Recipe Collecting (one faction at a time)

While we wait for S4 (or Pandaria Remix, or both) to get started, I’ve been working on completing my recipe collections (at least for horde, alliance will be a task for another time). A lot of recipes require faction that I do not have at exalted on my demon hunter (my LW/JC character) so I’ve been working through the list. Yesterday that meant I was working with The Sons of Hodir, and doing quests in Wrath of the Lich King. That one was pretty painless, I did a series of quests in Storm Peaks, and then unlocked the NPC who takes faction bits. The bits were only 90s each, so I bought 1.5k and easily earned my exalted status. Afterward I picked up the two recipes I needed, a few transmog pieces, and two mounts that I didn’t have.

Next I’m working on getting faction with Cenarion Circle, so I’m out in the old version of Silithus, questing. Eventually I’ll start turning in my encrypted text that I’ve been collecting, and that should add another 10 recipes to my LW collection.

Unfortunately some recipes are no longer in game with no way to obtain them (wild leather helmet, I’m looking at you) so unless things change I’ll always be missing a few, but in the meantime, at least I have a bit of direction in the game again.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Weekly Review [Apr7-Apr13]

There are some days where I just don’t feel like posting auctions. In the last year, those days have been pretty rare, but they do occasionally happen. I think it’s important to take breaks when you feel this way, and not feel pressured into continuing on in the same way if you’re not really into it. The slump I’ve felt while waiting for S4 is as good a time as any for a few days off here and there, I figured. The earnings for the week show that, with a weak 7.7 million earned in that time frame. I know, that’s actually a fair amount of gold still for the average player, but it is a few million below my personal average.

Patterns have started picking back up, whether it’s from collectors or people preparing for S4, I’m glad to see the uptick. Another blackrock bulwark made the list – this time for well above my usual average, it sold at 846k. A Tuskarr kite made the list too, which is great because for a while there the price had been incredibly low as Blizzard was just giving them away.

A small number of pets sold this round, but that’s probably because I need to restock and level up a few more. Armored Vaultbot, Jadefire Spirit, and the rare Indigo. I also managed to sell a mageweave bandage manual, I think it was the first time I’ve seen one sell in all the times I’ve listed it. Thank you collectors!

Blizzard just announced that Plunderstorm will be ending on April 30th, and that there’s double reputation gains until then – thank goodness. I’m currently sitting at renown 29, and I feel like I can easily reach 40 before the 30th if I just keep plodding along with my 1 renown a day. In the meantime, I’m hunting for my final LW recipe (it’s going for 1.9 million gold, and I’m reluctant to spend it in case Blizzard returns it in the future) hoping to catch it on a snipe. Aside from that, things are quiet.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

Mount #426

Unlike my pet collection, I didn’t start caring about mounts until Dragonflight, so I’ve never really had much of a collection. This year I had hoped to earn 500 mounts BEFORE TWW released – that probably won’t happen, but I did manage to snag number 426 today! This is the Peafowl that was a part of the tenders for March, but I had frozen it because I couldn’t afford everything I wanted. I usually go for any pets I don’t have, and then slowly I work towards the mounts. It’s not a perfect system, but it’s been working out well so far.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

10.2.6 Announced – Finally

Blizzard has finally told us that 10.2.6 releases this Tuesday, March 19th – unfortunately that’s pretty much all they would say except that it’s going to be a time limited event that has never been done before in Warcraft. Something to do with pirates. Maybe?

Will there be gold making opportunities with this? Maybe! With no way to test any of it before it goes live (and with no indication of what ‘it’ is) we really will just have to wait and see. Any speculation out there as to what it could potentially be? Let me know in comments!

Dungeon Dive: 100 Runs of Sunwell Plateau (51-60)

Another week, another 10 runs of Sunwell Plateau under our belts! This marks 3h spent in the zone (30m each group of 10 runs), and in actual gold earned from sales (plus raw gold drops) my 61 speed druid is looking at a total of 155,999g which means the GPH is 51,999g – not too shabby for a single character running a single dungeon. You might remember that the last run rewarded VERY little, hence the lower GPH this week. It all depends on RNG and what sells vs. what does not sell. Here’s the overall stats to date:

  • Total approx gold earned (runs 1-60): 905,389
  • Actual amount earned from sales to date: 155,999g
  • Actual amount of GPH: 51,999g
  • Value of items listed on the AH: 137,451g

Last week we only had 44k worth of items on the AH, so it’s nice that we added a few items of note this week (two schematics, one for goggles which are used in an achievement). This isn’t the best gold farm in the world by any means, but it is nice and simple with a low barrier of entry.

Keep in mind you may be able to make more / less gold on your own server, the items I’m selling are NOT commodity, therefor they ARE server specific. I’m playing on a high population server in NA, and prices are quite all over the place (usually on the lower side of things) but sales are far more steady than if I were on a low population server. You’ll have to try different methods out, and see what works for you.

Doing SOMETHING to make gold in game is at least a better option than doing nothing at all (if you’re going after gold, at least). As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!