Makin’ the Moolah – IntroJune 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Posted in General, Professions and gold | Leave a comment
Tags: disenchanting, making gold, Mark of the Wild, professions, World of Warcraft
Marked Readers –
I’m fortunate that I’ve learned how to make gold in WoW. Lots of gold. Enough gold to enable me to buy pretty much whatever I want/need for Noze and any of my alts. Enough gold to let me invest it to make even more gold. Just a quick rundown on the things I’ve been able to afford – Tundra Mammoth, 3 epic flyers, 4 regular flight, 2 cold weather flying, mats to powerlevel both BS and JC (though I did mine some, most of the harder stuff was bought), regular contributions to the guild bank, and on and on.
I am by no means the richest guy on Anvilmar and I am not the savviest money maker around. But my name is known by the small group of us who play the AH and I’m kinda proud of that.
Now if only I could transfer this over to the real world.
Anyway, many folks in my guild seem to have money issues – either for a mount or training or for some ubrleetz lootz. I also see the same type of problems on the various message boards I follow. I always try to respond and when I do, I always say the same thing – buy cheap greens on the AH, disenchant them, and sell the mats for a profit.
And that’s basically it. Yes, there are a few other things I do to make gold – selling bags and a few select gems needed to powerlevel JC to name a few. But my core money maker; the thing that has made me 85-90% of my gold has been buying cheap greens on the AH, disenchanting them, and selling the mats for a profit.
Eblis is my disenchanter. He started out solely as a bank alt, but I learned I enjoyed warlocks, so leveled him up to 80 eventually. But he still goes back to Orgrimmar or SMC a couple times a week to do his money work. But the thing is, even though he’s 80, has all the enchants and everything – he didn’t start out that way. He started out at level 5 as an apprentice enchanter with 10g worth of seed money from Nosecrusher (who really couldn’t spare it since he was a level 42 hunter still walking around Kalimdor, not riding). Anyway, I downloaded auctioneer and set to work. And the rest is history. I’ve never needed another infusion of gold from an outside source – that 10g was all I’ve ever needed. Even more important, I was able to use the mats from this process to level my enchanting while still making a profit!
I’ve even used this method on a brand new server, far away from Anvilmar, just to see if it would work from complete scratch. Well, it does, I have 3 characters on 3 different servers each with over 1,000g and maxed (for their levels) enchanting.
So why have I writting this? Not to stroke my epeen, to be sure. Nope, I just wanted to set my bonafides for this week’s series of posts. I’m going to track Eblis’ gold for the week as I disenchant and sell each day. And all I’m going to do is disenchant – I’ve shifted my other operations to another toon for the time being – so we can see exactly how effective this process is.
I’ll start Eblis off with 5,000g for the week. I won’t spend anywhere near that amount, but it’s not uncommon for me to drop over 1,000 in a round of buying these days, so I wanted a buffer.