Category: Gaming

Still Making Gold – Slowly

When Shadowlands released, I made a promise to myself that I was going to step back a bit and just enjoy. I wanted to level up some characters in a mostly stress-free way, and not feel a lot of pressure to make gold. Of course after focusing on making gold for so long it feels incredibly strange NOT to be focused on it – but that also doesn’t mean that all gold making completely stops.

I made 200k profit this week on top of the two tokens I purchased, so it was a very average week for me. I know other goblins are making millions and millions of gold with the expansion and the release of darkmoon cards, new legendaries, and other hidden gem markets – but I’m content to sit back and relax. I’ve got gold. I’ve got game time. Real life is hectic and the holidays are coming and I’ve got a lot of other hobbies and games to focus on too.

That also doesn’t mean I’m not still tracking my gold making efforts. I am, it’s a habit now that’s hard to give up and is just part of my daily efforts. If you’re looking to make gold I HIGHLY suggest you surround and immerse yourself in the goblin community, between the wow economy discord, reddit, and twitter, there’s an active and friendly group of people that you can learn a lot from simply by lurking. Learn your server. Learn different markets, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Vulpera – Adorable

This is my priest rocking her BFA look – but I just absolutely love it. It’s no wonder I went and created a rogue with almost the same look (more cut throat though, I created her with some chewed up ears). Are you playing any of the allied races? Which are your favourite?


Deed Progress

Progress on the deed is coming along VERY well. Club Code decided to run their very first Black Friday sale, so I picked up a year subscription for my Vynora priest along with some silver to make sure the deed has lots of upkeep (over a years worth on each of the deeds I currently own). Moumix has been playing again and has helped out around the deed, and that has inspired me to try to ‘complete’ it as much as I can.

Yesterday I reached 36 ropemaking, and I created one of two rope bridges that will adorn the village. I love the way they look. I need 44 ropemaking for the second bridge, and I have a few odds and ends to complete (a fence around the farm, the front farm will eventually be transformed into a shipyard as well as a chapel of some sort, and the house needs more furniture) but it is coming along nicely.

I’ve also started grinding hot food cooking – I want to unlock all of the recipes that look so delicious out there. I want to build a distillery in the mine, and create cider and wine, too. There’s just always so much to do in game, I absolutely love it.


Shadowlands and Sales

I know I haven’t posted a whole lot about Shadowlands yet, but I’ve been leveling, crafting, and selling things in the auction house.

With the nerf to multiboxing I decided to shut down most of my accounts, and then further nerfs in-game (non multiboxing specific) solidified that decision for me. I went from 8 accounts to 1, and I decided there was really no need for me to even have more than 1. This expansion I would like to take a little step back from making gold – and focus on some other achievements that I’ve always wanted to obtain. I’ll still be making gold (it’s sort of built in at this stage) but if I was casual before I consider myself to be VERY casual now. I’m sure it will change with time, I’ve been going through a pretty bad round of depression and I haven’t really found motivation to do too much in or out of game these days.


Farming in Firelands

Grab yourself a potion of treasure finding and head to Firelands – make sure not to kill any bosses, and you can probably get close to 10 runs per hour. The vendor items along with the craft materials sold for approximately 7-10k, which isn’t too bad gold per hour when you’re by yourself.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Transmute Master

One of the better rounds of living steel I’ve had lately. My jewelcraft panthers have been flying off the shelf, and I need more living steel for my Sky Golem, so it’s time to put that alchemist to use.


Transmog

I can’t get over how absolutely adorable vulpera look in this transmog set. It’s for purchasing a 6 month subscription to World of Warcraft.

You can set up a subscription and pay the first time with a credit card – and then pay future amounts with tokens/gold which is what I do. It will extend your current game time and not charge you again until that game time runs out, so you just need to make sure you top up your account every now and again with game time.


Couples Gaming Together

My husband has returned to World of Warcraft for a little visit, and I have to say, I’m loving gaming with him again. We met in a video game almost 20 years ago, and they’ve always been a big part of our life.


Goals: Week Two

I spent a lot of gold this week and haven’t seen a whole lot of return yet, but I’m hoping it pans out. My gold making pictured above is one of my servers, and represents horde & alliance (I play both on the same server). I am on other servers too, but I figured for this purpose I’d just track one.

Anyway, horde pulled ahead since I’m playing them more these days, earning 180,870g profit. I did a few emissary and paragon quests so that helped a ton, and I restocked some cloth transmog which has been selling pretty well.

Alliance would have pulled ahead by a small margin but I bought a bunch of bloodfeaster mounts once I heard that the farm had been nerfed earlier this week. They were going for 10-15k on my server and I’m hoping I can get the price to inch up as we get closer to Shadowlands. I also made a silly purchase worth 36k of Tidespray linen. Why? It was 1g09s which is still actually low enough to profit on (plus I could use a bit more expulsom for my jewelcrafter).

One of the strangest sales I made was someone who paid almost 6k for some green winter clothes – with the event coming up in the not too far future I figured they would have held off on that but who am I to complain! I spent maybe an hour total all week working on the sales aspect of things this week so it was fairly hands off. Instead I’m focusing on cleaning up banks & inventory, and leveling up alts in preparation for Shadowlands. I’m trying to organize logical teams of characters since I want to switch from 5 boxing to 2 boxing (although now I’m wondering if I just want to go back to 5 boxing or at least 4 boxing).

All in all I’m happy with the goldmaking progress for the amount of time I’m dedicating to it (which is almost none). Room for improvement? Always. Earning at least a token a week on each horde & alliance is pretty good for me, personally.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Me? Oh I like Lists

In order to be successful at making gold in world of warcraft – you have to want to stick with it. If it’s not fun and it feels like endless work you’re not going to develop those good gold making habits that are required for you to develop as a goblin. Giving up is probably one of the easiest ways you can lose gold.

I don’t enjoy farming. I don’t gather herbs or mine and I don’t run dungeons for transmog to sell. I have been known to run dungeons for fun, to collect transmog for personal use, but it’s just not something I enjoy doing to make gold. I DO like making lists. I love data entry. I love tracking characters, tracking gold, tracking factions – you name it, I want to see it on a list. It makes me excited to make gold when I can see my gains every day – heck it makes me excited to make gold even when I see my loss. One of the best things about making gold is that there is no one way of doing it. There is no right way. If you enjoy harvesting for hours and supplying materials – then go do that. If you enjoy farming transmog and have an impressive collection of 1500 pieces to sell, then go do that. Do what makes you happy.

If you want to be cut throat and devour every bit of information on gold making in world of warcraft that you can – then do it. Go for it. Pick a point, and start there. Learn The Undermine Journal and how it can work in your favour. Learn TradeskillMaster. Lurk in channels. Don’t wait until you have start up capitol, don’t wait until Shadowlands, don’t wait until you’re too bored to play and give up – start when you are excited.

All it takes is that little spark of motivation. You have to keep at it. When it gets boring, change things up. Diversify. Expand. There are so many different methods out there to earn your token and I promise you that anyone out there is capable of it.