Were you ever frustrated by having to calculate the total cost of a crafted item based on its individual components?
Were you ever stumped by the question of how many pieces of Frostweave Cloth (as well as other components) are required to craft a Frostweave Bag?
Have you ever needed to calculate the total number of mats required for a recipe/pattern/schematic/etc on paper or in Excel spreadsheets?
Worry no more. Bank Alt handles all these needs and more. Bank Alt is free (but ad supported) and will remain free.
I am Darth Solo, the blogger behind Wow Alone and I created BankAlt as a tool to help World of Warcraft crafters to easily figure out what goes into a recipe and how much it costs. I came upon this concept back when I had to craft various gadgets for my Dwarf Engineer and we all know how complicated those recipes can get. BankAlt.com makes it very easy to figure all this out. Here's how.
Component Hierarchy. You can view the entire component hierarchy for each recipe in 3 ways:
- Quick Tree - shows a quick hierarchy, useful for checking out components at a glance
- Full Tree w/ Cost - brings up an overlay window with the same component tree, plus the ability to calculate costs
- Link to this recipe - brings up the recipe's own page with cost calculations, which is useful when you want to bookmark that recipe for quick access
Recipe cost calculations. With BankAlt you can quickly calculate how much a recipe will cost you, by entering costs for individual components.
Cost saving. You can save costs for components for later retrieval. Costs are saved to a cookie in your browser so you don't need to create an account.
All crafting professions in WoW (and all recipes) are represented. Mining is also here because there are various bars you can craft.
Recipes can be located easily by searching or filtering for them. For many of us familiar with Wowhead, the interface is similar.
BankAlt can help with your professions and crafting endeavors by eliminating the guesswork from trying to figure out a bill of materials for complex recipes or even simple ones. It helps you maximize profits by offering cost calculations in real time without having to rely on spreadsheets. Finally, BankAlt makes it easy to re-use the costs that you've already entered for any component by allowing you to recall them at a later date.
I hope that BankAlt.com can be useful to all those who dabble in WoW's professions. Suggestions and feedback are welcome, both on my blog and on BankAlt's Contact page. Finally, I'd like to thank Markco for allowing me to present BankAlt here on J2MC, easily the best WoW gold making site on the web. Thank you Markco!