We’re on 1h30m of gold making after 30 runs of Sunwell Plateau, and this is what LootAppraiser has told us the potential gains have been:
1-10: 122,091g (estimated)
11-20: 252,247g (estimated)
21-30: 253,737g (estimated)
Total: 618,075g (approx: 412,050g per hour)
Actual amount earned to date: 35,229g (approx: 23,486g per hour)
Amount still on the auction house: 272,155g
The numbers of actual gold earned vs. estimated gold earned are VASTLY different – but – making 20k an hour (give or take) may not be a horrible investment of time if you’re enjoying what you’re doing. I did pick up a fair number of recipes this past run, so we’ll have to see where sales go in the future. Keep in mind this is on a high population server and your own gains may be lower or higher than the TSM region market value average that I’m using as a price point.
This isn’t the first time I’ve done a dungeon dive – but I used to post them over on another blog, and I decided instead of keeping multiple blogs I’d merge them all into this one. It’s been a while, so here’s the next dungeon dive that I’m doing – Sunwell Plateau.
122,091g estimated gold earned
I’m using the TSM region market value avg to price my loot from LootAppraiser, and I’m using a heavily modified profile from BilisOnyxia to post them to the auction house. In the past I was on a low population server, but these days I’m spread between many servers, and for this particular challenge I’m on a medium pop, so we’ll see how things go. If you’re not familiar with how I run these challenges here’s the basics.
LOTS of videos out there boast about making thousands of gold an hour, but they fail to take actual sales earned into consideration. I run 100 runs of a dungeon, adding up the “looted item value” and then compare it to the “actual sales value” each week. Then I create a GPH from the actual gold earned rather than the assumed amount. In the past this worked out pretty neat, it was a more realistic view of how much gold you could potentially earn. RNG of course plays into it, the type of server you’re on, and other factors. I use 1 character to run the dungeons & sell the materials so they’ve never got more gold than what the dungeons provided. If you’re interested in my older runs of Sunwell, you can find those posts here.
These days it takes me roughly 30-35 minutes to run 10 instances of Sunwell Plateau, and that’s the time I’ll use to frame GPH instead of rounding up to 1 full hour. I know you’re locked from doing more instances (10 per hour is the cap, sometimes you can squeeze a few more in) but you could also go and do something else to make gold in that free time that doesn’t involve running a dungeon.
Here are the addons I’m using, too:
Next week we’ll see if anything actually sold, and add to that the next 10 runs.
Sniping has been a big conversation this week, thanks in part to the Saddlebag Exchange community. This is an API sniper that links to discord, with plenty of guides on how to set things up. First timer snipers and long term snipers alike have been making use of the product, and the snips/flips/sales channel has been booming because of it. If you’re not into API sniping, it still might be worth it to lurk and figure out what items you want to add to your own server sniping list. I’ll be posting a more in-depth look at this one shortly, so watch for that.
Maybe farming is more your thing? If you’re looking for something low key to farm, you might want to try the Glimmer of Satisfaction from BFA. This is used in a number of pets, and is a random event while eating from a feast. Who wouldn’t want to eat their way to 100k+ gph!
I’ve been trying to refine my world of warcraft gold making habits, and focusing on how I can make use of my alt army. I watched this video posted by CanadiaTV and remembered that I had not set up the Shadowlands tables on these characters. I followed the guide and went about getting that done. The pet charms that you can obtain are still very much worth it, especially since I deal in selling only level 25 pets. Leveling them is the easy part – I use my tokens to upgrade the green pets to blue, making them look even more appealing on the auction house.
I’ve currently got two active WoW accounts, though I have been debating activating a third just for fun. On my second account is where I keep all my AH / market stuff, and my daily routine has me logging in once or twice a day to 25 characters to put items for sale. I don’t partake in cancel scanning, I find it a waste of my time. Next, I’ll handle my SL tables. There’s really not much to that, I send off any pet tokens to one ‘holder’ character, send out new missions, and move on. I use the TLDR addon which is absolutely essential in making this a painless process.
After those chores are done, I log in to one of my four main crafters and complete their crafting weeklies. Four characters allows me to cover all of the professions, I don’t usually bother with gathering unless I need a bit of down time. Spreading the characters out 1 per day helps stave off burn out, and still gives me 3 days of misc. things to do (like timewalking). I have 4+1 “main” characters, this season I’ve been playing Petites over on A52 as my main, she’s an evoker, and I am absolutely loving the class. Then I have a paladin, Demon hunter, Monk, and Priest as my ‘back up’ characters (they cover my professions, also). I feel like having these 5 characters is plenty for me, but that does mean I have 30+ ‘unused’ characters who have no real purpose. I tend to level up alts and then forget about them, which is of course the whole reason that I’m setting up the Shadowlands tables, so they can be semi useful. I’ve got 12 done so far, and I’m hoping to get the rest up and running before too long. It does take a bit of time to get it all set up, but in the end it really pays off, and being consistent is absolutely worth it.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
Eve’s Ghastly Rider is mount #358 in my attempt to reach 500 before the end of Dragonflight! I love this mount, it’s beautiful. It came ‘free’ from the trading post this year for completing the Traveler’s Log.