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!

Weekly Wrap Up [Aug29-Sept5]

Well, the charts don’t lie. I may have sold 482,000 gold worth of items this week, but I also spent 425,000 gold (mostly on pets that I was missing) so my profit for the week works out to 56,000 give or take. Still, that’s not exactly bad. I decided to splurge on some pets for my collection (one of the few things I do splurge on) and I also picked up a lot of Pandaria faction transmog. At least I came out ahead!

If we take a look further into the sales that the TSM ledger provides, we can see exactly where it was that I spent all that gold. No, I didn’t go after the cheapest Flawless Amethyst Baubleworm in the lands, but I did get it for what I felt was a pretty great price considering it takes 10,000 pet charms to purchase it. You guys need to value your time more!

I also picked up a 291 legendary for the druid, and I spent a good amount of gold on faction mounts (again, Pandaria). Collecting isn’t cheap! School starts this week, so I’m expecting a bit of a lull in gold making as I begin homeschooling my son and we find a new routine for the family. Doesn’t mean there isn’t gold making to be done, but it does mean that I’ll have to optimize my time a bit better.

As always, happy gold making, no matter where you find yourself!

Weekly Wrap Up [Aug22-Aug29]

I had a pretty good week this week! We sold almost a million gold worth of items, for a profit of almost 700,000 gold. I bought a mount for 300k and flipped it for 450k which is where a large chunk of the money from this week came from. I also ended up doing some JC vendor flips for 6k gph or so – but I found this a very drab method of making gold, so I didn’t continue it for more than a day. If I’m not interested in what I’m doing chances are I won’t stick with it and that makes it an ineffective gold making method.

I also vendor sold some of the desolate scale treads, which were around 11k gph and significantly less crafting involved. That did require me to snipe the materials (desolate leather in specific, bones have been pretty cheap all around) and I didn’t want to dedicate much time to that, either. Still, I’m happy with the profit.

One thing I’ve seen crop up a lot this week is how gold making is dead and how now people are not selling anything and they’re frustrated. To those people, I ask you to be patient while the market sorts itself out, and to be flexible in how you look at gold making. Will commodity be as profitable as they once were on your specific server – probably not. That does NOT mean gold making is dead. It means we need to adjust how we think about things, and change our expectations. It’s the perfect time to branch out into other methods of gold making – and I also want those same people to keep in mind that we still have no idea if an overall joined AH experience is what the long term goal is. People who are currently selling crafted gear & transmog & pets & mounts may have to also deal with a merged auction house in the future. We haven’t been told. That also doesn’t mean gold making is dead! It does mean we need to continue to adjust and change not only our gold making habits, but the ways that we think about gold – what we view as “good” gold per hour this week may not be the same as what we thought two weeks ago. When Blizzard changed the rules to multiboxing at the end of BFA I had to adjust what I was doing and how I thought about gold (I used to play 5 accounts, I’m now down to playing 2).

Another thing to keep in mind is that if gold making isn’t fun for you any more, or you can’t find a method that brings you joy (I know that sounds a bit corny) – don’t do it. Don’t waste your time in a video game doing something you do not truly enjoy! There’s no point to it. I make gold because I enjoy it. I enjoy collecting things, I enjoy certain aspects of farming (I dislike farming ore and herbs, you will rarely ever see me farming these things). Your time has value. Spend it doing what you love.

As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself. Time is money, friend!

Weekly Wrap Up [Aug15-22]

Well, the numbers this week are pretty abysmal, but they don’t really tell the whole story. I bought a 200k item for one of my alts, and I also bought a 291 piece for my druid (though I’m still trying to get her the power for it). I picked up 4 tokens while the price had dipped, and I also made some VERY bad purchases when the auction house came up of really slow materials that I will never be able to sell off for anywhere near what I bought them for. Thankfully this was on a ‘fun’ server where I don’t do anything except flipping and I use it to replenish my tokens. My ‘main’ servers the numbers look better, but I can’t get the ledger to display just those ones.

Strange goop was once again at the top of the list, and my feasts sold, for once. Pallid bone I ended up over buying, and I know the living steel went for far too little. The auction house has been a mess since the merge, so I’m still finding my footing and getting adjusted to all the things – but that’s one of the fun parts of making gold, right?

Hopefully next weeks gold making looks better, I REALLY need to do some restocking, I’ve been ‘playing the game’ on a few characters which has cut into my gold making time as I try to figure out who to play in Dragonflight. Still, as long as I slowly inch ahead I’m usually quite content. It all balances out in the end.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Weekly Wrap Up [Aug8-Aug15]

Finally, a better week! This week I sold over two million gold worth of items, and only spent 275,000 gold – so I come out with a profit of around 1,900,000 gold including vendor / garrison / etc. I did pick up a 291 ring for my monk, which is where most of the expense comes from. Sales? Let’s take a look.

I sold off the remainder of my transferred gear, and I’m glad that I did. I didn’t want it hanging around any longer than a week or two because as people gear up the demand for these pieces decreases, while the supply (typically) increases. On my low population servers there’s more competition now as other goblins transfer their own pieces over, and as a handful of people raid / do dungeons / instances and obtain gear. I feel like I walked away with a very nice amount of gold for myself, with very little effort.

I sold one Strange Goop for a bid price, but had another as backup so I’m not too concerned about it. I’ve fished and sold over 55 of the items now, and that’s over 5 million gold (spread between a number of servers). Strange goop has been kind to me. Right now I do not have anything on the auction house, in preparation for the 8h+ downtime tomorrow and the merging of commodities. I’m cautiously optimistic about this merge. I don’t sell a lot of commodities, and I’m hoping that having a greater supply at a reduced cost will help me on my servers. It might not be the case, but that’s what I’m hoping for. I also hope Blizzard has minimal issues and that it all goes without any major problems. I’d hate to see people lose their gold / items.

I’m slowly chugging along in my quest to reach gold cap on a single server (at this rate I’ll be hitting gold cap at two servers at the same time) within the 365 days allotted. What I’m really excited about is Dragonflight, and how I might be able to make gold in the new expansion. I might just have to play on a higher population server just for that.

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

Weekly Wrap Up [Aug1-Aug8]

Wow, it was a ROUGH week in gold making – but hopefully that will pay off next week. It’s not really quite as bad as it seems. I did make almost a million gold in sales – but I also spent 1.4 million gold. Hopefully my adventure will pay off next week even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.

I ended up purchasing a few 291/304 pieces on the high population server I play on, and bringing them back to my low population servers. I should be able to make some nice profit on this, and I had a few left over transfer tokens on my account from the sale earlier in the summer, so I figured this would be a fairly risk-free bet. Even if I only sold them for what I paid, it hopefully wouldn’t leave me too badly off at the end.

Sales were pretty typical, I sold two strange goop, a few crafting bits, some pets. Recipes. The usual items. Transmog has been VERY slow lately, but I think that’s due to my stock (or lack of) rather than because sales are slow. I know things are still happening out there, I just don’t have the right offerings for players. Which is perfectly OK, like I keep saying, learning the ebbs and flows of the market is all just part of the fun.

I can’t wait to see what next week brings. As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself, and remember time is money!

Weekly Wrap Up [July 27-Aug 03]

This was a much better week when it came to gold making! People are coming back thanks to Season 4, and sales have started happening on my low population server. I even managed to sell a few T1 legendary pieces, who would have thought. I also fished up (and sold) another strange goop, and I’ve been trying to get more ray guns to sell since I sold my last one, but they’ve been VERY stingy with the drops.

I managed to get a 265 LFR drop last night, sold that immediately, sold a goop, the dark herring is an off hand that has a fish appearance, a few plans, the lattice that I sold for 30k is the vespiod one I got from a named, and I sold a few other pets / recipes / generic bits and bobs. Overall, a pretty profitable week! I hope it continues. I do have to do some farming in the future, and I will have some Dragonflight Alpha posts going up before too long. Just because I’m quiet doesn’t mean I haven’t been playing!

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

Weekly Wrap Up [July 22-July28]

Well, this week I did a lot of spending, that’s what my charts are telling me. I earned 142,000 gold (approx) which is lovely, around 100k a week is where I like to sit, typically for the amount of effort I put in (which has been lacking, tail end of expansion and what not) – but I also leveled up some of my legendary ranks so that I could give my paladin some 291 boots, and I also bought a bunch of expensive toys, some mounts, and whatever else I wandered by that I felt I was lacking. Oh, and I set up my level 3 garrison on a few characters, too. That took a bunch of gold.

As for what’s selling, a few surprises this week. I sold another Big Red Raygun (I sold one last week, too), and some 233 crafted gear. A few recipes (my usual sales) and pets (also usual for me). I restocked the 233 gear, but haven’t had a bite since. Whether it’s from surrounding competition or just a lack of new & returning players on my low population server, I’m not sure.

Still, gold is gold! There was a time when making 140k in a week would have been unheard of for me. I’ve been doing more ‘stuff’ in game (I did timewalking this week!) and just enjoying myself. Surprisingly enough, that’s pretty important when it comes to gaming.

As always, happy goldmaking!

Weekly Wrap Up [July11-July18]

What can I say, it’s the middle of the summer and sales are SLOW. I’ve also been focusing on other things besides gold making, which I tend to do as we get near the end of an expansion. Does that mean I’m not a goblin? No, of course not don’t be silly. It just means that you should be prepared for gold making to ebb and flow. Adjust. All that good stuff.

This was a great week for mage tower gear! I restocked that, someone must have been buying a set. My very last strange goop finally sold, and a handful of pets. I also ended up spending 120k on scout maps so my alts could have some flight paths – I had no idea these toys were a thing. I’ve been working on a level locked 10 character to boost my other accounts through dungeons, so gold making has been on the back burner (temporarily) as I do that. It’s a lot of fun, and a neat challenge for myself.

Things are in a bit of a waiting game as I want to see what happens to the auction house and the commodity changes that are incoming! I’m eager to see how crafting and prices change. I’m not stockpiling for S4 (gasp) but those of you who know me are familiar with the fact that I don’t typically stock up. Optimization? I don’t know the meaning of the word.

I’m hoping things pick up, but I know that it will require much more effort on my part.

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

Weekly Wrap Up [June27-July4]

Things have started to slow down in terms of sales this week for me personally, but it’s about what I expect with summer and a bit of a content drought going on (until Season 4). What did surprise me is what sold, all of the sudden pets are flying off the shelves that were not selling previously. Since I spend a lot of time running alts through pet battles this has been very good for me, and I need to restock (again).

Goop sales have also slowed down, whether it’s because people have the mount, don’t know about the mount, or there’s more competition in general, I’m not sure. I sold two last week (some weeks I can average 5+) and that’s alright, but not great. I need to restock some glyphs, and just need to restock crafting in general. I’m sort of looking forward to seeing what shake up happens when the commodities go region wide, for my low pop server prices might come down slightly but it will also really be nice to get materials that are rare / expensive or just simply purchase things that there typically isn’t any supply of (which happens frequently). I am not adverse to a region wide auction house, but I do think it will take some adaptation.

Anyway, that’s the sales for the week! I’ll be streaming on Wednesday at 9pm EDT over on Twitch, so if you’d like to check it out go give me a follow.