Monday, May 16, 2011

Alto's Gold'ish Guide

Most of you should know Alto from Alto's Gold'ish Advice. And you may know that he is a gold-making coach, coming to U.S servers helping others make gold in WOW. But what you may not know about my friend Alto, is that he has his very own gold guide. Yep that's right, one of the Kings of gold-making is sharing all of his tips and tricks.

Now let me tell you about Alto, in case you have never heard of him. Alto has had his blog since last October, and always has the most up-to-date info for everything gold-making. He has hit gold-cap, and has even been interviewed for Warcraft Econ TWICE! You can read his interviews for 1 million here and his 500k interview here. Not only has he hit gold cap, and has a very successful gold blog, the first King of gold-making, Markco, has put Alto in charge of updating 20k leveling! When the King of gold-making put Alto in charge of updating his guide, who know Alto knows his stuff!

What's awesome about Alto's guide is that he took very good care to make sure not only can seasoned veterans make use of the information, that even the beginning player can take the information and get well on their way to gold cap. Something else that's cool is that he wrote it in Cata, so it's up-to-date for the latest patches out, and he even sends out updates if he finds something to make more gold! He also has a few ideas in order to keep it up-to-date for future expansions.

Now what's in this guide that's not in the others? Ever heard of The Undermine Journal? Ever wonder what all the charts and graphs and everything else means? Don't worry, Alto explains it to you. I know I have probably annoyed the crap out of Alto many times asking for explanations on every chart and graph, before he wrote this guide. But now, I don't have to ask anymore, he taught me everything I know about the Undermine Journal, and how to use every part to its fullest potential.

But Prncess, what if I don't have access to The Undermine Journal, so that doesn't apply to me?

Alright, so you live overseas and have no idea about the goodness of the Undermine Journal.

No Problem, he has you covered!
He thought about you guys overseas too, when writing this guide. He goes into detail about how you can use Auctionator and Auctioneer in order to find the markets untouched on your server, and tell you how you can pretty much see the same information with those add-ons that the Undermine Journal shows the U.S people.

At the beginner level, he explains how to install an add-on, and all the add-ons that he has used and is still using that helped him get to gold-capped and beyond. Just as he did with the Undermine Journal, he explains how all the add-ons can work together to make you tons of gold.

Now that Patch 4.1 has lowered the vendor cost of green gems, he goes into great detail how it is still profitable, and all the math involved to figure out how to make the most money, even though it's been reported in gold blogs the shuffle is "dead."

Nearly every tip or trick Alto has in his brain is in his guide. And another cool thing about Alto is that if you have any trouble understanding something in his guide, he gives you every possible way to contact him, and invites you to send him emails with any questions. He's one of the most friendly and helpful people in the gold-making community, and is always willing to help!

He condensed 40 pages of his guide down to 23 easy-to-read pages, full of screenshots to help you understand everything. No extra "fluff" to fill pages, only information that is guaranteed to make you tons of gold!

And if you have ever read his blog, you know Alto has a great sense of humor in his writing, and there is nothing short of fun, when reading his guide. If you have ever talked to Alto one-on-one, you know what I mean!

Also for my readers only, Alto is giving me a coupon for 25% off! That makes it only $15 for you! This special offer can only be found for my readers, and will only last until Friday, May 20th! You will need to click the "Add To Cart" button below, in order to get the discount. It will automatically be applied to your order. So remember, this is a limited time offer. If you have been waiting for a discount, now is your chance!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

This week in My Sales

I've had a few emails and comments asking what I sell on a normal basis. So every Sunday I'm gonna be posting My Sales of the week. 

You can see in this lovely screenshot that my top money sellers were 5 Darkmoon Faire decks, and as I am typing this, I just sold 2 more Volcanic trinkets, as well as some Bloodied PVP gear. I absolutely love the PVP gear market, because it seems no one is actively posting gear all the time. On my server it always seems to just be people leveling Leatherworking, and they get a sale and move on. But hey, I'll take the profit since I'm only making them for 300-500g each!

As I said in my post Flasks, Flasks, and more Flasks, you can see that I am selling a decent amount of flasks this week. With herb prices declining, I recommend everyone continue to check on the market. When I see prices dip below say 50g, I buy them up and reset the prices around raid times. I made some awesome profits on the Winterspring Cub, but took a small break on posting them because of the guy posting 30 stacks at a time.

Since my boyfriend has been taking a break from WOW, I just started using his Dreamcloth cooldowns for some Spellthread, so I'm interested to see my profits in that new market! As always, the trusty Netherweave bag market is still going strong, and I'm seeing stacks of cloth for 5-10g a stack, and I'm selling bags for 20-30g each.

This is what I normally sell every week, and it's interesting to see how much money I have made, and how much I'm actually keeping in my guild bank, instead of spending!

What are you selling this week? Do you see a market I'm missing in action?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to: Find A Supplier

I always hear questions on different blogs or at the Friday night JMTC meetings asking how people find a supplier. When Cata started I was on a mission finding suppliers for herbs and ore. Everything that is farmed, has somebody behind the scenes supplying the Auction House or an actual person with these mats.

First, lets see the benefits of finding a supplier:

1. Cheaper mats than what the AH provides.
2. When the Ah runs low, you know you will hopefully always have someone sending you mats.
3. Better profits, with lower cost in mats.

Now here's a few negatives that comes with getting a supplier.

1. Finding a supplier may take a little time.
2. You have to do a lot of negotiating to make sure both sides are satisfied.
3. You have to always make sure your supplier is happy, and be willing to change prices if the AH prices go crazy.

Next let's see if finding a supplier is right for you:

1. Do you find yourself buying tons of mats from the AH for inflated prices?
2. Do you want a stockpile of mats for future patches?
3. Are you sick of not being able to make a profit on you items, because mats are too expensive in the Auction House?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a supplier may be what you are looking for!

No the point to this post! How do you find a reliable supplier?

I have 2 main suppliers. One who sells me Savage Leather, and one who sends me herbs.

The herb supplier was the easy one. I watched the AH for a couple days and noticed I was buying a lot of my herbs from a single person for descent prices. I sent an in-game message to the the guy, stating that I was buying his herbs a lot, and was looking to start a partnership to have stacks and stacks of herbs sent to me via COD. He replied and said that sounded like a great idea, because he hated posting stuff in the AH, and paying AH fees. He continues supplying every kind of herb to me usually 3-4 times a week. He messages me in game everyday finding out what herbs I'm running low on, and goes right out to farm them.

Now this may be something that comes around once in a lifetime. So how can you find your own supplier?

1. You can do exactly what I did, and ask the people in your AH who always has multiple stacks up all the time.
2. You can make a macro for Trade Channel, stating that you are buying stacks of whatever mats you want for this price, feel free to always COD to this toon, or message me in-game, always buying!
3. Make the same macro and periodically go to the zone where the mats you want are farmed, stating the same thing you put in the trade macro.

These are the tricks I use to find every supplier I've ever had. Do you have a supplier? What tricks did you use to keep that supplier hanging around?

Let me know your tricks and tips in an email or comment!!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger did it!

So some of you may have heard or noticed that Blogger decided to go on a quick vacation for the last 15-20 hours. They ate posts and comments, and then kind-of threw them back, but some stuff is still missing. They claim everything should be back to normal in a couple hours. I'm assuming you can leave comments now, but if they go missing, just know that Blogger got rid of them, as I always post comments.

Should be back to normal posting tomorrow!

Also, don't forget the JMTC Friday night meeting is tonight at 9 EST. Be sure to stop by and talk to a bunch of gold bloggers to get the most up-to-date information on making gold in WOW.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Addicted 2 Azeroth

I wanted to let everyone know that Addicted 2 Azeroth has it's 4th episode out now!

For anyone that hasn't heard of Addicted 2 Azeroth, it's newly started podcast that Alto from Alto's Goldish Advice, Xander from Xander's Gold Mine, Sinku from Exploiting My Server, Mageshadow from JMTC, and our friend Chris.

We started the beginning processes for the podcast about 2-3 months ago, and finally released our first episode about a month ago. We try to have an episode out every week, and basically talk about anything and everything gold-making. We don't use show notes, so everything we cover is just off the top of our head.

Make sure to check it out! You can listen to the 4th episode on our podbean page, as well as hear every episode we have out. You can also fine us on Itunes. If you enjoy our show, be sure to give us a good rating on Itunes! Feel free to send us an email at, or you can also send each individual on the show an email as well, and we'll relay the messages to everyone involved. If you want our opinion on something gold-related, email us and we may answer your question on the show! And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @AddictedAzeroth.

P.S There does seem to be some sound quality issues in the beginning, and maybe a little throughout. We apologize for the sound quality and will work to make sure it doesn't sound like that on the next show!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AH Campers

Hey my lovely readers,

I had quite a bit of comments on my post yesterday, Undercutting and How To Deal, and one stuck out to me. One of the anonymous commentators explained how he is having someone basically completely stalk the AH. Basically an AH camper.

For everyone not familiar with an AH camper, this is someone who is basically camping the AH and constantly canceling and re-posting auctions all day everyday.

This is super hard to deal with, and with someone constantly canceling and re-posting, it's extremely annoying.

Alto did a post a while back about a possible bot glyph poster. You can read in that post that he thought he was dealing with a bot posting glyphs, since every block in the Undermine Journal was blocked out, basically meaning he was posting every hour of everyday.

It seams to me that you may be dealing with the same thing. Although it's kinda weird that a bot would choose gems and scrolls to be in, it is possible. Are you sure that this is an actual player? Have you seen him anywhere else besides the AH? If not, you could be dealing with a bot. I would recommend putting a ticket to a GM, add a link to his Undermine Journal page, that shows that he is posting nearly every hour, everyday, and see what happens. Explain that you think he may be botting, and explain why you have come to this conclusion.

At most, he may get suspended or banned and be out of your way. It could also scare him to know someone is watching his everyday comings and going, and he may chill out.

You also mentioned how every time you post something, he buys it out sometimes. That is honestly a good thing, as you are still getting sells.

As I am writing this, Anonymous posted a follow-up comment, and explained his actions while posting, and what the other player was doing at the same time. You can read his comments here.

After reading your comments, I'm pretty much convinced you are dealing with a bot. Even though you are getting really good sells, I completely understand your frustration. As I said above, I would try reporting him, and see what happens. Even add in the ticket the same comment you gave me, if you can, and explain his "bot-ish" behavior.

Also, is he the only one buying your gems and scrolls, in order to buy you out? Do you get other buyers besides him? If you don't get any or very few from other players, make sure you know that by banning this possible bot, your profits may go down. I will note however, that if I was in your particular situation, I would report him to a GM, and get rid of him asap!

Hopefully this helps you out, if you have anymore questions, please send me an email, or leave another comment!

Also, don't forget, you can subscribe to my blog and get my posts sent directly to your email or smartphone! You can find the link on the top right-hand side of the page!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Undercutting and How To Deal

I got an email from a reader asking about dealing with undercutting. Here is the reader email:

I was wondering what do you do with people that undercut drastically (such as from 40g to 1g or something like that) and puts a ton of it up?  Right now I am just leaving it alone and won't go below a certain price that I have set.  Is this the right move?

First, thank you Juslar for the email! Second, Don't panic!! Now, without knowing specific markets that this undercutting is occurring, it's hard to give some specific tactics that may help.

For example, when dealing with glyphs, it is a common tactic to use deep undercutting in order to "scare" off competitors.

That is one market that can be extremely volatile. From my experience in the AH, that has been the most difficult market to get into and stay in, with deep undercutting.

But all other markets there are usually things you can do to get a handle on the situation. You can send a message to the people undercutting, and find out their background. Find out why they are deciding to undercut by so much. You can explain that undercutting will bring the price down, and could drastically lower profits, on everything else dealing with that one item.

Another thing you could do, is play their game for a while and watch what happens. Let the person know that you can play their game as well. Try deeply undercutting their markets, and see how they react. Do they quit posting for a while? Do they completely disappear? Watch their posting schedule via the Undermine Journal, or by adding them to friends list.

In my opinion, I would play their game for a bit, just to see how they react. It may work in your advantage and they may leave you with the market. If the undercutting continues or gets worse, then you may want to continue leaving the market alone for a while, and try again at a later time. Playing their game, may mean you lose out on some gold, so make sure you are aware of this. If they can play the game better, you may need to cut your losses and move on, but you will never know what will happen till you try.

Make sure you have back-ups plans in place in case you get pushed out of the market. continue leveling toons, and getting the most professions you can, and using every profession to your advantage. Make sure you are always using your professions to the maximum potential, so when you get pushed out of a market, you have other markets to jump into.

Hopefully this will help you out Juslar. If you have any other questions or need more assistance, send me an email!

Have any of you every dealt with deep undercutting? If so, how have you dealt with it? Let me know in an email or drop a comment below!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What do you want to know about?

Hello everyone,

When I first started blogging, I thought it would be easy to write about things I do everyday in game. It turns out I was wrong. I'm am in no way giving up on blogging, but I want to write about what you, the readers, want to know. I don't want to write about the same thing every blog is writing about, because that is boring. So send me an email of a specific thing you want to know about in gold-making or if you want to know specific things I'm selling, let me know. I'm blogging so my readers have an interesting take on all things gold-making. But I want to write about what you want to know.

Are you having trouble making gold, and want to know what you can do on your server to make millions? Let me know, I want to help.

Send me an email with any questions you have related to gold making, and I'll do my best to answer any questions you have!

My email is, you can find all my other contact information on my contact page on the right-hand side.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Supply V.S Demand

This is what I found on the Auction House when I woke up this morning. I did some little investigating, when I say investigating, obviously I mean I just clicked the search tab on the AH, and found out who decided to do something so stupid as posting 33 stacks of The Winterspring Cub. The person that posted is someone who knows how to make gold, and is very good at making gold, so good in fact, that he has hit the new Cata gold cap several times. So why did this person decide to post this many?

Actually first, let's check out the possible harm of posting this many at a single time.

One possible harm I see, is that once people go looking for this cub on the AH, and they notice 33 on the AH, they will go looking to see how easy it is to get it.

The snowball effect that will most likely occur will be that everyone and their mother will be picking this vendor pet up and trying to sell it on the AH, or someone will say something in trade and the whole world of Azeroth will know how easy it is to get this pet.

Just 2 days ago, I was selling the cub for 500g. I'm assuming those days are over, but it should still be rather simple to still make a profit on these, but it's almost impossible when someone has the stupidity to post so many.

So my question is what's the point of posting so many in a day? What are the advantages? Is he trying to scare me out of the market? Which could be a possibility, but why in such a simple market as the Winterspring cubs?

What are your thoughts? Anyone see something similar on their server with someone selling huge stacks of these easy to find pets?

Let me know in comments!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Graduation Day

Hey guys!

No big post today :( My college graduation is today! I will be graduating with a degree in Law Enforcement, with no idea where I'm going from here. If everyone could say a little prayer that I don't trip in front of thousands of people, my tassel stays on the appropriate side, and that I remember to grab the diploma with my left hand and shake hands with the right hand, that would be fantastic!

I do have one pro tip though:

Check the prices of ore one more time for me. On my server I just bought stacks of obsidian ore for 20g a stack. I checked the prices of bars, and they are going for 9g each. I believe it takes 2 ore to make a bar, so with some quick napkin math, it looks like I can make 5 bars for every stack. With each bar at 9g each, selling 5 would mean I would make 45g, and profit 25g for each stack of ore bought! Doesn't sound too bad to me! 


Friday, April 29, 2011

The only pet guide you'll every need!

Have you every thought of starting you own pet business in wow, but have no idea where to start?

Do you have no clue where to go to even find vendor pets to sell on the Auction House?

Did you think that only hunters could have pets?

Well don't worry because I have the best resource available, and it will be the only pet guide you will ever need to buy!

The fabulous Gold Queen has been slaving away writing a bunch of mini guides to everything you ever wanted to know about making gold in World of Warcraft, and this is the first mini guide that is out.

This guide is extremely detailed. The Gold Queen starts off by explaining the point and uses of selling pets. So if you only chose a hunter, because you thought they were the only ones that could have a cool pet, well then this is just the guide you need to start your own pet selling business.

The Gold Queen also goes into detail why you should start your very own pet selling business, and what professions have the best pets to sell, as well as where to go to find every vendor pet in game. What's awesome about this guide is that it can take you from a noob to a master in starting you own business. For anyone wanting to find that one niche market that is guaranteed to work, then this is the guide you need!

Have you wondered where you can get all the pets in game, what faction they are on, as well as how much the vendor price is for every pet? 

The Gold Queen has done all the work for you, and has a lovely easy to read chart showing all of the answers to all these very important questions.

For someone like myself that doesn't sell pets on a regular basis, someone who doesn't have the pet achievements, and doesn't even know where to get all the easy to get vendor pets, this guide is just what I have needed to start my own pet business and start cashing in!

For anyone wanting to cash in on all the lazy people in game, this is the guide for you!

It's also up-to-date for Patch 4.1!

There are many more mini guides to come. I have seen the list of the guides she is working on, and what's cool about each guide is they will all be able to be used separately but they could also be put together to make one huge gold making guide to make you be unstoppable in the AH. If you only want to get into the pet business then this is the book you want, but it also has a few tips and tricks, that you can easily use for other gold making opportunities. Just the chart that shows where you can get each vendor pet from makes this guide amazing. You will always have an easy to read chart for every pet you can get from a vendor.

For a limited time only, The Gold Queen is offering her guide for $7, and for my readers only, you can get this amazing guide for only $6. This is a limited time offer for my readers. You will only have until May 5th, 2011 to pick up this guide for only $6. When you buy from my blog you will need to head here, and click ADD TO CART, in order to be able to use my special coupon code. The coupon code is "prncess".

Keep a look out on The Gold Queen's website in order to get the next guides in her mini guide series!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How To: The Panther Cub

Today I will be showing you the quest chain to get your very own Panther Cub, from the quest chain that was just implemented in Patch 4.1.0.
This is a 13 part quest chain you have to do in order to get this cuddly little pet, but don't worry they are easy quests! In total I think the the quest chain took me roughly half an hour.

 The quest starts at the Warchief's Command board in your major city. You start this long quest chain by picking up the quest The Zandalari Menace. Once you accept the quest, you'll look for Bwemba. I found her in The Valley of Spirits for Horde, and for Alliance you can find her at The Stormwind Harbor. When you get the next quest, Bwemba's Spirit, also pick up To Bambala, and head to Stranglethorn Vale to the town of Bambala, right out side Zul'grub.

Once in Bambala, you will need to look for Kil'Karli. He pats along the road of the town. (I found him at approximately 64'40.) Turn in To Bambala to Kil'Karli, and grab his next quest Serpants & Poison. In this quest you will be looking for Jungle Serpents and Headhunters.

You will need to kill the Jungle Serpents, which are relatively easy to kill, but they do a minor stun/sleep mechanic that is rather annoying. You will also need to heal the Headhunters, which I found next to trees all around the the camp. All you need to do for them, is right click, and they spring back to action.

Once you complete this quest you will need to find Kil'karli again, and turn it in. By this time you have probably noticed that Bwemba is following you around, this is because of the Quest you first picked up, Bwemba's Spirit. While working on this quest chain, I couldn't figure out where to complete it at, so I just left in my quest log until I got the cub. It's a good idea to keep this chick around because she will have a few more quests for you along this adventure. Now that you have killed the serpents and completed that quest, Bwemba will have a quest for you called Spirits Are With Us.

For this quest all you need to do, is right-click the fire in the town, and turn it into Bwemba when it is completed. The next quest Bwemba will have for you is Nesingwary Will know. This quest will require you to find Hemet Nessingwary Jr. at Nessingwary Base camp up north.

Once you find him, he will have another quest called Track the Tracker, which is just another "find this guy, and waste more of my time" quest. You will need to find Grent Direhammer, which is found on top of a hill.(50'21).

He will then give you a quest to kill Mauti at Kurzan's Compound, called The Hunter's Revenge. Once you kill the cat, turn it in to your new friend Bwemba, and grab the next quest Follow The Cat. You can follow the dust trial from the cat that looks like raid markers and that will take you all different directs or just head on down to the edge of the mountains under Zul'Grub. For this quest you will just have to find the cat's lair. Once you find it, the quest will be completed, and Bwemba will have the quest, Mauti. You'll find the cat sleeping, and will need to kill him again. Complete that quest, and grab the next one, How's The Hunter Holding Up. Behind you will be a cave.

Head in to the cave, where you will find a guy laying on the ground, complete that quest, and grab Bury Me With My Boots. In this quest, the guy wants you to find his boots, which is stupid because they are literally right behind him, apparently he's super lazy!

Next, give him his boots, then you will get your final quest for the panther cub. A little adorable panther cub will pop up out of no where and you will be able to accept and complete the quest, and you will now have your very own baby cub!

 Congrats on getting your Panther Cub, and I hope you found this How-To helpful. If you happen to run into a problem, leave a comment, or send me an email, and I'll help get you unstuck!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sry for lack of posts!

Hey my lovely readers,

I wanted to apologize for the lack of posts the past couple of days. I am finally on my last week of college before I graduate this Saturday! So I have been stressing myself out with last minute work on projects and studying for finals, as well as figuring out what family is coming from where to come watch me walk across the stage into actual adulthood. Not to mention the fact that the Records office lost my petition to graduate and my cap and gown, so I wasn't totally sure until today if I was going to be able to actually walk. So it has definitely been a stressful couple of days.

I promise once I am done with all this college crap, I will begin posting regularly as I did in the beginning. I have a couple things I'm working on behind the scenes, so there will be tons to look forward too!

Also if you have any questions or want my opinion on something in the wow gold community, please feel free to send me an email at, and also check out my coaching page if you need help making gold!

P.S Come back tomorrow for your very own in-depth guide to getting your very own panther cub!