Well, TSM had some difficulties tracking my sales this week (seems like ranked harvested material wasn’t tracking in sales, but it did track in purchases) so this week I’m doing my wrap up a bit different since I can’t rely on that data. Instead of showing my overall gains for the week across all servers, I’m just showing the two servers where I have my ‘road to 10 million’ challenge running. I’ll hopefully get back to regular wrap ups next week, but that depends on TSM.
Gold this week! It’s flowing, but you have to know when and where to invest. The better you know your server and how the market works, the more gold you’ll make. Useless information, I know. There’s no secret recipe. On one of my ‘road to 10 million’ servers I made 1,200,000 gold this week. I did not craft. I did not mine / herb / skin. I did fish. I did sell patterns, cards, and packs of soggy cards. I did make a few Darkmoon decks as aces quickly started falling. There were zero decks for sale on my server, and I priced them to move while still giving me a comfortable profit. Remember I’m on two low pop servers (most of the time) so my sale tactics will usually NOT carry over to your server! This is why I say you have to know where you’re selling.
My second server saw gains of 587,000 gold for the week. This server is more quiet, though both are low pop. The first server is an RP server, so there’s more people collecting recipes there. The second server tends to languish behind in almost everything. I bought one crimson combat recipe for 25k, and flipped it for 50k in the early morning to someone who has been trying to flip it for 100k but it hasn’t sold yet. The gear is also just sitting on the AH unpurchased. I’m very happy with my gains considering I didn’t craft, and I just fished on an alt here and there while playing through the quest content (slowly, I’m only on the 4th zone and I just started).
I know there are goblins out there making millions in gold. I admire their attitudes towards gold making, and I certainly learn a lot by lurking in the WoW Economy discord and watching various chats. You might wonder why I’m not out there ice fishing with the masses because those are some pretty lucrative fish farms – and the truth of the matter is I prefer getting the recipes (I’ve been after the rhinestone glasses and FINALLY got them to drop today) and just approaching things in a very casual way. I use other goblins as motivation, admiration, inspiration. It’s not competition (to me). I’m a small player, but again when I consider time invested vs. gold acquired, I’m happy.
I keep seeing people talking in chat complaining that the gold making method they attempted yesterday is only paying 1/2 that amount today – this is simply how making gold works. It’s FAST and LOTS at the beginning, and then it drops, until it stabilizes (vendorsell is a nice floor for that). I think players need to drop their gold per hour expectations slightly. Region wide does mean things don’t sell for nearly as much as they used to – but they certainly sell faster. How is your gold making going? Anything you wish you’d done different? I hope to get into crafting eventually (I did start LW and JC, but I’m only at 50 on each of those) but I’m honestly not in any sort of rush. That’s one of the great things about making gold. There’s no ONE way to do it, and you can almost always find a method that suits your play style.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!