It seems strange to me that this post comes only 4 months after the last gold milestone post I made. As you may well remember, most of my World of Warcraft time is spent playing with the auction house as its one of the few things that I can manage most days due to health. Because of this, I’ve been working hard to create a gold fund for my characters as well as for Mr Wench’s characters. He doesn’t have time to play often due to work schedule, so its nice to be able to return the favour he does me by paying for my WoW account, keeping a roof over my head, food on my plate and generally looking after me. When he does have time to play, I buy anything he needs in-game as a thank you.
For me, it means I have the added safety net for the weeks where I’m too tired to do anything that requires concentration (raiding, dungeons, questing or even levelling in general). Rather than worry about falling behind the curve with my raid gear because I can’t run the looking for raid versions or do many dungeons, I can afford to spend on the crafted items or other BoE items in order to keep up.
So here it is; the magic screenshot of my new 2 million milestone!
The main bulk of my income this time was different to the first million. Over the past few months, I’ve found enchant scrolls to be particularly big sellers especially if you managed to stockpile enchanting materials before the 4.3 patch. I stockpiled much more than I thought I would use, and ran out very quickly. I obviously totally underestimated how many people would be buying. Another big boost to my finds has been the PvP craftable items, especially the jewellery and leather items. On my server the jewelcrafters are so busy fighting each other for the cut gems market that they totally over look the PvP jewellery. Most days this leaves me with a niche market. With the leather PvP armour, it’s not so much that people forget that it gets upgraded each patch, more that they cannot acquire the leather at a good enough price as there are several of us that buy up all the leather under a certain price every day. By the time 4.3 patch came in, I had two guild bank tabs full of Heavy Savage Leather, Blackened Dragonscale and Pristine Hides.
If you read this hoping for inspiration and advice in making more gold in World of Warcraft the best I can give you is to be patient and watch. Every server is different. The way to make money on your server is to watch what sells well and try to think what each new patch is going to make people want. The big things introduced in the 4.3 patch for example were a new PvP season, new raid and a few new dungeons. This means that people will be getting new items that they want to use (needing gems and enchants) and that they will want better PvP gear to compete, especially more casual players. Even if you don’t have the gold to invest in a large supply of crafting materials to make money with, you should always think about buying up the materials that you will need personally. So many of my friends were not prepared and when they started collecting their new items in raids they suddenly realised that the price increases meant they couldn’t afford to gem their new items.