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What is your biggest problem or worry about making gold in world of warcraft?
(note: I’m hoping to use the answers as future blog topics, so please offer genuine answers! )
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m 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.
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My biggest hesitation/regret is the dungeons and raiding I missed out on while I was obsessed with the AH. Blizzard made a great game, but I feel like I’m missing out on half of it.
o, wait. The hardest thing for me is just logging on and doing it. I don’t want to prospect 200+ ore, I’d rather play. Even using a command pad that does a repeated key press with a macro to prospect is hard because I need to be in the game to do it, o alt-tab; thank god for 2 monitors! Hell, I still haven’t sat down and seen which glyphs make big profit and which are hardly worth it, I just let TSM figure it out and sit on them till they sell! To top it all off my JC is a healer so I don’t have the DPS queue times to waste, I’M in, daily, then out!
I must say that my biggest problem with goldmaking thus far has been my complete inability to post and sell during prime raid times on my server. I play on a large, raiding-population heavy server, but I’m also a raider myself. So every Tuesday-Thursday, I have to be told numerous times to hurry up and log on to my main healer so our 10man group can get going. And every Tuesday-Thursday, I can only sigh as thousands in gem and enchant sales just slip through my fingers. (The few times I manage to sit from raid I see HUGE profits.)
Though I’ve gotten used to having gems precut and posted seconds before we have to start, I still haven’t found a way to ditch those pesky heroic modes to repost 🙁
My biggest problem is that I am often too lazy to do my “daily routine” because I already have a lot of gold. But blogs like yours always give me the motivation I need 😉
I also am worried about bots, however for different reasons as most. As people run bots off of a market, I run out of cheap mats. Without the cheap mats, my products rise in price. This results in lower volume, and no increase in profit margins on the sales I make. My question is, how do we find farmers to work for us directly, so I don’t have as much worry in this situation?
Glengarry Glen Ross 1993 “I am not fucking with you. I’m here from downtown. I’m here from Mitch and Murray. And I’m here on a mission of mercy. “
The only real problem is that making gold is the main reason to log onto Wow for quite some time already. There is a raid or two a week, but still… I have previously walked away from a fortune in EVE Online when the game had taken over my real life, it took me months to get over it. Knowing that one day Wow will become the next youll have to turn your back to…
I’m afraid of investing a ton of money into dominating a market and then someone dumping a bunch in for cheaper and I don’t have enough to buy all theirs out!
My biggest problem or worry about making gold in world of warcraft is risking a large sum of money on mats to make a high level item and then going to the auction house to see that the demand has change and there is way to much supply. i would also wish there was a better/easier way to see what items are in high demand in the auction house.
My biggest ‘concern’ in making gold in WoW largely comes from flooded and variable markets. For example, I turn a great profit (on a RP server) from Mageweave under 50s per cloth. There’s just been such a HUGE amount of the cloth on the market that it’s becoming almost unmanageable to keep purchasing things below my snatch price. (I’ve lowered it several times, but even down to 20s per cloth, I can gather over 1000 cloth per week.)
What to do with all this huge amount of gold? No problem getting rich. But then???
Biggest worry – the risk of investment: If I spend 100 gold to buy an item to resell, or 100 gold on mats to craft an item, will it sell for more than my cost, or will I have to keep re-posting and re-posting in order to beat the competition (undercuts) without going below my cost. Also – sitting on items that aren’t selling. How long must I sit on them!?
I sometimes think I have my fingers in too many teeny tiny pies instead of grabbing a big slice of one delicious gold filled pie. My friend who is heavily into the glyph market and spends hours crafting, calls me a bottom feeder because of my buying from the AH to vendor and resell. I worry that I should pick a market and stick with it and throw myself in, rather than messing around with bits of this and that. I have 4 professions maxed and could do more with those professions but I worry I am missing out because I won’t commit to one and only currently dabble. I also find it hard to spend my gold and if it were possible I would probably like a bank vault full of gold coins which my character could dive into just like Scrooge McDuck.
On another note, loving the look of the blog and picking up some interesting tips to add to my dabblings. Keep up the good work.
The wall that I keep running into is supply. I sell far more than I can craft or buy to flip. I suppose that’s life on a high-pop server with lot’s of Goblin’s running around but I can never buy enough ore/herbs/leather/boe’s/recipe’s etc. to keep up with demand. I believe that cash should be invested to give a return, but I always seems to have 500k or so on hand that I’d rather be re-investing.
I would have to say time is my biggest concern in the world of wow gold making. Most of my gold comes from the Glyph market and disenchanting gems, both of these markets take lots of time. Glyphs make a ton of money, but I have to really be their to re list them on and off all day to make it worth while. I hate farming for materials, so I just look for good bargains on the auction. I would love to find some more lucrative ways to make gold with less time.
my biggest problem with making gold is like the guy up there, bots ruining the ore market. i’m terrible at playing the ah and ore prices are so low on my server its almost better gold per hour to grind mobs!
My biggest worry is that I will make all this gold and then the game will go flat and everyone will jump ship for the next new game, or even to Blizzards new product coming in a few years.
My biggest problem with making gold is that mobs at low level drop very coin and mobs of higher level drop more coins. But it seems that lvl 70-80 mobs drop the same amount as lvl 85s. I feel like Blizzard knew all the lvl 85 players would try to farm lvl 85 mobs but there is no advantage to killing max level mobs. Keep up the good work Gold Queen.
Since Cataclysm came out,people say it’s sooooo easy to make gold now they sell everything at really exagerated prices, the think EVERYONE can spend 15 000 gold on a pair of lvl 83 gloves. So my worry is … what the heck is this gonna lead. I am talking here about the server i play on & that it may not be the same on other servers. But, yea …. i am not concerned about making gold on other servers …. 😛
My biggest problem faced with making gold is a hesitancy to take risks. I see, on blogs, that they’ll sink 10,000 or more gold on something that may not pan out. Not only am I not ready to gamble that kind of money, but I usually am just barely scraping by.
The biggest worry usually revolves around the time needed to farm herbs, minerals due to the neverending amounts of bots by gold sellers. There has to be a better way to get rid of them.
My main problem with making gold is time. Being in college takes away a lot of the free time I have by forcing me to do useless stuff like studying. JK Also working on the weekends takes away the other time that I would normally have, but I got to do what I have to.
My biggest problem with wow gold is that i dont have enough of it lol, that and that theres no real depreciation (dunno if thats the right word but im trying to say moneys constantly being generated) meaning its slowly becoming worth less and less as more of it is looted.
My biggest problem is WHEN. I cannot connect on weekends and on weekdays my schedule is also limited, so i canÂ´t connect at good times to post nor control the AH. I find myself being undergut and the mail full of goods back
Well making gold has many facets to look into. But one of the biggest is the AH. Controlling the market was something that was common, with a few 100g or 1000g a player can control the pricing on reagents or consumables. Now with dailies throwing gold at everyone like candy the market is less likely to follow the pattern you set out for it to follow. Mass strategy is hard to master and even harder now with the fluctuation in the gold market with the gold just flowing in. Though on the other hand mastering it would make someone immensely wealthy.
My biggest problem with amassing WoW gold is that my wife likes to buy things with it! (True story, she once had me buy her a dress….)
Unfortunately, my gold-making schemes are pretty simplistic at this point. But simple is sometimes best. right? The basic principle to playing the auction house is buy low, sell high (or normal in my case). I currently focus on high volume markets (cloth, leather, ore, volatiles, etc.), and the hearsay from all of the gold bloggers points to a big downfall in all of the markets. Since the news was spread about ore price changes, I’ve seen the prices of many products drop. The question is where will the markets bottom out, so we can try to consolidate the market damage to our advantage.
My biggest worry is that just as I’m starting to get into the swing of things, patch 4.1 will put the AH on it’s head and I wont notice until I have to start selling everything for less than I paid for it.
I used to earn gold by selling flasks, I farmed all the herbs myself, but my biggest worry or problem is all the bots who farm herbs all day and night. I try to report all I can, but there are so many, and if they sell their herbs or make flasks for them they’ll be my competition, and how is it fair to bot to earn gold when someone like me use my spare time to farm, craft and sell.
The biggest problem I find in gold making is most gold making strategies that end up making me gold involve me investing large amounts of money at a time (60-80% of my liquid gold) to make it profitable. By doing this I still have enough money to get by, but there are times where I do this and end up seeing great deals that I then dont have the gold to act upon and sometimes feel if I hadnt invested before, I’d of been able to invest in a better deal and make more profit.
Man, I’d have to say it’s just that I don’t know how to make gold in any sorts of large amounts without using the AH – I don’t even know if it’s possible. I really can’t stand the AH, it bores me to tears, and I’d rather not use it, but on the other hand, I kind of need gold for repairs and mats for enchants/flasks, etc. etc. :/ I wish I knew a way to make a comfortable sum without it.