Friday, June 25, 2010

ONE MILLION!

Woot! I finally did it! A million gold in WoW! /happy dance

                                                               ( clickz to maek bigger )

So as promised..

I play on the US PvP realm, Daggerspine. My main is holy/disc priest named Helias.
Heres a link to my armory: http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Daggerspine&cn=Helias

I'm having open invites to my personal guild bank (Space Goat) so if you'd like to see if i'm telling truth, you're more than welcome to come look :) Just whisper me on Helias or Alethya and i'll send you an invite.

If you do choose to come to my server, I only ask that you be respectful.

Will post the interview questions in a bit!

<3 Tella

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Oh Shit Inscription...

From http://www.worldofraids.com/

"Blizzard wants to make glyphs permanent so you don't have to carry a stack of them around. Simply learn the glyph and then you can swap it whenever you want."


o.O"


IF IT GOES LIVE that's going to kill a huge portion of profit from Inscription.



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Recommended Addons


New post on Tella's Gold Guide over at Azzor.com
on my recommended addons!

Check it out at: 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tella's Gold Guide part 2! Start Up Capital and Flipping


Hai guys!

I just submitted the second part to my gold guide on Azzor.com. You can go check it out at:

I'm looking forward to going really in-depth into professions and their best sellers in later parts of the guide, but for now I'm just going over really basic concepts to get newbies started :) If you have any recommendations, ideas, suggestions or requests on content I should write about -- let me know!

<3 Tella

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Zomg shes writing!

Zomg, can it be!? I'm doing -another- post in so short of time?! No 3 month length between posts!? NO WAI! THE SKY IS FALLING!

YES WAI! kek.

Anyway, Just wanted to say THANKYOU for all the great questions for the interview!! It's shaping up to be preeetttyy interesting! (Oh yes, I'm just that full of myself to think i'm interesting ;) )

I'm working hard to get this party started! Getting closer and closer to that mill by the day! WOOT.

Week: 27,240g
Total: 944,337g

55,663g to go!

In non-gold news, my server's Alliance side is juussst about dead. >.<. Our population has slowly been going Horde since they introduced Faction Transfers, but we got dealt a huge blow last week when the top guild on the server all decided to go Horde aswell! It fucking sucks! Even though were Top-Dog on Alliance now, all the other guilds are miles behind our progression so theres hardly any well-geared, experienced players out there to recruit. Combine that with our guild suffering a ton of people quitting/transferring and were left stuck in a rut!

The only good news about all that is with the top guild xferring, several Goblins went with them! Yaay, less fuckers to have undercuts wars with! lol.

Some more good news is I just started writing for Azzor.com!
You know how people always -love- to bitch about me not spoon-feeding you AH tactics and instead writing about my experiences? Well now I'm doing the opposite. I'm writing a full GOLD GUIDE on their site. So if you <3 me and want to show some of that <3 head on over to
http://www.azzor.com/content/world-of-warcraft/tellas-gold-guide-basics-of-auctioneering  
and say something nice!

Love you guys!
<3 Tella

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gold Update

Hey Guys!

I'm tired of looking of that sad little 500k sitting over there ------>
I think it's high time for a gold update!

Since last update: 330,344g
Total: 917,097g

82,903g until a mill!!

I've decided that when I hit a mill, I'm going to do a “reveal all – tell all” interview, and YOU guys get to ask the questions. Anythings up for grabs.. my server, main character, bank alts, bra size(kek) If you've ever wondered, don't be shy to ask. I won't answer anything -really- inappropriate though, so please, try not to be smartasses :-P
I'll post all your questions and my answers on the blog. 
I'll also do open invites to my guildbank and maybe post up a vent server that you can come chat with me on. 

If you have a question you'd like to ask, you can leave a comment or e-mail me at hitthecap@gmail.com

So now, heres a question for you..
What else should I do to do to celebrate a Million?
Maybe a small party on my server with a few giveaways like choppers, epic flyers, portable holes? 
Let me know!

<3 Tella

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What it takes..

The other day I was talking to a friend about my blog and I started wondering what it would take to make me want to post again. Well, I found it today.

Bigjimm....you're an idiot. She doesn't post advice here. It's nothing more than a ego trip of sorts. Either she plays on a server with zero competition (as it isn't possible with any sort of competition or undercutting) or she really isn't earning this gold at all. Essentially lying for the ad money.  "

Before I address the ludicrous part of that comment, I just want to apologize to anyone that is easily offended, blah blah, stop reading now if you are. Also yeah yeah, I shouldn't reply to people trolling. I just needed to rant and own some bitches.

ANYWAY, My style of writing has always been about what -I- do on the auction house, NOT about what YOU should do. If you want a blog outlining step-by-step instructions then by all means, look elsewhere. Theres PLENTY of them out there, let them go spoon-feed you tips. I always found reading some of them to be quite dull because theres only so many times you can tell people to..
- Sell gems
- Sell glyphs
- Belt buckles
- Netherweave bags
- Flasks
- Flip products
- Saronite Shuffle
- Enchanting Scrolls
- USE YOUR PROFESSIONS
- READ PATCH NOTES

I -could- be just like every other blog on my blog roll over there and tell you to OMFG BUY FROZEN ORBS. Or, I could tell you my personal results from stock piling over a thousand of them. Iunno, to me (probably because i'm a self indulgent bitch) sharing my experiences from it is a bit more interesting.

OKAY, onto the fun part. THE AD MONEY? Are you fucking serious? For the AD MONEY?
AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!
Heres a screen shot from my Google Adsense:

(clickz to maek biggar)
Edit: Orange'd out super secret sensitive info Google doesn't want me sharing.
$14.64
FOURTEEN DOLLARS.
-14- dollars from the ENTIRE time I've been writing this blog. I've never even finished submitting my tax information to be able to receive the check from Google.
You sir, ARE A FUCKING IDIOT.


Oh, btw, I play on a live server with plenty of competition and TONSSSSS of undercutting. I've had several people figure out who I am on my server and come up to me and ask me INGAME if I wrote Hit The Cap. Guess what? THEY READ MY BLOG AND POST AGAINST ME AND I STILL MAKE GOLD.
It's VERY possible to make gold under any circumstances. 

Kiss my fucking ass.

- Tella


PS: To all the people that still love me, I'm doing okay. I had to take a huge step back and re-evaluate my life and my priorities. Unfortunately, writing was one thing I felt needed to be cut. More than just not having the heart to do it anymore, but just not having the time to do it. I still play wow, I still raid, I still AH. Just not as much as I used to.

200k to go <3

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wrapping Up: Week Nineteen



Week Eighteen Breakdown
I got a -ton- of requests to break down my numbers from last week and show which markets the gold came from. Unfortunately, I don't have sufficient data to tell you -exactly- where it came from since I pretty much post everything except glyphs from one alt. However, I can do a pretty decent guesstimate by how much stock I started with and how much I  had to restock.

Epic Gems: 20,000g
Blue Gems: 5,000g
Glyphs: 10,000g
Arrows/Bullets: 5,000g
Misc:  15,000g
(Misc = Bags, Shirts, Flasks, Belt Buckles, Enchant Scrolls, Leg Armor, Enchanting rods, and other random stuff)


Week Nineteen
From now on I'll try to keep better "bookkeeping" and do a breakdown of every week for you guys.

Week: 32,946g

Total: 586,753

Compared to last week, those numbers are poopy. Glyphs and Gems did decent but I hardly made anything off of my other markets. It was due to quite a dry spell in raw materials, which meant I couldn't restock very well. Frost Lotus are up to 70g a pop on my server and I ran out of my reserves so no flask posting, I'm out of belt buckles, I have 0 saronite ore left, and netherweave cloth is almost non-existent.

Now, you might be wondering how I let everything run so low to the point of empty.. I HAD three guild banks FULL of stock, but with hardly any farmers and having 50k weeks in profit, your stock dwindles reeeaally quickly. I can't tell you how much I'm kicking myself for not taking advantage of raw materials when they were cheap and plentiful on the AH. I really need to start buying everything I can while the goings good, so I can ride it out when the goings DRY.

Breakdown:
Epic Gems: 15,000g
Blue Gems: 2,000g
Glyphs: 9,000g
Arrows/Bullets: 2,000g
Misc: 4,000g

This week I'm going to concentrate on getting ready for the next Arena season which is due to drop very soon (PROBABLY NEXT WEEK!) Which means stocking up on +Resil/Stam Gems, Enchants, Glyphs, and Patches! I might even have to go farm a bit (EEWWWWW) for some saronite.

GL guys!

- Tella

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wrapping Up: Week Eighteen


500k mark smashed ;D Halfway to the mill, woot!

Week: 55,333g

Total: 553,807g

My computer is super emo and decided to blue screen in the middle of my post yesterday, GG, so of course I lost what I had written because I'm a noob and didn't check autosave ;D

Anyway, I wanted to talk to you guys today alittle bit about some of my plans for the direction of this blog.
First of all, I apologize for the lack of content while I was on vacation and while I'm trying to get some semblance of my "normal" life back.

- I really want to get back on-track with writing HELPFUL posts and not just "braggy" ones. With it being so hectic around here, It's been hard to post anything but numbers. While this blog has always been 'a record of my journey' I really want it to be a tool in helping YOU in yours.

- The video series has generated a lot of interest, I definitely want to get to work on recording them!

- New realm project. (I need a better name for that)

I'm not going to make the mistake of sticking a time-frame on these things, god knows I won't be able to keep it lol, but I wanted to let you know that I really DO want to do them and I'm excited to start working on them :)

Thanks for sticking with me so far!

- Tella

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wrapping Up: Week Seventeen

Omg, a post that's actually on time?? No wai!

Week: 47,395g

Total: 498,474g

I'm really happy to be home again, playing lag-free is awesome sauce :)
I have a TON of restocking and crafting to do, Only 20 belt buckles left, yikes!


Haters
According to some people, for me to be successful I must..

- Bot
- Have no life
- Hold no occupation
- Be a stay at home mother that does not have the time to give her child the attention it deserves.
- Have a significant other that's very dissatisfied with me since I play games all day
- Suck at all other aspects of the game since I play the AH
- No time to raid current content at any respectable pace
- Baddie that stands in fire and paid for her gear.
- Play on a low pop server
- Have 0 competition
- Play on a "fantasy land server" with unrealistic prices and imaginary buyers.
- Have a server full of total and complete incompetent morons
- Play on a server with no other goblins
- Fake it

Those are all quotes that I've gathered from people. Man, for all that to be true I must be a pretty awesome person! I'm gunna try to make myself less awesome and fix some of these..

- I don't bot.
- I actually do have a life, *gasp*!
- No occupation is correct! Yay the economy blows, been job hunting for almost a year now WOOT!
- No kids. Thankgod!
- My boyfriend plays WOW with me :)
- I'm  amazing at PVE. period. and my highest arena rating for this season was 1800, pretty sucky but I hardly ever PVP.
- My guild is in the Top 500 for the US in 25m progress according to GuildOx
- My guild runs on DKP, we do not sell gear. I have never bought gear drops from my guild (or any other). The only things I've bought from them are mounts, patterns, and mats. I've only died in a fire ONCE in WOW and that was when I DC'd in a flame patch :)
I earned my gear, I earned my legendary.
- I play on a medium population PVP server.
- I have PLENTY of competition, in every market that I'm in. Cannot go 5 minutes without being undercut to hell.
- No.
- Plenty of morons, but plenty of smarty buyers and sellers as well
- There are seven other goblins on my server that play the AH everyday.
- No.

Now that that's all said and done, I can say that words are fucking cheap and all that really doesn't mean shit. SO I'm going to go prove it. I'm going to go start on a very high-pop server with 0 gold, 0 professions and 0 chars and see how far I get. I'm not going to spend much time on it, as my main is my top priority and I don't want to abandon my home market. I've moonlighted on a few other servers before and been pretty successful, so this should be fun!

All you haters can keep on hating, it just fuels me ;)

Know a server I should go to or don't want me to come to YOUR server? Lol, Let me know!

- Tella

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wrapping Up: Week Sixteen

I'm late again! Such a naughty Tella.. tsk tsk.

Week: 41,924g

Total: 451,079g

Oh snap, looks like I went and blew my goal out of the water again. Gee, I think I might have to give myself more of a challenge! This shit is getting easy! ;D. What should my next goal be? Should I go for a 3rd cap? Or maybe.. Maybe I should go for a MILLION.. I think a Million sounds damn good :)

Had another very busy week outside of WOW.. My grandma's surgery went well and shes recovering great! I've had to finish a lot of her projects and tie up loose ends for her since shes going to be moving to the states to start Chemo.

I'm returning to the US on Jan 10th. Can't wait to get home and back into my old routine. Not to mention playing WOW with no lag! Man it's rough playing with 3,000 latency. Auctions take FORRREEEVVVERRR!! Lol.

Had a nice raid week, new bosses are fun! :) We downed Festergut and Rotface in 25, havn't done 10man yet. My priestess got a lot of new gear, she looks awesome in her T10 shoulders and helm!

Well this had to be short guys, I have a lot to do. <3 you all.

- Tella

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Fifteen


This Week: -814g
Total: 409,155g

Yikes! Negative gold. Yuuuck. I actually made a decent amount of gold this week, but spent way more than I should have. Christmas combined with time constraints, family issues and Blizzard being douchey really cut into my earnings.

This week I spent..
15k on Christmas presents (Few Portable Holes)
I made my priest the new Legs and Booties from ICC..
26k on Primordial Saronite
5k on Moonshroud
Plus enchants and gems for a lot of new gear I got in ICC 25
= Around 48kg
So I actually MADE 48k this week and then spent it on crap ;D

A few days before Christmas my Grandma was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and then she had surgery on the 26th. I've been spending most of my time at the hospital with her, coming home for a few hours at night to sleep and then going back. I've gotten a little bit of time to repost and then I was able to raid on Sunday night, but other than that no WOW for me!

Also on the 24th I received a "Account Action Notification -- Exploitative Activity Found" e-mail and my account was suspended for 72 hours.
"This suspension happened because one or more characters on the account were identified exchanging, or contributing to the exchange of, in-game property (items or gold) for "real-world" currency. This exchange process negatively impacts the World of Warcraft game environment by detracting from the value of the in-game economy. "

YEAH RIGHT. I also received a message from Battle.net saying my password had been reset o.O So I called them and waited on the phone for -40- fucking minutes for a representative to speak to me. Conversation went something like this:

Tella: Hey, I received an e-mail stating my account was suspended for 72 hours due to exploitative activity and my password has been reset
Customer service rep: Well it sounds like your account security was compromised. You need to be very careful visiting webistes ----
Tella: Sorry to cut you off but I have an authenticator
Rep: Sorry, What?
Tella: I have a blizzard authenticator on my account.
Rep: Oh well then I don't think you were hacked
Tella: Uh-huh..
Rep: It looks like your account was flagged due to a foreign IP. Have you shared your authenticator with anyone?
Tella: No, that's me. I'm visiting family in the Republic of Panama for the holidays.
Rep: Oh I see, well I'm very sorry your account was flagged, when we see large transactions occurring on an account with a foreign IP we flag them for suspicious activity.
Tella: Large transactions.. Lol, I make quite a few of them everyday, that's normal activity for my account. I have over 400k in my personal guild bank.
Rep: *tick tick tick* Yes, I see that. Well, I'm going to ask a GM to take a look at this and I'm sure we'll have your account back to you and running in no time.
Tella: Uh.. it's the day before Christmas and there was a 40 minute wait to even speak to you..
Rep: *laughs* I'll mark it urgent
Tella: Thanks!

Long story short, the suspension was lifted the next day. I was really happy they got it taken care of so quickly, but still a little pissed that I had to "Do time without committing a crime". This is actually the SECOND time I've been wrongfully accused by Blizzard. The first time was a major hassle, I was suspended for a the full 72-hour period and THEN my account was cleared. They credited my account with time, but it was still fucking bullshit. Slam down the ban-hammer without fully investigating the situation. GG! Those e-mails were actually pretty interesting, I'll let you guys read them..

Blizzard:
Account Action: 72 Hour Suspension
Offense: Bug Exploitation
Details: Intended Exploitation of game bug

A user of the above account has recently been involved in actions deemed inappropriate for the World of Warcraft by the In-Game Support staff of Blizzard Entertainment. This decision was made after a thorough investigation of the situation as a whole. During the course of our investigation, we discovered that the character listed above had received item(s), experience, or money obtained through exploitation.

Tella:
I received an account suspension notice due to "Intended Bug Exploitation" however, I did not exploit the bug. A bunch of guildmates of mine were also suspended because they did partake in exploiting the bug. Apparently there was a bug with the Coren Direbrew boss that you could do 25 dailys and then repeatedly summon him, giving infinite chances at a mount drop or other items. I did 25 dailys on my character, but did not go to Blackrock Depths to summon the boss. Please check your logs and see that my character did not enter that instance that day and that I did not partake in the summoning bug or any other "bugs, hacks, or cheats"

Blizzard:
Thank you for your follow-up email regarding the account. This account was actioned after a Blizzard Entertainment investigation produced evidence indicating the account participated in abusing a known issue with the Coren Direbrew encounter, which allowed players to repeatedly kill the seasonal boss in a single instance. Upon further review, we have determined that our original findings were accurate and the action was in line with our current policies.

At this point I'm like FUCK it. These fuckers want to accuse me of shit I didn't do but I have no way of proving my innocence so what the fuck ever. I did my time, 72 hours with no WOW /wrists. A few days AFTER my suspension I recieved this e-mail from them:

Blizzard:
We are contacting you in regards to a recent account action. After a thorough review of the matter, the account action has been removed from the account and any items removed have been restored.

Additionally, we have credited the account with 7 days of free game time. This time credit should appear under the Billing section on your Account Management page within the next 72 hours.


......... /grumble mumble *takes the 7 day credit and pouts*

Anyway guys, sorry for the wall of text. Hopefully next week's report will be much cheerier!

Enjoy the holidays!
<3 Tella

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Fourteen


Merry Christmas Eve!

Ahck, I'm super late on posting Week Fourteen's results! I've been really busy running all over the place getting ready for Christmas.. Hardly had any time to play WOW, much less write about playing WOW ;D

I'm very happy to say that even though I played the AH for only about an hour a day this past week, I still had amazing results.

I pulled my numbers on Monday night like I usually do, so this is still the amout of gold I've made in one week. Even though I didn't have a chance to post them, I still wrote em down :)


Week: 60,345g

Total: 409,969g

Giddy-up 4-0-9!


Frostweave Bags
Zomg, frostweave cloth and infinite dust all over the place! I've taken VERY much advantage of everybody running heroics and made a crap-ton of Frostweave Bags.

60 Frostweave Cloth: 15g
12 Infinite Dust: 12g
2 Eternium Thread: 4.80g
= 31.80g

Been selling them from 50g to 90g a piece. ;D

Leg Armor
Last week I mentioned briefly that I was selling leg armor, and someone asked me what I meant exactly..
I'm selling the three Leatherworking Leg Patches along with the two spellthreads from Tailoring.

LWing: Earthen Leg Armor, Icescale Leg Armor, Frosthide Leg Armor
Tailoring: Brilliant Spellthread, Sapphire Spellthread

Next Week's results are already looking grim, lol. I have lots of friends in WOW and I love to give my friends pretty things ;)

Have a very Merry Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones.

<3 Tella

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Thirteen


Don't you just love new patches? I sure do!
All of the investments, stocking, storing and saving I did for the patch really paid off :) Although certain things didn't go exactly as planned, I applied plan B to them and those worked out!

Week: 78,014

Total: 349,624

Jeez, talk about blowing my old record out of the fucking water, ey?

Borean Leather
For the first few days, the prices leather on my server hardly changed. Arctic Fur stayed high, normal and heavy borean stayed low. I converted all of my leather into heavy and then into Arctic Fur which I put into Leg Patches. The leg patches sold like CRAZY and I'm already all out of fur. T_T. Arctic Fur is still high, however now normal and heavy leather has gone up.

Saronite
Saronite Ore is still low, didn't see much of a price spike at all. So I 'shuffled' all that I had and turned the mats into enchanting scrolls that I made a KILLING off of.

Glyphs
New glyphs sold great, and are still selling great. I managed to sell a handful of the new recipes on the AH for 300g ea.

Pets
Calico Cats and Albino Snakes.. zomg.. The beauty of vendor items! ;D I'll let the Screenshots speak for themselves..

 

 



I'm loving the new LFG system, already have my perky pug! ^_^ Instant Ques as a healer can't be beat :)
It seems like theres only FIVE dungeons in WOW, I've gotten Oculus, Halls of Stone, Halls of Lightning, COS and Gun'Drak over and over and over again lol. I've started healing in just a tabard to give myself more of a challenge, but omg the PUGs get so pissed when they see my nekkid draenei ;D. I've started making a deal with them.. If one person dies, I put my gear back on. That hasn't happened yet!

I'm very happy with the responses I got from my first video :)
The big surprise I've been planning is a video series on how I AH. I'm going to cover all the addons I use from Buying, to Crafting, to Mailing and Storage, to Posting. However, I'm going on a three week vacation so the recording portion of the video series is going to have to wait till I get back. I'm going to continue to play WOW and the AH Game, but I won't have as much time. There will still be a weekly numbers post but things around here are going to slow down a bit until I get back.

Hope you all had a GREAT week and continue to do so!

As always, good luck out there!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Super Speedy Mail!



 Hey guys, I just made a short video tutorial for ya'll :) Hope you enjoy!

Transcript:

Hey there, This is Tella from Hit The Cap!
This is a short tutorial on how to have "Super Speedy Mail".
First of all, you need to download and install the addon Called 'Postal' it can be found on Curse.com or Wowinterface.com
Once you have it installed, Go to My Computer > C Drive > Program Files > WOW > Interface > Addons > Postal > .lua file
Open it in a Notepad. Go to OpenSpeed you will see its currently set to 0.50. If you run with low latency, like I do, go ahead and set it to 0.10. If you have high latency, try a bit higher, like 0.30 or until you stop getting errors. Now save the file and go ahead and close it.

Restart your WOW and make sure you have Postal enabled.
The next step is to make a quick Redload UI macro. Just go into your macro window, name and icon it with w/e you want and in the command line type ' /reload ' and now put it on your bars.

Go to your mailbox, Hit Postal's Open all button. As you can see, i'm receiving mail super fast and it's freaking awesome! Wait for it to be done, then hit your new macro, wait a few seconds for it to load up, mine isn't usually this slow, just laggin a bit due to fraps.. Now your mailbox is refreshed and ready to hit open all again!   

The mailbox is one of the most annoying and time consuming parts of Auction Housing, hopefully this trick will reduce the time you spend getting mail significantly! And if you're Alliance, you can combine this trick with the Stormwind AH trick found on my blog!


Edit - I received this Postal tip in an e-mail, however I believe I found the original source:
Where else but JMTC? lol

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Twelve




 I had the most amazing week..
I managed to accomplish something important in every aspect of WOW that matters to me.
In raiding, my guild went back to Ulduar and we got our Ironbound Proto Drakes.
My 10 man group got A Tribute to Insanity and I came out with gourgeous pony and an amazing cape.
In PVP, I got to 1769 with a new 2s partner.
In Achievement Whoring, the Iron-bound pushed me to the 100 Mount mark, landing me
Mountain o' Mounts and a pretty Dragonhawk. 



Most importantly, atleast to this blog ;D, I set a new record of gold made in a week!

Week: 43,079g

Total: 271,610g

(Numbers do NOT reflect patch day sales.)


If WOW ended right now, I could leave thoroughly happy and satisfied, and that's a great feeling  :)

<3 Tella


Monday, December 7, 2009

Busy Bee!

Hey look, it's ANOTHER post about 3.3! Lol, I should have posted this yesterday before the swarm, way to go laziness! ;D

Anyway, I've been super busy today getting everything set and ready to go for tomorrow. If patch doesn't hit, well then I get another week to stock!

Glyphs
Milled and inked a bank tab and a halfs worth of IoTS, other half is full of Snowfall.
My scribe is camped out right next to Larana Drone, the Inscription Supplies Vendor. I heard she sells the new glyph techniques in limited supply. If that's true, I'm planning to buy as many as I can get my hands on and listing them on the AH for a huge markup.

Gems
I converted ALL of my badges and all of my honor into Epic Gems.
I have a huge supply of cut gems ready to go up and a nice backstock of uncuts for when I run out.

Bags
Ms. Haris Pilton is releasing a new 24-slot bag, I'm planning on buying a couple for myself and playing around with how much I can sell them on the AH for ;)

Borean Leather and Saronite Ore
Have a tab full of leather and two tabs of ore.
Going to post slowly right after the huge "zomg must buy all phase" for a pretty big markup of what I originally bought it for.

If the sales on those are not what I expected, I will not be at a loss. I bought everything for under my usual threshold and I will just convert them into my normal product. (Shuffle, D/E and Belt Buckles)

Flasks
Stacks of Frost Wyrm, Rage and Stoneblood! I'm expecting a major surge in them since everyone is itchin' to jump into the new instances.

Misc
Other things I'm stocked up on and ready to sell
- Belt Buckles
- Food
- Fish Feasts
- TONS OF ENCHANTING SCROLLS!

I'm excited and ready to go! Are you? :D

Goodluck out there!

Makeover!

I decided to 'spruce up the blog's template last night.. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
I was debating on whether to make the switch to dark-on-light, but I like my blue and black theme so I decided to keep it. Sorry to all you light-on-dark haters!

Did you know that when you switch to a non-standard blogger template it makes you re-do all your little widget thingies? >.< I have to re-do my huge blog-roll /le sigh. Meh, I guess it was due for an update anyway. I know there's quite a few new blogs on the scene, if you know of one that I've missed or if you're an author and would like some link love let me know! I like to use my blog roll as a ghetto RSS reader, kek.

Anyway, tell me what you think about the new look!

Hope you guys had a great weekend <3

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Q&A: Saronite Shuffle

Q: My question - well, request - would be for just a basic and simple explanation of the Saronite Shuffle. I think I know what it is, but nowhere have I ever found a simple, step-by-step 'This is what you do' guide.

A: Simple step-by-step guide INC! ;D

1. Prospect Saronite Ore

2. Cut and sell the Blue-quality Gems on the AH
Popular cuts that I use are:
Autumn's Glow: Brilliant, Mystic, Quick, Rigid, Smooth, Thick
Scarlet Ruby: Bold, Bright, Delicate, Fractured, Runed
Twilight Opal: Glowing, Mysterious, Purified, Shifting, Sovereign
Monarch Topaz: Accurate, Durable, Etched, Glinting, Inscribed,
Luminous, Potent, Pristine, Reckless, Resolute, Veiled, Wicked
Sky Sapphire: Solid
Forest Emeralds get cut and vendored

3. Combine Chalcedony, Bloodstone, Sun Crystal, and Huge Citrine with x2 Crystallized Earth to create Crystal Chalcedony Amulet, Bloodstone Band, Sun Rock Ring and Crystal Citrine Necklace.
Bloodstone and Chalcedony can also be used in making Skyflare Diamonds.
Huge Citrines are also used in Jade Dagger Pendants and Earthsiege Diamonds

4. Dark Jade can be made into Jade Dagger Pendants and Earthsiege Diamonds.
Usually I just cut the Dark Jade and Shadow Crystals and sell the normal and perfect cuts to a vendor.

4 1/2: Green-quality gems are also used in the JCing Dailys and Icy Prisims. Keep some for your own use and check the AH prices before you D/E them! I'm able to sometimes sell Chalcedony, Dark Jade and Shadow Crystals for 7g+ on the AH :)

5. Disenchant all the rings and necklaces

6. Put enchanting mats on AH or make into scrolls.

7. PROFIT! ;D
"On many servers, the returns from selling the enchanting mats pay for the ore allowing the blue quality gem cuts to be pure gravy." - Wingman

The ever-lovable WOW millionaire, Zamboni, made an -awesome- graph on the JMTC forums all about the Saronite Shuffle :)
Go check it out at: http://20kleveling.com/JMTCforum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1047

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Q&A: Cancel All Macro

I got a lot of kind words and praise for my last post, Wrapping Up: Week Eleven. Along with all the praise (thanks a ton for that btw :) ) There were a few really good questions asking me to elaborate more into what I was doing and explain exactly what I meant. There's a really easy mistake to make when writing, and that's using "terminology" that all your readers may not be familiar with. I personally know what I mean by the 'Saronite Shuffle' or what a 'Cancel all macro' is used for, however, some of you may not. So from now on I'm really going to try and explain what I mean and not just throw terms out there :)

While working towards my goal of "Hitting The Cap.. Again!" I really want to give back and help YOU guys reach your goals. This blog is no longer going to JUST be about my journey. So any questions you may have, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm going to try and get back to all of you, and feature some of the better questions and answers here on my blog. I'm also working on a really big project that I feel will help you guys out a ton. Lol, I keep saying that I have something up my sleeve but not revealing what it is. Sorry for the tease lol! I just want to make sure that my idea is going to pan out the way I want it to before I release any info. I feel that teasing you is better than saying what I'm going to do and having it not work out. This way if it doesn't work out you'll never know. ROFL.

Alright, I think that's enough bullshit. Lets get down to the question.

Q: What is the cancel all macro and what is it used for?

A: Cancel all macro is just a macro that cancels all of your glyphs on the AH.
I use it around every-other day to keep my prices "current".

Copy and paste the code into a new macro. Make sure it's all on one line (no double enter) and nothing got cut off.
Code:
/run local i=1;local n=1;while n ~= nil do n=GetAuctionItemInfo("owner",i);if n~=nil and strfind(n,"^Glyph of") then CancelAuction(i) end i=i+1 end

Sometimes what happens is lets say Player A Posts a glyph for 5g. Player B undercuts him by 1c and sets the price at 4g99s99c. Player C comes in and posts the same glyph for 25g.

Player B: 4g99s99c
Player A: 5g
Player C: 25g

If player A's auctions expires or he cancels it then Player B is missing an opportunity to raise his glyph price. Since he has not been undercut, and he is not the only person posting, his addon will not alert him to it.

Player B: 4g99s99c
Player C: 25g

So with the cancel all macro, it cancels all the glyphs you currently have up, enabling Player B to raise his glyph price and now undercut Player C by 1c making his glyph 24g99s99c

Player B: 24g99s99c
Player C: 25g

It takes a while to cancel all those glyphs and you won't really be able to do anything else on WOW while its working. What I usually do is hit my macro, leave the AH window up and go AFK for a little while. If you accidently close the AH window, it will still continue cancelling however you won't be able to re-open the AH or mail or anything else until its finished.
AS FAR AS I KNOW, there isn't an addon that does this for you yet. So in the meantime, the macro is a quick fix :)

This macro can also work with anything you want to mass cancel, You just need to set it up with what you want it to do. Right now it looks for "^Glyph of"
To change it to lets say, Enchanting scrolls you'd replace the "^Glyph.of" with "^Scroll.of.Enchant" Make sure to start with a ^ and replace the spaces with periods.


I'll be answering more of your questions during the week! If you have a question, please use the "Contact" link on the right and toss me an e-mail :)

Good-luck out there!

EDIT: There's almost always an EASIER way to do something that you've been doing for awhile. Thanks to Jeff, I found out there's a better way to cancel auctions. I'm going to leave the info I wrote as is, incase you don't use QA2 (though if you don't, you should look into starting) and just add his comment here:

"Great post! I have used the cancel all macro and its very useful. I actually use QA2 to cancel my auctions now because it uses its functionality to cancel (like it does post) and it doesn't fall behind get lagged out like the macro can. The macro basically forces the client to cancel everything at once which causes the lag out issues. With QA2 you can do /qa cancelall itemgroupname and it will cancel all auctions in that item group. If your glyph item group is named glyphs then you can type /qa cancelall glyphs and it will cancel them all.
Zerotorescue from JMTC made an edit to the LUA of QA2 and it will cancel auctions that have a listing that's higher then 2g. So if there are 3 people posting a glyph at 25g, 6g and 5g (you), if the 6g glyph falls off and you hit cancel, QA2 will see that the next highest poster is higher then 2g (at 25g) and cancel that glyph."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Eleven


Week: 23,073g

Total: 228,531g


Inscription
I'm finally up to a 20 stack of every glyph, really enjoying not having to craft as often. I'm posting 4 of every glyph up for 48 hours and using a cancel all macro every other day to keep my prices "current". I'm only checking for undercuts three times a day now so I've really cut down how much time I spend on Glyphs as a whole.

I saw Wayvie log one once the other day however he didn't crash my prices and TGM is nowhere to be found. Life is pretty good right now ^_^. There are still a few people posting but not as much anymore, I've pretty much ran everybody out.

Snowfall was moving like crazy this week, sold around 3 stacks for about 500g a stack :X
Armor/Weapon Vellums, Offhands and Wolf Books are doing great!

Gems
My little blue-quality gem market is chugging along, making around 1k a day. Posting in 12h intervals, 2 gem cuts at a time, and not checking for undercuts. I'm also only posting "popular" cuts, not even bothering with some of the rarer ones.

Autumn's Glow: Brilliant, Mystic, Quick, Rigid, Smooth, Thick
Scarlet Ruby: Bold, Bright, Delicate, Fractured, Runed
Twilight Opal: Glowing, Mysterious, Purified, Shifting, Sovereign
Monarch Topaz: Accurate, Durable, Etched, Glinting, Inscribed, Luminous, Potent, Pristine, Reckless, Resolute, Veiled, Wicked
Sky Sapphire: Solid
Forest Emeralds get cut and vendored.

I'm thinking about posting them more frequently and maybe getting into Epic gems, However there are a couple of issues there that I'll address in another post.

Enchanting
Scrolls are really flying off the shelves, I'm still able to make great money through the 'Saronite Shuffle' even though Infinite Dust is dirt cheap. By selling scrolls, I'm able to mark up the prices of dust to about four times of what it's worth ;) Not to mention the Abyss, Dream Shards and Cosmics!

Boots: Greater Fort, Icewalker, Superior Agility, Greater Assault, Tuskarr's Vitality
Bracers: Greater Assault, Major Stamina, Superiror Spellpower
Chest: Exceptional Resilience, Powerful Stats, Super Stats
Cloak: Major Agi, Superior Agi, Greater Speed
Gloves: Crusher, Exceptional Spellpower, Greater Assault, Major Agility
Weapon: Berserking and Exceptional Spellpower

Linens N' Things
Netherweave Bags are selling good as always. I've also started with Frostweave Bags, and they sell suprisingly well! It's a great way to get rid of that extra Infinite Dust, and with how dirt cheap it is now, theres a lot of profit to be made.

Prices on my server..
60 Frostweave Cloth: 18g
12 Infinite Dust: 24g
2 Eternium Thread: 4.8g
= 46.8g a bag

I've been selling them from 65 to even 80g!

A couple of weeks ago I made a whole bunch of shirts and tuxedos and stuck em up on the AH for 15g a shirt and 40g for a Tux Shirt/Jacket/Pants. Well, they moved slowly, but they did move. I had to recraft another batch of them last night because I was almost sold-out :) Tuxedos sell really well to bank alts and the Wrath Lumberjack shirts sell great. Pink, Lavendar and Orange Mageweave shirts do well and the 'Orange Martial Shirt' sells super fast.

Well, thats my market update for the week, sorry for the wall of text!

As always, Goodluck out there!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

At Gold Limit



I started this blog on September 14th 2009, with a goal of reaching the World Of Warcraft gold cap of 214,748g 36s 46c.

After 10 and a half weeks, 286 readers and 29,500 page hits, on November 26th 2009 at approx 11pm, I achieved my goal and HIT THE CAP! ^_^ The auction that pushed me over was an Eternal Belt Buckle that sold for 40g.

Mmm, two and a half months.. That means I averaged around 3,000g a day, 21,000g a week and 84,000 a month. If I was a "true" goblin, and not such a floozy with vanity items I would have hit the cap much sooner. Meh, oh well. I get a lot of enjoyment out of them and that's what matters ;)

Looking back, there were some rough patches here and there, some bad investments and some major assholes, but getting past that, all in all, I had a ton of fun. I had some great times with epic PVP battles on the AH, Finding amazing deals, scheming new ways to get more gold out of the M&S, the thrill when the schemes actually worked! Finding new addons that made my life 100 times easier, Turning myself into Public Enemy #1 by dominating multiple markets. And the most fun of all, this blog. Not so much the writing part of it (lol) but you readers were the best part. All the wonderful comments, e-mails and IMs you guys sent me really inspired me :D Thank you SO much, and I am SO glad that I could inspire you in return.



So whats next? I'm in this way to deep.. I couldn't possibly stop now, I wouldn't know what to do with myself! I'm pretty addicted to the AH.. So, I guess my only option is to.. Hit The Cap AGAIN! ;D

I will continue writing the weekly updates and like I said before, I have some ideas that will bring good content and more frequent posting to this blog! I'm working on a "big project", I promise I'll tell you guys what it is soon, but for now, shhhh it's a secret! <3

Goodluck out there!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Week Nine and Ten

The lack of a post for Week Nine was NOT because real-life was tying me down, not that I was to busy to write, and not that I had a lack of material to write about. It was about not being able to admit failure to YOU and not being able to admit it to myself.

The past three weeks have been rough for me. I'm an EXTREMELY competitive person. I strive to be the best in anything I do, in both Real Life and WOW. To me, failure is not an option and admitting defeat is un-acceptable. I reached a point in gold-making where I felt like I had failed. I was posting at a LOSS, and for the first time ever I was in NEGATIVE. In past weeks, even when I had dropped tens of thousands of gold on SHIT I always came out with profit. GOOD profit, fuck, even GREAT profit.

My cash-cow, Inscription, took a massive hit. I was forced into posting below my threshold. What I used to make in ONE day, I couldn't even touch in an entire week. By the third week of posting at a loss, I really felt defeated. I couldn't bring myself to write about it. I just wanted to crawl into a hole and quit. So I skipped a week in the blog, and for that I'm really sorry.

I eventually (took about a day, lol) got sick of feeling sorry for myself. So I licked my wounds, got the fuck out of that fucking hole and attacked the AH with a vengeance. I went after every market I could think of. I made up a new saying for myself "If someone uses it, I can fucking sell it". I continued posting at a loss in Inscription, I couldn't give up, not after fighting for so long for it. I wasn't going to go from beating TGM to losing to this fuck. I just wrote the loss off and strove even harder to make it back. BAM. 30 FUCKING K in two weeks Fuck YES. That is my god damned average of 3k a day and I did it WITHOUT glyphs.

There's really something to be said about persistence and perseverance. Oh, and of-course good ole' fashioned bull-headedness. Know why? A few days ago, my cash-cow had a present for me. A nice tall cold glass of milk. That milk was sweet and delicious, not a hint of sour. That milk was PROFIT. After weeks of crashing the glyph market, the other competitor just couldn't keep posting at a loss anymore. I waited a few days, tentatively raised my prices back up and re-instated my threshold. He wasn't the first, and I'm sure he won't be the last. If and when he decides to come back or another takes his place, I'll be ready. I know what to do now and I won't lost confidence in my abilities.

For now, I'm just enjoying myself. WTB some cookies to go with this milk! ^_^

Two Weeks: 30,690

Total: 205,458


205k. Wow, I broke the 200k mark. Only 9k more to go until I finally 'Hit The Cap'. Don't worry, I won't stop writing. I plan to continue this blog until I get tired of making gold (Which I REALLY don't see happening, lol) :)
I have some ideas up my sleeve that will bring a lot of great content to my posts and increase the frequency in which I post them!

GL out there guys, Remember to never give up! Go day by day, step by step. Rome wasn't built in a day and neither are solid fortunes <3

- Tella

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Eight


Had a really good solid selling week, and I wasn't naughty this time so I ended up with some awesome numbers! ^_^

Week: 19,698g

Total: 174,768g


Inscription:
Glyphs are chugging along as always, pulling in great numbers every day. Due to a lack of serious cut-throat undercutting wars, I've increased my post cap to 4 at a time. Wait, maybe I should say that again. LACK of glyph wars. Yeah, that's right! I think I've finally broken Theglyphman!! His presence in the glyph market has diminished severely and he's no longer fighting me. I think it's to soon to say he's gone for good, but I know I'm breaking him. We used to PVP on the AH for hours and hours and hours. Just canceling and re-posting alllll day long. Now, hes hardly logging on at all! I've been taunting the shit out of him by leaving my alts logged off most of the time, and then when I see him log on I hop on one of them really quick and smirk when he gives up and logs back off. It's like "Yeah, that's right bitch. I'm online. What're you gunna do? Huh? You can't do SHIT against me anymore" Mannn I wish I could whisper him that, but no, I won't stoop to his level. I'll just /glee in my blog. ^_^

As good as things are with TGM, there's always still my other competition. There's this annoying little shit named Wayie that likes to log on once or twice a week and CRASH the hell out of glyph prices. I've been grabbing the proverbial bull by the horns and making sure he doesn't sell a fucking thing.



He'll give up eventually and I'll raise my prices back up, but for now I'm having to craft like crazy to keep up on stock and make sure hes never the lowest price. I'm selling more glyphs than ever at this new price, they really fly off the shelves. However, I really have noticed a decrease in my income. Dropped from about 3k a day to 2k.
I really don't like the increased work-load of restocking so many more glyphs, but I don't think this will last long. Just gotta wait him out!


Gems:
As a bit of a side project, I've been dabbling in the Blue-quality gem market. Just cutting the gems I get from the "Saronite Shuffle" and tracking what cuts are popular and restocking them. I'm in no way serious about it, not even caring when I get under-cut. I'm posting in 12h intervals, anything that doesn't get sold just gets put right back up. It's a fun little thing to do and I'm making a cute little amount of gold off it :)


Other:
Netherweave Bags, Belt Buckles, Flasks, Enchanting Mats and Inscription by-prodcuts are all doing well. The price of Infinite Dust went down a bit, but with Greater Cosmics staying steady and even increasing in price, it's still really profitable to DE-Fodder rings, leather and cobalt.


In non-gold making news, I found a new addiction in searching for Rare spawns! I finished my Bloody Rare achievement and am about half-way through the Frostbitten achievement :D It's a lot of fun flying around the world and squealing when my Npcscanner goes off!


Hope you all had a great week!

As always, good luck out there ;)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Seven

I've been a badddd girl, in more ways than one! Obviously I've been bad since it's Thursday and I'm JUST now doing last week's totals. It's also been a week since I last posted.. Naughty naughty Tella!

Week's Profit: 14,656g

Total: 155,070g

The other reason I was bad is those numbers should be a lot higher. I had an -awesome- selling week, but I also dropped a shit ton of gold on some vanity items. Mainly, a Hyacinth Macaw I was watching on the AH for awhile.. He was at 30k then 25k then 20k.. Then I saw him being advertised in trade chat for 10k and I couldn't resist any longer so I snatched him up ^_^ For those of you that don't know, hes one of the rarest vanity pets in the game.. He has an absurdly low drop rate.



I also bought a Twilight Drake from my guild for 4kg. I've been wanting that mount since my guild first got Sarth 3D back in February. Most of the people that won the mount back then with lucky rolls either quit the game, or weren't really deserving IMO. We eventually stopped doing 3D and moved onto bigger and better raid instances. So when my GM decided to go back to make some guild funds by selling the mount, I finally got one of my own ^_^ I'm sad that I have a 310 mount now and this guy won't get used much, but he sure is gorgeous when I do use him!

That ends my bad streak, I promise I'll try to post more. I have some ideas for posts, it's just hard to get started. Once I start writing, the rest just flows, but getting that kick start is rough.

Have I ever mentioned that I have the best GM and friend (Dash) in the world? We farmed the shit out of Headless Horseman with around 11 summons a day. We got ONE mount and they gave it to me /blush. That brings my mount total to 98. Only two more to go for the Mountain o' Mounts achievement!



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Race Change Speculation

I was talking to my Guild Leader the other day in vent about race changes and how popular the service is turning out to be. We play alliance, and a lot of serious PVPers have been switching to Humans for Every Man For Himself. He then told me that one of the best trinket options for a Human PVPer is a Greatness Deck since you don't need a Medallion anymore. With the fair right around the corner I expect a nice increase in sales of Nobles Decks and everything associated with the making Darkmoon Cards. So if you're Alliance you should really stock up on those herbs and eternals!
Your Auction Houses might become really dry, really quick.
I'm currently stockpiling and praying to RNJesus for lucky noble procs!


Woweconomics has a great post up on The Top 10 (Murphy’s) Laws of WoW Trading
It really made me smile! Make sure to check it out for a good laugh.



I added a link to a Contact Information page on the right ---->
So if you have any comments, questions or suggestions or just want to drop a line or chat a bit, Please don't hesitate! I love to hear from my readers! I set-up a trillian account to work with Googletalk, Y! Messenger and AIM. I'll be leaving it up whenever i'm available, don't be shy!

I will be adding links for "about the author" and "resources" shortly.

Huge sigh of relief for enchanters!

I've been pretty /emo about the new Disenchanting in Dungeons options for 3.3
Since DE Fodder is a big source of my income, I didn't want to see it take another huge hit with the possibility of every Heroic Group DEing all their loot and sticking it on the AH.

Then I read a blue post about it that says
" To maintain the importance of the profession itself, the disenchanting UI option will only be available for groups that have a character with the necessary level of Enchanting to disenchant the items that are obtained."

FREAKING. WOOT. Thats an awesome change. Now I'm very excited about the D/E in Dungeons and the whole new PUG system sounds amazing!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Six



I kinda don't even want to report this week's profit. It's TERRIBLE. lol. I BLAME TEH SARONITE! I found a "chinese farmer" earlier last week that was selling saro ore for 15g a stack, I bought everything he had and let me tell you.. he had a TON, lol. A few days after that I found a guy that was selling "Saronite Ore x50 13g a stack" That guy had more like 300 stacks of saronite.. but I couldn't say no to those prices. I also nabbed some cheap Titanium and Eternals off of him. Now I'm having an inventory crisis with Saronite coming out of my ears! I want to save the bulk of it to see what happens in the next patch, and the rest i'm working on Shuffling.

Week's Profit: 1,301g

Total: 140,414g

Atleast I didn't go into negative numbers and I made back all that I spent. ^_^


Glyph market has been pretty steady. No amazing profits this week from it, but nothing to scoff at either. It keeps chugging along, pulling in an average of 2.5k a day. Nothing really new to update on Theglyphman situation. Blizzard read my ticket yesterday and they say they are "looking into the situation". Theres no real "war" yet, just business as usual. Hes still camping the AH and undercutting me like crazy. I'm giving him the same treatment right back. ALLTHOUGH, He did do something really nice for me.. /giggle Thanks for buying my glyphs and then raising the price so I can sell more for even higher!




I noticed a big increase in my Armor Vellum and Runescroll sales this week. The two epic offhands are moving pretty steadily aswell. Man, I <3 inscription ;)

I havn't done much in the enchanting mats market.. really low prices for Cosmic Essences has kind-of disillusioned me towards the DE-Fodder project. I just need to cut some loses, lower my threshold and stop saving these essences for an increase in price that is probably not going to come. Try to make a profit while theres still SOME profit to be made.

I had a -great- flask flipping experience, I found a whole bunch of Frost Wyrm flasks at 33g each, when they normally go for 45gish. I bought them up and then a day later there were NONE on the AH, so I stuck them up for 60g and BAM!




Heres to not spending as much next week! Hopefully I won't see "wts saronite ore" in tradechat >.>

GL out there!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

NI HAO!!!!


So today is the BEST DAY EVER!! Wanna know why? Well, it's because I got my first hate tell! AND ITS A FRIGGIN DOOZY! It's from my biggest competitor. I do more PVP on the AH with this guy than all the other sellers combined. He was the largest glyph seller on the server until I moved in. I guess hes not to happy with me ^_^. Also, my guild bank is named Ni Hao which is where all the racist comments are stemming from.

So, I log in after the big AH crash and re-post all my glyphs for 50g. I had just finished with my 3rd alt when TGM (theglyphman) logs on so I hop back on over to my mage which is my first poster and I prepare for the war when he sends me this tell:




( Yes, I edited out my char's names because i'm a pussy. Sorry wingman )


He promptly put me on ignore so I can't reply >.< Ofcourse I'm not going to stand for that so I hop on my Original poster, the bank alt that I used to post all my glyphs before I switched the 3 alt system. and I whisper him this:



Okay, it's all cool and dandy, I write up a GM ticket saying he harrased me and made racial slurs against me. GG for him. I finish up the ticket and log on my Shaman poster. As SOON as I log on I get this from him:



I undercut him, repost and hop on my Paladin and get this:



Open up 2 more tickets, cancel and repost and go on my merry way ^_^


IT'S SO ON!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jack-O' Lanterns

Apparently, wands are not the only thing that sell well this Halloween ;)




Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Five


Hungry Like The Wolf!

Had a really interesting week. Glyph sales went way down, my usual 3-4k a day dropped to 1k. However, I managed to pull in some amazing numbers with my other markets. Just goes to show how IMPORTANT having an active roll in multiple markets is! So that when one goes bad, or has a slow week, you're still making gold in other areas.

Week's profit: 23,814g

Total: 139,113g

I farmed the pattern to make Rituals of the New Moon and had a fun little social experiment with it. -Everytime- I advertised it in trade chat, atleast one would sell. It put me into a fit of giggles to see "A buyer has been found for your auction" right after I linked it in trade chat, every. single. time.








I only took three screenshots but I sold around 50 books over the course of the week.
It's important to note that when I was not advertising the books, they hardly moved.


On a non gold related note, I finished up my Wintersaber reputation and got my Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber!!
I started the reputation grind around 6 months ago and FINALLY got around to finishing it up.


 Sideshot because I wanted to show off my legendary mace ;)

In raiding news, My guild downed Faction Champions and were now working on the Twin Valks in Heroic 25m TOC.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Method to My Madness

About a week and a half ago I mentioned that I had made some major changes in the way I handle my glyph business. Well, that post is finally here, sorry it's so late! To avoid this post getting really long I'm going to post it in multiple parts.. Here's Part One..

When I started out in the glyph business, I had two bank alts. One I did all of my purchasing on and miscellaneous selling, the other I just used for glyphs. Well, I soon realized that if you only have one alt that posts glyphs, bag space is going to be a major issue. It's also a PITA to spend that much time at the mailbox. I also pretty much had to stick my entire inventory on the AH to avoid having to make runs to the guild bank. (I work in Exodar.. the run from the AH to the bank is -not- cool.) Another problem was I would always miss out on "prime time" where everyone is either getting ready for raids or buying gems and enchants for their new gear. I would miss out on it because I was always on my main, doing the same thing lol.

When I heard that mmo-chumpion was going to release an inscription guide, I -knew- I had to make a change, and that change was to make 3 alts on my second account. The only thing that had me really hesitant was the inventory nightmare I would face without being able to use KTQue and Skillet since my Glyph maker was on one account and the bank alts would be on the other. I flirted with the idea of transfering my glyph maker to the second account but then I did some poking around with Altoholic and I saw they supported account sharing. Wait, really? You mean I can share my inventory and AH count between two ACCOUNTS? Hot damn! Altoholic is an -amazing- addon!



Three Goats and A Mule
I made three Space Goats to be my new glyph posters. A Shaman, a Paladin and a Mage. Then I setup my Bulkmail to mail the glyphs off in three sets. I chose these three sets because they are super easy for me to remember since they are the Tier token sets ;)



As you can see my Shaman gets the Warrior, Hunter, Shaman glyphs. My mage gets DK, Druid, Rogue, Mage and my Paladin gets Priest, Warlock, Paladin. So simple! In an hour my inventory looks like this:

The 4th bank alt, that I refer to as my "mule" sells everything other than glyphs and I do -all- of my buying on her.

 I've been dual-boxing for almost two years now, I orginally made a second account because I wanted to be able to farm on my druid while raiding (inbetween attempts) and I wanted to be able to run myself through instances. Now I can spend a ton of time at the AH without feeling guilty about not doing achievements and I can raid while keeping up with undercuts! ^.^

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wrapping Up: Week Four

Wow, four weeks.. It's hard to believe I've been doing this for a month already! How time flies while you're having fun and getting filthy rich ey? hahahas ;) Since I started writing HTC I've pulled in around 60,000g. Now, when say I've "made" 60,000g that is pure liquid. That's what sitting in my personal Guildbank.. That's pure profit baby ;D Now if I count how much gold is tied up in mats and in the AH, it's close to 100k. I also have around 30k on my main, and 20k on my "buyer".

I don't even want to begin to count how much I've SPENT, lol. Not just on mats, but on trivial shit. Like, vanity pets.. I'm a sucker for vanity pets. I know I've spent about 4k on them since I started this.. /guilty. Then there's the cost of having two characters that raid every week! That's repair bills, flasks, gems, enchants, spellthread, belt buckle, etc x2! I'm not a casual raider either, by any means. On my priest I do 25 Heroic/Normal TOC, 10 man Heroic/Normal TOC, 10/25 Ony, 10/25 VOA, 10 man Ulduar hard modes and I also do the heroic daily everyday. WHEW! The druid usually only does 25 TOC, Ony and VOA. I'm also getting into PVP more, so that's -another- set of gear I get to gem and enchant.

Hmm, lets see.. What else do I spend a lot of gold on? Oh! Dash. Dash is my bestfriend in RL and in WOW. He's the one who got me into wow and I adore him <3 but, adoration is expensive /giggle. He's currently going for his "Insane" achievement (pfft, copy cat) so I'm helping him out a lot with that. I buy the librams anytime I find them on the ah, they go from 50-100g. I buy low level herbs to mill into Rogues Decks so he can turn them in, I nab Pristine Black Diamonds whenever I see them up for 60g or less and whenever I try to make a few nobles decks to sell, he gets all the "trash" cards (anything thats not a noble).
 If I were a stingier player, I'm sure i'd be much closer to my goal, but raiding and friends are the most important aspects to the game for me. I guess I will never truly be a "goblin" since I view my gold as an enabler to have more fun.

This weeks profit is pretty pathetic, I've made more in a day before than I did this entire week.. but if I factor in that I spent over 10k it makes me feel better ;)

Week's profit: 7,564g

Total: 115,299g

Had a great great raid week, in 25 man Heroic TOC We ONE SHOT the beast encounter, busted open the loot pinata that is Jaraxxus and then hit a brick wall with faction champs.. mann that fight is rough! lol, good thing I'm a glutton for punishment and like progression fights ;) In 10 man my group went back to Ulduar and fought Algalon again.. and beat him! Woot Starcaller! /happy achievement whore dance

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stormwind Auction Trick

I found this in a comment on JMTC's post "A lesson on Supply and Demand". It's absolutely brilliant!! Full credit goes to Deltrus.
" Deltrus said...
This macro allows you to stand by the SW mailbox outside of the AH and use the AH at the same time. Absolutely no movement at all! You just need to go to your spell bindings and bind interact target to a button
."

So what you do is first of all, make this macro:
/cleartarget
/targetexact Auctioneer Jaxon
/cleartarget [dead] [noexists]






Next,go into your Keybindings setup and set a key for 'Interact with Target'. It's under the Targetting Functions section






Then you'll want to stand right here in Stormwind.



Use the macro, hit your keybind.. and voila! AH and Mailbox without moving a step!


Sorry hordies, please don't be to mad about the alliance OPness ;) Now stop raiding stormwind and killing the auctioneers every 2 hours so I can actually use this trick myself!