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.

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!

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