Wednesday, 5 January 2011

December Monthly Recap

So, just a week ago I asked you to send me your best post of this month...
With such a brief notice, I'm pretty happy for the results!
I want to thank Zoxy for the post about the Best Posts of 2010, that will be published in some days... I'll link it here when it happens ^_^ It greatly reinforced my decision of hosting my Best of the Month Blogging Carnival.

Prospecting Gems in Cata - How to Make the Most Gold from Venture, LLT
This is a long post, but I feel it touches on several key concepts that everyone needs to know in the current economy.  The lessons here apply to any shuffle - not just prospecting ore.
I feel that Alchemists, Leatherworkers, etc. can all get a lot of value from the concepts in this post.I mentioned a few paragraphs up what happened with the price of Obsidium Ore - the market dropped ~40% in a matter of days.  This will not happen with rare gems.  As more people hit level 85 and start raiding, rare cuts will see an increase in demand, fueling an increase in demand of uncut rares...(Read more)

Making Gold at Low Levels from JMTC
I recently started a little project of my own. I decided to level a priest from 1-15 and see how much gold I could acquire. I only paid for 2 Deadmines runs, which costed me 20g total, and everything else was quested. Most, if not all of the questing was done in Westfall, as this is an awesome place to earn gold & level at the same time. By level 15 I had 187g in my bags, more than enough to suffice at level 15. Do keep in mind I did not use any professions while leveling, if I would of had , I would of made double the gold...(Read More)

Tol Barad Peninsula: 450g in 30 minutes from Capped by Cata
Tol Barad Peninsula:
Tol Barad is a zone accessed at level 85. It's essentially the Wintergrasp of Cataclysm. However, it has some Gold making opportunities that play out a lot more like the Isle of Quel Danas. (Did I spell that right? No matter)
After reading this post post by Alto: Tol Barad - It'll "Lure" you in... I got excited and decided that I would check it out myself. So I packed my bags in Orgimmar and headed to the portal. I was greeted with a pleasant surprise. ... (Read More)

Mysterious Fortune Card Barking Tips from Cold's Gold Factory
As predicted in my original post on Fortune Cards and Fortune Cookies, the Mysterious Fortune Cards have been selling like hotcakes. These are legit in game gambling introduced into the game by Blizzarrd. If you are selling these in World of Warcraft, be prepared to field a lot of questions regarding these items. Also be prepared to deflect any claims of "this is a scam" in trade chat while you are barking. The key to selling these is proper explanations when needed and using enticing barking pitches... (Read More)

The Midnight Hour from Confessions of a Half Ass Gold Maker
Many players are looking for ways to exploit the basic tenet of a supply and demand economy. While performing my evening routine, I came across a lightbulb moment. After being caught up in my routine, I realized it was 12:04 am, therefore my Transmute CD was fresh and ready on my Alchemist. I immediately logged onto him, only to discover I was three volatile water's short of the needed mats. Dutifully, I marched down to the AH to buy some... (Read More)

Don't forget about your dailies! from Ele-Mental Gold
Dailies are one of the vital things that enable you to specialize your profession with skills that others may or may not have. This will result in you having some great market opportunities. Whether you use it to gain XP and some gold every day, for tokens or just for raw items to sell on the auction house as in case with the cooking dailies.They are easy to do and don't require that much time... (Read More)

Archaeology Guide by Miss Mediocre
Archaeology is of course the new Secondary Profession added to World of Warcraft, Cataclysm. It can seem a bit confusing to start, but it really is very simple and actually a bit addictive. Before you get started, you’ll want to decide what your goals are regarding Archaeology.

Use Your Hearth!
Utilizing your hearthstone whenever it’s available will greatly cut down on your travel time! Before heading out in the field, remember to visit an Archaeology trainer!..(Read More)

For the Hoard! from Player versus Auction House
Cataclysm is out in three days, and if you do not have three guild banks full of Eternals and Saronite Ore and Abyss Crystals and old newspapers/pizza boxes then you may as well submit to a life of poverty and panhandling for the next two years... right?
Not so much... (Read More)

And this is all for December!
Why don't you start thinking about what entry you could make for January?
The rules remain the same: you have time until February the 4th to tell me which post of your blog is your entry, and you have to put a link to the main page of the Best of the Month Blogging Carnival in it. To contact me, the e-mail remains kreaton05 (at)

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