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.
I’m sure you’re going to be asking yourself, what happen? Well a number of things happen to be honest with you. I’ve read before the whole, I’m leaving the game.. I don’t have time or the money. Many times it’s just.. people being picky or in most cases greedy and things never turned out as they where hopping for. And what I mean by that is simply not making real life money as some wow players do.
There are a number of them out there, who do streams and YouTube Videos, etc. But you know, I want people to know that just because I don’t make anything from doing this, that I’m going to get mad and disappear. To be honest with you, I haven’t really played the game. I’m not currently sub to the game and don’t even have Mist of Pandaria yet. So you might ask.. why? Well I’m simply too busy with other stuff to keep playing the game as active as I use to play.
That being said, I would like to keep on with my answers to the 20 days of gold making. I’m going to try to keep them going out every day until I’m done. Once that is done, maybe something else will come along for me to talk about. Maybe I’ll get back into playing the game or find a happy medium so I can enjoy my life, work and playing a game I love.
What were the first techniques/tricks/tips you used when starting out?
I think the first thing I did when I started out making gold was learning how to use add-ons. I haven’t ready any other gold makers answers to this question but I’m sure many of them where something like this; “I went about to learn how to make gold this way… etc”. Well I can tell you the first thing I really did was to learn how to use add-on.
The very first add-on I used was Quick Auctions 3. Now some of you might not even know what this add-on is. This add-on is the core of what TSM has become. It was simply a add-on that let you make groups and post them base on a set of numbers you set, such as how many, how much, etc. Sound something you use now huh? Well I wont go into much into the history of Quick Auction 3 and how it related to TSM.
What I will tell you about the add-on and why it’s important to learn them if you want to be a good gold making is time. Time is the most important tool you will ever have as a gold making in WoW. There is 24 hours in a day, the average person sleeps 8 hours a day. Which basically leaves you 16 hours of the day left to eat, use the rest room, work and most people work 8 hour shifts. So that doesn’t leave much time. So you can see why it’s important to not just have add-ons but have them set up to help you get it done quickly.
I want to take a moment and thank everyone for reading my blog and taking the time to stay sub not just to my twitter account but to the blog and YouTube Channel. I know I don’t really do much with it and likely wont ever be able too unless I’m able to get a solid desktop computer. In terms of twitter, I try to write stuff on my breaks more now that my phone is fixed again and I’ll try to do as much writing as I can on the days I have off.
Welcome to 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 then write a long post answering every one of the 20 questions.
I thought why not write them one post at a time? So that is what the series is about and I plan on making them short as I can, about 500 or so words so that it’s not something that will take forever to read. So how about we get to the next question in the series.
If you set yourself a goal, what was your goal & at what point did you set it?
In my time playing the game, there was many goals that I set for myself. Many of them I met and some I never reached. It’s kind of hard for me to come up with any one good goal that I came up with. Shocking the main goal most people have is to reach gold cap. Which that I can understand and fully support someone who goes for such a goal.
I myself personally never set that goal for myself. Which could also explain why I’ve never reached it, I’ve had more than a million goal in terms of value of goods and gold but never held the million in gold itself. There was a goal however that comes to mind that I can remember that I set for myself and reached.
The first goal I can recall is the one when I first started gold making. I remember being level 77 and entering a random battleground, someone sent me a random whisper and asked “Hey why don’t you use your epic mount?” My reply was, I don’t have enough gold for it. And as you can guess he laughed at me. Back then it cost something near 200 gold to get your normal mount and like 150 gold or something to just buy the mounts.
You see back in the days when you had to really work to get something, to get your epic mount for level 60 you had to be level 60 for one and it cost something like 600 gold just for the training, then another 200 gold I think for a mount itself. It cost a crap load and that wasn’t even talking about your epic flying mount at 70.
This was Wrath of the Lich King days but before the BoA Gear really had hit and this was before gold making really started to be known to the common community, such as myself. So to get enough gold to buy my epic flying mount as well as my ground mount it was something like 6,000 gold I needed, it took me three months of farming undead, I was level 80 mind you when this started.
It was one of those things that afterwords I decided there had to be a better way of doing this and it was when the world of gold making was opened up to me. I really have much to say about it, but I’ll save that for the next entry into the series.
Monday is always one of those days that I’m just blah, I get up normally at 6am to get ready for work and head in from 8 to 5. Which is pretty normal work day if I worked that all the time. But I don’t so I was thinking of something fun, now this is a parody of the Pokemon Rap song. Some of you may be rubbing the back of your head going huh? What? Well… you’ll see.
Growing up Pokemon was one of those games I played hardcore for years. A little history, I played the first red and blue then yellow. Pretty much play them all up to about Diamond and Pearl when I stopped playing. So for you reading, if anyone wants to really sing the song with music, that would be epic and awesome. Again thanks to everyone who has supported me over the last year and again thanks for reading Hunter Mastery!
Gold Maker Rap
*note this is a parody
I want to be the best, there ever was. To have all the gold, yeah that’s my cause!
WowRounded, Phat Lewts Gold Blog, The Dacheng Diaries / Casual Noob, The Feckless Leader, Cold’s Gold Factory, WTB Skill, Shafts Words
Craft ‘em, Craft ‘em, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Gold Makers!
I’ll search across Azeroth, look far and wide. Release from my professions, the power that’s inside!
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Gotta’ craft ‘em all, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Yeah! Gotta’ craft ‘em all, craft’ craft ‘em all! Yeah! Gotta’ craft ‘em all, Gold Makers! Ow!
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At least 77, or more to see. To be a gold making master is my destiny!
Power Word Gold, Auction House Raids, Bangkok Bill’s World of Goldcraft, Bids and Buyouts, BigNick’s Guide To Gold, Braindead Industries! Woo!
We’re at the half-way point. Doin’ great so far! What’s all this ‘we stuff?’ I’m doin’ all the hard work! Break time’s over. Here we go!
Break the Bank, Caffeine, Smokes and Auction House Fees, Candlefly’s Gold Adventures, Capped By Cata, Casual Auctioneer, Copper Silver Gold, Critical Goblin, Dark Tuesday, Epic Penny Pouch!
Gotta’ craft ‘em all, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Yeah! Gotta’ craft ‘em all, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Yeah!
Fighting Coin, Foo’s WoW musings, Fortune and Fighting, The Gold Mint, Gold Shield, Gold Trail Rush, Herding Elekks, Hunter Mastery, Hyper Craft, Joshs Gold tips, Kammler’s Korner!
At least 77, or more to see. To be a gold making master is my destiny!
Khalior’s Tentacular Junkpile, Lion Gaming, Loot Crazed, Mallrat’s WoW Ramblings, marketsforgold, Mein Goldbrunnen!
Woah! Catch yer breath, man. Shake out those lipsi t’s downhill from here. Just 14 more to go! Now it gets tricky – so listen real good!
The Gold Queen, Meet Ohnekase, Mountain O’ Gold, My English Gold Fountain, Naked Gnome Pawn & Loan, Nerf Faids!!!
We’re almost home! Gotta’ craft ‘em all, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Yow! Gotta’ craft ‘em all, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Huh! (Gotta craft ‘em all gold makers, yeah)
The Overcut!, Phase 3: Profit!, Player Vs Auction House, Prncesspwn’s AH, The Revenge, Rul’s Random Rantings, Shikari’s AH, Sinshroud’s Blog that’s all folks!
Craft ‘em, craft ‘em, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Oooh, gotta’ craft ‘em all, gold makers! Craft ‘em, craft ‘em, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Oooh, gotta’ craft ‘em all, gold makers! Craft ‘em, craft ‘em, gotta’ craft ‘em all! Gotta’ craft ‘em all! Gold Makers!