Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lets take a small step back.

Okay so Cataclysm is in full swing and many auctioneers have their focus on making gold with all the new materials and craftables.  Even the ones who stockpiled Wrath materials to sell for profit in Cataclysm are missing a great opportunity to cash in on.  With material prices still high many players are turning the clock back to Wrath in order to achieve as many skill ups as possible.  This gives us a great opportunity to grab some quick profit.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Squeezing All The Juice Out of The Feast of Winter Veil

By now you have sold small eggs and possibly sold milk and cookies as well.  If you have a tailor or leather worker you had the opportunity to make parts of the Winter Garb set and profit off them.  Now, however,  you find the gold you made at the start of this holiday is all but a trickle of its former self.  Also with Christmas yesterday and continuing family gatherings through New Years many of us find little time to escape from our families long enough to play WoW for any long stretch of time.  So what should I be doing with my limited time on the auction house?  Invest!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Good time to be an Alchemist

Well a good number of people are 85 and many of them have met the ilvl for heroics.  However a lot of these people are finding that they have trouble running said heroics.  These people have turned to getting every edge they can.  Enchants are selling well but everyone and their mother is an enchanter.  While there are a high number of Alchemists as well with mat prices as high as they are many people refuse to make items even if they can make a profit.  Yet there are many consumables people are seeking out to make themselves for effective.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gone Fishing!

Well sorry for the lack of posts the past few days but I have been a bit under the weather and at the same time have been wracking my brain looking for things to talk about that are not already being shared among all the gold blogs out there.  There is however one item in particular I ran into that after skipping hundreds of times in Tol Barad I can say I will almost never skip again.  The item I am talking about is Sealed Crate.  This item is fished out of Shipwreck Debris and I believe it is only available in Tol Barad.  Now what makes this crate so much better than the rest is the goodies that come out of it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Auction House Dark Alley

Everyday I see things on the auction house that many people consider scamming, mean, and just plain wrong.  You know what I'm talking about and maybe you have tried a few of these things in your time.  From the classic posting 1 arrow or bullet for just under the price of an entire stack, to the people intentionally messing with prices on certain items to attempt to cash in later with people who fully trust Auctioneer scans.  Then there are the people who post an item well above normal value and then log onto another toon or account and spam trade for that item at an even higher price.  These are true scams.  Anything in which you actively deceive another player and give them some sort of hope for profit.  Even myself can't say that the allure of easy gold hasn't kept me from attempting a few of these on occasion.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ALERT: Alchemists important information below

The latest hotfix has made Vile of the Sands able to be traded.  Now currently making the mount will cost almost 60k going by the average sell price on wowhead for Truegold bars.  Now that may sound like a astronomical price but unless you want this mount for yourself early on you can easily sell one of these for an enormous profit. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

LF Rougue to farm lock boxes!

So as a Scribe I have continued up until this point to make a lot of gold off Glyphs.  I also started making as many other items as I could (All of them listed here).  Due the the limited herbs and volatile life I spent the first few days focusing on Darkmoon Cards as the faire was still in town and I was able to create a total of 4 decks.  Even choosing to use one for myself I still made great profit as I was able to sell the other 3 for 50k a piece.  With the faire gone, however, I decided to start making relics again as the first few I made sold quickly.  There was however one small issue.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

PvP sets: Now is the time.

The new Arena and Rated BG season begins on the 14th.  For those who do not PvP this is still exciting news as we can use this to profit with professions.  Blacksmithing, Tailoring, and Leatherworking all can create full sets of PvP gear.  In addition to this Inscription can make a PvP off hand.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Farming Volatiles

So I have been searching around and have yet to find a decent spot to farm any single Volatile.  So it seems gathering professions are going to be able to continue to control this market as well.  This may not seem like such a big deal to some, but there are others out there without skinning, mining, or herbalism who enjoy mindless hours of grinding groups of mobs for items.  Yes there are mobs that drop the volatiles but with the amount different professions take this method would just be too time consuming to get a suitable amount.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Go Mining!

So I did the marathon grind to 85.  I didn't however claim realm first anything.  One thing I did notice however was the scarcity of volatile drops.  While there may still yet be a few great spots to grind these they did not show up during my questing.  Mining by far provides the best way to obtain many of them at the moment.  Also these are supposed to be more equivalent to crystallized instead of eternals and yet each one is going for a lot more at the moment.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Enchanting and the rest: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

I skipped over Enchanting before because to much of the professions relies on hardcore players crunching numbers and telling everyone else what enchants they should be getting.  I still am not going to go through the entire profession as this is still true but there are two items I did want to talk about.  Enchanting has been given a toy of sorts in the two new mini pets.  Enchanted Lantern for Horde and Magic Lamp for Alliance.

Tailoring: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

Tailoring.  While still similar in nature to previous expansions it has one major change that will prove challenging to anyone wanting to fully utilize all aspects of it to make gold.  I am of course speaking of Dreamcloth.  Unlike before there is only 1 specialty cloth.  Also unlike before this specialty cloth is BoP.  With out utilizing Dream of Destruction, which is the only way to create it without a cool down,  there are only 5 ways to make dream cloth which have a week cooldown associated with them.  This means either spamming Heroics for Chaos orbs as they are BoP as well or limiting yourself to 5 Dreamcloth a week.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Leatherworking: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

Leatherworking has some great potential in Cataclysm.  From the Leg enchants, entry level 85 capes, to the Mail and leather Epic chests and belts.  Even the leveling gear has potential to make some good gold off of.  Also if your Leatherworker happens to be a skinner you will find yourself able to make even greater profit while leveling.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jewelcrafting: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

Jewelcrafting, smiler to Enchanting, will find certain gems to remain highly profitable throughout the expansion.  However unlike Enchanting Jewelcrafting offers several other items as well as other ways to make more gold early on in the expansion.  Just like in Wrath Jewelcrafting will require you to do dailies to obtain all the cut you want.  You can use this to your advantage as many people will be looking to grab the main cuts first thinking these will be the most profitable early on.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Inscription: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

Thinking about dropping inscription? Don't! While it may seem scribes are getting the shaft they are in fact getting new ways to make gold.  After the rush of worgens and goblins is over your scribe will not be making as much off glyphs and over all they may not be able to pull the same kind of gold they use to I still believe the profession will hold its own in the gold department. For the sake of this post I'm going to assume you will still be crafting a posting glyphs. If time is a factor just identify the glyphs that sell most often for each class and only focus on those.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Engineering: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

Wait what? Engineering?  How is engineering, a profession that has in the past been poor in the gold department, going to make me gold?  Well Engineering has been given the usual items to make gold and Cataclysm is no exception.  Cata, however, has given a few extras that will at least boost income in the beginning but may prove the be less profitable later in the expansion.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blacksmithing: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

 Quick note I got Wowhead Tooltips working so I will not be bothering to explain what any items do anymore.

Blacksmithing has the same basic layout as Wrath.  It doesn't however have all the complexity due to Cataclysm only having 5 levels to work with.  Also there are only a few pieces of armor any blacksmith will be crafting to gear for level 85 Heroics and raids.  I do not believe any of the low level gear will sell well right off the bat in Cataclysm and so at least at first to make Blacksmithing as profitable as possible you will need access to the later patterns.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Alchemy: Potential Cataclysm Goldmines.

Alchemy will continue to provide people with the profession a wide range of possibilities to make gold.  Alchemy also provides what will possibly be the largest gold sink in the game with Vial of the Sands.  There are however a few things within Alchemy that could prove to be Goldmines and possibly some pitfalls as well.  Just a heads up before I give my opinion on certain items this is purely speculation at this point and is by no means the be all end all for what you should focus on in Cataclysm.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turkey Break.

Hey just wanted to let you all know I'm not giving up already.  I will however not be posting for the next couple days as I will not have time to myself for the next couple days.

Just a few notes from the bit of playing time I got in today.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cataclysm Stratigies. "The best laid schemes of mice and men"

This post has been submitted to be included in the JMTC Gold Blog Carnival.  Be sure to head on other there December 2nd to check out all the great postings on this months topic. What's your 'Cataclysm Gold Strategy?'

So whats my strategy going into Cataclysm?   On the very basic level my strategy is to continue business as normal.  Sure the items bought and sold will change but I plan to focus on making gold through crafted goods.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

How easy can it get?

So if your anything like me you keep anything and everything of value and sell it only when it makes you the most gold. As may be true on other servers one of the hardest items to sell at times is Chilled Meat.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I has nothing ... O look a video!

Yup I got nothing for today... workin on a few things but I hate putting out ideas I haven't worked out completely yet.  So in case you haven't seen it yet check out the new video from the guys over at Lag Spike Films.  Video after the break.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Heads up for those that may not know

According to the current PTR build the shattering may bring Ink Of the Sea stockpiling to an abrupt halt.  As of right now Sellers is now trading Blackfallow ink for the lesser inks instead of IotS on the PTR.  Wile this may very well be changed before the patch goes live I wouldn't want to count on this.  Plan to change your ink over before next Tuesday if you have not been doing it already.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why Saronite Ore?

So if your the type who has been stockpiling you have no doubt been trying to figure out what and why to stockpile.  Ink of the Sea and the other inks you trade it for are an obvious choice for scribes as their goods are needed by everyone at least once.  Other than the ink what else would be worth our time to stockpile?  Enchanting mats are one possibility but the market on these will be very volatile with the LFD tool and I wouldn't want to sink a ton of gold here only to find the demand more than keeps up with supply.  Basically outside of inscription I don't see any security stockpiling something that doesn't give you more then 1 or 2 options of how you sell off your supply.  So whats this magical item that gives us almost endless possibilities of how we can sell it off?  Well if you read the Title of this post you would know it to be Saronite Ore.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What are you doing to get ready for Cata?

Well if you are someone who likes to play the Auction House your answer better not be nothing.  On the other side you better not be blindly stocking up on anything and everything without reason.  Once you have your reasons you need to keep those feelers on the ground in case it turns out Blizzard in a personal vendetta decides to make what your stockpiling useless.

Yes I got bit by the Razzashi Hatchling bug.  If you thought about stocking up on these I'm sure you are relieved you didn't with the news they will make a return in Cata.  For those who did buy them I wouldn't liquidate your stock just yet.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Reâsons tõ ũsě spečial characters on your Bank alt

I know for some people these characters are annoying as hell, and others who cannot roll a toon without using them in the name.

There are thousands of toons on your server with letters like č è á â é ë ñ õ and others among them. Wile for the most part these cause no issues occasionally someone with these characters can have issues obtaining a party or raid invite without sending a tell to the group or raid leader. The simple fact that people can't type out your name is why you would want your bank toon to have a name like this.... (and I like lists so heres a list of reasons)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Welcome to an experiment

When I say that I'm not saying that anything you read here will be completely different than anything else you ever read. I'm saying that I want to try my hand at documenting my experience with the Auction House and maybe in turn expose a mistake or market to those who find their way here.

If for any reason you've found yourself here looking for WoW gold tips, this blog is new and thus doesn't have all of what your looking for yet. I do have a few suggestions as to who you can read to get more great information.