It’s been about a week or so, who’s really keeping count; from the last time I’ve put out any content. In fact its been about a week and half now since I’ve even login to my computer. Most of my interaction has been from Twitter on my phone and while some that has been pointless drama, I think its best to just not even care about ALL that crap anymore.
So here we are, it’s August 25th, just three days away from the new patch 5.0 Pre-Mist Launch and I’ll be the first one to say that so much has happened in the last week it’s crazy. I’m rather sorry to everyone for not being around and putting out content for you all. As a result of my new schedule which includes more than one could dream of, or list; my time to login, play, figure out something new, and then of all things write it.. has become limited. Likely down to the weekend at most.
The question now is, Have you done all you can to Prepare? The burning questing I think that will linger on anyone’s mind who’s been busy stockpiling the last year will always ask this. Was it enough? Did you get all the profit out of everything that you wanted to get once Mist goes live?
It’s Never Enough
The hard truth is, no matter how hard you work, how much gold you have, how many guild banks you have or how full of whatever X item, let it be cloth, Truegold, bars, whatever.. it’ll never be enough. Even if you are one of the few who has like 10 accounts and each account on your server has 10 characters each holding a guild bank plus full tabs (including the guild perk ones), your bags and bank pack 100% full, chances are you may have enough.. but in the end.. you’ll to wonder could you do more?
One of the ideals I’ve come across this time around, was a simple truth that stockpiling doesn’t really matter. I could stockpile all the Truegold for a year on my server and have a million bars, BUT if no one wants it come Mist.. I’m stuck dead in the water.
This is where the ideal of not just what to stockpile, but why. Why should you? There are some clear answers and some not so hard. For example; the two most common items people have stated to stockpile has been Truegold and Netherweave Cloth.
Both Truegold and Netherweave Cloth are the top two items people stockpile generally. Granted there are others, like pets inks for glyphs and older mats for chock points in leveling professions. However, Truegold being the new hot item this time around, given you need a bunch of them for the new Sands of Time Mount, which players may be more willing to speak 50k for after Mist.
Why so much? Well simply now that mounts will be account wide, less will sell as a player with a whole lot of gold wont be buying them for every character now. Players who normally wouldn’t might now, there are a number of reasons why they may buy after the patch and wont now.
One reasons are they may not want to put all their gold into one item for one character then a week down the road change their main. Many players do this, they play one character for a while then stop and play another.So if you think about it, if you’re the kind of player, buying a mount worth 30k every time you change mains just to have that mount on your main can be way too costly.
This is why they don’t buy them, but now that they can buy it once and never again opens the doors for more sales that you wouldn’t have had other wise. The question is now will this new demand outweigh the loss of some players buying it more than once?
Another little thing everyone gets into are bags, bags and more bags. While each expansion brings us new bigger and better bags, the go-to bag has always been Neatherweave Bags. This is likely due to the fact they only need a stack of cloth to make one bag vs all the other bags that have come after. They all need some sort of dust, which are more steps than generally one will want to do.
What are you’re two go-to stockpile items? Everyone has their items they stockpile and believe is the item to stockpile as it’ll make them millions of gold come Mist. Please leave me a comment below and also don’t be shy about leaving your opinions and questions as well.
Today’s post was going to be about something I’m not very proud of, in fact so much so that I’ve down right deleted it and replace it with this post. Some of you, some of my readers, followers will think I cave in. That I let someone bully me and pretty much just didn’t do the right thing.
Which is not the case, there comes a time when you’re just out for yourself, to undo a wrong or simply to cause drama that isn’t needed. Maybe… I’m just too nice of a guy to be a real ass hole like that. Because let me tell you all something here and I’ll tell you what the post was about so you’re not all confused.
The post was about my affiliate link to Zygor guide, what followed was me seeing a tweet by Jim (@PowerWordGold) saying he didn’t like the growing trend that bloggers where using hidden affiliate links when they should be using a real link. In fact it was this post I posted on the 9th of this week. That is where you’ll find the link I had made.
Now I was under the idea that Zygor guide was a respected Leveling Guide and there would be no harm in me putting that link in, it wasn’t a random link, I wasn’t trying to sell anything. I was simply saying, hey I can do this, and this is how I do it. Is it wrong that I made some money if someone happen to click the link AND bought the guide? No I don’t think so. Truth is I haven’t seen any sales from it anyways..
The post was more of just a jealous rant about this and that and in truth, who the heck am I to really step on someone else like that? The more I started to think about it, the more I started to get this bad taste in my mouth.. and that is just not who I am. The post was just pure bull crap and if I had release it.. it would have destroyed any credibility I may have right now.
That is pretty much it, I wasn’t proud of the road it would have taken me. Some bloggers and they know who they are.. may think I’m being a big time chicken… but in truth I’m the bigger man. I’m being something called a man at least from where I came from it is. What it came down too, your word vs my word and those kind of fights never go anywhere.
In fact, it wouldn’t have changed anything but destroy this blog and my very own credibility. Which is important to me, this blog and my readers are important to me. I don’t know if you guys know this but all of you, from gold makers as well-known as Jim, Faid, Cold, Alto, The Gold Queen to the small ones, and there are SO many of you, I never could name you all.
I started this blog because I wanted to prove to myself I could make a successful blog. It had nothing to do with money, in fact what money I do make will go right back into the costs and if I get over that I would give the money away in some shape or form. Maybe that is hard to believe, you know it’s always about the money in the end. I have to live too you know, long other things.
Right now, I’m moving.. by the time you’ve all read this I’ll have been on the road with no access to my blog or email, Twitter, Facebook or anything. I’ve met a wonderful woman who has changed my life.. in fact I don’t even know if I’ll be able to come back to blogging.. I’m more than likely end up missing out on Mist of Pandaria Launch. Do you all understand what that means?
A Journey’s End
For two months… going forward for 5 months now I’ve been working, writing post, preparing not only myself but trying to share with you all so you can make bank come MoP… and yet.. I might miss it because I made a live changing decision. Right now I’m not working, that is why I’ve had so much free time.. too much if you ask me.
I’ll be getting a full-time job to support myself and my friend I’m moving in with. Life is going to be very different..maybe I might get one day out of the week.. a few hours.. to sit down and play the game I’ve played for over 5 years now. It’s how life is, some of us are lucky.. and others are not. That is the truth.
What I had to say in that post.. was stupid, pointless and would have hurt everything I worked for and for what? Nothing.. no one gains anything out of drama and pointing fingers. I hope those of you who read this understand, be angry with me, rage remove me from your blogroll.. unfollow me.. call me names. In the end.. I’m a hunter, I’m a gold maker and I’m an honest person and I’m no cheat.
There wont be any more post this week, I had posts about professions I wanted to write.. but I sort of need access to the beta which I wont have. Maybe I’ll get a day to do this.. and I’ll get some content out to you all.. but please don’t count on it. I’ve made it so everyone who posts comments wont have to be approved.. I hope the settings are working right so that you can all keep the discussion up.
If this end’s up being my last post… there just isn’t enough white space for me to thank everyone.. this post I wrote a month ago is a good start. If this truly is the end for me.. in wow blogging.. I hope that the information I was able to put out, both for hunters and gold makers.. becomes timeless and that maybe it’ll help you all make millions, get that hunter to 90 and have some damn fun. Until next time, remember you’re all pro like that.
Today’s post is a short one, I want to let everyone know that chances of me playing in the next two or three weeks will likely not happen. As a result I wont have access to the beta or live game. The reason is I’m moving, today in fact I’m already on the bus as this post goes out heading out. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to really write and given out good solid content.
First off, I feel horrible about not being able to give you all content. In the last two months I’ve been putting out good content everyday, I haven’t missed a day. I know so of you have disagreed with some of my opinions.
I’m okay with this simply because I feel that is what make a good blog, it’s what creates good discussion and makes you all think. Which is what I really want. That is why I want to sort of give you all some hidden tips and the secret to the success I’ve had running Hunter Mastery.
I’ll never come out and say that I’m better than you, that my blog is better than yours. Nor will I ever say I’m just a better gold maker then you, a hunter or a person. I live by a rule, this applies to how I play the game, both the auction house, real life as well.
Treat others the way you wish to be treated.
In that respect, I will say that I’m a kind person, an honest person. I’ve never taken away from anyone, I’ve never caused drama and I’ve never done anyone wrong. I have made mistakes in the past, I’ve screwed up and been the first person to admit that and quick to fix my mistakes. That is what a MAN does, that is what a human being does. Being honest to your fellow human.
Cutting yourself Short..
I tend to do this to myself, I view my work as horrible some times, like I could write better. And you know there are the trolls. No matter how hard you try they wont like you. I’ve had comments on Reddit where people complain about how I write, like they don’t understand and think English must be my second language or something like that.
The truth is, I’m not the best person when it comes to writing. In fact it was one of my least favorite subjects in High School and I’ve always had a problem with grammar and spelling. Does that make me stupid? Maybe.. I try to write as if I’m talking, what would I say if I sat down with someone and talked about something? Some of you who have been reading my blog over the last two months have taken notice of this.
I know many bloggers tend to write more professional and as if they are writing a guide, I tend to write more down to earth, using simple words. Mostly because I myself am a simple person, but I want to also feel as if people understand what I’m saying and not be made to feel stupid.
With it all said and done, I promise you… if you follow your heart.. treat others with kindness and don’t cheat, work hard be honest.. even if someone disagrees with you. Do not fall, be a leader for yourself.
I think anyone who has read my blog, with my 10 items you shouldn’t stockpile post that I don’t really care if people think I’m awesome. I know some on twitter have tweeted saying I’m a guru of Hunters… what an honor… serious. I’m just some guy who loves playing hunters.. nothing more.
More Stable slots! I think that really speaks volumes now when you see the host of new hunter pets. In fact, in a way I’m very happy I decided to roll a hunter of each race for Mist of Pandaria. I still plan to do the same for horde side, but I have to focus on one thing at a time. Coming to a hunter Stable near you are new pet families!
In terms of how many more stable slots, I would say another page or two would be good to be honest. Right now we have 25 slots, 20 stable and 5 active. I think adding one or two more pages (10 slots each for a total of 20 more) wouldn’t be too hard. I’ve had the idea that maybe adding something like how the pets and mounts are being done for hunter pets.
I would even be willing to spend gold to unlock such more states. Such as we use to have to do, I think that we wont see more slots on release but within a patch or so.. hopefully Blizzard sees that hunters need more slots or they need a better way for us to store pets. I hope that they don’t wait to do this until after MoP.. that would really suck. I know on my main I really only have one slot left for anything.
New Pet Families
In Mist of Pandaria we’re getting some new pet families, all of them are awesome! They are the following:
- Quilen (Exotic)
- Water Striders (Exotic)
With new Pet Families we have new pets to table, skins and everything but also new Pet abilities! Here is what we have and my take on each of the new abilities.
Petrifying Gaze [Special Ability]
20 yd range – Instant 60 sec cooldown
Turns the target into stone for 3 sec, causing them to be invulnerable.
Lullaby [Special Ability]
20 yd range – Instant – 60 sec cooldown
Puts the target to sleep for 4 sec.
Trample [Special Ability]
Instant – 10 sec cooldown
Your goat tramples the enemy, kicking up an obscuring cloud of dust, causing all enemies within 0 yards to have their spell cast speed increased by 50% (25% on player targets) for 30 sec.
Paralyzing Quill [Special Ability]
0.5 sec cast – 60 sec cooldown
Fires paralyzing quills around the porcupine, incapacitating all enemies for 2 sec.
Fearless Roar [Special Ability]
Instant – 45 sec cooldown
The quilen lets out a fearless roar, increasing the critical strike chance of all party and raid members by 5% for 2 min.
Eternal Guardian [Exotic Ability]
20 yd range – Instant – 10 min cooldown
Returns the spirit to the body, restoring a dead target to life with 20% health and 0% mana.
Surface Trot [Special Ability]
Unlimited range – Instant
Allows the Hunter and the Water Strider to walk across water for 10 min. Any damage will cancel the effect.
Still Water [Exotic Ability]
Infuses all party and raid members within vision with still water, increasing their spell power by 10% and their critical strike chance by 5%.
My thoughts on the new pets. Being that I play Beast Master, I think the two new BM only pets, the Water Striders and Quilen are awesome. Right now I generally run in PVP 2 Spirit Beasts, a Devilsaur, a Silithid and Shale Spider for Battlegrounds.
For Arena I generally run 4 Spirit Beasts and a Devilsaur. Sadly however, given Eternal Guardian has a 10min cooldown, it wont be very useful for PVP at all, maybe in Battlegrounds to pop up a healer maybe.
The Water Strider may be good for battleground that have water, an easy to get over them but to be honest it doesn’t have much more use than that. For my other Hunters where I run non-bm in pvp the Crane and Basilisk may be good choices too.
At the end of every week, I basically give you the reader a chance to catch up all the past posts I’ve written over the last week. This week I talked about the Darkmoon Pets and how to collect them easy between all your characters in time for Mist of Pandaria in less than two months from now.
There was a small update about hunter pet changes in beta as well as Transmog Friday post this week. Overall it was a solid week and I think it was a very smart move for me to move to a single post each day followed with a rapup post at the end of the week. If you have any questions or feedback I’m more than happy to hear them and don’t be shy about leaving your opinions in comments.
Hunter Mastery is one of the most active WoW blogs right now and I hope to stay that way even after Mist of Pandaria launches and we’re all settled into it.
This Week’s Posts August 6th 2012 to August 12th
For anyone who end up missing any one post due to my posting schedule this past week, here is a collection list in order of the post starting on Monday August 6th and ending August 12th 2012.
- How to get the Darkmoon Faire Pets
- Hunter Pet Changes
- Farming Spot: Eternal Fire
- Moving Gold Across Servers with Pets
- Transmog Friday: Ironhide
- Gold Making Past, Present and Future
TSM Accounting Data â€“ August 6th 2012 to August 12th
Below is the TSM Accounting Summary in how much gold Iâ€™ve made and spent on Drenden US in the last 7 days. I also end up spending a good amount of the gold I was taking in to stockpile more due to the fact people are flooding the market with good trying to get rid of them.
I want to thank everyone who has supported Hunter Master since the launch, I’ve written a post about such in the past. I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone, there are too many of you out there and that makes me happy. To everyone who has supported and help me grow from a just a few followers on Twitter to nearly 300 now. The facebook likes, everything has been wonderful. Keep being awesome everyone, and remember we’re all pro like that.
Up coming Changes
Tuesday I’ll be moving to a new city, new state. In fact it’s going to be a MASSIVE change for me and a good one. As a result I may not be posting daily as I might wish and this includes having access to the game. Sadly I may even miss out on MoP Release… yeah it’s that big of a change for me. I hope that I can still play part-time and write my blog.