My way to a million gold. Part 1: Getting started with Transmog

I promised to do a writeup on how I got to my million. I felt it might be a bit too much to condense it into a single post so I am going to turn this into a small series.

When I came back to World of Warcraft at the start of 2012 I had about 13.000 gold on my account. I wanted to start raiding again and as you know to raid you need gear, flasks, pots, enchants, buff food, gold to pay off your repairs and so forth. Raiding is not exactly cheap.

So I needed to make some gold but I didn’t know where to start. I googled a bit and found quite a few gold bloggers and streamers and read and watched everything they did.

Unfortunately I did my research about the time where transmog was the new thing in the goldmaking community. Everyone was talking about it so that’s when I decided I should invest in the transmog market.

That’s when I learned my first lesson about goldmaking: Don’t invest too much – especially in markets you have no idea about.

Unfortunately the Transmog market sounds very appealing to a new goldmaker.

“What do you mean? I can just buy some green items for 50-100g and sell them for thousands?! That’s amazing!”

So I spent about 7k buying up all the different items on Keelhaul’s transmog lists. And those items barely sold.

I soon grew really tired of transmog and now I was down to about 4.000 gold.

The next post is going to be about glyphs and dealing with competition when trying to get into a highly competitive market. Stay tuned!

 

Halfway there!

More than halfway actually!

Unfortunately the 392k gold are locked up on my old realm where I do not play anymore. I plan on using a guild transfer to get all the gold and my mage (enchanting/tailoring) to the new realm fairly soon.

Once the mage is on the new realm I can finally do the shuffle again as my jewelcrafter and transmute alchemist are having fun on EU-Azshara already.

The 60k I made there so far was roughly 85% inscription and 15% leveling greens so my profits should go way up as soon as I can finally produce at my full potential.

I am still alive!

I have been terribly quiet lately and I have a pretty good reason: I am now semi-hardcore raiding.

Back in December I got into a nice guild on my server that allowed me to get to 5/6 in Mogu’shan Vaults and get the full T14 normal clear. Unfortunately that guild kind of exploded after the raidleader called all raids until further notice. What a brilliant move!

But I didn’t give up there, I transfered my main char to a new Realm and I am now 9/16 hardmode in T14 which is not too shabby.

My new-new guild is raiding 4 days a week though which leaves little time for “serious” goldmaking that would be worth posting about. At the moment I am just doing my usual glyph routines.

So what I am thinking is to move this blog a bit away from being only gold-centric and go for a more general approach with goldmaking and PvE posts.

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