Dugi Guides™ » Gold http://www.ultimatewowguide.com WoW Leveling Guides, Dailies, Events, Profession, Loremaster, Achievement, Dungeon Guides Mist of Pandaria Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:00:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Archaeology and You: An Introduction to New Goldhttp://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/archaeology-and-you-an-introduction-to-new-gold/2214/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/archaeology-and-you-an-introduction-to-new-gold/2214/#comments Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:39:14 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/?p=2214 Archaeology and You: An Introduction to New Gold

So, the world has been ravaged, the zones have been discovered, and you, too, have reached 85. Time to take a look at something you may not have been paying attention to. You may have peeked at it or even given it a shot, but did you know that archaeology is a real money maker?

Arch Prof is something I dabbled in at first and now I devote a great deal of time playing. And you will need quite a bit of patience to skill up. Simply put, once you talk to your Arch Prof Trainer, look at your world map and see the zones that offer dig sites (little shovels), go there and start digging. You play a little game of hot and cold until you find the correct position to dig up your treasures. Collect enough dug up pieces and make a relic of some type. Three digs per site and four sites on a continent at any given time.

Now that the intro is over let’s get to the money. Nearly everything you pick up is BoP, so selling those companions or the mounts is out of the question. Every now and then (and more so when you have higher skills) you will get a keystone. These count as a piece of a puzzle that can be used with any artifact you are trying to assemble of the same “tribe.” And they are sellable. Each keystone is going for about 175 GP each and dropping no lower than 75 GP.
Yes, they are selling.

Keystone list:
Rune Stone – Dwarf
Troll Tablet – Troll
Highborne Scroll – Night Elf
Dwarf Rune Stone – Dwarf
Orc Blood Text – Orc
Draenei Tome – Draenei
Nerubian Obelisk – Nerubian
Vrykul Rune Stick – Vrykul
Tol’vir Hieroglyphic – Tol’vir

Tip #1. Do not assemble anything until you have reached 100 Skill points. After that, you no longer get skill points for each dig. You do, however, get experience points (about 1/8th a exp bar/section). Each time you assemble an artifact you will receive 5 skill points. Once you hit skill point number 100, head back to your trainer. You should have enough pieces to skill rank up at least once or twice once you finish piecing the fragments together.

Tip #2. Remove any keystones in your inventory before you complete any artifacts. AH them or send them to your mule. You don’t want to take the chance of them being used up by mistake. Hey! That’s good gold you are throwing away!

Tip #3. Get these two addons: Archaeology Helper and GatherMate2. The helper requires some manual button pushing, but is a big help in those larger dig sites. The GatherMate2 will record each find you make for future references. Both can be turned off in game.

Tip #4. Make your home somewhere in the middle of the continent. You will have four sites to dig at in total. Once you hit a few, you will see that future dig sites tend to show up on the opposite side of the map. I hit North then South. Being a Mage really has it’s advantages. If you can teleport around via engineering, that’s a bonus, too. Do whatever you can do to lessen your time traveling from dig site to dig site.

Tip #5. Remember to farm! You will want to drop in and out of a dig site, and then move onto the next one. However, if you are in it for the money, don’t forget these sites are filled with mobs, herbs, and ore. That’s all potential AH GP just waiting for you. The little stuff all adds up.

Tip #6. Remember this is not an instant skill where you can buy your way up. This skill takes time to be successful in terms of making gold. Be cool and be patient. Good things will follow.

That’s all I got for you for now. Using these tips will net you some good gold. I usually net in about 500 GP (1000 GP on a good day) per AH visit on my mule in keystones plus extras (cloth, meats, greens/enchanting mats, etc.). Time in? About 2-4 hours. :) Have Fun!

Until next time….

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Azeroth’s Farmer’s Almanac: Septemberhttp://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/azeroths-farmers-almanac-september/1528/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/azeroths-farmers-almanac-september/1528/#comments Sun, 12 Sep 2010 14:22:24 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/?p=1528 September is the start of the holiday months. Beginning with the “Harvest Festival” and ending with the  “Love is in the Air” event, WoW is nonstop celebration. Add the release of an expansion and a new reason to become a noob all over again, and you have yourself a volatile AH. The marketplace will become a very challenging place for any entrepreneur looking to make a dent in the AH.

The good news is that crafters are in high demand and so are specialized farmers. While farming can be a bit more challenging with other players hogging all the nodes and mobs, it is still a much needed profession. A specialized farmer, he who hunts down specific items (silk for example), can create a better cash flow in a season where higher populations can bring down the price of a core items by flooding the market. Let’s face it, a lot of new players don’t know any better.

It seems weird, I know, but WoW AH in times of high population can produce High Demand items at Low Prices. What happens here is that there are three kinds of WoW players. The first is the noob. He only works as he see it, undercutting everything, sometimes even flooding the market, just to be sure he sold his items. And they will sell everything not nailed down. Second is the lowbie auctioneer. With the auctioneer addon, a many like it, a player can gleam a quick survey of his products value based on average of what it reads from the AH over a certain amount of time. What players don’t do is look for how much the value has dropped. Secondly, these players sell in bulk and don’t watch what they are pricing at, due to the auto posting button. The noobs will flood the market undercutting the competition and bring the average down for the lowbie auctioneers, who will just add to the problem by auto posting.

The third is players like you who know how to adjust the market price, when to post, and by how much.

More on that later.

What I want to do right now is switch gears and talk about some crafting opportunities that you can use for the holiday events. Farmers don’t forget to aid those crafters the best you can.

First up is the Harvest Festival, which is nothing more than the herald of more events to come. Nothing needs to be farmed for this, because there’s only one quest to do, and all you have to do is show up. However, from this point on, you will notice a bit more stable population fluxes on your server. Now that school is back in session, days are getting colder, and American Football is back on TV (US Servers); life on WoW is starting to get more structured. If you want to farm, do so when the kids are at school and the workings stiffs are at work (or when everyone is sleeping). Do your homework and find out when the server guilds show up so, as a crafter, you will know what nights are your most profitable.

Pirate’s day is on the 19th of September. Again, no quests, but expect a spike a causal gamers to head to booty bay. On this day forget your inner pirate and get in touch with your inner NY Street Hot Dog Vendor; head to the action and start peddling your wares. Booty Bay will be hopping from dusk to dawn, so that a great place to set up shop for the day and offer portals rides, jewel cutting, and other custom crafting services.

The next day is Brewfest, so head up to Ironforger/Orgrimmar break out that hot dog stand yet again. Another event where farmers sit on the bench while the crafters do their business. Mages, people will need a trip to Dalaran to complete the Disturbing the Peace achievement. Since everyone here is eating and drinking, bring food and drink (several different types) to help them earn the Tastes Like Chicken and It’s Happy Hour Somewhere achievements.

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