Shall I bring the Gold Queen back?

Hey, I miss you.  I wondered if you might be missing me too.

I’ve been quietly playing WoW since Jan 2013, pugging alone then finding a guild, fiddling with the WoW auction houses and then unable to resist the urge to own them.  I’ve been leveling up alts, building garrisons, ensuring all my professions work with each other.  I did my usual new expansion trick of spending all my gold before the end of the expansion, starting from zero and racing myself to gold cap again.

It’s been a while since I was in a good raid guild, and I seem to have found myself one, a comfortable friendly place.


Update on my life

My son still has autism, he will be on the spectrum for the rest of his life.  It’s been one heck of a journey as I discovered more about it and how to help make his life less difficult. But life is more settled now as he grows up and the routines are in place, and I have learned to preempt difficult situations.

Rape. Good news: my attackers were found guilty and sentenced on 20th June 2014.  Finally had the paperwork come through from abroad. I found it hard to explain at the time that the reason I was in hospital was not because of physical wounds (although there were some ofc) but mostly because of mental distress.  You can google for ‘rape trauma’ if you want to know about it. Today I continue to suffer from insomnia, and heightened startle reflex. For some reason I’ve become afraid of night time. Healing is a process not an event.


Update on Making Gold

I still love making gold in world of warcraft more than anything else.  I sometimes feel like a spider in a web, tugging the strands of silk and making everything slide inexorably closer to me.  Gold cap wasn’t enough, so I made a bit more, and a bit more. Making gold in Warlords of Draenor is different to making gold in previous expansions.  The professions are changed.  The shuffles are much more obscure.  The addons give you more of an edge.  And yet anyone can still make gold, and especially with these lovely new garrisons which should be built to synergise with the buildings in your alts’ garrisons until you have a beautiful machine of harmony chugging away, churning out thousands and thousands of gold.

Previously, I had made a brief foray into streaming and teaching gold making live, but discovered quickly that I was a crap entertainer and a much better gold maker.  I have recently gained enough confidence to try again, and to simply allow you to look over my shoulder as I make WoW gold, and not feel that I have to be an all-singing all-dancing entertainer.  You can find me occasionally at

I realise that I have a lot of admin work to do to sort out the Daily Cheat Sheet, and the newsletter and get rid of all that Mists of Pandaria branding, but I reckon I can do it, if you want to have me back?


Now I would like to know from you:

What wold you like to see from me?

  • Addon guides
  • Information on what can be sold
  • Farming places
  • Flipping
  • Crafting
  • Garrisons
  • Something else

twitpiAbout the Author

The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 11 garrisons, 17k+ achievements, 1593 days played, and over 32 million gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making

23 replies
  1. Cat
    Cat says:

    I have missed the gold queen and am glad you want to come back. IN regards to your questions, I would like to see a bit of everything, but also more detail on your daily cheat sheat, like take each section and break it down, and also some reviews on Zygor’s new gold guide, because of its price I would like a legit review of it before I purchase that one 😉

  2. Joseph Douglas
    Joseph Douglas says:

    Good to see you back.

    The basics get lost sometimes by many of the gold journals. They have an assumption that everyone starts off at 100k g and works from there. I’d love to see you go back to the beginning and do a dual track system. Give hints for the new players who are struggling to get over their first 10k gold and for the advanced ueers.

    Perhaps a guide to passive gold making? (quests, daily dungeon amounts). Making gold not just int he AH but also through your daily ‘chores’ or sorts.

    Again, welcome back.

  3. Justin Reto
    Justin Reto says:

    Hey glad to see your back I was wondering were my gold news had gone. I would love to see you continue on with gold making tips and tricks. Even when I am not interested in the main game itself I always have gold making, it’s just its own special little part of the game. Plus you could really help me out I am on a tiny almost dead server and I was once sitting on 300k cash plus hundreds of thousands in items. Now that professions aren’t worth a damn (imho) I am bleeding money like a stuck pig. I’m down to like 16k across all toons and about 6-700k in items, but nothing is selling for me, the list fee is killing my business. So anyways glad to see you back looking forward to your advice.

    • The Gold Queen
      The Gold Queen says:

      Hey Justin
      Go back to basics – what *is* working for you? Keep doing that. What isn’t? Stop it.
      Garrisons have half replaced professions, in that you can now do your professions on all your alts, so it has become a little bit of an alt game, which is why I’m trying to get lots of garrisons. Each garrison is free herbs, free ore… plus of course you get the chance to create those daily items (taladite crystals, burnished leather, truesteel, etc etc) which you can make into saleable epics. Once you have those up and running, you need the Daily Cheat Sheet in order to keep track before you lose your mind. Then leave them to run and go out and do your quests, kill things, run LFR, still do your professions. In other words, diversify.
      If it helps you to know: I was daunted too when I realised that so much had changed and I had to change with it. I’m still changing now, but I’m determined to get there. If you made 300k before, you can do it again.

      Tell me about the stuff you are relisting?

  4. Sharon raindancer
    Sharon raindancer says:

    It is so nice to see you back. I thought of you a couple of weeks ago when I was researching something on blizzard’s site. I thought how much I missed all the good information you used to send. I hope you are back for good. I look forward to getting your emails and useful information.

    • The Gold Queen
      The Gold Queen says:

      Sharon, I’m so excited to be here, and I’m back for … as long as I can”

    • Bear Clarke
      Bear Clarke says:

      Well, tbh I am still in shock. I wondered why you had been absent, but had no idea why. It’s things like what have happened to you that makes me ashamed of my own gender. After 9 years in 42 Commando Royal Marines, I can in someone understand the fears and nightmares you must suffer. Good things happen to the best of people, and I can only offer you strength and know you are a survivor.

      As to the website, am totally stocked to see it back – I have struggled to have more than a few thousand gold across my nine level 100’s – mostly because I am constantly spending on upgrades. I need your help! x

  5. Amber
    Amber says:

    I am so glad you are back. Not only do you’re guides for free. Zygor has a great gold addon that they’ve put out that I’ve been using if you’re wanting to look into it. 🙂

  6. Thalia
    Thalia says:

    I’ll be honest, I only found out today that you were back because I got an email about your latest posts. It’s great to have you back though. I’m also glad things have been getting better for you,and I hope they will continue to improve (insomnia is not so fun).

    On a side note, how can I get the latest cheat sheet? The links on the page just tell me I’m already subscribed XD

  7. Neri
    Neri says:

    Glad to see you’re back, and even gladder to hear that you’re healing <3

    My sub is on hiatus at the moment, but I would love to read some advice on the most efficient ways to rebuild your nest egg when you rejoin the game mid-expansion.

  8. BrianG
    BrianG says:

    It seems like you have a good list of things to blog about. I know I would be interested in what can be sold, addons and flipping.

    I hope you are doing a lot better now 🙂 I know how autistic kids are. My daughter has aspergers.

  9. Eelco
    Eelco says:

    Good too see you’re back into WoW, even though you stopped playing before I got into gold making. I for one would like to see info about stuff that can be sold, as I’ve been kinda lost since WoD as to what to sell.

    As to getting back into goldmaking keep in mind that it’s only a game, your son and you’re own health are far more important. I’ve been diagnosed with a mild version of autism as well several years ago, so I kinda know what you have to deal with on a daily basis

  10. potatoeWoW
    potatoeWoW says:

    fyi, twitch stream link is a broken link.

    Every time I think about the time investment to make gold I think I don’t want gold badly enough.

    I downloaded TSM once and gave up after 5-10 minutes.

    So I guess the most interesting thing for me would be tips for mere mortals.

    Things like “instead of selling Savage Blood now that prices have fallen, sell blacksmithing upgrade tokens.” or something (which I did a few weeks ago and now have around 70k gold, my highest balance ever.)

  11. Olivia Grace
    Olivia Grace says:

    So good to see you back! Welcome to the fold 😀

    I would love to see a general sort of “getting started with gold making in WoD” guide. I’m playing on US now, I’m poor (12k gold), and I’m not doing a great job of working out where I should begin towards making my US account as flush as my UK one!

    • The Gold Queen
      The Gold Queen says:

      Hey and thank you for your support!

      How about a little TSM guide, a garrisons-with-alts guide, a run down of things to sell now, and a long rambling discussion on my daily gold routine?

      I was also considering bringing one viewer on to my stream and helping them out in real time.

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