I’ve decided one way to keep Hunter Mastery fresh, up to date and new is to allow guest posting. I’ve put out a few tweets about it and have had a few people respond. So I’m looking to get the ball rolling with this in the coming week.
What do you need?
You don’t need your own blog to submit a post. However its recommend because you’ll get some traffic and a back link from Hunter Mastery. Here is what I’m looking for:
A gold maker in world of warcraft with a Hunter main and a will to share your experience.
As a guest poster there are a few guidelines to follow.
- Each post must be no less than 400 words but no more than 525.
- You must submit your own screenshots and a header image (560×150).
- Flowing well spoken and use proper grammar and punctuation.
What about the topics?
This is a Hunter gold making blog, however there are more than just that. Here is a full list of topics you can cover.
- Gold making tips
- Hunter macros
- Hunter and/or gold making screenshots
- Transmog Hunter gear
- Hunter PVP and/or Gold Making with PVP
- Patch notes related to hunters or gold making.
- Podcast related to hunters or gold making
Not to say there is no limit if there is something you want to guest post on that I didn’t list contact me about it. For submissions email me at [email protected] I’m going to be going out-of-town this weekend so I wont likely get to any emails until Monday, so if you do submit and I don’t get back to you, please keep this in mind. Also I will be working on my own content as well. So no I’m not just going away and handing the site off, however I do want to make Hunter Mastery more alive then it has been this year.
I know the gold making community has change a whole lot in the last year since I was in the game itself. I haven’t really played World of Warcraft in months now and chances are I might never come back simply because it’s becoming more and more of my past life. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to forget this blog, not ever.
The last few months I’ve been going back and forth between what I should do with the blog, should I come back to playing the game? Well working full-time, going to school (yes I’m going to college now for web design) as well as having a girlfriend and even getting back into Magic the Gathering, it makes playing a MMO very hard to do.
I’ll face the fact that I had a good shot of becoming a main stream gold and hunter blogger and maybe even a podcaster and who knows maybe a livestreamer. But I have to face the fact that the boat came and I made a life choice. As I’ve talk about more times than none, I’m sure most of you who come here don’t want to hear more and more how I’m going to come back.
I remember back when Mist was coming out and I was in the beta one of the cool little spoilers I heard was Patch 5.3 was going to be really awesome ending to Mist. Now while right now I’m not able to get Mist I do 100% plan to come back and take part in Patch 5.3 which as I understand is still on the PTR for testing.
So with that said, yes I’ll be coming back with my main Focushot and maybe I’ll be able to get to level 90 quickly to take part and get some gear, find some new pets. I’ve heard of some awesome pets coming out! I want to thank everyone who still visits everyday and uses my blog as a resource to help them either get started in gold making or how to be a good hunter.
Hello everyone, holy crap it’s been pretty much a month now since I even posted anything. I’ve had a number of post in draft that I’ve been working on for a while now, but just nothing has been finished to make it to public viewing. I’m sure you can all understand that. I’ve got some good news for everyone however.
First I want to take the time to say Happy Easter, I know it’s pretty late, almost April first now! Well here are some things I want to put out there. First off, I’ve been reading a lot of really cool PTR changes on hunters I love all of the changes, but the problem with this being so close to the first.. I’m a little afraid that they will be April Fool Jokes…
So yeah today is going to be a short little update. I’m going to be coming back to WoW for 5.3 so I can at least play the end and see what might come next. Nothing for sure, but I’ll be trying to hit the gold cap before Mist ends, that will be my main goal. I might get back into PVP but I know I’ve missed so much and it’ll be hard to get to 90 which is all I’m going to do right now is push my main to 90 and everything.
I’m going to write some new blog series about it and keep up my 20 days of gold making series as well. Until then everyone take care, I’m taking about a week off so I wont have anything posted until next week of April.
It’s been a while and I feel that in some ways I haven’t really reconnected with the community as much as I would have hope too. To be honest with everyone I’m not shocked simply because I know everyone out there is searching for the latest “gold making” tip and tricks. They want to know about the shuffle or the best and quickly way to make gold.
With all that said, I would like to keep going forward with my plan to write about my past in gold making and I’ll start today off with another entry into the 20 Days of Gold Making. The idea came from Auction House Addict, a blog written by Nev so again thanks for giving me something to write.
Do you keep the same banker alt or do you change them up occasionally? Why?
This is sort of follow-up to the last question which I wrote about here in why we use bank alts. So be sure to read yesterday’s post before you take a stab at this one. First off, did I change them often?
The short answer is yes the long answer is no. I played for a long time and I can tell you that at least 20% of my gold went to changing bank alts. The biggest issue is you are the kind of player who only uses a level 1 alt for banking is first time and then gold.
First – You need to make your new alt and then run them to said city, depending on if you’re horde or Alliance. Once you get there is when the gold spending comes.
Second – If need a guild bank for your alt, well you either need to have 4 active accounts and able to have at least two games running to create the guild or have four friends. The worst case is finding four people who case might cost you anywhere from 1g to 20g depending on how fast you want it done. I’ve seen people give 100g a signature!
Third – The last thing and the most important is bags. You want to have the biggest bag you can get most cases 16 slots work just fine, but in time 20 slot and even 26 or higher might be more ideal. This is where the gold comes into play. Being that bags are soulbound, if you buy 26 slot bags enough to fill you’re on hand bags which is 4 and then your bank. When you decided to make a new one.. well you have to do that all over again.
Trust me I’ve been there and done that. Now I’ve never spend more than 20 slot bags before and most cases I farm the mats and made the bags myself. I would say either way its money lost.
One of the key things I did early on in my gold making was spending too much time with making alts. I didn’t talk about pimping your alt out in level 1 gear to make him or her look awesome or sexy, I didn’t talk about the cost in gold sending items to your bank alt. Some of you might go; “Not a big deal if I spend 1,000g on a bank alt when I’ll pull in 50k later.” This is true, but that is still 1k gone and for someone who might not have that to spend or someone like me when I started, it can make or break you.
In my early day I did break myself a few times, but with the knowledge I had I was able to rebuild back up. In the end I end up just using my every day crafting alts as bank alts for their products made then sending it all to just one or two characters to send. Even with that system the only character I really had an off alt for was my main as I hated having my bags full of crafting mats or goods I was waiting to sell.
Today is another entry into the 20 Days of Gold Making. The idea came from Auction House Addict, a blog written by Nev. She had a very good idea and other than write a long post answering every one of the 20 questions.
I thought I would keep today’s post short, as I don’t have much to report to you about what my future plans are. I think I’ll save that for something later this week.
Do you use a banker alt/guild? When did you start doing that & why?
This is a subject I’ve tried to cover on my blog before in the past. I’ve asked this very question to other gold makers and never really got any real answer to the question.
So do I use bank alts? Well first you must ask what is a bank alt? Some people will say it’s a level 1 or so character you don’t use for anything else but gold making. In some cases in the past, yes I had a level 1 alt that I used to control my guild bank and I sold everything on this character.
Before I stop playing the game full-time as I was, all my alts where near level 85 on my old main server, so they all where my bank alt and guild bank holding. Each one of them had their own guild bank almost. I found that doing Transmogrification and selling leveling greens required me to have a character with nothing in their bags and a full guild bank to store them up.
I think I started using bank alts back when I first started gold making. The reason why was basically the same reason anyone started one. That was something every gold maker out there would talk about, using a Bank Alt to move your goods. As time went on as you can guest that turn into a full team of 10.
What I’m saying is basically it comes down to what you feel is best set up for you and everything. What I’ve learned in the last 4 years is there is no perfect way of doing it. So give something a try, there is at least a handful of ways to do it so find one that works for you. What is your bank alt set up? Post in the comments as I would love to read them and I’m sure other readers would as well.