What the bloody hell is going on?
That was my question to a friend on Twitter a few days ago. I’ve been on holiday to Serbia to meet up with a guy who makes PvP movies professionally. I had no mobile internet on my smart phone, but I did manage to get into some WiFi towards the end of the last week. Anyway, as far as I can tell, all hell broke loose on Twitter and in the Gold Making Community when “Just My Two Copper” (JMTC) launched WoW Crusher late last week. Yes. I’m late to the party, as usual.
This week, JMTC got whooshed off the Undermine Journal TUJ and Consortium BlogRoll. Consortium Link. Personally, I think that’s a shame, because the guys who write for JMTC now are obviously new to it and could do with all the support they can get. That said, I believe they are paid for their work. Can anyone confirm/deny?
Anyway, the big scandal this week was the introduction of WoW Crusher. Â The main sticking points seem to be:
2) “That’s not Markco!”
WoW Crusher is subscription based, rather than a one-off cost. Â I don’t approve of paying a lot of money for a load of crap. Â Lets just say that if the content matches the price, then there should be no issue. Â Does the content match the price? Â You’ll have to see for yourself, to be honest, it’s a subjective opinion. Â This is my affiliate link. Â That means that if you do decide WoW Crusher is worth the cash, then I’ll receive a bonus from WoW crusher as a thank you for introducing you. Â If you don’t, no harm done *wink*
That’s Not Markco!
Anyone who was friends with Markco during his time running Just My Two Copper will recognise that Markco from the WoW Crusher movie isn’t the same person as the Markco from 20kLeveling. Markco sold the rights to JMTC and to the name “Markco” about a month ago for about 50k.
In the UK we had a similar marketing FAIL, but more publicly on the TV adverts, when Captain Birdseye was shuffled off to an early grave and replaced by a rugged, 20 year old. Read about that on Wiki Here. I think the problem lies in how familiar and friendly old-Markco was to everyone, and how he has been replaced by a ‘brand’. It sets off everyone’s “lie detector”, because they’re used to seeing “Markco” as a person, not as a brand. Most of the TV adverts use actors for their brands, not home movies of real people in their own homes.
Wait, I see The Gold Queen on their sales page!?
You spotted me! Yes, I was contacted by the JMTC team, first for the 20k Leveling guide 4.3 patch update, and then for a series of high def gold guide movies. There are 4, about 10 minutes each. I’m still learning how to make wow movies, so I’m proud of how well they came out. About 8 hours each, with research, filming, directing, voicing, and editing. I used Blizzard’s own music because WoW rocks.
Are you profiting from this too?
Hold on there! I made them free. I don’t get paid for this. I was offered a large payment, and turned it down.
If you want to see my movies, they’re also free to readers/viewers. Â Just put in your email address and they’ll send you them. They’re not my best “tips” because I don’t like farming, but if you want to learn about:
Which Ore to farm, where to get Herbs that sell well, how to multi task, or to see the enchanting part of my Elementium Shuffle in action. I demonstrate gatherer, carbonite, trade skill master, big picture (yes that really is 25,000g worth of enchantments on the AH!) and auctionator addons.
If you want my best tips, enjoy the archives here at The Gold Queen, maybe I should make a “best of” guide?
Have I sold out too?
Anyway, hope that clarifies a little my feelings on WoW Crusher.
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.