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How to Save World of Warcraft Gold like a Pro

Posted by on 9 Aug 2015 in Beginners, Spending | 9 comments

How to Save World of Warcraft Gold like a Pro How to Save World of Warcraft Gold like a Pro   Why Save? If you are a long time reader of the blog, or even a new twitch follower or chat to me on twitter, then you will know that The single most important reason why you are not rich is because you are spending your gold. Warcraft gives us so many ways to make gold: quests, garrisons, professions, farming, selling, even the WoW Token. Yet the number one query I get is “I don’t have enough gold“. You. Have. Spent. It. All....

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How to ask gold making questions

Posted by on 8 Aug 2015 in Beginners | 1 comment

I get emails. and I get tweets And I want to help. Really I do.   That’s why I started The Gold Queen in the first place – so many questions, so little time. But some questions are super hard to answer so here’s a guide on how to ask Gold Making Questions   DONT How can I make more gold? DO Where can I start making gold? Professions? Auction House? Farming?   DONT What’s the quickest way to make gold? DO I’ve got an hour. These are my professions. I have n Garrisons. I need x Gold.  Help?   DONT Do...

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Spectral Tiger Owner’s Club – Sparkles

Posted by on 2 Aug 2015 in Advanced Gold Making, Spectral Tiger Owners Club | 6 comments

The Spectral Tiger Owner’s Club The Spectral Tiger Owner’s Club is a new column featuring the elite gold makers of World of Warcraft who have bought the expensive Trading Card Game Mount “Spectral Tiger”, either the rare blue, tiger, or the epic purple tiger mount. Today we have Sparkles who will be sharing her success story. Please tell us a little about yourself, how long you have been playing Warcraft, and what parts of it you enjoy the most. I have been playing WoW for about eight years now. I have found the social aspect of...

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Getting to Know Your Queen

Posted by on 2 Aug 2015 in Blog News | 2 comments

Gold Queen Trivia Time! Hello Warcraft Players My real name is Alyzande, you can call me Sandy. I’ve been writing TGQ since 2010 and realised that most of you don’t know much about me. I got the name “The Gold Queen” after a funny conversation with my youngest son.  Earlier in the day, I had discovered that the economy on Silvermoon EU(A) on that day was worth 16 million gold and that I owned 4 million gold worth of the auctions.  I was explaining to him what I had been doing that day and he said “omg,...

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When to make Warcraft Gold

Posted by on 22 Jul 2015 in Beginners, Dailies, Garrison, Limited Supply, Quick, Routines | 0 comments

Timing is everything.   Your routine is essential.  Organising yourself is essential. Time is money friend, and if you’re not using your most valuable resource to its peak efficiency, then you are robbing yourself of gold, of fun, of free time to adventure, of the rewards of riches, and the pleasure of a job well done. Here is how I organise my time.   Daily Gold Routine Morning Garrisons. All the missions, on all the characters. Then I go back and do all the buildings on all the characters. Yes, even the bloody mine....

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Cross Realm Farming part 2 – Blasted Lands Blast

Posted by on 19 Jul 2015 in Cross Realm | 0 comments

Cross Realm Farming – Blasted Lands Blast 1. Recap of the Blasted Lands rares farming route 2. How Cross Realming allows endless farming   1. Recap of the Blasted Lands rares farming route What? Why? First discovered, I believe by Faid, shortly after transmog was introduced. I still use her Blasted Lands macro. It’s a 4 year old farm route, and the plan is to kill rares, mobs with silver dragon portraits, in the hopes they will drop valuable loot. Ideally you will be selling the transmog loot on the Auction House, and I have...

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Cross Realm Farming part 1 – The Tanaan Tango

Posted by on 18 Jul 2015 in Cross Realm | 0 comments

Introduction to Cross Realming Warlords of Draenor mixed things up with gold making. At first we had collecting armor from quests and loot. Then we had farming. Then players realised they could craft and sell crafted items. The discovery of the Shuffle was a revolution for gold makers, as everyone realised the benefits of having lots of alts that could craft for each other, and turn useless mats into increasingly valuable goods. We added services into the mix – portals, lockpicking, gold dkp runs, selling boosts. The WoD hit and...

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Blood, Gold and Regret

Posted by on 16 Jul 2015 in Garrison, Shipyard | 0 comments

Blood, Gold and Regret Shipyard Mission “The New Blingtron’s Vault” Shipyard mission updated in 6.2.1 PTR notes. Blood, Gold, and Regret “Seizing a fortune proved this destroyer’s undoing. Its crew turned on each other, only to become cursed ghosts, unable to spend the gold they gave their lives for.” Now rewards 2,000g, up from 325g   Ghost Crew To counter the ghost crew, you need a Ghostly Spyglass. The Equipment Blueprint: Ghostly Spyglass is now a guaranteed drop as of July 8th, 2015. from Captain...

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Ogrecoming Adversity

Posted by on 14 Jul 2015 in Advanced Gold Making, Garrison Missions | 2 comments

Ogrecoming Adversity A brief tip today about a rare garrison mission that gave me 12,000g. Ogrecoming Adversity Garrison Mission reward is a [Huge Ogre Cache]. The item grants 1000 Garrison Resources, but it is BoE and sells very well on the auction house!   Typical Auction Age 3.6 hrs US Median Price 9997g Note, however the Standard Deviation is over 6,000g.  That’s a big swing. Sellers, and Buyers, aren’t exactly sure how much this is worth.  So if you put your Cache on the AH and there are no others, you might be lucky and...

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More Farming in Tanaan Jungle

Posted by on 5 Jul 2015 in Farming, Felblight, Patch 6.2 | 0 comments

More Farming in Tanaan Jungle Following up with my last blog post, 24 hours after the patch launched, which focused on Felblight farming. Fishing for Felblight is still my biggest gold maker in Tanaan Jungle.   You’ll notice I’m also getting some lunkers, which is nice for my rep grinding with Nat Pagle.   Open TSM3, click the accounting icon (Top row, right hand side, looks like a pile of coins) and type in “Felblight” to search for the item and get info about your sales.   Herb Gathering Herbs just...

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Farming Felblight in Tanaan Jungle

Posted by on 26 Jun 2015 in Farming, featured, Felblight, Patch 6.2 | 8 comments

Farming Felblight New item that drops from Tanaan Jungle Gathered by Fishing, Mining, Herbalism, and Skinning. You will use this to upgrade all crafted gear from 685 to 700,  (30 Felblight)  and finally from 700 to 715 (60 more Felblight) Also takes 15 Felblight per epic gem craft. Felblight drop-rates It’s still early days, I’m hearing estimates from 2%-10% I had a few hours in Tanaan yesterday when patch 6.2 was released, first live on Livestream, and then quietly on my afterwards. I did quite well with fishing.  ...

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TSM3 Announces Open Beta

Posted by on 17 Jun 2015 in Addons, Trade Skill Master, TSM3 | 1 comment

TSM3 Announces Open Beta   TSM, trade skill master, is the most powerful auction house addon for World of Warcraft. It beats Auctioneer and Auctionator hands down.  It achieves this without getting clunky, by offering the addon as a suite, allowing you to disable or enable the modules you need. With TSM you can Post at super fast speeds to the AH See the value of each item Keep track of sales Post on twitter when you make a sale Queue items to craft Quickly mill, prospect and disenchant Mail quickly between characters according to rules...

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Gold Farmer or Gold Maker?

Posted by on 15 Jun 2015 in Advanced Gold Making, AH PvP, economy, Expertise, Farming | Comments Off on Gold Farmer or Gold Maker?

Gold Farmer or Gold Maker? There has been some discussion around the different terms “Chinese Gold Farmer” and “Warcraft Gold Maker” over on my twitter. (follow me @thegoldqueen) Some people use these names interchangeably.   What is the stigma around the name Gold Farmer? I’m assuming you know what “Chinese Gold Farmer” means and have your own opinion about it.  Let’s look at that: Its against WoW terms to sell gold for IRL money. “Chinese Gold Farmers” 打G are more focused on...

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How to Use Wowhead’s Garrison App

Posted by on 13 Jun 2015 in Addons, Garrisons | Comments Off on How to Use Wowhead’s Garrison App

How to Use Wowhead’s Garrison App Do you ever worry that your garrison workers are idle lazers, sitting around, having completed their missions, and awaiting your orders. Drinking coffee and having smoke* breaks on your time? (*peacebloom in a hickory pipe ofc) Download the Wowhead Garrison App and addon, and never worry again!   The WoWhead Garrison App comes in two parts. Part one is an app that you can download from Google play or itunes Apple app store. Put it on your smart phone. Part two is an ingame WoW addon you can find...

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Making Gold With Shirts

Posted by on 9 Jun 2015 in Beginners, flipping, Tailoring | 2 comments

Making Gold with Shirts Tailoring is not the only way to make gold from shirts. There are a number you can loot or purchase from vendor which then sell for good profit on the Auction House. Here are some of the best shirts to sell to make gold in World of Warcraft, including Trade Skill Master group important strings. Tailoring Shirts Brown Linen Shirt White Linen Shirt Blue Linen Shirt Red Linen Shirt Green Linen Shirt Gray Woolen Shirt Stylish Red Shirt Stylish Blue Shirt Stylish Green Shirt Bright Yellow Shirt Dark Silk Shirt White...

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Here is what happens when Warcraft players decide to help a single mom afford her game subscription.

Posted by on 6 Jun 2015 in Blog News, Livestreaming, Twitter | 8 comments

Here is what happens when Warcraft players decide to help a single mom afford her game subscription. I’m still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor.   Here’s the full story from the beginning A very few of you know that I was feeling under the weather the last few days.  Blue. Mopey. Since a certain event, I can get sudden forceful memories of traumatic events. which leave me hiding from the world for days at a time.  But if there’s one thing that will grab my attention, it’s someone who needs help, and helping...

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What’s been Selling?

Posted by on 2 Jun 2015 in Beginners | 1 comment

What’s been selling? Today’s post, something a little different. [warning: graphics intensive blog post coming up]   You all know about my Long Tail Alt, and how I use it to sell: Greenies Transmogs Things that take ages to sell Bits and Pieces I don’t want to deal with daily Patterns Limited supply items Recipes/Patterns Farmed items Flipped items Old Crafted Items (Enchants/pots mostly) Today’s post is a Look Over My Shoulder and see what I’ve been selling this week. I hope it will give you Inspiration...

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Farmer’s Broom Quick Flip Tip

Posted by on 30 May 2015 in Beginners, flipping | 4 comments

Farmer’s Broom Quick Flip Tip The Farmer’s Broom is the name of two items. Both of these are high value on the Auction House. Grab a few Farmer’s Brooms and sell them on the AH for good gold.   Farmer’s Broom #1 You need Level 6+ Get to Tirisfal Any faction Drops from Tirisfal Farmhand, a hostile-to-all level 5 human just north of the Forsaken (Undead) starting zone. Farmer’s Broom #2 You need Level 90+ Warlords of Draenor Alliance Merchant Derrook Sells Farmers Broom for 22c. He also sells Farmer’s...

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Warcraft Gold Podcasts

Posted by on 26 May 2015 in Beginners, Other Blogs | 1 comment

Warcraft Gold Podcasts Just a brief note today, folks, to tell you about Jim from Power Word:Gold and his latest podcast. I was an accidental guest. I bumped into him on Twitch livestreaming and I was so excited to see him I just jumped in and blabber mouthed my way through his garrison struggles.  It was all a bit silly. You can listen here   Your WoW Money podcast has also kindly mentioned my blog a few times recently, and you can listen to their recent broadcasts here.  (Although let me add that all the techniques of gold making they...

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Your Bank Alt’s City

Posted by on 24 May 2015 in Auction House, Bank Alts | 5 comments

Your Bank Alt Where should you park your bank alt, your character that use to pick up items from the mailbox and post onto the AH? Traditionally, your bank alt would live at the mailbox in the city with the Auction House. Stormwind or Orgrimmar.  Now you have a massive choice.   Ashran (Stormshield, Warspear) Pros: Easy to travel to/from Draenor. Portals to other cities. Cons: Busy, could get laggy. No portal to Pandaria/Shattrath/Dalaran.   Pandaria (Shrine of Two Moons, Shrine of Seven Stars) Pros: Engineering alts can access AH...

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