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( Jun. 22nd, 2011 06:15 pm)
I've been slacking off a bit (too busy leveling toons and running dungeons and PvPing and getting carried through heroic mode raids to camp the AH), but here's the info for this week in my auctions:

Number of Sales: 353
Gold from Sales (Gross): 22,758g 97s 97c


Top 5 Gold Makers Over-all
Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
Fortune Cookie
Inferno Ink
Infinite Dust
Volatile Air


Top 5 Gold/Sale
Formula: Enchant Weapon - Spell Power
Scroll of Enchant 2H Weapon - Agility
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Agility
Dark Iron Bar
Nightstone Choker of the Earthshaker


Top 5 Number of Sales
Volatile Air
Shadowspirit Diamond
Nightstone
Savage Leather Scraps (no LW to convert them, too lazy to pay someone from trade.)
Infinite Dust


Current Liquid Gold total: 236,982g

Just made a Horde-side toon on my usual server to play with some of my new guildies when they're over on their usual Horde-side guild. My main opinion is that goblin racials are super awesome.
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herdingelekks: (Default)
( Jun. 15th, 2011 04:41 pm)
Doing a bit of stockpiling for 4.2, so I've been spending a bit more than usual. Still getting bitten by high ore prices and tougher competition than in previous weeks.

I'm dipping my toes into the glyph market, but I feel a bit overwhelmed. It's perhaps time to admit my life would be simpler with some sort of AH add-on. At least for glyphs.

Number of Sales: 503
Gold from Sales (Gross): 23,615g 39s 31c

Top 5 Gold Makers Over-all
Inferno Ink
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect
Heavenly Shard
Volatile Air
Shadowspirit Diamond

Top 5 Gold/Sale
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Agility
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect
Recipe: Transmute Water to Undeath (Yeah, I lowballed the price here a bit. Oops.)
Waterlogged Recipe
Highland Guppy

Top 5 Number of Sales
Volatile Air
Inferno Ink
Greater Eternal Essence
Heavenly Shard
Infinite Dust

Current Liquid Gold total: 219,980g
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This post is an entry for the June Cold's Gold Factory Blog Carnival. Cold asked:



What have you learned from the real world that you have applied in the WoW auction house?


Originally, I had this whole only-sort-of-facetious post written up about how I learned everything I know about making gold from Mark Shapiro, but the more I thought about it, the more it felt a bit glib. I may still make that post, but I didn't feel it was completely appropriate to the topic at hand.

But in real life, I am not particularly entrepreneurial. I don't sell stuff on eBay or work on commission. I work a 9 to 5. I am mostly fiscally responsible, but I am a compulsive saver. This attitude is great if you're always planning for a rainy day in real life, but not so great when it comes to making gold. I actually have to fight against my severe risk-aversion when I make moves on the AH sometimes.

However, there is one thing I've learned in real life apart from "Keep track of your expenditures and earnings every month" and "budget your spending" and "don't buy stuff you have no idea how to use just because it's on sale."


Your reputation matters.


My parents own a small business in a small town. Growing up, every little bitty aspect of our lives could make or break what Important People thought of our business, and therefore affect the kind of business we got.

While your server is probably not a small, gossip-y Midwestern town, outright trollish behavior can affect whether you get buyers, especially on items that you bark. If you have a reputation as a ninja, people may not buy your BoE epics because they don't know if you got them legitimately. If you are regularly a jerk to people in Trade, you may have difficulty selling to people through that venue. Sure a little mutual trolling can be good publicity, but at a certain point, I don't want to buy anything from you anymore.

Honestly, this does affect how I make gold. I don't cuss in Trade. I sell vendor items under a separate toon that's not associated in any way with my main. I do not snipe off the Neutral AH. I aim to be polite to people I sell to "in person" who have commissioned me in Trade. I try to give a good and fair tip to people whom I commission from Trade. When barking, I make a point not to spam Trade.

Keep a clean house. Know the line between being smart enough to take advantage of others' mistakes and being a slimeball. Your line might be different than mine is (my background suggests that it is), but be aware that you do have a reputation, and your actions influence it.
Obsidium Ore got very expensive this week, and I discovered that as much as I like to think I've "diversified", far too much of my gold-making is still tied up in shuffling ore. It was my first Darkmoon Faire, but I didn't profit a ton off of it because I don't feel super familiar with the market. I've still got a few single cards up. We'll see if they sell.

Number of Sales: 495
Gold from Sales (Gross): 25275g 80s 35c

Top 5 Gold Makers Over-all
Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
Eternal Shadowspirit Diamond
Five of Waves
Inferno Ink
Volatile Air

Top 5 Gold/Sale
Recipe: Roasted Moongraze Tenderloin
Five of Waves
Truegold
Divine Companion
Eight of Beasts

Top 5 Number of Sales
Volatile Air
Inferno Ink
Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
Greater Cosmic Essence
Greater Celestial Essence

Current Liquid Gold total: 205,456g

As you can see, I also didn't sell any heirloom/twink enchant scrolls this week. This is partially due to being low on Illusion dust, and partially due to fierce competition. The other serious auctioneer in the enchanting market on my server apparently realized that my enchanter isn't just dabbling and about to go away, and there's a third person just entering the market, so my "48 hours and forget it" philosophy on enchant scrolls was somewhat less effective than usual. We'll see how it plays out.
herdingelekks: (achievement unlocked!)
( Jun. 1st, 2011 03:46 pm)
Number of Sales: 857
Gold from Sales (Gross): 41606g 6s 75c

Top 5 Gold Makers Over-all
Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
Greater Celestial Essence
Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond
Ember Shadowspirit Diamond
Infinite Dust

Top 5 Gold/Sale
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Agility
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect
Truegold
Book of Glyph Mastery
Pristine Hide

Top 5 Number of Sales
Greater Celestial Essence
Greater Cosmic Essence
Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
Stormchops
Delicate Inferno Ruby

Cut Inferno Ruby prices got stupid low on my server for a while there, so as you can see, I chose to make my Carnelians into Carnelian Spikes to disenchant much more than I transmuted them into Inferno Rubies. It was my first major holiday as a goldmaker, and I did see a lot of business this weekend. Yay for three-day weekends!

My shaman is up to 82, and I've actually been able to find Whiptail cheap enough that I can mill it into pigments, turn it all into inks, and make a profit just selling the Inferno Inks. I'm splitting my Blackfallow Inks between trading in for more Inferno Ink, and MFCs to turn into Fortune Cookies and sell.

I ended up making a little under 500g on the Stormchops from The Stormchops Experiment. Most of my sales were to one guild, so if I do this again, I might look into selling directly to a guild still working on the Critter Kill Squad achievement. I'll probably finish up selling this last stack I have, then hop back out. I'm not in love with barking.
Finally picked up My Sales, so I can give actual accurate information about what I've been selling this week.

Number of Sales: 737
Gold From Sales (Gross): 31457g 50s 99c

Top 5 Gold Makers Over-all
1. Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
2. Bold Inferno Ruby
3. Brilliant Inferno Ruby
4. Delicate Inferno Ruby
5. Truegold

Top 5: Gold/Sale
1. Truegold
2. Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect
3. Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Agility
4. Illusion Dust
5. Eternal Shadowspirit Diamond

Top 5: Number of Sales
1. Greater Cosmic Essence
2. Bold Inferno Ruby
3. Volatile Air
4. Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
5. Delicate Inferno Ruby

Not sure if the highlight of my week was the 5 Eternal Shadowspirit Diamonds up for 5g each I've flipped for 100g+ per, or the 30 stacks of Obsidium Ore under 10g I bought last night.

A bit nervous about how many of my eggs are in the Jewelcrafting basket, given that green gem vendor prices are getting nerfed again in 4.2. (Thanks for the heads up, @Sinshroud!) Having a ton of fun playing with the Disenchanting side of enchanting right now, though. (Totally inspired by Faid's latest WoW Gold Rush video.)

I've barely been trying to play with glyphs for, like, a day and it's already making me want to cry. I'll probably finish leveling it, but I don't think it's going to wind up being a huge part of my ~gold making schema~ for now.
I didn't actually announce this here, just added a link on my profile, but I'm on Twitter now! Check me out at @thriftydraenei. It's about 50% goldmaking and 50% random blather.

So I finally bit the bullet and realm/faction transferred my shaman off the PvP server she was on, and onto my main server. (RPPvE because I'm a wuss.) Just switched one of her professions to Inscription and leveled it up to about 300 and then just couldn't stare at any inks anymore. I don't know if this is going to work out so well.

Mainly, I've been playing my first healer: a baby resto druid. Having a ton of fun so far, but I suspect that's because Rejuvenation is OP at low levels.

Working on a cooking project, which I am planning to post about later in the week.


Other than that, I'm prepping for 4.2 more. Here's some info I've picked up from various sources:

First of all cut gems will be stacking in 4.2! Many blogs are discussing how this will affect the possible sales of the new jewelcrafting bag, but more importantly to me, I'm preparing for quite a few mislists the first few days by jewelcrafters who roll without any AH add-ons and are unprepared for stacking gems. I definitely expect to snatch a few 2 or 3 stacks of cut gems listed for single price by inexperienced auctioneers.

The goldblogging twittersphere has been abuzz discussing the new Firelands dailies and how it looks like at least some of the new crafting recipes are coming from vendors phased in by doing many of these dailies. To even access them, you will need to have quested in Mount Hyjal far enough to have phased in the Regrowth. So if you're looking to pick up any of those recipes, make sure to quest that far into Mount Hyjal at least. (Thanks to @powerwordgold for the link!)

Gimp from GimpsGold (one of my new favorite gold bloggers!) appeared on the A2A podcast this past week, and mentioned that the 4.2 change to critical heals (200% up from 150%) may mean some healing classes will value crit more highly in 4.2 than they do now. I know I just picked up the int/crit cut, and may pick up the pure crit cut in preparation. I may have my enchanter post up some +crit enchants for slots that don't have +int or +spirit enchants available.
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( Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:53 am)
Hi! I'm Honorata, and I play a draenei paladin in World of Warcraft. I decided to make this blog to post about my gold-making endeavors, pratfalls, etc. in a place where the people who really could not give a darn can safely ignore it.

I have only been playing World of Warcraft since July of 2010, and right now I have only one level 85 character. I am currently just shy of 50k gold across all my toons.

So it should be obvious, but I'll say this right now: I am not an expert. This is not really a "gold advice" blog so much as "Honor talks about doing stuff, gold was made and/or lost in the process."

I do not do things that maximize my gold per hour. Sometimes I waste a lot of time in game doing stuff I find fun, or farming for stuff that doesn't sell for all that much. But I do like to make gold doing the things I find fun, and how I choose to do that is mainly, I think, what I'm going to wind up posting about.
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