Saturday, December 4, 2010

Netherweave Bags: Cataclysm Launch

So as I've been looking at all of my characters banks I started to realize all the stuff I have been stockpiling for the Cataclysm. I kind of forgot about some of it after I took my recent break from WoW. I had a guild bank full of Netherweave cloth so I spent the day cranking out hundreds of netherweave bags to sell at launch.

I did catch Cold's post on Faction Satchles were he talked about 16 slot bags being available via a quartermaster but the only problem is that new characters will still need to gain rep to purchase these bags. So I would agree with Cold that there is a slim chance that this will have any effect on initial sales of netherweave bags with all the new worgen and goblin characters running about.

There hasn't been much of a demand spike since the sundering with the new race/class combos so I am going to hang on to my stockpile and wait for the Cata launch to throw all these up on the auction house at a much better price than 8 to 9 gold.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

All Alone and In Need of Gold!

It's so cold...and lonely on this new realm. No existing characters to steal gold from. No friends to buy me some shiny new bags or gear. All I have is my experience, courage, and confidence to push ahead and know that I will find a way to make some serious gold on Kel'thuzad.

Now you're probably wondering why the heck is Nakedjay creating a character over at Kel'thuzad? My buddies are all going to create their worgens on that realm and have already created a guild. Funny thing is they just created level one characters and all started begging for gold to create the guild charter. I had no part in that since I like to abstain from begging and it occurred before my return to WoW.

So currently I've got a new mage named Nakedjay running around Kel'thuzad. He hit level 13 last night with not the best focus of actual leveling. My goal is to use him to start making some serious gold on this realm so I will have all the gold I will ever need for my new worgen. My end goal is to get this mage to level 20 so I can buy a mount and use him for gathering.

I picked up skinning and mining on this new character and it has worked out nicely. I've been able to sell three greens I've picked up, leather, and linen. I've racked up 28g rather quickly without even selling my copper ore. The low level greens I've been lucky so far, they have all sold for 2 to 10 gold each.

Here is a run down of the going prices at Kel'thuzad (US):
  • Copper Ore - 10g a stack
  • Linen cloth - 2g a stack
  • Light Leather 4g to 5g a stack
  • Rough Stone - 19s a stack
So here is my plan,
  1. Keep leveling and selling everything I pickup
  2. Get my mage to level 20
  3. Buy mount
  4. Farm copper in Elwynn
  5. Skin everything I see
  6. Flip Vendor Pets
It should be interesting to see where I'm at come December 7th. It would be nice to have a few hundred gold stacked up ready to use for my worgen. I don't want to get my hands dirty with auction house flipping in general since the markets are so volatile this close to Cataclysm.

What's your favorite low level gold making method?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Have You Ever Given Away a 100k?

I know...crazy right? Giving away all that hard earned gold just for the hell of it. That's what I did a couple months ago. I was so burnt out on WoW that I was at the point of just quiting for good. At the time that I had this crazy idea I was sitting at 140k gold.

With a crazy look in my eyes and a budlight in the my hand, I messaged my real life friends who were still playing the game. I told them I was going to give away 100k gold that I had earned from working the auction house since I was quiting the game. I split up the gold between the four of them so they each received 25k gold. I'm fairly certain that none of them had ever had that much gold before in the the years they have been playing this game.

I logged off immediately and went to to cancel my account. I never asked them again about the gold till I returned the other day to WoW. As I had figured they had blown it, which is fine but typical. It was their gold to blow but I was hoping that maybe they had learned some of the things I've been doing to make gold in the past and keep up so they would have a steady income stream. I think each of them now has a couple grand left so they are definitely not broke but that is sure a lot of gold to blow through.

As I thought about this I began thinking of some real life similarities. Ever known or heard of someone in your town or city that won the lottery? Then within a couple years they were broke cause they blew it all? It seems to be a common story throughout the years with lottery winners. They buy big houses, multiple expensive cars, and other toys then they can't afford the taxes or just don't have any money left.

It's the difference of a poor to rich mentality. Some have it and others don't. Someone who has worked hard to get rich isn't going to just blow all their money and even if they are a big spender they know how to keep income coming in.

I was glad that I left myself 40k, which will be plenty to buy new stock and pay for leveling my professions. I can use that early on to make some massive profits. I already purchased 310% riding so I can really farm quick with my paladin. 310 flying + Crusader Aura = Profit!

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