The WoW Token Almost Got Me

This week Blizzard debuted their new “WoW Token”, allowing players to purchase months of subscription time with in-game gold. I haven’t put a lot of thought into the theorycraft behind the Token so I’ll leave that to others who have but I can confirm that it alllllmost got me back into Azeroth. (By the way, “WoW Token” just further cements my view that for all of their creative talents Blizzard is...

Making Gold in WoW: 2014 so far

As I’ve mentioned before one of the things I love to do in MMOs is use the auction house to make my fortune. There are a few reasons for this — I genuinely enjoy activities that might require spreadsheets, and as someone who budgets fiercely in real life I like being a shopaholic in my games. At the same time, I’m kind of lazy. Daily quests are a total drag, and farming seems like a lot of effort for little return. I...

Warlords of Draenor and the WoW Economy

As I’m sure you are all aware, dear reader, Blizzcon was last weekend which means we MMO types were inundated with news about World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Tomorrow’s podcast is talking about everything that was announced, from MOBAs to new character designs, so let me now focus on a tiny part of all the news. (If you prefer watching an unedited podcast, it’s up now here!) (Oh, and...

Setting up TradeSkillMaster for Auction House Flipping (WoW Guide)

This post was written during Pandaria and might be slightly out of date. For info on making gold in Draenor you might like one of the many Kindle books on the subject like Make Gold in Draenor, World of Warcraft with Your Garrison (affiliate link). ————– I wrote a while back about WoW mods and how they haven’t changed a whole lot in the last two years. It turns out I was slightly wrong in my...

Preparing for Auction House War in 4.3 (WoW)

One of my absolute favorite things to do in MMOs is play the economy, whether it’s becoming a crafting baron or “daytrading” my way up the ladder. After switching servers in WoW recently I found myself with a dwindling gold reserve and less than profitable professions, so I decided to make cash from doing my dailies every da– ha ha ha. Just kidding. Clearly it was time to get back in the AH scene, but how to...

Covering Raiding Costs with Crafting

I don’t know if y’all have had a chance to look at flasks on the auction house yet, but raiding is EXPENSIVE now. Repairs are pricey for all armor classes, flasks are still 200g each, and don’t even get me started on the price of enchants. I think that like us most semi-serious guilds are covering a lot of the cost, but raiding is still an expensive proposition at the moment. Fortunately the Cataclysm profession...

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