Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 26

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Welcome to episode twenty six of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, share their thoughts, hints and tips on making gold in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

In this episode Nev and Marcus discuss the recent Blizzard announcement of the Warlords of Draenor alpha.

Nev explains some of the new professions changes coming up in the Warlords expansion and Marcus gives his thoughts on the effects on the Warcraft economy of these changes.

This podcast was recorded on Sat, 5th April 2014.

[MP3] Episode 26 – Warlords of Draenor Alpha.
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Who’s been playing what and when.
  • Nev gives us the scope on the Warlords of Draenor announcement?
  • Marcus explains the Warcraft economy

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

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How to Make More Profit From Your Gold Making Markets

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I’ve always said that the Professions are the powerhouse of the Warcraft economy and crafting items to sell on the Auction House is a great way to make World of Warcraft gold. But competition can be fierce and to be successful with this gold making strategy, players need to carefully research all aspects of the market for the items they are trying to sell to ensure they can compete on price while still maximising their profit.

As an example, let’s look at the Profession of Alchemy and the selling of Living Steel. Those of you with this profession will know that Living Steel is a transmutation item with a 24 hr cool-down. This helps create demand for the material which is widely used in many of the other Professions. However, price competition can be fierce on most servers so it helps to be able to craft this material as cheaply as possible to maintain a reasonably profit.

So how many ways are there to craft Living Steel?

Normally, it takes the transmutation of 6 Trillium bars to create 1 Living steel (Ignoring the method using Spirit of Harmony):

1. 6 x Trillium Bar -> Living Steel

But an Alchemist also has the option to transmute Ghost Iron Bars to Trillium:

2. 60x Ghost Iron Bar -> 6 x Trillium Bar -> Living Steel

Now, if you have the Mining you have the option to smelt Ghost Iron Ore to Ghost Iron Bars:

3. 120 Ghost Iron Ore -> 60 x Ghost Iron Bar -> 6 x Trillium Bar -> Living Steel

But Miners will know that they can smelt Trillium Ore to Trillium Bars:

4. 12x White Trillium Ore + 12 x White Trillium Ore -> 6 x Trillium Bar

Summary of Living Steel Crafting Options

Material Quantity Market Price Crafting Price Profit
Ghost Iron Ore 120 2.3 276 74
Ghost Iron Bar 60 4.3 258 92
Trillium Ore 24 7.5 180 170
Trillium Bar 6 40 240 110
Living Steel 1 350 350 0

*All pricing are in gold (g). The pricing of Trillium Ore is an average of Black and White.

From the table above you can see that the crafting path to Living Steel is cheaper if you are able to utilise both Mining and Alchemy and by comparing the market pricing for all possible combinations of crafting material. It highlights the power of having complimentary professions (what, you didn’t think Alchemy and Mining were complimentary?).

If you think this is an isolated example you would be wrong. There are many more examples hidden in the crafting tomes of the Professions. Start digging and you’ll find more. Alternatively, save some time and invest in The Journal of Marcus Ty, Gold Making Guide and obtain the complete guide to making gold with the Professions.

As I’ve always said: ‘The Professions are the powerhouse of the Warcraft economy’. But they’re also the key to making a great profit.

 

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 25

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Welcome to episode twenty five of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, share their thoughts, hints and tips on making gold in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

In this episode Nev and Marcus discuss the recent Blizzard announcement of the release date for Warlords of Draenor and the pre-release order complete with level 90 boost.

Nev is visiting in the US leaving the Pig & Whistle empty except for the crates of Jaffa Cakes, piled high in the corner..

This podcast was recorded on Sun, 16th March 2014.

[MP3] Episode 25 – Where’s Nev?.
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Marcus can’t remember where he left Nev.
  • Nev gives us the scope on the Warlords of Draenor announcement
  • A boost to level 90 – so what?

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 24

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Welcome to episode twenty four of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, share their thoughts, hints and tips on gold making in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

As usual Nev updates us on the latest news from the front and Marcus continues to sort out his recording bugs.

The topic of this weeks podcast is ‘The Gold Making Mindset’. Marcus and Nev talk about the mindset needed to start making gold and to achieve the ultimate goal of a million gold in Warcraft.

This podcast was recorded on Sat, 1st March 2014.

[MP3] Episode 24 – The Gold Making Mindset.
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Marcus attempts to subdue his recording equipment.
  • Nev gives us the news from the front
  • The mindset of making gold in Mist of Pandaria

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 23

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Welcome to episode twenty three of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcast. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, share their thoughts, hints and tips on gold making in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

Nev give us the latest news from the front and how a famous professions blogger is to retire.

Love is in the air and Nev and Marcus explain some of the hints and tips for making gold with the air thick with cheap scent in the Pig and Whistle.

This podcast was recorded on Friday, 14th February 2014.

[MP3] Episode 23 – The Missing Episode?
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Marcus and his Work / WoW balance.
  • Nev has a new machine
  • There are no puddles in Pandaria

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 22

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Welcome to episode twenty two of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcast. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, share their thoughts, hints and tips on gold making in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

Marcus reveals his latest exploits grinding reputation in Pandaria and what to factions to grind if trying to level a Jewelcrafter.

Nev and Marcus share some of their gold making hints and tips and their latest exploits when leveling alts across the various expansions.

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, 18th January 2014.

[MP3] Episode 22 – Pandarean Gold Making?
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Marcus has a dodgy microphone.
  • Nev reveals her love of pet collecting
  • Gold making hints and tips in Pandaria

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 21

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Welcome to episode twenty one of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcast. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, share their thoughts, hints and tips on gold making with veteran Warcraft player Godmother of the blog Alt:ernative Chat.

Godmother reveals her secret to writing posts for her popular blog Alt:ernatic Chat as she pulls up a chair at the bar of the Pig and Whistle, Stormwind, and orders a large one.

Nev and Marcus share some of their gold making hints and tips to a veteran Warcraft player like Godmother and how she can streamline her gold making efforts in-game.

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, 4th January 2014.

[MP3] Episode 21 – Alt:ernative Gold Making?
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Godmother orders a large one.
  • Ten years of accidental gold making
  • Gold making hints and tips for veteran Warcraft players

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Godmother’s Blog ALT:ernative
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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My Year of Making World of Warcraft gold

Big IdeaI’ve been chilling out over the holidays, fighting my way through a mountain of Christmas Pudding and cream, so I haven’t spent a great deal of time in the Auction House. I’ve also parked my army of profession alts for now, giving them some respite  from their endless toil of crafting. It’s at this time that I like to look back over the year,  reflecting on my gold making and deciding the success and failure of various strategies.

When I look back over my blog I’m surprised at the amount of content I’ve produced this past year. This is in part a response to others in the gold making community spurring me on and providing me with hints, tips and suggestions for blog posts and articles. It’s also a response to my followers and subscribers who regularly tweet and email me with a variety of ideas and suggestions for future topics or simply to ask me for help.

It was one such subscriber who, having listened to me chat with Jim Younkin on his live stream, suggested I should create my own podcast. And so the Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast was born.

Now, I knew in theory how a Podcast worked and what I had to do, but knowing something and doing it are two different things. It’s what I tell new players when it comes to making gold in the Auction House: you can read about this stuff all you like but sooner or later you just have get in there and be a player. Needless to say I turned to Jim for advice and being a supportive kind of bloke, he pointed me to one of his many articles on the subject to get me on track. So thanks to Jim the Podcast got off to a good start.

Now, Jim and I have been gold-capped for many years. In fact, I’ve lost count of the millions of gold Jim has accumulated. I idle between 1-2million gold across my various alts, but Jim keeps ploughing on accumulating more and more gold. When I remind Jim that it’s only virtual gold, he always replies: ‘Yes, but it’s my virtual gold!’ This inspired me to write a post for Cold Blogging Carnival called What Drives a Gold Maker earlier in the year.

Episode One of the JMT Podcast launched on March 16th. If you listen to the first show – just for a laugh – you’ll hear this British guy banging on about the Auction House in a very formal BBC voice. I’ve since been asked to do the ‘Shipping Forecast’. A lovely lady from New York wrote on iTunes: ‘Don’t know anything about making gold, just love listening to the British accent’. If you want to start your own podcast I would always recommend interviewing a guest or having a co-host.

As it turns out I was fortunate to interview Erik Dekker of the blog The Golden Crusade and Cold of the blog Cold’s Gold Factory for some great episodes. But it was when interviewing Nev of the blog Auction House Addict that things really clicked and Nev has been my co-host on the show ever since. It’s largely thanks to Nev’s input into the show and her relaxed style that the show has continued to gain followers and remains interesting to do. In fact Nev and I can talk for hours on any subject. So much so that I normally have about three hours of material to edit down for the one hour show each recording session!

Half way through the year came the release of the patch 5.3. There were no major changes to the WoW gold economy and I summarized the state of play in the post What’s Been Making Gold in Patch 5.3-Escalation.

It was around about the same time that Trade Skill Master 2 was released. There were many changes to the program and some players were unhappy about having to re-learn and reconfigure the new program. Needless to say the new changes were eventually well received. It was during that time that I received a lot of requests for help on setting up the new TSM2 so I wrote a review come mini guide: TSM2 Review and it became a regular topic on the JMT Podcast.

As we moved through summer  I searched and explored new and not so new markets to exploit. I went back to basics and made a good profit snatching undervalued items from the Auction House and flipping them. This technique works best if you employ a little automation so I wrote a post on how to set up Shopping Lists in TSM2.

As the summer waned , Blizzard was preparing to launch the next patch 5.4. Nev and I discussed how to prepare for the new patch in Episode Eleven of the JMT Podcast. I explained that I had been buying up stacks of Living Steel, anticipating the demand from the new Engineering recipes that were in the pipeline. I must have spent around 70,000g on Living Steel at below market price of around 300g on my server in preparation.

Patch 5.4 was released in September, around the time of my birthday. Nev was kind enough to sing me ‘Happy Birthday, Mr Co-Host’ in the breathless style of Marilyn Monroe in Episode Thirteen of the JMT Podcast which, needless to say, went down well with our listeners. Nev went on to give some tips on questing on the Timeless Isle. In the Auction House I made a killing selling all of my stock of Living Steel for around 550-600g a bar over the first week of the new patch.

As the Summer greens of the leaves in my little corner of England started to turn to the yellow ochres and reds of the Fall, I spent more and more time grinding on the Timeless Isle – or TimeSuck Isle as one follower tweeted. I became obsessed with trying to complete the Noodle Cart quest and it became a topic on the podcast and in a post called Dude, Where’s My Noodle Cart. Always ready to talk about food, Nev and I discussed Cooking and the secondary professions in the making of Warcraft gold.

As patch 5.4 wore on I noticed spikes in the  price of Living Steel as players set about crafting the new Engineering recipes. Once they had generated enough of Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source they would splurge their gold on Living Steel to make the new Sky Golem Mount. There was a big debate on whether, as gold makers, we should craft the mount and attempt to sell it on the Auction House or simply keep the first mount. I expressed my view in the post Making Gold with the Sky Golem Mount.

As the Fall turned to Winter I revisited making gold with Pandarean Cooking. This got me back into Fishing – which is not the fastest way to make gold – but it aloud me to chill out, away from the endless grind of the Timeless Isle. It also inspired me to write the post Making Gold with Ben of the Booming Voice.

As the year came to its end Blizzard finally announced the new Warlords of Draenor expansion. There were going to be changes to the professions and levels that I thought would affect the Warcraft economy and I summarized my thoughts in the post Warlords Expansion Gold Making Impact.

I had made so much gold during the last patch that I maxed-out the gold limit on my banking alt 999,999.99. and had to post the surplus to my other alts to receive my sales. I was by now just keeping my crafting and trading ticking over. I needed a new incentive to keep making gold. I mentioned this to Nev so we decided to devote the last few shows of the podcast to making gold at the lower levels and I wrote the post Making Gold By The Seashore which also became the topic of the podcast. The final show and post ended the year with the Making Gold During Feast of Winterveil and Nev having to put up with my bad jokes.

So next year Nev and I are planning more topics for the podcast and I’m going to start my Horde project. I’ve always played mainly Alliance characters and next year I want to create a new Horde character and level to 90. From a gold making perspective I will blog about starting out with zero gold and see how much I can accumulate on this new character. I’ll still be discussing more advanced topics and as usual, searching out new markets.

I’m also in the process of writing a Kindle version of my guide Auction House Secrets which I hope to release in the New Year. So watch this space.

Until the next time this is Marcus Ty wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 20

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Welcome to episode twenty of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcast. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, celebrate the gold making strategies for new players during the Feast of Winter Veil.

Marcus tells of his egg-ploits  from the sale of small eggs which upsets some gold makers who believe it’s a strategy that’s beneath them.

Nev discusses the challenges of making gold at the lower levels and her project of making gold for only 15mins a playing session.

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, 21st of December 2013.

[MP3] Episode 20 – Eggs is Eggs?
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Marcus tells Egg-actly how to make gold.
  • Nev’s 15 min wonder
  • Making gold during Winter Veil
  • Wishing our listeners a Happy Holiday

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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Teaching Old Gold Makers How To Make A Profit

Gold Capped

Gold Capped

My Dad always told me that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. What he didn’t tell me was apparently you can’t teach an old gold maker old tricks! At least when it comes to making a profit. There are many strategies in World of Warcraft for making gold but not all of them are suitable across all the levels. To make gold in WoW you need to be able to maximize the capital sitting in your bags as efficiently as possible to turn it into more gold. That, Friend they call making a profit.

It can be hard for some of the old gold makers out there to remember what is was like to make gold in the early levels. They look down from atop their pile of gold at those just starting out in the game and deride their efforts because, well it doesn’t meet with their lofty standards. What they forget is that the gold making strategies they use as mature gold makers are not always suitable for players new to the game and the Auction House. So I wasn’t too surprised when one old goblin took me to task for the selling of Small Eggs at this time of Winter Veil.

Making  Warcraft Gold During Feast of Winter Veil

Now I shouldn’t be too hard on the old goblin because it’s easy to lose sight of some basic gold making principles when you have a few quid in the bank. As a mature gold maker myself with several million gold scattered over several alts on my main server, I try hard not to make the same mistake. In fact, many of you who follow me will know that my blog is dedicated to helping new players make gold in the game. The strategies I use as a mature gold maker with several level 90 alts, maxed-out in various professions with a million gold under my belt are not the strategies I teach to new players trying to level their professions with little spare capital to play with.

Which brings me to the selling of Small Eggs during the time of Winter Veil.

Now for some reason this seemed to upset my fellow gold maker (who I really have a lot of time for). Surely it was beneath us to make gold this way? And during the holidays!

Blimey!

Selling Small Eggs, he states, is something of a legend. Now, if what he meant was that it’s a great way to make gold in the early levels, he’s right! I always try to use the selling of Small Eggs as an example of the 5 Goblin Principles of Auction House Trading:

  • Sell what players need
  • Sell at the right price
  • Sell at the right amount
  • Sell at the right time
  • Sell at a profit

If you have read my earlier post you’ll know that selling of Small Eggs during Winter Veil works time after time. This is because you’re selling what’s in demand. Of course you have to sell them at the right price and at the right time. In my example I farmed for 15mins and posted my 4 stacks of eggs  on the eve of Winter Veil in stacks of 5 at 500% market price (they were selling on average 0.90g an egg on my server at the time). The next day they all sold making me a great profit.

My fellow gold maker wasn’t impressed. I had spent 15mins farming my eggs and this was not an efficient use of my time. Well, this is true and I always say that grinding and farming are not the most efficient ways to make gold. In my Post Making  Warcraft Gold During Feast of Winter Veil I state that:

The quickest way to make gold is the Auction House.

But if you’re a new player with little capital it helps to know where to farm small eggs – even if it takes you 15mins. At the lower levels, you’re probably grinding those mobs anyway.

Now, if as a new player you can afford to buy Small Eggs during off-peak times for silver from the Auction House you’ll probably make just as much gold, only more efficiently. In fact Small Eggs on average were selling for a little under 1g before Winter Veil and anywhere from 5-10g each during the holiday. If I had bought my eggs from the Auction House for 1 g and sold them for 5g (not a huge mark up) I still would have made a 400% profit. In fact many players tweeted me to say that it what they did.

My fellow gold maker was still not impressed. No, cranking out gems with your Jewelcrafter is the way to go. It only takes 1.5sec a gem.

I love this kind of logic. He’s assuming, of course,  he hasn’t had to buy the ore or spend an age prospecting it as part of his time. But lets assume he buys his uncut gems from the Auction House and crafts them into more profitable cuts – a great gold making strategy, providing you have the capital and have leveled your Jewelcrafting to make profitable cuts. Most cuts at the early levels of a profession are just not profitable. And that goes for many of the professions.

And he’s also assuming he sells all his cuts on the first Auction. More likely he spent the first day of Winter Veil standing by the mail box pickup up his expired sales while players queued in the Auction House to buy my Small but profitable Eggs.

EGG-ACTLY!

Here’s wishing all my fellow gold makers – new and old – a happy holiday and a profitable New Year.

Marcus

 

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Making Warcraft Gold During Feast of Winter Veil

Gingerbread-cookieIt was the eve before Winter Veil and all along the shore, players were grinding for small eggs and lots more. Yes, it’s the Feast of Winter Veil in Azeroth which means Egg Nog, Preserved Holly and Winter Garb . It also means there’s gold to made during this time of festive merriment.

I love this holiday in Azeroth – a time of Grandfather Winter, The Abominable Greench and stolen reindeer. Of course, as a maker of gold, it’s also a time to do some serious trading and to make some gold selling all those things that players are looking for during this festive time of merriment and questing.

The Feast of Winter Veil provides a good example of how the supply and demand of items are affected by seasonal activities occurring throughout the year in Azeroth. During these times, many players head for the Auction House and buy up the items  they need to complete many of the seasonal quests and achievements. If you time it right you can anticipate this demand and snatch cheap mats from the Auction House to flip for a great profit or – if you’re in your early levels and in need of a little seed capital – grind a short while for easy to gather items.

Now many new gold makers make the mistake of thinking that because an item is easy to gather, other players will be unwilling to splash the cash. This is far from true. Just think about your own buying habits. How many of you have paid extra to have an item gift wrapped in a department store? As the goblins say: “Time is money, Friend”.

So what are the gold making strategies for the Feast of Winter Veil? Well, buying cheap mats from the Auction House before the holiday and then flipping the items for a profit during the holiday at peak demand works every time. As I’ve said in many posts over the years: “The Auction House is the quickest way to make gold in World of Warcraft”

 

Item Use
Small Eggs Gingerbread Cookies, Egg Nog
Bolt of Woolen Cloth (4) Winter Clothes
Bolt of Runecloth (4) Winter Clothes
Rugged Leather (4) Winter Boots
Copper Bar Winter Boots
Deeprock Salt Preserved Holly

 

Small Eggs are very easy to grind as many flying mobs at level 7-11 will drop them. For the Alliance, my favorite place is the Longshore, Westfall where Greater Fleshripper can be found beside the decomposing corpse of a great fish. They spawn at an incredible rate and nearly always drop Small Eggs. For the Horde, try the Crazed Dragonhawk of Eversong Woods. I normally grind for 15-20mins and always come away with 3-4 stacks of eggs which sell for a great profit.

This is also a great time for the Tailors. Pick up the patterns for Winter Clothes from the Smokeywood vendors, on sale during the holiday if you don’t have already these. Of course, if you’re not a tailor then hopefully you have snatched cheap Wool and Runecloth to resell at an exorbitant price! If you’re a Tailor make sure you turn your Cloth into bolts as it will sell much better.

The same strategy applies to Leatherworkers. Crank out those Winter Boots! If not a Leatherworker then snatch cheap Rugged Leather and resell above market price for a good profit.

Deeprock salt is needed for the quest The Hero of the Day to make Preserved Holly. Try grinding the Vault Warder of Uldarman which have good drops of this item.

Happy Holidays!

Marcus

 

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Making World of Warcraft Gold By The Sea Shore

Seashore

When it comes to making wow gold at the lower levels, location can be everything. No matter if you’re Alliance or Horde, where you quest and your journey through the land of Azeroth can present you with some great gold making opportunities. This was the theme that we explored over at the JMT Podcast Epsiode 19 where Nev and I packed our bucket and spade and left the cozy tavern of the Pig and Whistle (Stormwind) and headed down to the seashore for some low level gold making.

Starting Out

It can be hard to make gold when you first start playing World of Warcraft. Not that the techniques of gold making are especially difficult, it’s just that many players in their early levels struggle to understand the basic mechanics of the wow gold economy and are slow to build their initial seed capital, needed to exploit the gold making potential of the Auction House. But there are gold making opportunities throughout the land of Azeroth, even if you’re only a level 10 player. You just have to put your gold-making brain into gear (the best addon in the game) and ask yourself a few basic questions:

  • Do the mobs in this location drop profitable items?
  • Do these mobs spawn rapidly?
  • Can surplus quest items be sold on the Auction House?
  • Are there secondary mobs to grind that drop valuable items?
  • What can I Mine, Gather, Fish and Skin in this location?

A good example are the many quests that lead you to the seashore.

Gold Making By The Seashore

Sooner or later, players in their early levels start to quest by the seashore. This type of location is awash with gold making opportunities – providing you know what to look out for. A good example of this type of location is Westfall, although any similar location in Kalimdor will play the same.

Westfall has a very long shoreline called, unsurprisingly, the Longshore. The shoreline is teaming with mobs found typically in these locations such as Murlocs and Shore Crawlers (Crabs). Now here’s the thing:

Nearly all mobs along the sea shore drop some form of clam and clams can be very profitable.

 Make Gold With Clams

Clam Meat Pearl
Small Barnacled Clam Clam Meat Small Lustrous Pearl
Thick-Shelled Clam Tangy Clam Meat Iridescent Pearl
Big-Mouth Clam Zesty Clam Meat Black Pearl, Golden Pearl
Jaggal Clam Jaggal Clam Meat Jaggal Pearl, Shadow Pearl
Brooding Darkwater Clam Succulent Clam Meat Northsea Pearl, Siren’s Tear
Abyssal Clam Blood Shrimp Darkfathom Pearl (Junk)

Clams are profitable because their Meats are used in a wide variety of Cooking recipes and because they contain valuable pearls. The clams that drop at this level (lvl 10-20) are Small Barnacled Clams which, when opened, contain Clam Meat and Small Lustrous Pearls, both of which are in demand on the Auction House and can be sold for a good profit.

Players questing at this location will probably be grinding the Murlocs which will drop clams; but, the Shore Crawlers spawn at an incredible rate and drop valuable Meats – in addition to clams – such as Crawler Meat and Crawler Claws. The Crawler Meat is used to in Cooking to make, unsurprisingly, Crab Cakes and the Crawler Claws used in the recipe for Cooked Crab Claw.

Tip: Seek out Kendor Kabonka in the Pig and Whistle, Stormwind for this recipe.

Now of course the great advantage of questing by the seashore is the great fishing. Love it or hate it, the secondary profession of Fishing provides you wish some great gold making opportunities. By the Longshore you’ll find many pools of the fish Oily Blackmouth which are in demand from the Alchemists for the reagent Blackmouth Oil. Also, look out for floating wreckage. When fishing in the wreckage there is the chance of bonus catches of loot.

If you’re a Herbalist, then you might try your luck at gathering Stranglekelp which is normally found under the water, not far from the shoreline, but in the case of Westfall it might be slim pickings.

So, Friend. The next time you find yourself questing by the seashore, take time to survey the gold making opportunities that run, crawl and swim along the shoreline.

Marcus

 

 

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 19

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Welcome to episode nineteen of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcast. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, go gold making by the sea shore in World of Warcraft.

Marcus has a new Mac which caused some technical difficulties but rewarded the Mage with improved graphics that demonstrate the brilliance of the Warcraft universe.

Marcus and Nev discuss the challenges of making gold at the lower levels and Marcus gives tips on how to make gold when first starting out in Azeroth.

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, 7th of December 2013.

[MP3] Episode 19 – Who’s a scuba diver, Nev?
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Marcus tells of his Big Mac.
  • Nev’s 15 min wonder
  • Making gold at the lower levels
  • Finding gold on the sea shore
  • Essex divers do it deeper

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 18

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Welcome to episode eighteen of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcast. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, go back in time and contemplate their long history in World of Warcraft.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Dr who and to celebrate the 9th anniversary of Warcraft Marcus transforms the Pig and Whistle studio into a Tardis and transports himself and Nev back to the year 2005 and WoWs beginnings.

Marcus shares his thoughts on gold making in 2005 and what keeps him playing after all these years.

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, 23rd of November 2013.

[MP3] Episode 18 – Who’s Who.
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Show Notes

  • Welcome to the Pig and Whistle.
  • Anniversary time.
  • No women in Draenor
  • Stepping back in time
  • The Auction House in 2005
  • Why Marcus still plays Warcraft

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
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Garrisons and Followers – the Future of Goldmaking

The professions are the powerhouse of the wow gold economy, which is why many gold makers try to level an army of alts, each with a set of maxed-out professions. This way, they can exploit all the cool-downs in the game and shuffle material from one alt to another. Now with the pending release of the new expansion – Warlords of Draenor – this may well change in favor of developing Garrisons and an army of Followers.

Warlords Garrison

Garrison Building Screen Warlords of Draenor

Established gold makers often try to level several alts so that they can level multiple professions – more than the two professions allowed on any given character. Some gold makers like to have two alchemist or two leather workers, for example, so that they can exploit the daily cool-downs for that particular profession; other makers of gold like to level complimentary professions (my preference) to exploit what some in the gold making community call the ‘shuffle’.

The Shuffle is an established gold making techniques where players move material from one alt to another adding value to the material by crafting or transformation. So, for example, you might buy cheap Ghost Iron Ore from the Auction House and send this to your Miner (assuming your Banker isn’t a Miner). Your Miner converts this to more valuable Ghost Iron Bars; these are passed to your Alchemist who transmutes them to more valuable Trillium Bars and maybe converts them one stage further to Living Steel if the price makes sense to do so.

There are many different gold making shuffles, but the point is you need to max-out multiple complimentary professions, which normally means leveling an alt to at least level 85. This will raise to level 95 in the Warlords of Draenor expansion when the level cap is raised to 100.
Now, with the arrival of Garrisons and Followers, this might change. In Warlords of Draenor, players will be able to expand their structures to include:

 

Structure Profession
Alchemy Laboratory Alchemy
Blacksmithing Foundry Blacksmithing
Enchanting Tent Enchanting
Jewelcrafting Shack Jewelcrafting
Leatherworking Shop Leatherworking
Tailoring Tent Tailoring
Salvage Yard Engineering

 

So far, there is very little detail on the format of these professions, whether they will follow the exact nature of regular profession, but various blue posts and press releases indicate that they may do so.

“When it comes time to upgrade your Garrison, you might choose to build a Barracks to send more followers on missions simultaneously, an Inn to provide new recruits, or an Infirmary to speed up injured followers’ recovery time between assignments. You may instead decide to build a Smithy and recruit a Blacksmith to research new plans and craft valuable resources (such as those with daily cooldowns).”

Warlords of Darenor

Garrison Mission Screen

If you listen to Episode 17 of the JMT Podcast you’ll hear Nev and I discuss whether ‘cooldowns’ would be a feature of the crafting in Garrisons. My take is that it will which begs the question:

Do future gold makers need an army of alts or do they build a Garrison?’

For me a Garrison has many advantages over an army of alts. For one thing I’ll be able to recruit Followers who can be set tasks (missions) to gather Ore or maybe – as Nev and I speculated in the podcast – prospect Ore in the Jewelcrafting Shack. Now that would be a great time saver. I’m not sure if this is what Blizzard intended but then they probably never guessed a Mage of Stormwind accumulating several Million in gold either.
 

Marcus
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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 17

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Welcome to episode seventeen of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcast. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, talk about the announcement at Blizzcon on the new Warlords of Draenor expansion.

Marcus pulls up a virtual seat at the front of the main stage and listens to Chris Metzen talk about the back story to the new Warlords of Draenor expansion.

Nev and Marcus review the main features of the expansion and discuss how they might impact gold making in the land of Azeroth.

Nev and Marcus have both been traveling this week so the format of the show is changed to include just the Blizzcon announcement. But that never stopped Nev and Marcus from talking the hind legs off a donkey!

This podcast was recorded on Saturday, 9th of November 2013.

[MP3] Episode 17 – The Warlords of Draenor expansion.
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Show Notes

  • Jaffa cakes all round.
  • What’s new at Blizzcon 2013
  • Level Cap 100
  • Inventory Managment
  • Garrisons
  • The future of paid Warcraft

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

WoW Auction House Guide

The Marcus Ty Auction House Gold Secrets Guide

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Warlords of Draenor Expansion Gold Making Impact

Warlords of DraenorBlizzard announced the new World of Warcraft expansion – The Warlords of Draenor – on the main stage of the 2013 Blizzcon convention yesterday with a raft of changes to the game that will surely have an impact on the making of gold. So, for those that couldn’t attend I’ll briefly review the up-and-coming expansion and what it means as a gold maker in Azeroth.

So, once more, Friend, the great spectacle that is Blizzcon is upon us and it was with great anticipation that yours truly drew up a virtual chair in front of the great stage and listened to the opening introductions to the next chapter in the World of Warcraft expansion – The Warlord’s of Draenor – from the god-like Chris Metzen.

The Rise of the Horde

The back drop to the new expansion is the world of Draenor. For those of you not familiar with the story of the Rise of the Horde, I would urge you to read the short – but wonderfully crafted – novel by Christi Golden of the same name.

We are familiar with Draenor in the form of Outlands, in the Burning Crusade Expansion. In the Warlords of Draenor expansion the accursed Garrosh escapes after the Siege of Orgrimmar and through nefarious means persuades agents, yet to be named, to transform the Dark Portal so that it connects to a time before the Burning Legion can transform the pristine land of Draenor to the shattered place we now know as Outlands.

Warlords of Draenor Zones

With the scene set the Alliance must once more traverse the Dark Portal and take up camp, in the Draenei homeland of Talador; meanwhile Horde take up camp in Frostfire Ridge where Garrosh will build his army of Iron Horde.

Here is a brief summary of the new features of the expansion:

  • Level cap to 100
  • 7 new zones
  • Boost to level 90
  • New character models
  • Garrisons
  • Inventory updates
  • In-game adventure guides
  • New Raides
  • New PvP

From a gold making perspective, there are a few items from the list that will almost certainly have an impact on the wow gold economy. Let me deal with the most significant.

New Level Cap

Increasing the level cap always affects the wow gold economy. Chris Metzen joked that they forget to increase in increments of 5! So with 10 new levels players will be looking to gear-up, re-socket and in general spend more gold in the Auction House on either raw material to craft new gear or to simply buy crafted gear already listed. Either way, the economy will be stimulated and for those players that apply the first Goblin principle of Gold Making (supply items that are in demand) they’ll make a good profit – at least in the early days of the expansion.

The downside to this expansion as hinted throughout the discussions is that we are likely to see more epic and rare items of gear dropping as loot and as rewards from quests, similar to that seen on the Timeless Isle. For some reason Blizzard seem to think this was great, but for us gold makers that make our coin from the crafting of gear this is not so great. But as one wise Goblin once said:

‘If it can be listed on the Auction House, then some sucker will buy it!’

Level 90 Boost

Another feature that will almost certainly impact gold making in the new expansion is the Boost to level 90. This is thought to be a one shot option for either a new or existing character. This will be a huge stimulus to the market place as new players flood in, attracted to the top level of content currently in Mists of Pandaria. Again a raft of new players looking to level their professions and to move up ten levels to reach the new content of the Warlords of Draenor will provide demand for existing materials.

Inventory Management

If you have a bank full of inventory, now might be the time to liquidate your stock. There will be many changes to existing inventory and the ability to craft gear directly from the bank! When I heard this I immediately thought of the Remote Auction House and wondered if this would become a feature on this platform? Nothing was mentioned at Blizzcon but it got me to thinking.

Another nice feature coming with inventory changes is sortable bag. Time to start crafting bigger bags for as the Horde say:

‘Da Bigger Da Bags Da Bedda!’

Garrison Feature

Probably the biggest change in the Warlords of Draenor expansion is the Garrison feature. If you play any of the Real Time Strategy games – like Starcraft – then you’ll be familiar with the concept: you build a structure and develop it over time.

This feature in the expansion is likely to become available to players once they reach the level cap of 100. Players choose a plot in-game and then build their Garrison which they expand over time. The nice feature of Garrisons is that they will be able to develop specialisms. For example, build an Inn and it can specialize in Cooking.

Building Levels

Players will be able to expand their Garrisons with additional buildings such as farms, mines. Specialist buildings will also enable players to create items traditionally crafted using professions that already exist in the game. Players will no longer need to level an army of alts to master additional professions. Players will also be able to develop multiple plots – but not enough to cover all the professions. This will be a great game changer to the existing gold making methods and will have a huge impact on the wow gold economy.

Once a Garrison has been established, players will be able to recruit Followers. Followers are NPCs that you can train to gather material for your Garrison professions and to help build and expand your Garrison structures. I’m hoping that the new Garrison building mats will be BoE and not BoP  allowing them to be traded on the Auction House. Imagine what effect an army of Followers, specialized in the mining of ore will have on the price of existing items on the Auction House. Think of these as a legal version of in-game bots!

So there you have it. I covered just a few of the main points of the expansion and as we enter the Beta PTR I dare say we will learn more. But we in Azeroth live in exciting times and the coming of the Warlords of Draenor will create exciting changes to the wow gold economy. Be sure to listen to this weeks Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast where I’ll be discussing the the new expansion with my co-host Nev of the blog Auction House Addict.

Marcus
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Nat Pagle Fishing Legend

Nat PagleIf you’re serious about fishing in World of Warcraft, then eventually you’ll come across the NPC Nat Pagle. Walk into any bar in Stormwind with a fishing pole and in your hand and you’ll hear fellow anglers murmur his name. Truly, Nat Pagle is a legend in his own pond.

So, who is Nat Pagle and why should you get to know  this NPC? In this short post I’ll give you some of the history behind this fishing aficionado and explain how you can profit from getting to know him a little better.

Who is Nat Pagle

As a Mage in my early levels I had heard of Nat Pagle. He hung out on a dock in Dustwallow Marsh on his own little Island, due west of Theramore’s piers. Nat was responsible for providing the quest ‘Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme’, required to advance your fishing experience to Artisan Fishing. As of patch 3.1 onwards this quest is no longer needed to advance Fishing experience, however, you can still find Nat hanging out in Dustwallow Marsh (as of patch 5.4) where he’ll give you the same quest with the reward Nat’s Lucky Fishing Pole (Skill bonus: +25, Experience required: 225).

Roll the sands of time forward and we can now find Nat hanging out at the Angler’s Wharf, in the Krasarang Wilds, blissfully playing with his pole under the shade of a huge parasol. It’s at this location that you can now befriend Nat, similar to the NPCs of the Tiller Faction. Gaining ‘friendship’ with Nat earns you: Stranger, Pal, Buddy, Friend, Good Friend, and Best Friend status.

Earning Nat’s Friendship

Increasing ‘friendship’ with Nat is fairly easy: just hand in any of the three fish below:
 

Fish Primary Location
Flying Tiger Gourami Krasarang Wilds, Jade Forest
Mimic Octopus Krasarang Wilds, Jade Forest
Spinefish Alpha Kun-Lai Summit

 

You’ll catch these fish relatively easily – especially if fishing ‘Fish of the Day’, the location of which is obtained from Ben of the Booming Voice.

Nat’s Goodies

Now, while Nat acts as the Anglers Quartermaster, it should be noted that friendship status is not linked with this faction’s reputation, although handing in one of Nat’s fish will increase your rep with this faction. Increasing your friendship with Nat allows you access to some of his goodies, notably:

The nice thing about Nat’s Hat is that it adds +5 to your fishing skill and can be ‘used’ to add an additional 150 fishing lure to your pole.

Nat’s Fishing Journal is also very handy if you have a number of alts with the secondary profession of Fishing, adding +50 experience up to a maximum of 600.

So, the next time you happen to be fishing down Krasarang Wilds, seek out Nat Pagle and become his friend.

Marcus

 

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 16

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Welcome to episode sixteen of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, talk about the fickle nature of some markets.

Marcus discusses the pros and cons of crafting and selling the new Engineering Sky Golem Mount and Nev tells us what she loves and hates in the World Event of Hallow’s End. Marcus is still chasing down the quests for the Noodle cart and tells how leveling his Pandaren Cooking has rekindled his love of Cooking in WoW.

Nev has been getting back into her gold making after a hectic week in the real world and talks about the importance of setting goals in gold making.

Because both Nev and Marcus are traveling this week, the show was recorded a little early on Saturday October 19th, 2013.

[MP3] Episode 16 – More Cooking and Hallow’s End
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Show Notes

    • Crafting and selling the Sky Golem Mount
    • Dude! Where’s my Noodle Cart?
    • More Pandaren Cooking
    • Fishing and Ben of the Booming Voice
    • Hallow’s End
    • Market of the Week.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

WoW Auction House Guide

The Marcus Ty Auction House Gold Secrets Guide

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Fishing for Gold with Ben of the Booming Voice

Ben of the Booming VoiceI’ve always said that there’s gold to be made in the secondary profession of Fishing. Love it or hate it, all players should add it to their list of gold making strategies – especially if trying to level Cooking.

If you follow this blog you’ll know that I’ve been madly leveling the Ways of Pandaren Cooking in an attempt to acquire the elusive Noodle Cart quest on the Timeless Isle. Many of the Way recipes require fish as an ingredient:

 

Fish Cooking Way
Emperor Salmon Steamer
Giant Mantis Shrimp Wok
Jade Lungfish Grill
Jewel Danio Steamer
Krasarang Paddlefish Oven
Redbelly Mandarin Grill
Reef Octopus Pot
Tiger Gourami Wok

Don’t Forget Your Ironpaw Tokens

When leveling the Ways of Cooking, I found myself using up my stash of Ironpaw Tokens which are needed primarily to buy items such as 100 Year Soy Sauce, Black Pepper and Rice Flour from Nam Ironpaw (Stockmaster) in Halfhill Market. I also used my tokens to buy bags of ingredients to make up the many Cooking ingredients required when leveling the Pandaren Ways.

Now, the easiest way to obtain Ironpaw tokens is to complete the quest ‘Replenishing the Pantry’ by filling grocery containers with Meats and Fish in stacks of 20 (doing this with vegetables takes too long). Nam Ironpaw will then reward you with a token and a little gold.

Note: This is true of all fish except Golden Carp which require a stack of 60 to complete a grocery container.

Fish for Groceries

Being in a bit of a hurry, I found myself running back and forth to the Auction House buying up the fish I needed for the many recipes required to level the Ways of Cooking and to complete my containers of groceries, only to find that very few fish  were listed on my server. How frustrating. So, I dusted of my rusting Big Iron fishing pole and set about the task of, well, fishing!

Now, for many, the noble art of whipping out ones trusty (or rusty) pole and waiting for your fishing bobber to, well bob, is like watching paint dry. Some find it therapeutic. It takes me a little while to get going, and then I relax into it. It turns out to be more efficient and less hectic than grinding for Meats. Not sure why more player don’t try it.

Ben of the Booming Voice

Then I remembered Ben of the Booming Voice.

Ben of the Booming Voice is a relatively new fishing trainer that hangs out beside the river that meanders past the village of Halfhill. Ben will start you on a short quest ‘No Fishing Pole Necessary’ which requires you to catch 5 Golden Carp beside the river. This takes a few minutes. Ben rewards you with 10 more Golden Carp and a little gold. If you fish for a little longer, you’ll soon have the 60 Golden Carp needed for a grocery container.

Ben will also tell you about ‘The Fish of the Day’. These are special pools teeming with fish, all of which can be used in Pandaren Cooking and to complete grocery containers for Ironpaw tokens. Ben will even mark the spot on your map!

Show Me The Money

So, how is gold to be made from all of this?

Well, one strategy is to cook the fish you catch, turning it into high buff food. These foods are greatly in demand from Raid parties and those players venturing into dungeons. Being a Mage my favorite is Chun Tian Spring Rolls, made from the Redbelly Mandarin,  that give the a ‘Well Fed’ buff of +450 Stamina. The market price for these on my server is 400g a stack.

Another strategy is to build a stash of Ironpaw tokens as described above. You can’t sell these directly, but you can use them to buy 100 Year Soy Sauce which is needed for many of the Ways of Cooking and command a market price of 80g each on my server.

Finally, you can list the fish on the Auction House. Prices vary for individual fish,  but a stack of 20 Tiger Gourami sell for 500g on my server. Not bad for a short spell of fishing!

Marcus

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Making Gold with Sky Golum Mount

Sky Golem MountIt’s no secret that, when it comes to the professions, I’m an avid Engineer. There’s so many cool items to craft these days and with patch 5.4 well underway I’ve been looking forward to crafting the new Sky Golem Mount.

It’s a Mount Jim

There’s been quite a few additions to Engineering in this patch, not just the Sky Golem. There’s also a little cooking companion called Pierre, a late addition called Rascal-Bot (looks suspiciously like Bad Robot) and a 36 slot bag called the Advanced Refrigeration Unit. All these items require the new daily cool-down of Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source, with an equivalent crafting cost of 10 x Ghost Iron Bars.

Item Jard’s PES Living Steel Material Cost
Sky Golem 30 30 16,684
Pierre 15 15 8,340
Rascal-Bot 15 15 8,340
Advanced Refrigeration Unit 5 5 2,458

 

Now, If you’ve been listening to the Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast with my co-host Nev you’ll know that I had anticipated that the demand for Ghost Iron Bars and Living Steel. Just before the patch I had stashed away a fair amount of both. Sure enough, just after the patch and around the 30 day mark (time for players to craft enough Jards PES) there was a sharp spike in demand for these material and I ended up selling a good portion of my stash, making a great profit to boot.

Before the patch, Living Steel was selling for 350g a bar and after the patch it rose sharply to 750g a bar on my server. There were similar price spikes for Ghost Iron Bars. My assumption is that Engineers on my server were buying up material for their Sky Golem mounts and robotic companions. If I look now on The Undermine Journal, I see at least 6 players listing the Sky Golem for around the same price of 60k. Not a bad profit.

Now, I’m close to crafting the number of Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source needed to craft a Sky Golem (I’m afraid work has interrupted by crafting). So, will I be tempted to flip this mount? I don’t think so.

Let me explain.

Sell The Material Not The Mount

For one thing, this is a cool mount and I have to have it. Secondly, there’s more profit in the long term selling materials needed to craft the mount. Competition is will only increase and there’s no guarantee that my mount would sell – maybe for weeks. Conversely, I’m pretty sure my cheaply sourced Ghost Iron Bars and Living Steel will continue to sell like hot cakes – and not just for the Sky Golem, but for a whole range of crafted gear. Provided I can source cheap mats my strategy will bring in a steady supply of gold.

That’s not to say I won’t craft the odd one or two companion bots. These look to be good compromise to tying gold up in a Sky Golem. Time will tell.

Marcus

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Dude, Where’s My Noodle Cart!

Noodle Cart

I was hanging out with my co-host @NevAHaddict in the Pig & Whistle this weekend, chatting about the secondary professions on the JMT Podcast when I happen to mention that I couldn’t find the quest for the new Noodle Cart on the Timeless Isle: !Noodle Secrets Long Forgotten.

Being a caring and thoughtful kind of person she just laughed and told me I hadn’t finished all the Pandaren Ways of Cooking at the Halfhill Market. Once I had ‘mastered’ all the Ways of cooking, the quest should appear.

I guess I kinda lost my Way on that one!

Now, for those that have just started cooking in Pandaria, there are six Ways or specializations of cooking, obtainable once a player reaches a profession level of 530. Pick up the quests from Sunshin Ironpaw at the Halfhill Market:

  • Way of the Wok
  • Way of the Steamer
  • Way of the Pot
  • Way of the Oven
  • Way of the Grill
  • Way of the Brew

Now, while I had started down the road on many of these specializations, I hadn’t maxed them out to a level of 600. So I set out for the Halfhill Market and and started to cook up a storm and managed to get my Way of the Oven up to 600 with some juggling of Meats and Vegetables.

A case of ‘Way to Go’!

So, if like me you’ve been searching for the elusive quest for the Noodle Cart on the Timeless Isle and still haven’t found it, make sure you’ve mastered all the Pandaren Ways of cooking and the quest should appear.

As for me it’s back to the farm. I have some Turnips to plant!

Marcus

 

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 15

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Welcome to episode fifteen of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, talk about the importance of the secondary professions and some gold making tips using Cooking, Fishing and Archeology .

Marcus finds out why he can’t find the quest for the elusive noodle cart  on the Timeless Isle and Nev has trouble with her glider.

“Noodles, Noodles straight from the cart, eat too many and they’ll make you…”

This show was recorded on Saturday October 12th, 2013.

[MP3] Episode 15 – It’s a Noodle Free Zone
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Show Notes

    • Noodles, Noodles!
    • Our week in WoW
    • News from the front
    • The Endless Grind of the Timeless Isle
    • Why level the secondary professions?
    • Making Gold From Cooking and Fishing.
    • Archeology love it or hate it.
    • Markets of the week.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

WoW Auction House Guide

The Marcus Ty Auction House Gold Secrets Guide

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 14

Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast

Journal Podcast

Welcome to episode fourteen of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, talk about the their visits to the Timeless Isle and making gold between expansions.

Marcus explains why it’s important to make sure you’re wearing the right tinkered cloak when visiting the Timeless Isle and Nev explains why it’s better to catch an albatross when attempting to cross the broken expanse to Ordon Sanctuary.

Nev and Marcus discuss the EU Hearthstone beta.

This show was recorded on Saturday September 28th, 2013.

[MP3] Episode 14 – No Fly-Zone on the Timeless Isle
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Show Notes

    • Welcome to the Pig & Whistle, Stormwind.
    • Our week in WoW
    • News from the front
    • No fly-zone on the Timeless Isle
    • Hints and tips when questing on the Timeless Isle.
    • The EU Hearthstone Beta
    • Auction House Armageddon
    • Markets of the week.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

WoW Auction House Guide

The Marcus Ty Auction House Gold Secrets Guide

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 13

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Welcome to episode thirteen of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, and Nev of the Blog Auction House Addict, talk about the new patch 5.4 and their first experience of questing on the Timeless Isle.

Nev gives Marcus a special present on this special day making the old Mage of Stormwind very happy.

Nev and Marcus give you hints and tips on questing in the Timeless Isle and some of the locations of special chests, including help with the gathering of Timeless coin.

This show was recorded on Friday September 13th, 2013.

[MP3] Episode 13 – Time flies on the Timeless Isle
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Show Notes

    • Welcome to the Pig & Whistle, Stormwind.
    • Happy birthday Mr Co-Host…
    • Our week in WoW
    • News from the front
    • Nev and Marcus discuss the new patch 5.4
    • Hints and tips when questing on the Timeless Isle.
    • Keep your hands off my big chest!
    • Where to get an invite to the Marcus Ty VIP list
    • Markets of the week.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Contact Marcus Ty on Twitter @MarcusTy
  • Contact Nev on Twitter @NevAHaddict
  • Nev’s Blog Auction House Addict
  • Email Marcus at JournalofMarcusTy.com
WoW Auction House Guide

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