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Who was the the gold queen?

Posted by on 25 Jun 2013 in Tips | 20 comments

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...

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Are You Harrods or Walmart?

Posted by on 30 Oct 2012 in economy | 3 comments

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.  Samuel Goldwyn  If gold were no object, then everyone would want the best, most expensive gear upgrades and vanity mounts and battle pets. Reins of...

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Avoiding Burn Out

Posted by on 25 Oct 2012 in Advanced Gold Making | 10 comments

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...

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Kun-Lai Summit Cave Farming with the Bots

Posted by on 19 Oct 2012 in Herbalism, Mining, Ore, Pandaria, Skinning | 4 comments

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 Trillium 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 Picking Herbs Mining Nodes 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 Don’t...

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Invisibility Potions

Posted by on 10 Oct 2012 in Alchemy | 2 comments

Invisibility Potions 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...

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Turtle Power

Posted by on 9 Oct 2012 in Farming, Pandaria, Skinning, Tillers | 15 comments

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.    Wyrmhorn Turtle Why farm them? XP for level 85/86s Spirit of Harmony for level 90s Raw Turtle Meat in enough...

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Ink Trader Preparing to Change His Prices

Posted by on 9 Oct 2012 in Inscription | Comments Off

Blackfallow Ink 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...

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Jewelcrafting Onyx Panther Mount Guide

Posted by on 7 Oct 2012 in Jewelcrafting, Pandaria | 5 comments

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 Pattern...

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Mysterious Essence and the Enchanters Shuffle

Posted by on 5 Oct 2012 in Advanced Gold Making, Auction House, Auctionator, Enchanting, Lil Sparkys Workshop, Pandaria | 4 comments

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...

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Darkmoon Cards Panic

Posted by on 2 Oct 2012 in Darkmoon Faire, Inscription, Pandaria, The Undermine Journal | Comments Off

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...

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Mists of Pandaria Prices

Posted by on 30 Sep 2012 in Auctionator, Pandaria, Patch 5.04, Premium gold guides, Trade Skill Master | 3 comments

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)   Price Tracking 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...

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Tillers’ Friendship Reputation: Dark Soil in Valley of the Four Winds

Posted by on 24 Sep 2012 in Dailies, Herbalism, Ore, Pandaria, Reputation | 4 comments

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...

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All Quiet on the Durotar Front

Posted by on 13 Sep 2012 in Tips | 3 comments

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 Truegold Cut and Raw Epic Gems: Queen’s Garnet Shadow Spinel Lava Coral Lightstone Elven Peridot Deepholm Iolite Transmog items which used to sell for 5,000g now selling for 2000g instead Enchantment scroll prices have plummeted Cloth, due to AoE looting Increasing prices Increased and sustained demand for Battle...

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Buyer’s Remorse

Posted by on 6 Sep 2012 in Spending | 9 comments

Buyer’s Remorse A reader emailed asking if I had experienced Buyers Remorse after buying the Swift Spectral Tiger Mount.   Emails 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...

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Mists of Pandaria Prep at the Gold Queen site

Posted by on 25 Aug 2012 in Pandaria, Patch 5.04, Patches | 12 comments

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...

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Inscription Robin Hood

Posted by on 18 Aug 2012 in AH PvP, Inscription | 38 comments

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...

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Nesingwary’s Loot Valley, Valley of the Four Winds

Posted by on 6 Aug 2012 in Pandaria | Comments Off

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: Sha Leather Exotic Leather Pristine Scales Tiger Steak Green Tea Leaf – herb Ghost Iron Ore – metal The spawn rate is awesome, and if you have a skinner, herbalist or miner, just...

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Secret Limited Supply Vendor Exposed

Posted by on 3 Aug 2012 in Advanced Gold Making, Limited Supply | 7 comments

Newman’s Landing 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...

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Giving Back Part 3 | How to Start Again

Posted by on 31 Jul 2012 in Advanced Gold Making | 1 comment

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...

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