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!

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!

Road to 10 Million (40/365)

We are on day 40 of 365 in my adventures to reach 10 million gold (on two low population servers) and I have to say, it’s going pretty well so far! On one server I was ahead by only 8k (but it makes sense, because I barely played that server this week) – and on my other server, I made 214k towards my goal. For both servers I am well above where I need to be, and that gives me a lot of breathing room. I’m really excited to see how Dragonflight adds up, and I have been working on arranging my gold making habits to be a bit more consistent. It seems to be working. Now I just need to spread that to both servers.

Keep in mind I’m doing this as a casual player, I average maybe an hour, sometimes more and that’s split between all my servers and all the things I like to do (lately I’ve been working on collecting mounts and transmog which actually uses up my gold instead of adding to it in most cases, lol).

I’m doing a lot of in-game activities that are semi related to gold making but not directly. Things like covenant tables, covenant dailies / weeklies, doing the patterns within patterns quest, the oribos pvp quest, and stuff like that. You get a lot of pocket change, and that is helping out a ton when / if sales are lacking. Especially on these low pop servers (I’ve made more this week on my level 20 character on a medium pop realm than I have in a long time on my low pop realms). It can be difficult to make gold on a low pop realm, but I want to show you that it’s not impossible.

Sure, it’s not billions of gold like the big goblins, but I’m perfectly happy with my time invested vs. my gold output. I feel like it’s a pretty good balance, and most importantly, I’m having fun. If I wasn’t having fun then I certainly wouldn’t be doing it.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself, and remember – time is money, friends!

Road to 10 Million [34/365]

We’re on day 34 of 365 in trying to reach gold cap on at least one server (but more likely two servers) as an ultra casual player. The ‘goal’ was to aim for 25k per day (I’m no where near that lately, it’s a bit all over the place) and the motivation was to help focus my gold making efforts, but so far that has absolutely NOT happened, thanks in part to IRL being busy, and in part due to the volatile nature of the auction house since the commodity merge.

On one of my servers I did very well, in a week I made a little over 275k profit. On my other server, however, I am in the red, down -25k. That one is a bit painful.

What happened this week? Well, I bought a few pieces of gear (a 291 piece which are still 70k on my server), and a whole bunch of supplies that I ended up doing nothing with. It was a combination of bad investments and horrible choices – and it happens. Overall I’m still ahead, I have 4.2 million and I should be at 1.8 million – but if it continues to trend this way, I will eventually fall behind. I think I can keep ahead of that – maybe. It will require some focus and that has not been my strong point, let’s be honest.

Both of these servers are low population, but one is a roleplay realm (and my alliance factioned realm of choice) and the other one is a regular realm and is my horde factioned realm of choice. I have 12 characters on each, and craft on each. I haven’t done any stocking up yet, my transmog pile is abysmal at best. That’s the fun of having limited time to play, there’s only so much I can do. I do try to do my covenant tables once a day, but even that can fall by the wayside.

In any case, for now, we’re on track. Hopefully that continues! As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.

Road to 10 Million [26/365]

This week was a bit of a crazy one. The new merged commodity auction house released on Tuesday, and it has been riddled with bugs and issues – but also, for the first time ever on my low population server, things are selling. Sales are good for everyone, bringing casual players back to the auction house is never a bad thing. My method of thinking is that as more casual players return to the game & they actively participate in the market and earn gold by selling their commodities, they then have the gold to make purchases on their server, things like mounts and transmog. Getting activity into the AH that’s not just between gold making goblins is essential to a healthy economy. I think that this is Blizzard’s goal.

Anyway, my sales have done fantastic. There are in general, MORE people buying AND selling on the AH. Not just commodity. This makes me very happy. I reached over 4 million on my main server, and I just broke 6 million on my secondary server (both low population servers).

My goal is to try to hit 10 million on a single server within 365 days, which encompasses both the AH merge, and Dragonflight release (and hopefully things settling down, sometime). If I can maintain 25k a day, this goal should be fairly easy to reach. If I dip below that for too many days in a row, it might become an issue. So far both servers are on track, but I have over two million more on my lesser played server thanks to bringing some 304/291 gear over to sell.

I just want people to know that you can remain a goblin and work at gold making WITHOUT having to be doom and gloom about everything. Just give it some time, be patient. Explore new markets and new methods of making gold. If your time is valuable (and I would hope it is) don’t sink to the lowest common denominator and start selling commodity for super cheap. Instead move on to something else. There IS gold out there to be made. You just have to figure out the method that works for you.

As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself, and remember, time is money friend!

Road to 10 Million [22/365]

Time for another update on the road to 10 million gold (on a single server, with casual gameplay). Welp. So far this challenge has NOT gone the way I intended. I ended up focusing far more on a second server that I play on (that used to be behind this challenge, but is now way ahead). We are 22 days in – and have earned a total of 233,508 gold profit. That is just over 10k gold a day – if I keep on this route, I will FAIL the challenge of trying to earn gold cap on a single server. It certainly didn’t help that I ended up purchasing a piece of gear so my characters could raid (lol). I rarely spend gold on myself, but there are a few instances of it.

Meanwhile, take a look at the statistics of my second server, which I have been ‘unofficially’ tracking. It wasn’t supposed to be a part of this challenge, but the way things are headed, it might actually win.

On this server in 22 days I have made 2,000,000 gold (give or take) and that works out to approximately 90k each day, which is well above and beyond the 25k I was aiming for. This is the server I ended up moving stock to, and is another low population server. I hadn’t planned on trying to earn 10 million on both servers because of my limited play time, but now I’m wondering if I should just focus here instead. I’m just shy of 4 million gold, and it would sure be nice to reach cap.

I also need to take into consideration the fact that both of my accounts will need some game time in the future, though I’m hoping to see token prices drop before I need to do that. I’m not usually a big fan of shuffling items around from server to server to make gold, but if you’re confident in your market, it can be highly profitable. I didn’t end up shuffling these items to my other low population server because there was already a surplus if items there brought over by other goblins, and I knew sales would be slow. The more people gear up, the less demand there is for the 291/304 items.

Anyway, both challenges are technically still on track to reach 10 million by 365 days time, but my main server will require some serious work.

Time is money, friends!

Road to 10 Million (12/365)

I meant to update sooner than now, but life of course got in the way! We started this road to 10 million gold back around the end of July with 3,694,000 gold – and today, 12 days into the project, we’re at 4,158,298. That’s a total gain of 464,234g and in order to be on track, we should have earned 300,000 – so we’ve got a surplus of 164,234g. That’s why it’s important to look at the big picture. If you check out the individual days in my chart above you’ll see some pretty abysmal numbers on some days. Then other days are above and beyond the set gold gain. In the end, it should balance out nicely.

Why this challenge? I have millions of gold but most of it is spread between 5 servers, and since Brutosaur I haven’t had 10 million in one spot. Sure, I could move some gold around and have the cap instantly, but what’s the fun in that! So I decided to give myself a year to earn cap on a single server. This is a low population server (13k active players) where I have most of my characters, and is meant to be a casual foray into gold making. I don’t plan on importing goods, but I do hope to take advantage of Dragonflight when it releases. We’ll just have to see where we end up!

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