It has been quite some time since I posted a daily mailbox, but I’ve been diving into World of Warcraft again here and there, so, why not! The excess gold was sent from alts who were crafting bracers & pants with it, the rest is some simple transmog sales. Nothing too fancy.
I was feeling pretty burnt out the week I made 1.6 million gold, so I decided to step back a bit from Warcraft and my gold making endevours. I’m still enjoying the game, but dedicating a little less time to it with everything else going on in life. Anyway, I’m sitting at almost 4 million gold once again (the number at the top only represents one character, I have 100,000 gold stashed away on an alt, and 1,000 on every character I have). I’ve purchased Shadowlands for everyone, everyone has their tokens, and now I’m just.. collecting.
For what? I’m not sure. I played a bit of Hearthstone and that was fun, but I am really just a WoW gal at heart. A brutosaur for my husband? Perhaps, but honestly when he’s playing we’re usually together, and he could just use mine. Plus he rarely (if ever) uses the AH. He’s just not that sort of gamer.
I was thinking about hosting a giveaway or two, but I want to have my head fully back in the game before doing so. I’m a bit.. let down.. by BFA. I don’t enjoy the crafting being locked by faction rewards that my alts have difficulty obtaining, and with limited time to play I find myself shying away from grind after grind.
We’ll just have to see.
I’ve taken a completely hands off approach to gold making this week because I just haven’t had the time to be in game. Most of the days I didn’t even log in, half of them I didn’t bother putting my stock back up. That means sales have taken a significant slide downwards – but gold is still coming in, even more than my daily goal of roughly 14k.
After playing so hard the previous week (see the 1.6 million gold gain) I decided to step back and just relax. Transmog and pets have been good sellers this week, a few going each day. I didn’t bother restocking any of my supplies, and I haven’t sniped since before 8.3 because it’s just too slow.
While gold is flowing like water for a lot of the bigger goblins, I’m completely happy wading in the kiddie pool. I’ve got over 3.5 million liquid on me, and that’s more than enough for anything I might want to do in the immediate future.
It’s important to take breaks, and I highly encourage it for mental health reasons. Burn out is real, and you shouldn’t feel bad about walking away for a bit. As always, I’ll wander back, it might just take a little bit of time this round. I’ve been playing WoW as my main game of choice for quite a few years now and while I don’t see that changing any time soon, it might have to share my game time with a few other things (like FFXIV, and LotRO).
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
Here are some links I end up giving out to people – a lot. If you want to farm, but have no idea where, check out these posts. Yes, they’re a bit out dated, but the farms are still good (most of them). Are they the best gph out there (gold per hour) no, they are certainly not. BUT they are something new for you, and a good way to practice.
The best farms are going to be farms you find yourself. SOMEONE has to find a farm in order for it to turn into a-big-deal – YOU could be that someone. Get out there. Kill stuff.
A frequent question I get is – why bother tracking my earnings. Especially now that I have my Brutosaur. There are a few answers I have, but honestly the main reason is just because I find it fascinating. Making gold in world of warcraft is just plain fun. I like knowing what I’m spending, where gold is going, and where it’s coming from. It’s a great sense of accomplishment for me to see the graphs and charts and earnings.
- Note: This post is not to discuss whether or not people should multibox, whether or not using programs like ISBoxer is ‘cheating’ or for comments about any moral decisions this brings about. Instead it’s to inform those who may be considering multiboxing but are unsure of where to start.
Now that I have my auction house mount (also known as Brutosaurus AKA LongBoi) I had to decide if I wanted to continue working on making gold (of course I do) whether or not I would track it (I decided to) and what I would end up doing with that gold if I decided to continue.
I did graphs of my sales back in November, but I didn’t blog about it (whewps) so I decided why not post it now. November was a GREAT month for glyph sales – which have slowed down a bit since then due to competition, but is still one of my main crafts. My greatest sales came from my ‘misc’ category, which is all transmog, pets, mounts, and supplies for crafts that I don’t actively participate in (such as ore, from blacksmithing). How did I do? Lets go over the results…
It has been FAR too long since I posted last, and I honestly don’t have much of an excuse except to say that things got busy. Really busy. On top of that, I got sad. Really sad. I’m hoping to change all of that, to try to pull myself out of the rut I have been in, and get back to things I love to do which includes posting on my site. I’m hoping to have a remodel done in the future and I’m hoping that it inspires me to write more often. A shame, because I had ALMOST posted every single day for all of 2019 until November. I was quite proud of that, too.
It’s the end of October and that means time to tally my totals on pivot tables to see where the money is coming from. I’ve earned almost a million gold in October alone – nice! So what were my big sellers?
Number one was my ‘misc’ category. I classify this as transmog, mounts, and any craft items that I don’t focus on (right now that includes ores, and hides). I made a grand total of 600,000 gold from that one category alone and couldn’t be more pleased.
Inscription did pretty well too, drawing in a total of 92,000 gold. Cooking brought in 67,000g, alchemy was 46,000g, tailoring 45,000g, and enchanting a wooping 111,000g – this doesn’t include any coin I earned from world quests, vendor sold items, or straight up coin that I farmed. It’s just sales.
At the end of week 6 I was sitting at 1,812,776 gold, having earned the most ever during that week, 357,057g.
It will be interesting to see how sales go now that the next expansion has been announced, the auction house changes in 8,3 and the level squash coming in Shadowlands.