I haven't done a weekly review in a while now, and I stopped because I felt they were getting a bit repetitive, but I have new/hopefully interesting things to talk about that I've been doing, so I'm going to write about them.
I know it may not be a great market for most servers at this point, but on my small server, there's still a great markup on the DMF Trinkets, especially relatively to the price I pay for herbs from my supplier. So I had 8 decks ready, and was waiting until the last day of the Faire to see if I could get that last CD card I needed, and wouldn't you know it, I messed up. Of course, although the event "ends" on Sunday, it ends in the wee hours of the morning, which was an overlook by me. Now I'm left with this for the next few weeks:
Might try to sell them as decks, but I've had no luck with that in the past. Worth trying at least though, because I'm going to have a fresh set of decks for the next DMF, where I'll turn in the decks as I have them!!
Gold Making Progress
So since I last updated I'm up 200k in the last month, which is pretty low for me. For a while I was hitting a million every 3 months, now based on these numbers it'd be a million every 5, but if I got to sell those DMF decks as trinks, perhaps I would have hit right on my numbers. At least that's the excuse I tell myself.
I'm currently short an ore supplier, my latest one has gone belly up so I've been reaching out to some of the major AH sellers with no luck unfortunately. I really
could use the ore, eating up a lot of my supply. Not super worried about it yet, especially with all this realm combining news going on. I'm probably going to play on the PTR at some point after they update it a couple times, and transfer a bunch of characters with gold cap and throw money at everyone. Mostly I want to check out the changes, but also throw money.
I'm also in the planning stages of a new project, which I have been toying around with for a while, but I want to make a reality. There are a lot of gold making resources and blogs out there, and for someone new, or someone who's been into gold making for a short time (or even those who have been in it a long time), it's pretty hard to tell what blogs or websites contain the best information, which ones are just out there to make a quick buck off you, or which are just some random dude who started a blog, and has as little experience as you do. There are blog and podcast lists out there, Jim Younkin maintains the most complete list that I can think of, but even he excludes people for personal differences, and hosts some poor content on his list, and I don't think that's overly useful.
I plan on rating the gold making sources based on a variety of factors that end up totaling to a 100 point score. The ratings will be posted in the form of a blog post, and given a page on my blog, where they will be sorted by score. The scores will be broken down into categories, and rated on my personal opinions alone (although I have been throwing around the idea of having a panel and averaging the votes). Hopefully this will at least provide a sort of guideline as to quality and overall helpfulness of the site. Again this project is still in the planning phases, but I'd love to hear from you. What are some aspects that you think a gold blog or website should be judged on? What are aspects from some of your favorite sites that you really enjoy that should be part of the ratings?
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