Friday, March 22, 2013

Day 3 is totally not late at all.

Day 3 is only coming, what, a month and a half after Day 2? Excellent. Time is relative, and, uh, wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff right?

I haven't had much time to play WoW outside of gold-making yet; I've done a round or two of the new dailies on the island but I've mostly just been going through the gold making motions to keep on top of things. When it rains it pours for me and everything's sort of been going wrong at once for me in real life. I'm still in the middle of getting everything sorted out so my posts are sparse but I wanted to make sure you guys know I didn't say "I'm back!" just to vanish again. So let's keep going with the 20 Days of Gold-Making prompts!

What were the first techniques/tricks/tips you used when starting out?
I started making gold in one of the most dull fashions and it really shaped the way I made gold from there on out. I'd found out how much people were making with glyphs and I put my scribe to work. At the time, mostly due to my inexperience and less-efficient addons than we are now used to, it ended up being a lot of work for minimal payout. It was truly a grind.

I used QA3 (here's a guide video someone made back then for those curious about how it differed from what we use now) and just mass crafted every glyph and sold it if it would net me even 1g profit. It wasn't worth my time, in hindsight, but since I was new it was exciting to see gold coming in. 

I eventually branched out into other markets and using other professions but the foundation of my gold making is glyphs. I think it's because I've always been accustomed to this sometimes-grindy and monotonous profession that I enjoy such things; I enjoy having a crafting list, crafting it, selling it, and seeing the gold come in. I don't do big flips and I don't take big risks and I think it's because it was never really interesting to me. I love tried and true, low-risk gold-making. Maybe I'm just boring like that. 


  1. Although I have played since Vanilla release, I didn't get into gold making until the start of Cataclysm. I began with doing the shuffle and did quite well. I then branched off into other markets and quickly became overwhelmed with keeping up with the competition. I still dabble in many markets, but I always fall back to the shuffle when I want steady profits with less involvement. Now that I've surpassed the 1.5M mark, I'm very content to shuffle away and enjoy the other aspects of the game.

  2. I got serious about fairly recently when I returned to the game after a long absence. However you could say I started back in Wrath when Ulduar opened. I think I caught on to the oppotunity of goldmaking with the nothern spices (required for the best buff food and only being obtainable trough daly cooking quest, yet tradeable) before anyone else on my server. Quickly buying up every single spices in AH and any I could get my fingers on trough trade chat, I made a great profit until other chefs caught on. I think Fish Feast must be my favourite item of all time.