The gold queen was the pen name of a player on 3 EU servers 2005-2012 who subtly, elegantly owned the auction house. Starting from a position of zero, she accidentally then purposefully controlled the economy of one small RP server, and moved to the big boys, one of the largest servers in Europe. At the time of her disappearance, she owned 1/4 of all the goods that moved through the server.
Where is the gold queen?
She is in the stock market, in the real gold exchange markets, and on Facebook supporting other mothers of autistic...
Big Ticket, or Long Tail
Spectral Tiger, Darkmoon Faire Decks, Trading Card Game Mounts.
Wildvine, Cured Rugged Hide, Raw Rockscale Cod, Scarlet Belt.
A selection of examples of two very different types of items to sell on the AH.
Big Ticket Items for AH
Big Ticket items cost a fortune to buy, or you need a lot of luck.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
If gold were no object, then everyone would want the best, most expensive gear upgrades and vanity mounts and battle pets.
What is Burn Out?
Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place. See: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/burnout_signs_symptoms.htm
Raiding Burn Out
Pretty common, caused by pushing yourself too hard, not knowing your physical limits, and using the...
Kun-Lai Cave Farming
Bored of farming those turtles in Valley of Four Winds yet? Come with me to Kun-Lai Summit and check the Yeti caves.
We have Ore
Ghost Iron Ore
We have herbs
Snow Lily nodes
Golden Lotus spawn points
We have leather
Yeti giving Exotic Leather
and Sha Touched Leather scraps
We have XP
Killing Yeti – 52,700 XP a kill
New Gold Farming Movie – Kunlai Yetis <—- Click to tweet this
West of Kota Base Camp
Three different caves
Hi, I love your blog and thought I could share a tip.
I haven’t seen any posts anywhere about people doing this and I am the only one in the market atm on my server, here goes.
I have been having a lot of success with Invisibility potion, the pattern is a drop, easily found on Auction House.
The mats are 1x ghost mushroom + 1x sungrass. Both can be easily farmed next to each other, thousand needles for sungrass and in ungoro crater at fungal rock for the ghost mushroom. In around 10 minutes had a...
Secret Gold Makers Farming Spot Discovered by Public
Damn it and double damn it.
My secret farming spot was discovered by the public on my server today.
It’s not exactly a hidden location, but the drops, respawn, and weakness of the mobs was my special pride.
As I was passing today on one of my alts, a skinner/miner gatherer, I discovered my secret was out!
Hundreds of dead turtles lying in my favourite farming spot.
Why farm them?
XP for level 85/86s
Spirit of Harmony for level 90s
Raw Turtle Meat in enough...
Buy Ink of Dreams now
Tip for Scribes from Dale of Shattered Hand (EU)
Just a little tip from my own server. Many people obviously haven’t read that the Ink vendor will be switching back to Ink of Dreams for ink buying again soon (next week?).
Currently, Ink of dreams sell for under 2g each on my server. I have bought over 4000 of them at this price, and will be able to either exchange them for Starlight inks to make darkmoon cards, or use them for making glyphs really cheaply.
Buy them now, and stock up...
Jewelcrafting Mount Guide
The Jeweled Onyx Panther Mount is hailed as the gold sink of Mists of Pandaria.
Jewelcrafters can craft 4 rare panthers: Sunstone, Jade, Ruby and Sapphire, and an epic panther mount, the Jeweled Onyx.
All are Bind on Equip.
All require expensive mats and reputation with Order of the Cloud Serpent to buy the pattern.
These are both ground riding, and flying mounts.
Jewelcrafting Panther Mounts explained <—- Click to Tweet This
Mats for Panther Mounts
Rare Jewelcrafting Mounts
New for Mists of Pandaria
Step by Step instructions for profiting
Background to the Mysterious Essence Shuffle
In Wrath of the Lich King we had the saronite shuffle.
In Cataclysm we had the elementium shuffle.
In Mists of Pandaria I see three shuffles so far:
The Spirit of Harmony Shuffle
The Ironpaw Shuffle
and the Enchanters Shuffle.
A shuffle is when you do something to an item to make it more valuable. For example, if you exchange Spirit of Harmony for 3 Golden Lotus. (There’s a tip right there!) The...
Should I Make Darkmoon Cards?
How much should I pay for them?
What will you sell decks for?
A few days into the expansion, and players are anxious about Darkmoon Card prices.
The crafting materials include either Spirit of Harmony (farmable) or scroll of wisdom, which can be made once per day. As the scroll of wisdom are also used for epic BoA staves, this puts players into a quandary about whether to use the scrolls now for cards, or save them to make an epic staff or offhand.
My gut feeling is to make a few cards, and some gold to keep you...
Fluctuating Mists of Pandaria Prices
Prices on the Auction house for basic Mists of Pandaria items are in flux. Basically we have massive demand, matched with massive supply of basics (ghost iron ore, green tea leaf, exotic leather), yet very small supply of high-skilled crafted items (living steel, level 90 gear, flasks)
If you’re finding it hard to keep track of your server prices whilst WoWuction and The Undermine Journal get up to speed, then let your addons take the strain. If you use Auctioneer, then...
The Tillers in Mists of Pandaria
As well as acting like a normal reputation faction, there are 10 Tillers NPCs with whom you can increase your faction reputation from Stranger to Best Friend.
The easiest and fastest way to get rep with each of the NPCs is to give them a gift.
You can find out which gift they each like by talking to them. They have particular preferences which give more rep than giving them another gift.
You can find the gifts in the Dark Soil patches which spawn around the farming area in Valley of the Four...
Patch 5.04 and Patch 5.1
Patch 5.04 has hit the servers, and there is a mounting excitement in the Auction Houses.
Items which have held their value all through Cataclysm are starting to slip.
I’m seeing lowered prices for
Cut and Raw Epic Gems:
Transmog items which used to sell for 5,000g now selling for 2000g instead
Enchantment scroll prices have plummeted
Cloth, due to AoE looting
Increased and sustained demand for Battle...
A reader emailed asking if I had experienced Buyers Remorse after buying the Swift Spectral Tiger Mount.
We get a lot of emails at The Gold Queen and although Community Manager Matojo answers where she can, sometimes the personal questions need a personal reply.
Did you really spent 1 mill gold on spectral tiger? They sell now on my server for 300k each. I’ve made a million gold in this expansion but recently my son decided to go on a shopping spree and bought himself a X-51 rocket mount for 135,000g...
Latest site updates
Daily Gold Cheat Sheet Updated
We’ve updated the Daily Gold Cheat Sheet to a Mists of Pandaria version. You should now be prompted to do your Tillers dailies instead of going to the Molten Front, for instance. If you’re not on the list to get a free copy of this, just send me your email address in the form underneath.
Pet Shop Guide
We’ve withdrawn the Pet Shop Guide ebook from sale. This is because we need to do a complete overhaul of where to get pets, which pets sell well, and how to...
We Have a Robin Hood
“Hello Gold Queen! I have a question.
“On my server, I’m selling glyphs. A few weeks ago, sellings glyphs was no problem. Then I started getting some serious competetion.
“We made a ‘group’ (a ‘pact’ if you will) to help eachother and try to keep the glyph market in our hands. It went amazingly well. We bought out some low sellers, we bought eachother out (and refunded G) and we made a nice profit. All of us. Until this week….
“There is 1 guy who is posting Glyphs...
Nesingwary’s Camp of Ultimate Looting and Gold Grabbin’
Happy hours were spent today running up and down the ravine next to Nesingwary’s Camp in Pandaria.
Hemet Nesingwary says: Take that, beastie!
This is a fantastic zone to farm, and doubly so if you have any of the gathering professions. I found:
Green Tea Leaf – herb
Ghost Iron Ore – metal
The spawn rate is awesome, and if you have a skinner, herbalist or miner, just...
Once empty, in 2008 Newman’s Landing welcomed a retired goblin ‘admiral’ who fishes off the pier.
He has the limited supply plans: Solid Iron Maul.
These plans are only available from 3 vendors in Azeroth.
Buy for 30s, sell for 50g.
It’s rather exciting discovering NPCs like this hidden around the world. I really enjoy discovering every part of World of Warcraft. I love the easter eggs like the Tauren Village near Ahn Quiraj, and the Vendor in Dalaran sewers. It’s even better when...
How to Start Again
Yesterday I showed you how to choose who to give your gold to. Once its gone, its time to start again. Starting from scratch is exhilarating and exciting but can be really scary and intimidating. You have a lot of concerns to juggle, and once the Mists of Pandaria clear on September 25th, you will have no choice but to join the race with all the other server players in making the most gold as possible.
Where to Bloody Start?
My Featured Article “Just Started Making Gold” is a summary of how to start making...