Category: Gaming

A Little Spending

My accounts all have shadowlands, game time has been topped up, and what’s the point of just having gold sitting around for no reason! So I decided to get into Hearthstone. I’ve played off and on over the years, but nothing seriously, and I’ve never purchased any of their limited edition packs before. Since I was paying in gold, I didn’t mind in the least.

I bought 4 tokens this week which is why I’m in the red, but sales have actually been pretty steady. I know we’re all eagerly waiting for the 13th and the release of the pre-patch which includes the level squish and all of the crafting changes. I’m not sure if any actual events are going to be taking place (like the supposed zombie invasion) but we’ll see what they have ready, I suppose.

I also finally gained the remainder of the faction I needed to craft the Onyx Panther mount from Pandaria. That one was a long time coming. I just absolutely can’t seem to get into the habit of doing dailies.

Here’s hoping next week brings me back out of the red!


Caracal Trainer

I’m still playing Eve Echoes – the only mobile game I’ve ever really stuck with, but things have slowed way down. I’ve been training towards T7 (78% through at the moment) and still have 340+ hours on that. In the meantime, I’ve been hauling my supplies back home because my NullSec area has gotten busier recently, and it’s not as safe as it once was. I spent the day hauling ore and PI back to my HighSec home, and contemplated what ship I want to fly next. I have blueprints for an Imicus and a Thorax Prototype, so that might be where I go. The trainers are OK beginner ships, but they really don’t compare to ships on that tier.

In the meantime, I’m still farming the 500 ore for 250,000 a few times a day. I can’t really do combat missions that reward that sort of cash, so it’s still the best way for me to stockpile.


Depression

A good indication as to what sort of month I’m having is the number of blog posts I make. Month of September? Zero. Any posts that are showing up now I’m postdating to make myself feel better. I’ve been struggling with some major health issues that left me unable to do very much of anything, no knitting, no gaming, and while trying to figure out what the heck was going on, I just have not felt any motivation to do much of anything. Combine that with the new normal of covid, being at an isolated post, and a few other factors, I didn’t get any inspiration for almost the entire month. It sucked.

I’m going to try to work on it this month especially now that it’s cooler and also my favourite time of year. I don’t want to give up on everything I love just because real life is beating me up a bit.


Stockpiling?

I don’t usually do a lot of stockpiling between expansions, even though I know a lot of other goblins do. The biggest thing these days seems to be getting ready for relics in Shadowlands, but with no updates as to when pre-patch is hitting, I’m not even sure that relics will make it in as we know them right now.

They work simple enough. Craft an item, apply a relic to said item, and something changes. When you add relic V to an item the vendor price goes up to its maximum value. It takes time to craft the items, time to craft the relics, time to sell. gold per hour is calculated on all of that.

Right now the most popular crafted goods and relics seem to be linen and copper. I’m stockpiling a little of everything that I find for cheap, but I’m really not going out of my way. The rest is just stuff I’ve had in my banks forever that might actually get some use. I’m not stockpiling sky golems either because I think there will be a huge influx of those as people realize how quickly alts can pick up the recipe and begin their sky golem army. I predict the price will drop. I do have a few in reserve, but no huge amounts. I would rather make my gold from Shadowlands items, but still branch out a bit into the older markets too. We’ll just have to see.


A week of Sales

A bit over 300,000 gold in the last 7 days from auction house sales – this doesn’t include any vendor flips I did or any other ways of earning gold (like paragon chests) – and I’m pretty pleased with that amount of gold flowing in this late into an expansion. Most of my costs are low, I’m trying to sell off inventory that will become a bit less valuable as soon as the pre-patch drops (when will that be, exactly, blizzard?!) like uncanny gear that has a lower ilevel if you craft it early (why? I have no idea).

The previous week I picked up 26,000 spirits of harmony, so that’s going to take a while to work through. I’ve been buying ghost iron ore with some if it and then using that to transmute into trillium – then transmuting THAT into living steel. I still have one more mount to obtain on my jewelcrafter, she only has the four base colours and doesn’t own the recipe for the onyx mount yet.

Still, it wasn’t a bad week by any means for my ultra casual gold making self!


Welcome, Stonk

I needed a new rogue on the horde side, so here’s Stonk – which I swear was a randomly generated name. I haven’t decided if I’ll level her up or just boost, but either way another character joins the fold!


Creating Lag

Found this group of people hanging out in Suramar creating lag for anyone who was trying to quest near them. It was frustrating, to say the least. I reported them, but I don’t know that anything really gets done about it.


Sales in a Year

One of my favourite Tradeskillmaster features is just being able to look back on the past and see how I did. From the graph above you can see that I didn’t really play from October to April of 2019-2020 – that’s when we were moving to our new isolated post and doing all that stuff that went with it.

In that year though, I did make 14 million gold. almost 7 million of it was profit – and that is mostly because I spent 5 million gold on the brutosaurus auction house mount. Otherwise it would have been 2 million gold spent, and 11 million gold profit. Would I have tried to make as much gold if I wasn’t going after the mount? I’m not sure, I’ve always been interested in gold making, so I like to think I would have still put in the effort, but maybe not.

In any case, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Uncanny Sales still doing Well

This is the last week I’ve had in uncanny sales, and they’re still going pretty strong. I know I don’t move as many products as others do, but I’m happy on my low population server!


Another Week, More Sales

Auction House sales this week haven’t been too bad, with almost 500,000 gold worth of items sold. This doesn’t include any vendor sales or paragon chests I get.