Weekly Wrap Up [Nov14-Nov21]

Another week, more gold making – this week the numbers are quite low because I made some big purchases. I bought two tokens, I bought a few battle pets, and one of those was the Dragon Kite (non twitch version) for 150k. Since you can’t cage the twitch version I’m hoping it was a good buy. Sales came to just shy of 500k for the week (remember I stopped restocking a few weeks back so I’m just selling off what I already have) and it was a very slow week for Strange Goop sales, I only sold 2 compared to the prior week when I sold 5.

Now that mission tables and other things have been nerfed, I’m spending even less time in game focused on gold making so I’m still pretty happy with my gains. I’ve been working on alts, leveling pets, and just relaxing before Dragonflight. I see a lot of others doing the same. Thanks to the invasions and a few fantastic rounds of pet battle trainers, I think I’m close to 30 level 60 characters. What will I do with them all? Well, for now they’re still parked at the covenant tables, farming pet charms. I’ll move them in Dragonflight when something else more profitable comes up. I’m not sure what that will be yet, but I’m confident Blizzard will add some sort of system for casual players to make gold.

In the meantime, I’m having fun just keeping busy and leveling up those alts. Since all of my neglected accounts are active right now I’ve been going through them to see what other treasures I might have hidden away.

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


Weekly Wrap Up [Nov7-14]

A little over 600k profit for the week, sales started slowing down – but they didn’t really. What actually happened is that I stopped restocking my two main crafts (LW/JC) and then I came down with a cold and spent a bunch of time doing nothing at all while I tried to get over it.

Sometimes, looking at the profit of other players simply doesn’t tell you the whole story. It’s easy to see a player pulling in millions and think “dang, I wish that was me” – but you don’t know how long they’re playing for. How long they’ve been working towards making gold. How long they invested. How long it took them to learn their market. It’s much nicer to focus on your own habits and improve upon those when and where you can. What everyone else is doing as far as gold making goes, doesn’t pertain to you. Some will make more, and some will make less.

No real surprises this week. I sold only four Strage Goop which was a bit low, I sold some laestrite ore that I found in the bank (rather use it than just save it up at this point in the game) – a great sale of some crafted transmog, and some flips (abyssal fragment). I also attempted to flip some exotic leather, but then decided part way through that I wanted to keep it and use it for my LW character. It happens.

Tomorrow is pre-patch! I’m excited. I don’t think I will be doing much (if any) gold making, but we’ll see. I have simple plans of leveling alts and making a Dracthyr, but it’s all low pressure fun. I am out of battle pets to level at the time of this post, so I may even level the old fashioned way.

Any big plans? Let me know in the comments, and as always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself.

Weekly Wrap Up [Oct31-Nov7]

Almost a million in profit for the week, for approximately 1h of game play each day (I spent it restocking my crafted goods, and a few cancel scans but not much). I did not do covenant tables, and I did not do any of my covenant missions or weeklies (I pretty much stopped when they removed the PvP quest from Oribos that rewarded a large chunk towards Patterns within Patterns). This week was all about the Strange Goop – and crafted gear.

I attempted to restock daily, but honestly that becomes so much of a chore at this stage in the game. I tried to craft a handful of each item so that I would have some stock to put up instead of cancel scanning, and for when things sold.

They sold well. I was surprised. I’ve gotten more sales in the past two weeks on my low population servers than I have in a very long time. People obviously have some gold to spend, and it’s lovely.

Hopefully this carries on to the next expansion, and I continue to make some gold there. In the meantime I’ve been leveling up alts, picking who I want to ‘main’ in Dragonflight (I use the term loosely, we all know I’ll be playing anyone who catches my attention) and enjoying the small break before all hell breaks loose. It’s a great time to explore the market. Don’t let others deter you there is no ‘bad’ time to get into gold making – within reason. I’m not getting into legendaries this late in the game for a reason, but everything else is fair game.

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

Weekly Wrap Up [Oct24-Oct31]

It was a fantastic week for sales, most of them involved crafted items, a few Strange Goops (let’s not forget that has been my bread and butter this expansion) and we made over a million in sales, taking home over 800k once purchases were counted.

I ended up scribing a bunch of my crafted mounts in an attempt at going after the 500 mount achievement reward. I really think it’s adorable, but I don’t own a lot of mounts. I figured collecting ones I had already created and accounted for would be a good start. We’ll see how that goes.

I decided to stop re-stocking even though it’s selling well. I want to sell off what I have, and I want to relax before Dragonflight happens because I know I’m going to be playing it hard. If ever there was a time to relax, it’s now.

No real surprise when it came to sales, a little less transmog than I was hoping, but still, a positive experience over all considering the lack of time I’ve had lately. Let’s not forget the AH was also broken for a few days where we were unable to buy/sell anything for over 121k – wasn’t that fun? Thankfully it’s fixed.

I expect a lot more bugs and issues coming up on the 15th, while we still deal with the ones from the previous patch. SO much is being revamped and changed. I’m happy to be along for the ride, and we’ll just have to see how it ends up.

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

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!

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!

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!