Suggestion box friday is your chance to be the blog writer! It's when I, the gold making master, step down from my saronite plated throne to allow you, the lovable admiring amateur the chance to make heads or tails of wow economics. Don't worry, this throne ain't frozen since I kept it nice and warm for ya.
Discussion: Today I'm going to be interviewed by Shawn and Patrick from "How I Wow," an audio series that talks with gamers throughout the world that play wow. I will have a link to their broadcast hopefully before Sunday, but I'm not sure how long it takes for them to get everything set up. It may be up to a month before you get to hear the podcast, but I'll let you know asap.
Community Spotlight: A Greedy Goblin
The blog you should all be reading: GreedyGoblin.blogspot.com
This unique blog puts a twist on wow economics by discussing real life as it's related to wow. The articles are interesting, controversial, and often filled with a little goblinish humor. Gevlon, the author of this site, does a fantastic job of creating a down to earth blog that makes you feel like a student in an excellerated class on goblinish wisdom. There is A LOT of material to read on his site, everything from his amazing glyph industry to global economics. Be warned, his writings are not for the politically correct :)
Among his many accomplishments, Gevlon has also hit the gold cap and is going for it on a second server that he recently transferred to. He actually pays a guild for a raid spot for the not so cheap price of 5k gold per week!
So um... why haven't you checked out his site yet? You're missing out!
Regarding: Tip #1
Exodar is the best ally city. It's got the shortest AH/mailbox loop. The profession vendors are close to the AH. When you port from Dal you stay on your mount and the port location is the close to the AH. And no morons with choo choo trains.
Silvermoon is the closest AH/Mailbox spot. Also you can stay mounted the whole time, making the short walk faster than normal. Remember, I'm talking about the west auctioneer in the southwest auction spot in Silvermoon, not the east one.
Regarding: Summer's Out
Regarding Hot Gems:
Well Markco, there is a very very good website that shows what's hot and what's not so hot each day/week.
It's quite valuable to me atm, as it helped me prioritize my wares.
When I post them and for how much, so that the cash flow keeps going.
As this is mainly gathered from all the servers globally, I hope I won't mess up my own realm with this tip =P
Learn to play with it, browse it and use it.