Weekly Wrap Up [Oct17-Oct24]

Well now, that’s a bit better! I spent this week focusing on crafting, and it paid off. People must be preparing lots of alts because they certainly needed gear. JC and LW were my two best sellers, crafting 233/262 gear. I’ve never gotten into the legendary market so I continued to stay away. A few goops, some mage tower gear (going to be sad when they remove that tomorrow, I know they say it will be back ‘soon’ but when that is, who knows), and overall we made almost a million gold for the week, with a profit of just over 800k.

Those are the numbers I missed seeing. Remember I’m on two low population servers (16k-17k respectively) and while I do love professions they’ve never been my main method of making gold – until this week. I’m glad I decided to give it a try, and even more glad that it has been paying off.

Tomorrow is an important day – NA patch day, and we’ll just have to see how things go. I’m expecting a lot of broken (scaling, lack of a mage tower, etc) and then of course on the 15th the new race releases. I’m trying to keep optimistic, but also not holding my breath. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Guess Who: Ducadeals

Who are we spying on this week in Booty Bay? It is none other than Ducadeals, from the Proudmoore server. It looks like this might be a fresh goblin just starting out, or maybe they’re just doing some shopping. Whatever their business, gold is no secret with the InspectGold addon from Curseforge!

I’ll see you next week, for another episode of Guess Who!

[Casual] Road to 10 Million [Day 89/365]

Alright, so the numbers show that by day 89 I should have 3,200,000 gold in order to earn 10 million in one year, and I have 5,169,000 on one server, and just over 6,000,000 on my second low pop server. By ‘casual’ I mean I am spending probably 1h or less on these servers working towards gold making. It’s nothing intense, and it’s about the long term goal of reaching cap. The point? To show players that anyone truly can make enough gold for what they want to accomplish in game.

On my second server I did end up spending a fair amount, I wanted to stock up on some mounts that have vendor purchased components and they’re not cheap. I haven’t sold them yet, but I am almost back to where I was before that giant purchase already, and the dip barely registers on my graph. It’s a lot easier to make gold if you have some to invest, whether that’s from flipping, crafting, or some other method. Where you decide to invest matters, I tend to play it safe, just out of habit.

With Dragonflight inching its way closer and closer, I’m excited for a few things. I want to see what happens with the token (will it start falling, finally), and I can’t wait to see what sort of gold opportunities we all find. In the mean time, I’m going to continue slow and steady.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Weekly Wrap up [Oct10-17]

A better week! I actually did pretty great on sales this week, making over 700k – but I also had to do some heavy restocking, and that ate up 510k leaving me with 190k profit give or take. Not millions, but for the time invested, I’m pretty pleased. I restocked a lot of crafted items which I haven’t even looked at for most of Shadowlands. I wanted to try to restock weekly, but items are selling so fast that I’ve got to look over my operations and craft a few more to last me the week instead of daily. I just don’t have the time to restock daily.

Sales? Strange goop, a bit of mage tower, some battle pets, and some shadowlands crafted in there! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make gold this late into an expansion.

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

Weekly Wrap Up [Oct3-Oct10]

Ah, an entire 35k made over the past week – LOL. Well, that’s to be expected considering I had no auctions up for the past two weeks. Still, a few sales took place. Most of the gold there is from doing my covenant weeklies on a handful of characters when I returned (we had a nice three stack right away) and there’s some earned gold not marked in that list from leveling up pets for another goblin.

Shadowlands gear continues to sell, especially since people are returning to the game in preparation for Dragonflight – and that 50% experience bonus sure isn’t hurting, either. I’ll be jumping back into professions this week, and hopefully doing some dungeon runs for transmog. I need to focus on restocking, but I just haven’t had the willpower to actually buckle down and get it done.

Goals for this week? Get back into some healthy gold making habits, and continue to prepare for Dragonflight. Leveling up old professions is top of that list. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Road to 10 Million Gold (80/365)

Well, let’s face it – that’s a lot of zeros in the screenshot above. I had been doing fairly well on my goal to reach 10 million gold in 365 days (casually) and then hurricane Fiona hit and we lost power and internet service for 13 days, so my plans sort of went out the window. I was concerned for a little while that I may actually lose all of the items I had put up on the auction house, so I attempted to use some free wifi at our public library, but thankfully internet was restored.

On server A I’m currently sitting at: 4,915,000 gold

Server B I’m sitting at: 6,484,000 gold

I’m confident that I’ll be able to reach my goal of 10 million gold on each of these servers before a year passes (I’m currently on day 80), but I also have some expenses coming up. My 2nd account will need some game time before too long, Dragonflight is coming out, and I’ve been working on collecting recipes which is never a cheap prospect (unless you go and farm them all, and who has time for that).

I’m happy with the progress, but I really wish I hadn’t lost those two weeks. I’m also about to ramp up my gold making (hopefully) by getting back into professions – something I have avoided since the auction house merge while I waited for things to stabilize. It has been a bit of time now, and I’m hoping my server can handle a few sales. As a bit of a side hustle, I’m also doing some farming for twink gear over on another server that is separate from this road to 10 million challenge, and I’m having an enormous amount of fun over there. Spreading myself out when I already have limited play time is not something I enjoy doing but sometimes you just have to go where the fun is.

I’m glad to be back, happy to be posting, and even happier to be making gold again.

Weekly Wrap Up [Sept12-Sept19]

It was a pretty good week for sales given the amount of time I spent doing anything – I’ve been staying away from crafting for the time being, and just focusing on other areas, preparing for Dragonflight. I also made almost 200k leveling pets for another goblin which isn’t shown in the TSM ledger.

The NA token continues to remain over 200k (224k at the time of this post) which is what I expected. I imagine it will continue to rise and fall over the next little while, but I don’t think we’ll see anything significant until DF releases, and then it will drop. I’ve already loaded up both my accounts with bnet balance and added game time, so I should be set for a while.

As far as sales go, nothing really of note to mention. I did spend some time doing my covenant quests which is where the grey vendor items came from. I sold off some remaining oriblase for profit when I got tired of vendor flipping JC items, and there’s some elysian thade in there from when I was fishing this week. It was a difficult week health wise (thanks multiple sclerosis) so I did a lot of fishing and pet battles, and very little else.

This week? I’d like to finish leveling my crafters on both the horde and the alliance side, but I know that will take a good chunk of change, too. Cheaper than it has ever been before, but still multiple crafters on multiple servers. I’ve been using wowthing.org for tracking all of my stuff, and goodness there’s still a lot to work on. I love that about this game. Hopefully my health issues will let me spend some actual time gaming, but we’ll just have to see.

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

Road to 10 Million [53/365]

It’s day 53 of 365, and I’ve done some number crunching. What started out as a goal to reach cap on one server expanded to two servers. I’ve been neglecting both of them and playing on a 3rd (higher population) server lately, but the gold is still trickling in.

On one server in 53 days I have earned 930,936 gold. This is my main server, where most of my characters are, but it is also the lowest population at 13k.

On my second server in 53 days I have earned 2,793,804 gold profit. This is also a low population server, but it hovers slightly higher than my main one. I don’t actively play on this server any more, but I did buy a whole bunch of items from a high population server and moved them – selling them for a profit. It was lovely. That’s where most of the sales come from.

I’m still well ahead of where I need to be, and I’m just sort of coasting until Dragonflight comes along and then I’ll explore new gold making opportunities there. Making gold is always easier at the start of an expansion vs. the tail end of one where no one is shopping and everyone is bored.

I didn’t get into legendaries at all in Shadowlands, and in fact took a four month break at the start of this year, so I haven’t done much crafting. I’d like to change that in Dragonflight, but it will of course depend on how many other people decide they’re going to do the same thing. On the plus side, I’m still having a lot of fun and experimenting with new methods all of the time. There’s lots of other goblins out there with unique gold making methods, and I like to give everything a try at least once to see if it’s something I want to continue (note to self, vendor flipping is slow and I’d rather do almost anything else).

It’ll be fun to see where this goes, and see if I can casually meet my goal. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Guess Who: Loenleron

It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for another episode of Guess Who! This week we came across Loenleron from the Aegwynn server standing around the auction house in Booty Bay.

With over 47 million gold acquired from auctions and only 49,239 auctions posted, this appears to be a pretty heavy player! Where did all of their gold come from? Only they know!

As always you can check out your fellow players and their gold by installing the ‘InspectGold’ addon from Curseforge. Until next week, happy gold making!

Road To 10 Million [47/365]

This week was the first one back to classes for my family, which means a LOT less time for gold making because I’m homeschooling my 6 year old son. He was diagnosed with autism and global developmental delay when he was 3, so after looking into the resources available, my husband and I decided that the best course of action would be to homeschool. Moving on..

A grand total of 52k gained on one server (thanks to making some hefty purchases), and only 22k gained on my second server. While technically I am still ahead of where I need to be in order to reach gold cap in 365 days, it is a far cry from what I had hoped to be making. The truth of the matter is you get out of gold making what you put into it. If you don’t put any / put very little effort into it – that is going to reflect in your numbers.

It doesn’t bother me, I understand the situation and what I need to do if I want to rectify it, but it is a bit frustrating to have to micromanage life to this degree. If I don’t make gold cap that’s perfectly OK, it is just a dream for this casual player since I haven’t had gold cap since I bought my brutosaurus.

It also doesn’t help that lately I’ve been spending more and more time on a medium/high population server where sales actually happen (gasp). My stuff might not be selling for as much as it does on my low pop, but they do move, which is (quite frankly) a really nice feeling. So much so that I’m debating just setting up shop there permanently. I made 400k this week on that server, something I can only pull off when I really dedicate myself to gold making on the low pop ones I play on.

Of course as always the main point to any challenge is to have fun – which I am still doing, even if it is in a roundabout way. I love making gold, I love seeing progress. I just wish I were seeing more of a forward momentum than I have been.

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