Weekly Wrap Up [Mar13-20]

Last week I had a profit of 438,553g and this week we surpassed that slightly, 711,183g profit for the week. I also spent a lot more this week, 317,191g vs. last week 170,476g. I bought a bunch of recipes, mounts, and crafted goods and swapped them over to my low population server to see how they’d sell. Long story short – they haven’t sold yet (well, a mount did and some Shadowlands craft goods). There are no raid guilds on my server and moving expensive materials like this takes a long time. Most of my gold this week came from a few very expensive items and without those items I’d have barely made anything.

A fel hardened maul recipe that I had farmed up ages ago finally sold for a hefty profit, and just below it, those composite bows I’ve been selling to vendor. I sold five progenitor essentia before the market crashed (they’re less than 10k now on my low population servers) and I flipped a great sea ray mount for 100k that I purchased for 65k. I also finally had a sale from my sunwell runs, my vengeance wrap sold for almost 40k.

Solenium rings (ilevel 151) are still selling VERY well for me, I sold 6 last week, at around 3k each. The rest of my sales came from a very odd and confusing mixture of old world materials. I sold some nether dragonscales which I don’t think have ever sold before, along with khorium bars, arcane crystals, thick clefthoof leather, and motes of fire. Glyphs also did pretty well, but I really need to focus on restocking properly, and setting aside a restocking day. My tailor also needs to restock.

If you’re wondering where to get those fancy stats at, you can check it out on the TSM ledger . Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Weekly Wrap Up [Mar6-13]

How did this casual goblin do last week in sales? According to the TSM ledger, not too shabby at all. I spent a total of 170,476 gold, and I sold 609,029 worth of items, leaving me with a 7 day profit of 438,553. Remember, making gold is something that does take time and the more time you can invest in it, the bigger the payout. For the amount of time I spend actively working towards making gold I am incredibly pleased with this amount. Keep in mind I am not crafting any fancy shadowlands gear. I have none of my legendary leveled, and I only just recently (as of yesterday) unlocked the latest crafters marks.

A large portion of my gold this week actually came from the vendor. HALF of all my gold, in fact. I bought the supplies for composite bows at a very cheap price, and I made a lot of them. Below is what I spent:

You can see I bought thread, bones, and leather. Then I sold everything I crafted to vendor (that’s the ‘unknown at the top of the sales item list).

I also made a huge purchase of korthite crystals. I bought 510 of them for 435g. At the start of the week these were selling for around 600g and I sold off about half of my stock at that price. I still have 210 left, and the price has dipped back down to around 410g so I am hanging onto them for now. I sold some progenitor essentia that I looted for 30k because I expect the cost of the 291 legendary base to fall once more people unlock the item, and I’m also not really concerned about owning one myself. I don’t run anything more than LFR these days, and my ilevel is already well above the requirement to run dailies.

The next surprise I encountered was just a ‘right place at the right time’ moment. On Sunday someone bought out almost all of the laestrite ore. I had purchased around 800 of them for 1-2g the previous week. They were reset to 25g each and I put my 800 up – and they actually sold. I was quite pleased with this, to say the least.

Not really any other surprises in sales this week, it’s my usual mash up of crafting + flips. I have some non-gold making related goals that I’d like to accomplish, so I’ve been spending my precious moments in game doing that (silly things like finishing each covenant story once, reaching 80 in each covenant, and obtaining faction on my four main crafters). I expect sales to slow down now that the buying phase of 9.2 has cooled off a bit, at least on my low pop servers. We’ll just have to see next week!

Gold Making Week in Review

It was a pretty fantastic week for gold making! Keep in mind I am NOT crafting the new items, and I am what I consider to be a casual WoW player. I step away often, I’m often AFK, and I average around 1-2h of actual game play per day (I usually have to decide: spend an hour harvesting or spend an hour doing my dailies? That’s just how it goes). I did make some changes to my gold tracking for convenience sake. Previously I was only tracking my two main servers. I was tracking them separately but I decided to just keep track of total gold across all servers. There’s no real reason except that it’s easier for me. I’m using altoholic to keep track of those numbers, and then checking the TSM ledger to confirm them. So far it is all adding up just fine.

This week I made roughly 432,000 gold in profit – probably in good part to flipping the new ‘pog’ craft material. I also spent a large portion of gold, I bought a token, I bought pog, and I also bought +speed gear for my new farming druid that I’m trying to gear up. I’ve never really done any farming before because my time is usually better spent making gold in other methods, but I’m finding it a nice change of scenery.

The month long profits have been fantastic for me. Remember, the more time you invest in this, the more your profits would be. People who can dedicate more time and resources (multiple accounts, multiple realms, 5+ hours a day, etc) will naturally make more gold than you. That’s simply the way it works. For the amount of time I put towards making gold, I am incredibly happy with these results.

In an example of why some methods work for some servers and not others – I purchased a new 9.2 crafted piece of gear that someone had priced at 21,000 gold. I am not sure if it was intentionally priced that low or not, but it was the only one up for sale. It happened to be mail boots, and I know mail is not very popular (few classes wear it) and boots are apparently not a popular slot either (I think a lot of people are going for rings and necklaces). Then the stats were versatility (what mail wearer is looking for that?). Anyway, I bought it for 21k and put it for sale for 50k. Pog essentia are selling for roughly 15-25k on my server. Flipping it this way put it at a nice profit for me, but still well below what crafting cost would be.

The item actually sat on the AH for two days before anyone came along and bought it from me. Yes, it did eventually sell, but it was what I consider for the piece a VERY slow sell. On other servers I watched people talking about the newly crafted items flying off the shelves – but not every server is the same. My server has no raid guilds and this is just one factor out of many that changes and affects the economy. Remember these points in your own gold making adventures, and take the time to learn your server. What sells and why. Then capitalize on it.

Gold Making Week in Review

7 days of sales

I am a charts and graphs sort of person – love them. The more, the better. Before TSM announced their ledger feature, I was manually uploading my CSV and creating my own graphs – I’m quite happy not to be doing this any more. I do still record gold earnings daily by hand but for more detailed accounts, I leave it up to the ledger.

Despite the typical slow down that happens right before a big patch (people holding off on purchases until it’s released) I did pretty well with sales this week. Keep in mind I play casually, and until this week I didn’t do any farming. I’ve been rebuilding my stock as I lost everything in the mail when I left for four months. I’ve been back one month (4 weeks) now, and things are finally gaining a bit of traction. I also play on two low population servers with a smattering of other servers in between where I keep an AH character but don’t actively ‘play’ the game. I have 12 level 60 horde, and 12 level 50 alliance split between two servers (I haven’t started playing alliance this expansion).

Since I’ve been away for 4 months, I haven’t bothered getting into the legendary market so late in the game. I stuck to markets I was already familiar with, and branched off of those.

I dabble in a few markets, including recipes, battle pets, transmog, and crafted goods (tailoring, glyphs, and jewelcrafting, though I have one of each crafter). While some things do sell slow, I seem to catch a broad range of buyers – and I like that, it keeps things interesting when it comes time for me to decide how I want to spend my evenings.

I don’t make millions a week like some of the bigger goblins out there, but I absolutely love playing this meta game, and I find their gold making habits incredibly inspirational. I’m content on the three servers I frequent, and the amount of time I currently devote to things. There is always gold making opportunities, you just need to listen and then go for them.

I have also done absolutely zero preparation for 9.2 which releases *checks notes* today. I’ve been watching the WoW Economy Discord and seeing everyone stockpile their components and discuss where they think their markets are headed, but honestly it’s just not something I’m interested in so I’m content to watch from the sidelines and see how it pans out for everyone. There’s plenty of gold to go around.

Happy gaming! No matter where you find yourself.