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.