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.


Goals: Week One

Last week I posted some new gold making goals for myself that included reaching cap on the alliance side of gold making, and reaching 5 million on the horde side. I’m not starting from scratch with either of those goals, but I think I did pretty well as a casual gold maker. Remember that my main incentive is that I don’t have a whole lot of time to play, I go AFK frequently, and so most of my ‘gold making’ time is spent optimizing what I do, and learning by lurking. I do a LOT of lurking.

The alliance side of things went pretty well, I earned 360,449 gold in the past 7 days. I write down my gains/loss each day, calculating my total gold across each of my alliance characters. It’s pretty simple, spend gold, go down, earn gold, go up. Ideally I want to end the week with more gold than I spent, minus some purchases that can’t be helped like game time.

On the horde side of things I didn’t fare quite as well, but I did still make enough to cover a token. In total I earned enough gold this week for 3.5 tokens – so for those casual players who are confused about whether or not they can earn enough I have to say it is VERY doable. The most time you’ll ever spend is getting ready. Preparing stock, setting up barns / farms, doing your emissary quests (and paragon chests!) which is where a lot of my gold came from this week.

Keep things in perspective. I also spent around 20k gold working on professions for my horde characters. They are not nearly as established as my alliance characters who have been doing this whole gold making thing for a very long time.

In the end, what matters is that you persist with your gold making in whatever method brings you joy. You won’t see me farming or spending a lot of time gathering because I personally do not enjoy either of those things. I flip, do pet battles, do my emissary and paragon quests, and a few other smaller game play sessions that bring me joy. That way when I log in I’m not thinking about horrible it is that I need to harvest for an hour before I make any gold. Ew.

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


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!


Look Ma’ – I joined a village?

Waking Hollow. They started out as my neighbours, but since I’m currently playing a Fo priest main over on Cadence, I decided to give up my deed and join an actual functioning village. I’m pretty sure they think I’m a new player, and I didn’t go into big details about who I actually am, but they gave me a nice warm welcome, and I’m working away building a 3×3 home to use. I haven’t joined a village in a VERY long time, but Wurm is one of those games that IS better with people, so why not.

Since priests can’t improve items, and Fo priests in specific can’t cut down trees or pack dirt, joining a village is a pretty good move. Sure, I could technically survive without doing those things – but what fun would it be?

Hopefully the place doesn’t just fall to pieces now that I’ve joined. We’ll have to see.


Welcome Committee

Found a few visitors at my place when I arrived home from collecting some rare forges. I suppose I shouldn’t complain, at least it wasn’t a dragon…


Running Missions (again)

Just flying around in my caracal trainer. I’m still saving up ore to get my thorax prototype off the ground, but mining has been a bit slow lately.


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!


Broken Needles & Dropped Stitches

While working on my rainbow wurm hat for my husband, my shortie knitting needle from KnitPicks broke, and I ended up dropping a whole bunch of stitches. I don’t have a replacement needle right now, so I picked up the stitches as best I could with some DPN, and I’m waiting for some super glue to arrive so I can try to fix the needle myself. I could order an entire new set, but mail takes so long to get here these days that I’m afraid winter would be over before I could even finish the toque.

These things happen, but it was still incredibly frustrating. I decided to cast on a new cowl project in the meantime while I wait for the glue to arrive.