Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Tanks Need New Gear

The inspiration for this post comes from a recent vent discussion with a guildie. He lamented the constant struggle to accrue gold. He wants Epic Flight but can't afford it. He has one L85 toon with Mining and Blacksmithing but he hasn't maxed either and doesn't have any other professions available. He is still in the Cobalt phase of leveling Mining and Blacksmithing.

I suggested making a circuit through Northrend for Cobalt or even Hellfire for Fel Iron as a quick fix. Both types of ore are selling well. Since he hates to mine he would prefer some way that minimizes the time he uses that fancy pick-axe.

So the question that seems most relevant for him is 'how can I best earn gold in this situation'?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Paper or Plastic? Bag Sales Are Up

During Wrath, I eschewed making any Netherweave Bags. They were selling for about 7g and the materials were around 5g. For the time it takes to make them I didn't think the return was sufficient. About a month into Cataclysm prices were up to 15g to as high as 20g and the materials held pretty close to Wrath levels. This made Netherweave Bags worth my time.

I sold over 300 Netherweave Bags in January at an average price of 16g. This translated into an average profit of 10g per bag. 3,000g profit in this one niche was pretty nice. There were about 5 major sellers in this space and I suspect we all did fairly well.

Netherweave Bags are back to being crap again because some jackoff decided he wants to own this market for 11g per bag. He lists 75 Netherweave bags at a time. Materials have climbed up to 7g-9g. These margins were not sustainable for me in Wrath and they aren't now either. Lol, he's probably writing a blog somewhere about how he has monopolized this market!

It wasn't really worth my time or energy to fight for this market space. If the seller has sufficient materials stockpiled to keep it up, good for him. He can make his 11g a bag all day long.

However, I needed a new market, and I think I've found it. Two markets, actually.

Friday, February 18, 2011

In Memory of a Friend: We Will Miss You Trixie

Our Friend Trixie--7/4/200 to 2/17/2011

Today our family said "goodbye" to the oldest of our three dogs. Trixie had been a member of our pack since 2001. 

If you are hoping this somehow digresses into a gold post, hate to disappoint but it will not. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Meta Gem Pattern: Tough Lesson(s) Learned


Playing on my Pally last night, who has max JC and Ench, trying to decide what Meta pattern to buy with my 4 Jewelcrafter Tokens. Thought it might be a good time to use The Undermine Journal to see what patterns were selling well. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

When Does Herb Farming Makes Sense?

If you are one of the four or five regular readers of my blog then you know how much I hate to farm anything. Herbs have to be the worst though. For whatever reason I find the mechanic of clicking the flower much less appealing than the other animations. Miners get to swing a pick axe and skinners get that cool sound of flesh being separated from hide. Herbalists? They just kneel in the mud.

But the question remains: when is herb farming a good choice?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Target 250,000 Gold? Success!!

I guess I could have hit this a few days ago but I didn't want to alter my normal buy/sell cycles. I managed to hit 250,519g before bed last night.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

How's Your RAK?
Back in November I posted about how Azeroth could be improved by Random Acts of Kindness (or RAKs). This led to a fairly robust discussion (for my meager blog) about how others were addressing this already.  I was pleasantly surprised. However, shortly thereafter I quit blogging regularly due to personal issues and never revisited the idea.

I thought today was a great time to give a quick update and encourage all of you to perform some RAKs on your own.

Friday, February 4, 2011

OGOD! OGOD! OGOD!--GIVE ME THAT TOOL!!! (and no, that's NOT what she said)

This is about tools. Not that kind. Get your mind out of the gutter.

This is about the tools we use as goblins. Our add-ons are the picks and shovels that Miners use or the flasks that Alchemists use. Our add-ons keep our lives nice and neat--and give us information that we need as goblins.

I want to throw a shout out to Sterling over at The Consortium for the Feb. 3 article Pliaksi's Goblin Crafter Spreadsheet and to Altolycus at ALTO's Gold"ish" Advice: The Worst WoW Blog Ever! for his Feb. 1 article Alto vs. OreCrusher: The Death Match. I highly suggest you read both articles and especially the comments as background before you read this.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kammler's WoW Triangle of Hierarchical Needs: An Answer to the JMTC Gold Carnival

Kammler's Wow Triangle of Hierarchical Needs

JMTC posts its list of Carnival entries in order of receipt. Which means you are reading this because you either started at the bottom and went up (unlikely) or you are reading every post (possible). Or you still seek some new nugget of information to satiate your ravenous hunger for earning gold (more likely).

No matter why you are reading, you deserve a different perspective--something new, unique--a fresh look at this topic. Look no further: I guarantee you have never seen this topic addressed this way.