Tag: GoldMaking

What’s Selling (ymmv)

Everyone is going to have their own particulars for their own server, so you have to take this with a little bit of ‘your mileage may vary’ – just because these things sell on my server does NOT mean they will sell on yours. That being said, there are trends that carry over from server to server. This graph and these sales are the past 7 days.

My number one seller was elementium bars. I sold 1001 of these for a total of 74,565 gold alone. This is most likely because of people leveling up their cataclysm engineering, the loot a rang that is so popular with multiboxers requires 70 cataclysm engineering, and it’s not cheap to get done. Past me is very happy to have picked up those bars for 3g each. I also sold 1093 ghost iron bars for a total of 54,579 gold, and elementium ore, 451 of those for 32,163 gold.

Next seller, is the Highborne compendiums – in specific, storm. There was a Wowhead article about how this trinket is BiS and things just took off from there. I sold 7 of these, for a total profit of 42,751 gold.

In that same line, inscription received three new glyphs when the pre-patch landed, and not everyone has picked them up yet. They don’t cost any more than regular BFA glyphs, but you can charge a premium for them because they’re new. These glyphs are ‘of the aquatic chameleon’ (41,326 gold, I sold 17), ‘of the aerial chameleon’ (33,254 gold, I sold 16 of them), ‘of the swift chameleon’ (31,826 gold, I sold 15 of them).

A handful of transmog (29k worth), a few mounts (only one jeweled onyx panther this week), and a lot of rings – BFA rings really took off, and I just restocked yesterday. I also sold 13k worth of recipes, which is always nice – it all adds up!

Those fish cakes I started selling? I sold 15 of them this week, and made 2,806 gold from that. It’s a really simple craft that just adds to the pool.

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


Gold Making Goals

For the past four years I have focused on making gold in world of warcraft. I’ve taken breaks (sometimes as long as 6 months) but it has always been the game that I returned to. I’ve obtained most of my previous goals, and so it’s time for some new ones.

The two new goals are not completely ambitious, but are well suited for me as a casual player. They’re long-term goals, that should take roughly a year. That doesn’t mean I won’t accomplish them sooner, but there’s less pressure that way.

Goal number one is to hit gold cap on my alliance side characters. Right now I’m sitting at almost 7 million gold having purchased my brutosaurus and paying for my five accounts with gold – as well as purchasing the epic version of Shadowlands for each account. In other words, I’ve spent a lot of gold.

Goal number two is to hit 5 million gold on my horde side characters. Right now I’ve just crossed into the 1 million gold mark. I have less characters and less set up overall on the horde side, having just recently decided to start playing them. I’m giving myself more than a year to accomplish these goals but because I’ve already got quite a head start, I’m not expecting them to take too long. I like having goals, it gives me a purpose, and I intend on keeping my ultra casual approach to things.

You don’t have to cancel scan every 15 seconds in order to earn enough for a monthly token, and I’m hoping that I can show people that it’s viable to be a smaller goblin and still end up with some pretty big numbers.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


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!


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!


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.


Bring on the Spirits of Harmony

There have been some bots on my server lately that have posted all of their spirits of harmony for around 50g a piece, and each day they stock 30,000 pieces. I decided to buy them out one day for a bit over a million gold. I should be well stocked for a good while now.


Sales

This pattern is no longer in game, but I picked it up for a few gold and there were a number of sellers already, so I’m quite happy with the profits!