Heat Of The Moment


New years baby Mommar here.

As I'm preparing to ring in the new year via wine and friends.  One thought always comes to mind during the holiday season.   Since they have made it illegal to smack my brother around,  guess I will have to discuss the other thoughts.

My brother is a passionate man.  He has many opinions and ticks in his way of living life.  One of the big ones is his hatred for the word 'Irregardless'.   I have seen him blow up when someone uses this word in a normal conversation.  His irritation has even gone to the point of losing business deals because he felt the need to correct the other person.

There comes a point that even if you are right,  you do not have to push that onto someone else.  As a seller the idea is that the customer is always right.  This applies even if you know they are completely wrong.   It's their gold and how they want to spend it is none of your business.   You may hold your ground with your idea of being right,  but taking money out of your pocket because of your wanting to prove to be correct is not the Gold Goblin way.

Keep in mind how you want to be treated when you are misguided.  Do you want someone to pound you into the sand telling you how you're a fool and don't know how to play your class?    They might not know the entire situation.   You may be buying for someone else or another alternate toon of yours.   The same way that you want to be treated is how you should enter a business negotiation with someone else.   Even if they misspell every other word and barely know the English language,  their gold still adds up the same as it's traded to your account.

Do not let your quest for a verbal superiority because you to be the poor man over in the corner.  Technically correct but still having no gold in the bank. 

Good Luck and Happy New Year

Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Five Star Sales
The Gauntlet Thrown Down
Post Holiday Toys
Rock Star Pricing
Follow Your Strength
The Go To Gold Goblin???
Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation





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Five Star Sales


Mommar Here

As we come closer to the new year.   The magic list of changes that we all want to do will start to come together.   Resolutions that slip into wishes that quickly slip into the past as the new year starts to roll along.

But in the next couple of days,  a wise Gold Goblin will look at their sales through the year and give themselves a rating.   Whether it's thumbs up,  toes up,  movie reels or whatever you choose as your method of showing approval.   Which sales were you especially proud of?   Which sales failed miserably and took gold from your pocket?

Learning from your sales opportunities in the past can lead to good sales in the future.   Taking those four and five star sales and seeing where they can even be improved.   Dissecting those one star sales and see just how they can be improved.

There is a well known adage that sales those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.    The same is applicable for your daily,  weekly and your 'home run' sales.   Taking a look at how your sales progressed can lead to the path of even better opportunities in the next year.

What sales are you especially proud of?   What sales are you hiding under the rug and denying they ever happened?

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

The Gauntlet Thrown Down
Post Holiday Toys
Rock Star Pricing
Follow Your Strength
The Go To Gold Goblin???
Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation


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The Gauntlet Thrown Down


So a friend of the journal threw a challenge my direction that got my egg-nog addled brain thinking.  

Their basic statement was how to make gold.   This would seem like an easy question since it's the entire basis of this blog.   But a few caveats were thrown into the soup for spice.

-  No farming
-  Limited Auction House Work (i.e.  none)
-  No Crafting

Okay,  so this wasn't as easy as I had hoped.   But once the Gold Goblin brains at JMTC started rolling a couple of out of the box thoughts came to mind.  

1.   PVP = Honor points to Justice Points

Yes,   there is still PVP though on many servers it seems to have lost some of it's luster.   Running PVP maps for Honor Points, then converting them to Justice points at your home city vendors is still available. In that same area are Cataclysm materials that can be purchased from vendors.   Not a ton of gold,  but it follows the pattern and the rules set down to make gold.

2..  Escort Service

Okay,   Now that I have your attention.   This escort service isn't about scantily clad men and women.  It is built around getting players to where they want to go.   Mages have a distinct advantage in this realm with their built in portal techniques.   During holidays many players still don't have flying mounts and want to be taken to different sections to obtain items (Think Hallow's Even event).   Nothing wrong with charging a few gold for your time and effort

3.  Contests and trivia games

On many servers there are still games of chance and games of trivia that people will play in trade chat.   It is a little more chancy since Blizzard has cracked down on just what game can be played.  And the first time that something goes wrong your reputation will be gone for a few extra gold.

4.  Dancing on the Mailbox

Yes Virginia,  there is still dancing in Orgrimmar.   Next time you see someone shaking what the Blizzard programmers gave them,  throw a few copper their direction.   It might just be an enterprising Gold Goblin looking for a good time.  (wow,  this is just getting dirtier and dirtier as we go).

5.   Begging

This once speaks for itself.   Not the most popular of professions.  But there is almost always one or two people on the server that will beg for gold in the main cities.   A sign saying 'will raid for food' always brings in the gold.

Some of these were tongue in cheek,  others were an attempt to get you to think outside the box.   The key is that there are many ways to obtain gold in Warcraft.  Some are more successful than others.   Keeping your mind fresh and looking at new ways might bring a little laugh,  and some extra coin into your pocket.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Post Holiday Toys
Rock Star Pricing
Follow Your Strength
The Go To Gold Goblin???
Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation





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Post Holiday Toys


Mommar Here.

Hopefully your post holiday hangover is subsiding.   And your holiday food coma has allowed you to make your way back into Azeroth to grab your presents.

One of the biggest gifts this year was tablets.  Both Apple and Android models were on the top of many gamers lists.   Some of the more powerful tablets can even play wow with a combination of software and connections (if you want more information do a good search for 'Playing wow on a tablet'.

But one item that many players will overlook is the Mobile Armory app.   Available for both the Apple and Android operating system this gives you the opportunity to be looking for deals on the Warcraft Auction House while your watching TV or on the go.

A few things to keep in mind.  If you have a physical authenticator like I do,  you will need to have that with you to be able to purchase items using the Armory app.   This might be a good time to switch to the App version of the authenticator  (a detailed step by step is available on the Battle.net FAQ).

The Battle net app is one of many tools that can be added to your toolbox to add profit into your column.  And help you make it through the post holiday blues as we look to ring in a new year.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Rock Star Pricing
Follow Your Strength
The Go To Gold Goblin???
Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation

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Tis The Season


Tomorrow is the big day.  The big red fat guy shows up to give presents to all of the good gold goblin boys and girls.

But you also can be a Santa Claus yourself.    Many people will be receiving the Mists of Pandaria expansion as Christmas gifts.   With the discount that Blizzard and other online markets are offering for the entire Warcraft experience there will be brand new players into the game.

With brand new players arrives brand new possibilities for sales.  And opportunities to be Goblin ambassadors.  Keeping and eye on the Auction house for items to flip on the Auction house (blue items are especially good at being flipped for a quick profit.  As well as foodstuffs and potions) will give you a happy feeling in your Warcraft pocket book.

As you're sharing adding profit to your pocket book,  add a little spice in life.  If you see someone new struggling,  or having inferior equipment.   Throw them a new weapon that you can craft.   Give them the experience in Warcraft that not everyone is a scrooge.   You might just be adding to a great day for someone  in their first experience in Warcraft.

If you end up drinking a little too much egg nog for tonight.   There is always dancing on the mailboxes for tips in your hottest transmog wear.   I will be in Orgrimmar dancing the night away.

Have a safe and happy Christmas.

Mommar


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Tis the Season


Mommar here.

Figured I would take a few minutes from wrapping packages and decking the halls (better than decking my sibling i guess) to drop a few suggestions for you.

We are knee deep into the Winter Veil holiday for Warcraft,  and many players are finishing up their dailies
getting ready to unwrap in-game presents for Christmas Day.

But as with any holiday it's also the season to be giving.   Have you looked at your crafting list and seen things that maybe members of your guild would like to have as Christmas presents.   Engineers and Enchanters can take materials that are easily obtained now and craft some fun Warcraft pets to brighten up their guild mates festivities.   Know of any little kids that are playing Warcraft that could use a piece of armor as an upgrade?   Even a fun hat given in the right spirit can brighten up a players experience.

Usually we talk about how to make gold in Warcraft.  How to find that pressure point to make other players wallet cry uncle.  But we are all human beings,  and we all have to have a good spirit and good player karma for the future.

Even Deathwing likes a good Christmas hat.

Good Luck and Merry Christmas


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Tis the Season
Follow Your Strength
The Go To Gold Goblin???
Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days


Rock Star Pricing

Mommar here.

As JMTC in snow bound camp Iowa starts to get into the Christmas spirit.   The crew are drawn to the idea of pricing as it's found in the retail stores.

Most people don't search by who is listing an item.   They look specifically for what is the cheapest they can get an item,  and it's value to them.   Whether it's a vanity pet or the sword of uber smackdown.   Players want the biggest bang for their buck.   Which is why undercutting of items becomes very popular.

But a shrewed gold goblin can determine exactly what pricing they are willing to go on an item.   It's a very simple idea but has spectacular benefits.   Determining your bare bones minimum profit point allows you to know exactly where you can price an item and still not lose gold.   Then you can build your listing to exactly how much your server market is willing to pay for something.

Some items such as raw materials are more dependent on the ebb and flow of the server economy.  Once one player starts to undercut for something like [Ghost Iron Ore] then there is a long line of players that will be undercutting to be the first ones to sell their items.

Individual in demand items can become much more important in the gold making arena.  High quality items where there are only two or three of them on the Auction House can be manipulated more,  keeping a closer line to your profit margin.   Even listing a high sales item 10-20 times can net you a large amount of profit for just the 30 seconds or less of listing and relisting.

I have written the idea in stone that information is what determines your future Gold Goblin status.   Being a rock star at pricing means to know exactly that breaking point where the economy will glance over your item and call it unbuyable.   Or setting such a price that a player has to have it at exactly the cost that makes both you and them very happy with the purchase.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Follow Your Strength
The Go To Gold Goblin???
Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days


Follow Your Strength


Mommar here.

One of the misnomers of being a Gold Goblin is that you have to be great at every facet of making gold.  Somehow the belief has creeped in that you must be top in knowing what to craft,  high on flipping for profit. A master at farming materials to make gold and also jump on every sale that occurs.

Practically speaking this just isn't possible.  You can be good at multiple disciplines when it comes to making gold in Warcraft.  But to expect to be the best at everything will drive you completely insane.   As you continue on in your gold making career,  you will develop your strengths.   Those areas that you excel in due to server condition,  time management and even enjoyment of an aspect of making gold.   These strengths should be the base of your operations and your go to skill when it comes to making gold in the Warcraft environment.

Each discipline comes with its own hills and valleys.  But that base you create for your gold making empire will always be there.  Once that base of operation is successful you can branch out to become proficient and even great in different areas.    Creation of your gold making pyramid will allow your gold making dreams to become reality.

As you enter this weekend sales cycle,  build on your strengths.   The other aspects will follow suit and give you extra time to become proficient in other areas of the gold making experience.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

The Go To Gold Goblin???
Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days






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The Go To Gold Goblin???



Mommar here.


Every so often I get myself into trouble when it comes to my guild.   No,  I don't run out yelling Mommar jenkins at the start of a raid (I've done it once.   5 minutes of laughter followed as we wiped horribly).

What does occur is the fact that as a guild we share a lot of ideas on gold making.  I was not the first in my guild to make a considered effort to make a cubic butt-ton of gold.   There were those that had decent profits even at the beginning of Vanilla Warcraft.    The entire guild has a good amount of Gold Goblins sitting around playing the game as well as cashing in on their crafting and financial savvy.

What can get me into trouble is that a few of my guild mates know i write a blog on Warcraft gold making.  In their helpful ways they will suggest from time to time ideas on what I should write about.   Many times they are article ideas that are in the planning stages or being researched (yes,  I actually do a little research from time to time).   Other times they are little jabs at what I'm writing about.   Taking these jabs in stride and denying the requests for loans from guild mates does make Warcraft life a little bit more exciting.

So the question is have you presented yourself as being the go to goblin for your guild?   It's easy to drop a few bucks in guild mates hands to buy something they want.    But showing them some of your ideas you have learned.   Getting them into the gravy train you have built for your own crafting and flipping ideas can endear yourself to them faster than just handing over the goods and saying here you go.

There is a saying that take a man to fish and they will eat for a day,  but teach them to fish and they will eat for the rest of their life.  And in today's Warcraft economy,   a player without the means or methods to make their own gold is at a distinct disadvantage to the other players on a server.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin
Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days





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Keep Your Head Up Gold Goblin


Mommar here.

It's time to face facts.    Looking back at the week your sales have been slow at best.    Too much inventory,   too few sales.   Don't look at your sales sheet because there are red frustration marks and a few Goblin tears staining.

We have all had these weeks.  Every Gold Goblin has had weeks that they could not make sales even if they offered the golden ticket in exchange for a few copper.   It's to be expected when you get hip deep into sales within the Warcraft community.

The key is to dissect why sales have been bad for that week.  Was it just the time of the year that everyone was hording gold for a big push?  Did you miss a financial wave somewhere that you should have been on top of and buying instead of selling?   Were you zigging with your products instead of zagging?

The important part is not to let yourself get discouraged.  One or even dare I say it two weeks of bad sales will not break your bank.   Your merchandise will sell at some point in the future.    Your inventory will shrink and that bank account will return to the black in no time.

Just be patient,  and keep your head above water.   And reposition yourself for the next week.  Learn from your mistakes and trust your honed instincts.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Plant Pvp Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed
The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days


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Plant PVP: Enigma Seed vs Songbell Seed


If you have been doing your dailies diligently in Half Hill you have been gaining those precious points of reputation with The Tillers faction.  Along with this gives you your own little piece of land to plant in.  Ultimately openly up 16 plots to plant seed to grow.

One of the strategies we talked about to maximize the potential of this land area is to plant the daily crop you receive from Father Yoon,  till the soil again and then plant Songbell Seed.   This gives you the opportunity to pick up a minimum of 4 Motes of Harmony and at maximum land availability a full Spirit of Harmony and 6 Motes of Harmony every day (16 Motes of Harmony total).

To increase profits,  especially for non crafters.  Players would exchange each Spirit of Harmony to either Danky or Krystel at their respective shrines for a Golden Lotus.   This was a viable income that guaranteed between 250-500g a day just to resell the Golden Lotus itself.   Alchemist could make more gold by crafting raiding flasks or potions of luck.  Jewelcrafters could use the item to get a new transmute timer towards a blue gem.

Enigma Seed was also available for planting as well,  but the drop rate of a random Golden Lotus was miserable for drop rates.  It was mostly abandoned as being non profitable and the Songbell Seed became the king of the planted crop.

All this changed with patch 5.1.  There was a sizable increase in the drop rate for Golden Lotus from the Engima Seed harvesting.   This changed the base idea (shall we coin this the Half Hill Shuffle?) of what to plant for the maximum profits for now.   Instead of planting Songbell Seeds and then converting them to Golden Lotus plants you would obtain a lot more gold from planting/harvesting the Engima Seed directly.

Now,   this is a nice set of options for quick gold.  But trying to be the top of the heap of the Gold Goblins means we have to think outside the box.   The one difficulty that people have when wanting items crafted is the inability to obtain Spirits of Harmony.   If you want an item crafted you must find a crafter willing to part with their Spirits of Harmony and negotiate a price.   This makes these crafting items expensive depending on the availability on servers.

At some point Spirits of Harmony will go from BOP to BOE.  It has occurred with every non raid crafting item at some point during the maturity of the server.  And that initial burst of demand when it occurs can dwarf much of the smaller profits that occur from a simple harvest/trade that occurs now.   So every 3 days (two days a week) I go ahead and plant a crop of Songbell Seed.  this gives me from my harvest  3 Spirits of Harmony and two Motes of Harmony.   I set those aside as a long term investment when they become BOE.     There is very little downside on this investment unless Blizzard decides to create a new crafting material.  Even then Spirits of Harmony will be useful all during the expansion.

All of this is assuming that you have purchased all of your patterns for your perspective crafter.  The amount of profit that is obtained from the Half Hill Shuffle (I'm liking that name more and more) ends up being dwarfed by a few sales of the patterns purchased by the Spirits of Harmony.  Even after you have obtained all of the profession patterns purchased by Spirits of Harmony,   saving the Spirits of Harmony for crafting of large ticket items can equal or rise above what is gained from the new shuffle.

So if your a non crafter,  this new Half Hill shuffle is a new viable way of obtaining gold through your farms at Half Hill.   For the non crafter your decision becomes more difficult because you have to base which strategy to follow based on your crafting ability,   demand on your server and your willing to be patient for larger profits against a quick,  easy profit amount.

Either way,   this can expand your gold making adventures,  making planting seed just like planting gold and waiting for the money tree to appear.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

The Short List
Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days


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The Short List

Mommar here.

JMTC:  Iowa branch got struck by flu bug this week.    There were good times that I was able to put together an article and some days that getting out of bed sounded like a really bad idea.

Included in all of this was a minimum amount of logging on World of Warcraft.   But out of this lack of will to log on to finish up anything but the basic chores it reminded me of time management.

Whenever you look to start or even continue your gold making career.   Time management is the first thing to check off on your list to master.   There are days that you will only be able to log on for a little bit that day.   Other days you will have some extra time to work before having to go to family functions.   Then there are thos magic days that the family is out,  clouds part and you have all day to longue around and work at your own pace.

Myself,  I have three different sets of tasks to perform depending on my time constraints and ability to invest.

Short:  (30 minutes)

I only do my three transmutes/daily crafts (Inscription,  Jewelcrafting, Alchemy).  If I have any time I will do a quick scan of the auction house for quick purchases to flip.

Medium (1-3 hours)

I choose 2 to 3 of my top selling crafters and do their normal listing routine and crafting.   If I only have 1 hour then I use the top seller as the number 1 priority.   Second hour I work with the number two seller down the list.  

Long  (3+ Hours)

This obviously is a full listing of all of my auctions,   crafting items that will sell (PVP,  weapons, speciality enhancements).  Also included is my scanning for items to flip for a profit and resetting any markets that need to be rebalanced for added sales.

The time frames are estimates.  Many gold goblins don't want to spend three hours working on Auction house sales.   There are days that I have three plus hours to play that I just look do to a short day and then go to finish up dailies.  These are always dependent on your own adjustments.  

Setting your own time management expectations will allow you to work quicker and more effectively in both short and long term time investments.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Decking Out Your Farmer
Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days


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Decking Out Your Farmer


The all great and mighty Mommar... okay who am I kidding.  It's just little old me.

As a expansion matures,  farming becomes as important as questing.   Setting aside the mission of Blizzard to make us all farm for reputation with a multitude of groups in the Warcraft world.  Material farming has become a secondary necessity.

Where many players use their main raiding characters for farming,  there is a group that has separate farming players for each type.   They are lined up based on their professions.   The alchemist is also their herbalist.  Their Scribe also runs around picking flowers.   The Blacksmith goes out and gets his own materials for his crafting as does their Leatherworker.

Then there are players like me that have set aside player that are strictly farmers.   One of my toons has the mining and Skinning skill.   The other has herbalism and a repeat of the skinning skill so that they are able to drop into areas and farm quickly.

The question is just how high of a level of weapons and armor is necessary to set these farmers on their way.   There is a certain amount of greens and blues that are obtained from strict leveling through content.   The occasional upgrade can make farming that much easier.  For the most part though,  most of the content that is farmed is 1-2 levels lower,  so higher level items aren't necessary.  When dealing with equal or even slightly higher level farming kills does having high level weapons and armor become that much more important.

Weapons tend to give the highest per item boost in stats,  where pants and chest pieces can add that much more punch to each hit.    Keeping in mind just how much is invested in these items,  determining how much it is to recoup the investment.

So keep in mind just how much punch your farmer is needing to continuing your farming.   That 10,000g sword might look good on your farmer,  but that is a lot of material gathering to repay yourself for the investment.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Winter Veil Farming: Head Start
A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days

Winter Veil Farming : Head Start

Mommar here.

It's almost Winter Time on the calender.   The last of the candy canes and wreaths with Gnome heads are being hung in Orgrimmar.   Trees are being put up and Scrooge McHellscream is getting grumpy again.

Today and tomorrow are a good chance to get a head start on some farming.   Hopefully you had already done a little bit of farming to pick up Small Eggs as you have been continuing your adventures in Azeroth and beyond.

Every Winter Veil the hawks around Silvermoon cringe by how many farmers blitz them for their precious eggs for sale.   Many players have already completed their The Winter Veil Gourmet achievement already.  But with the new expansion there is a fresh new grouping of players that have yet to finish up this achievement towards their point total.   Fresh new buyers always make a Gold Goblin smile.

One of my favorite spots to farm egg is back in the Burning Crusade lands for Horde is around Silvermoon city.   As long as it is not full of others fighting over tagging mobs.  A good AOE farmer can empty the area quickly.

For Alliance go to Darkshore and get some eggs from the dead mobs there.  Farming now ahead of the rush of players in the next few days should set you for sales all along Winter Veil.

For those that enjoy taking money from lazy players,   add some Ice Cold Milk to your Auction House Rotation for some added gold.  

Just be careful and not take too much of your playing time to farm.  The farther we get into expansions the less amount of sales that will be available.  The first rush of buying of eggs from the Auction house will taper down as the event continues.   Look for your tipping point where the time you put up new auctions can be better used for questing or dailies.  

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

A Perfect Circle of Goblin Life
Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days
Secret Of  My Success.html
Know Their Roles
Flipping Off The Competition
Kyparite: The New Pyrite
Pilgrim's Bounty For The Educated
Is Your Cartel Happy?
Brawlers Guild: Your Killing Us Here
Change of Scenery
Mists of Pandaria in 5 words

A Perfect Circle Of Goblin Life


Mommar here (again,   someone else is going to be writing these things?   You've miss me too much)

About a week ago I entered an article called Profit Calculation 101 - GPH.   It was chuck full of math parts, digits,  symbols that only fed to the small math nerd in all of us.

But there was one thing that I hope you caught that was wrong with the calculations.   A couple of people wrote to me about them.   The math was correct,  but it was all dependent on a perfect circle between crafter and purchaser.

Think of this as the Gold Goblin version of the circle of life (No,  I will not be singing the song thank you).  A crafter obtains the raw materials. This is done via the auction house,   contacts with your own cartel or farming them yourself.   The crafter makes and prices the item for sale on the open market.   These are the only parts that are directly effected by the crafter.  

The problem with the GPH equation I offered and our perfect circle of life is the need for buyers.   Value is a subjected issue when it comes to crafting.  Any real life collector knowing what their doing will tell you that an item is only worth what someone is will to pay for it.   You can have a 100,000 dollar baseball card according to the Beckett's baseball card manual.  But unless someone writes you a check for the money,  it's worth nothing.

The same idea applies to everything that a Gold Goblin crafts.  A Gold Goblin producer can make neat items from all of the expansions.  From Mechano-Hogs to Copper Bars can be produced continually if the materials are available.  But the value is only worth what someone is willing to pay.  You have a minimum amount that a vendor is willing to pay for an item.  So that can be considered your base value for an item,  but do that too often and you will be a poor Gold Goblin.

So our perfect Circle of Gold Goblin life has to be developed with not just the production of items,  but the knowledge of who is going to purchase the item.   There are certain items that you can list over and over it's a relative guarantee they will ultimately sell.   But as an expansion continues,  the profit margins for each of those items become less and less.  Demand becomes less and less as players purchase vanity items and upgrades.  

That knowledge that we search for,  knowing the ebb and flow of people buying is what sets our standing on the food chain.   The idea that we can list the right items,  at the right price and continue to produce gold out of raw materials.  

Okay,  I admit it,  I started whistling the song as I was finishing the entry.  Ignore the writer,  he got a little dust in his eye.

Good Luck and Good Hunting


Want to get in contact with me? . Email me at Dragonbearjoe @ gmail. dOT com or find me on twitter at "@JMTCMommar" You can find me hanging out on the Shandris Server, chat me up and I will buy you a glass of juice. 

Previous Entries

Addon Abandonment Issues
The Guild: Striking Tone For Sales
Controlling Your Reputation
Are You Experienced
Farming Post Patch 5.1
The Hours of Power
Profit Calculation 101:  GPH
THIS IS GOLD MAKING!!!!
Prepping For Darkmoon Faire
Limited Item Is My Favorite Word
Patch Me Now
Old World Farming
Shake Off The Bad Days
Secret Of  My Success.html
Know Their Roles
Flipping Off The Competition
Kyparite: The New Pyrite
Pilgrim's Bounty For The Educated
Is Your Cartel Happy?
Brawlers Guild: Your Killing Us Here
Change of Scenery
Mists of Pandaria in 5 words


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