Saturday, July 30, 2011

100k club

I know there is no official or unofficial 100k gold club. But for me, it's a big deal. I think when I started Cataclysm I had around 12k gold or so. And that was pretty much gone right off the bat buying all my characters the fast mount flying speed for 4k each. I am thinking something that maybe is the reason that people who get to 100k keep on going to 250k or higher. And that is, 100k is basically 3 high level epics off the auction house. So it doesn't seem like a huge amount really. I still have 200 pyrite ore in the bank so I am thinking I will let my sub run out, then wait to see if pyrite can be prospected for epic gems at some point later, then maybe play some more. Right now I have 15 days left on my account and I am trying to finish firelands dailies for 3 characters. Honestly, that was fun for awhile but now I hate doing them. Also I have a gnome warlock, am trying to get the ram epic mount so I log him on every day and do Ironforge fishing and cooking daily. That's the plan, Stan.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Why I sell bags

I read a lot of gold-making blogs. And by far the most common ways that the best gold-makers use to make gold seem to be jewelcrafting and inscription. Well, I don't do either one of those things. My main income is from selling bags, mostly embersilk but also some abyssal bags. I do sell some enchanting materials and other odd-and-end stuff, but bags is my main thing. And specifically I would say an average profit of only about 500g a day.
The obvious question is, "Why? Why make 500g a day when you could make more doing something else?". First of all, I am fitting in where needed. Before I started, embersilk bags were going for over 400g each on my server. When I take a couple of days off, the price goes back up to that. Well, I think that sucks. In fact, I will say, in my opinion, that is a sign of a weak side faction(in my case horde). Especially where bags are concerned, this is a disadvantage across the board. When bags are too expensive, less people buy them, less people have them. Then less people can carry as much, and profit as much selling their junk, because they have to delete things that won't fit, or make more trips to vendors. If your faction is strong, the bags are affordable, and many players have high-capacity bags. So, I feel this is my niche, not one of self-sacrifice, I mind you. I am happy with the amount of money I make, and I feel I contribute in general to people having more money in the future, which hopefully they will spend on something I am selling (Who knows?). By the way, I'm up to 50k now, still got 30-something truegold and about 300 stacks of pyrite ore waiting to be sold as well. 100k here I come!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Gold #2

Well 4.2 came out, and truegold prices have hardly gone up at all so far, I guess since players cannot make the new blacksmithing recipes yet. But first thing I noticed was that players were actually asking in trade if anybody was selling lesser or greater celestial essences. I put up a stack(10) for a 900g buyout, and it sold really fast, so I put up 2 more, and they sold really fast. So I put up 10 individually for 150g each, and they sold too, albeit more slowly. Well, I am almost out of them, so I will leave that market alone and build up my stash again for when I actually need to do some enchants myself. I sold more bags, and actually sold some stacks of pyrite at 150g each. I have almost 300 stacks in the bank now so I am relieved to get rid of them. They may be selling for 200g or more later, but I don't REALLY want to be sitting on 300 stacks. I am back up to 33k gold and I have 31 truegold also in bank, so doing much better now. Probably I will slow down on gold making and just work on those pesky little hyjal dailies now to get some easy purples. I may do them with all 3 lvl 85's if I can handle it emotionally, we will see. It's a little annoying everybody trying to do them at the same time.

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I'm getting old but I don't want to grow up. I love coffee but it screws me up. I am a morning person. I value silliness and honesty.