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Red vs Blue

Red versus Blue wrapping paper For this Winters Veil, 2015-6, I thought I would have a little fun and challenge readers to a contest. Regular readers will recall the "Copper Rod Squad", a very old gold making method where the player simply…

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…

He Undercut Me And Crashed The Market! Help!

He Undercut Me And Crashed The Market! Help!   Recognise it for what it is Could this be walling?  Where a competitor posts thousands of items like glyphs at a set price just over the crafting cost? Is this a plain attempt by another…

Why 12,000g per hour is Absolute Bulls**t

Why 12,000g per hour is absolute, er, rubbish. Recently I posted how you can "make 12,000g per hour in Shadowmoon Valley".  Today I'm here to tell you that this is a load of boll*cks.  Why is that?   1) Drop rate is dependant on…
Harrods. Image from The Telegraph

Are You Harrods or Walmart?

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…

Inflation in World of Warcraft

What is inflation? defines inflation as: "a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency" In wow, inflation can…

For The Win - Farming and Addiction

Gold Farming in For the Win The book For the Win was mentioned in the comments to an article on the Guardian's website "China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work" It is estimated that 80% of all gold farmers are in China and…

Zero Sum Economics in World of Warcraft

I have been thinking a lot about Zero Sum today.  It started with reading a quote in a book: "When faced with a choice between abundance and scarcity, choose abundance.  ... Scarcity involves hoarding, and abundance involves sharing ... the…

When Game Time Runs Out

Heya, I've missed blogging the last few days!  With my game time run out, I haven't been playing Warcraft.  I've used the time to work on my next mini guide, which is now half way complete. Definitely a lot of research there, phew.  I'm about…
Sleeping Peon

Do Peons Dream of Explosive Sheep?

Work Work. Gold making can seem like work at the time, and I admit that it seems doubly so when you are not just making gold on the auction house but writing about it, implementing new designs about it, dealing with spam, replying to emails…

Staying the Best

I've been playing World of Warcraft for over 5 years now, and I've seen a lot of changes. Bear with me whilst I tell you a short story: When I started raiding, it was at the time of Molten Core/ Zul Gurub, and if anyone remembers Molten Core,…