, and it was a very fun show! We rambled on for quite some time, and had drunken misunderstandings, and even talked about gold making! If you are interested in listening to this most excellent of podcasts, you can check it out over at The Drunken Mogul, a blog that Raset says will soon become reactive besides posting our podcasts. It seems he has a project up his sleeves!


Cheers,

Phat Lewts

Transmog Q & A - Getting into the Transmog Market

Over on the subreddit WoWEconomy there was a post where the poster was asking all sorts of questions about the transmog market. I thought there were a lot of great questions that people could benefit from, so I asked the poster if I could address them in my blog and he happily obliged. So here's a little Q & A snippet I think those of you who are considering the transmog market will find interesting!

Q: About a week or two ago I found the Undermine Journal, which led me to the idea that money could be made on my server by buying low and selling a little higher. Is the undermine journal a reputable system to find great deals on your auction house?

A: Yes and no, but mostly yes. A lot of times TUJ can be a great indicator of what an item will go for, but always take it with a grain of salt. With TSM you can import either Wowuction or TUJ data in game, to get a feel for what the region pricing looks like for an item. In the transmog market this is key. Is it selling for a markup on…

Chronicles of Noobia: Phat's Weekly Lewt Review

So as I mentioned yesterday I'm in a heated competition with Selltacular from Copper to Gold, and I thought my weekly review would be a good time to go over what I've been doing in game to make gold.

Humble Beginnings
I started off the competition with a Belf Disc Priest. The reasons are numerous, but the main being Belfs are good models for transmog using Mogit and Atonement healing is amazing/mindless/like having a 4th dps in the dungeon. Anyway I quickly got bored at level 6, and wanted out of Silvermoon, so I decided to head to org to scope out the Auction House. Here I am greeting some of the local denizens of the Undercity Zeppelin Tower (I just missed the Zeppelin because I went to the wrong tower).

Upon reaching Org and realizing I had almost no gold, I did a few more quests and got Mining/Herbalism, actually picked a few herbs before deciding that I hated myself and got to level 8. That's when it hit me! The DMF was in town! I quickly picked up fishing and took the…

Alliance vs. Horde Goldmaking Contest/Bloodbath

So it all started out with a tweet surrounding Wowprofitz 1.2 Million+ Gold Giveaway, plus a little Horde/Alliance bias, but isn't that how all great WoW conflicts start?

@Selltacular@WowProfitz Ally!? He's a clown, not a heathen.
— Phat Lewts (@PhatLewtsGold) January 7, 2014

Of course this sparked up a debate between Selltacular and I, and he challenged me to a "duel", in terms of who could make more gold (on their faction) in a set amount of time on a server with a roughly 1-1 A:H ratio. We got into Skype and hammered out the details, and the summary is: we're rolling lvl 1s on each respective faction, using no means of transferring gold from other servers (BoAs okay but just for leveling) and a 2 week time frame starting from the 9th (so today's actually the 3rd day), and we've rolled on an RP server because we will be donating the gold to Profitz's prize pool, and we figured we could make the most gold on that type of server when comparing all the …

WoDcast & Live Recording Drunken Musings Thursday, Jan 9th @ 9pm EST

Hey everyone! I know I just announced that we released (our long awaited) Episode 5 of the Drunken Musings Podcast, but I have 2 more podcasting related announcements!

WoDcast
Earlier today I recorded an episode of WoDcast with someone you may be familiar with as Marthius from The Consortium Forums:
Anyway, he recently started a blog over at 8bitbrucegaming.blogspot.com called Every Last Copper, as well as a podcast called WoDcast, and I was happy to be one of his first interviews for the show! He plans on doing a midweek segment interviewing gold makers from all walks of the gold making community, and it seems like it's going to be a really great podcast you all will enjoy.

Here is the direct link to the interview, check it out!

Drunken Musings Episode # 5

Long time readers will probably know about my podcast, but for ~5 episodes last year me and GoblinRaset from The Drunken Mogul would get on skype and discuss gold making topics while getting drunk. It is formally called The Drunken Musings of Insane Goldmakers, Drunken Musings for short. This past September we recorded our most recent (yikes) episode and had an all star lineup of guests, Stede from Late Nite With Stede, Profitz from WowProfitz, and Erogroth former cohost of the PW:G Podcast and writer of Get Rich WoW.

Anyway, the point is, GoblinRaset stopped playing WoW shortly thereafter and never edited/posted this podcast, but now he's back around, and finallygot his act together and posted it on his website. It's about 3 months out of date, but it's kind of interesting to see how the game has changed since 5.4 dropped, and some of the people on the podcast's attitudes about WoW shift dramatically (looks at Stede/Profitz).

Thinking Like a Gold Maker (Part 1)

In this multiple part series, I'm going to go over my thought processes and how I think about concepts in gold making in World of Warcraft, and why I do things the way I do. Today I'm going to spotlight the Buying aspect, because in my opinion, it's the hardest part of gold making for new gold makers to nail down, as well as the most important.



The Logic Behind Buying Crafting Mats
Although it may not seem so from the outsiders perspective, there is indeed a certain logic behind purchasing items in WoW, and it's a key to making massive piles of gold. Whether it's raw mats or an item to flip, I always focus on one question when buying: "How much am I earning by making this purchase?" This may seem counter intuitive to some, but purchasing is actually when you make your gold. Just think about it. Yes, you may have to do intermediate steps such as prospecting and cutting gems, but your profit is going to be determined by how much you paid for the item to begi…

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review 1/4

So for me this week has been an all posting, no crafting kind of week. I honestly haven't been in game much other than to post a few times a day. I may or may not have bought the Bioshock trilogy during the Steam sale and I may or may not be devoting godless amounts of time to playing through it. Anyway, here's the breakdown by the numbers:


In the last 7 days I spent 15,009g which turns out to be ~2k a day. This mostly CODs of ore and herbs from my suppliers for the most part this week. Might have splurged on some leather while crafting my LW CDs, but honestly no day this past week did I spend more than 2 hours in WoW. I'm doing a Cooldowns -> Post -> Logout cycle.

The way I craft is such that I can repost the same things (usually enhancements/gems/PvP gear what have you) without having to have a crating stage, so a lot of times I don't even visit the mailbox, just withdraw post cap from the bank with TSM, which is really great for times like now when I don't…